Motorcyclist killed in crash by HVNP identified

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park identified the 21-year-old man who died Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a small sport-utility vehicle at the entrance to the park on Highway 11 as Seth White, a Hawaii Island resident.

Obituaries for April 21

Manuel Bernabe Asencion, 95, of Hilo died Feb. 20 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a retired seed cutter for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., U.S. Army Korean War veteran, and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and American Legion Post No. 4 Kohala. Visitation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday (April 25) at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Committal service to follow 11:30 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Casual attire. Survived by wife, Flaviana Simpliciano Asencion of Hilo; son, Joseph (Elma Tomas) Asencion of Hilo; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Gas tax cut stalls at council

The final measure of a tax-trimming trifecta — a move to cut the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon — stalled Wednesday in the County Council.