Two Coffee With a Cop events Wednesday

As part of the seventh annual National Coffee With a Cop Day, the Hawaii Police Department invites the public to participate in two Coffee With a Cop events on Wednesday — one in Honoka‘a and the other in Kailua-Kona.

Panel to mull gun carry bill today

A bill that would restrict the carrying of concealed and unconcealed firearms in “sensitive places” in Hawaii County has garnered quite a bit of opposition ahead of its first committee hearing.

Grant will boost PTA’s firefighting ability

The Pohakuloa Training Area’s fire response capability will be enhanced through a $2.48 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for the construction of a new firefighting and conservation warehouse to improve wildfire response and enable maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles.

Obituaries for October 4

Rodney Charles Anjo, 76, of Hilo died July 21 at Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) at Kakaako Waterfront Park in Honolulu. Online condolences: Survived by son, Randy Anjo of Honolulu; daughters, Cheray Anjo of Honolulu and Candace Kupau of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Homelani Memorial Park.

Navy admiral to seek community input on Red Hill fuel tanks

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Oahu — The commander of the task force responsible for draining fuel from a World War II-era storage tank facility that leaked jet fuel and poisoned Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year said Monday he’s exploring ways to get community feedback.

Pujols hits 703rd HR to pass Babe for 2nd in RBI; Cards lose

PITTSBURGH — Albert Pujols hit his 703rd home run Monday night, breaking a tie with Babe Ruth for second place in career RBIs, but the St. Louis Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh 3-2 when the Pirates drew four consecutive walks in the ninth inning to force home the winning run.

Abuse in women’s pro soccer league was systemic, report says

An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women’s Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday.

Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011

HOUSTON — When the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the season, it was hard to imagine that Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and interim manager Rob Thomson would be dancing in a champagne shower come October.

Vulcans roll over Academy of Art 7-0

It was lucky sevens all around as the nationally-ranked No. 7 Vulcans women’s soccer team notched its seventh win and closed its first home stand strong with a 7-0 victory over Academy of Art on Saturday in Pacific West Conference play at home.