Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: UH-Hilo’s Ashton Jessee

Ashton Jessee • volleyball
UH-Hilo interim volleyball coach Chris Leonard mentioned Jessee as a name to watch in regard to Pacific West Conference postseason selections, and the middle blocker certainly got her junior campaign off to a strong start.

Customer stymies heist of booze at Longs

A customer at the downtown Hilo Longs Drugs foiled an attempt last month to shoplift spirits by a Kailua-Kona man too young to legally drink alcohol, according to a court document filed by police.

Police arrest 15 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 2-8, Hawaii Island police arrested 15 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involve in traffic accidents.

Obituaries for September 11

The Rev. Alice Elizabeth “Nani” Duffy Babin, 82, of Salem, Va., formerly of Kealakekua, died Aug. 31. Born in New Orleans, she was an ordained Episcopal priest who served congregations and entities including Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua, St. George’s Episcopal Church in Mount Savage, Md., Hawaii AIDS Clinical Trials Unit in Honolulu, Cathedral at St. Andrews and The Priory School in Honolulu and Duke University in Durham, N.C. Private services. No flowers. Memorial donations to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, Va. 24018. Online condolences: johnmoakey.com. Survived by son, Don (Joy) Memmer of Hilo; daughters, Ashley (Marvin) Lee of Carlsbad, Calif., and Kai Memmer (Susan Bower) of Salem, Va.; brother, John Duffy (Lib) of Pass Christian, Miss.; sister, Frances Duffy Coggin Cooper (Tuvia) of Porriya, Israel; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Netanyahu vows to begin annexing West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week, a move that could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate state.

Judge sets new sentencing date for Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Michael Flynn accused federal prosecutors of misconduct on Tuesday as a judge scheduled a December sentencing hearing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser.

Weather chief thanks Alabama employees for Dorian forecast

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Struggling to keep his emotions in check, the chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s administration and thanked forecasters who contradicted the president’s claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama.

Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

KABUL, Afghanistan — A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries.