Airport COVID-19 testers ousted

Hawaii County ousted Premier Medical Group from its COVID-19 testing program at the island’s three major airports, uprooting more than 100 workers with less than a week’s notice, and brought in another vendor on an emergency two-week, $508,200 contract.

Hilo man wanted on warrants

Hawaii Island police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating 31-year-old Bronson Isaac Kaleo Lee of Hilo, who has outstanding warrants for his arrest totaling $100,000.

Police arrest 22 for DUI

During the week of April 5-11, Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for DUI. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents; none were younger than 21.

HCCC remains in quarantine; inmate test results pending

No new positive COVID-19 tests were reported Tuesday among inmates or staff at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, which remains in quarantine after an employee recently tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

Mayor, council get down to budget business

The county’s finances are in a “precarious” position and the administration and County Council need to put aside “petty politics” and work together, said Mayor Mitch Roth on Tuesday in his first budget presentation before the council’s Finance Committee.

Pre-travel testing program expands

Beginning Saturday, travelers from Taiwan and Southern California’s Ontario International Airport can bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner.