Council mulls electric buses

Members of the Hawaii County Council met with a representative of an electric bus manufacturer Tuesday to discuss the possibility of converting the county’s bus fleet to electric vehicles.

County to inspect bridge in Kalopa

The county Department of Public Works announces that Kahawailiilii Gulch Bridge on Kalopa Road, formerly Old Mamalahoa Highway near Honokaa, will be closed Friday, Sept. 27, to conduct a routine bridge inspection. Work will be conducted between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Civil Defense testing sirens Friday

The state Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County Civil Defense will conduct siren testing between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday at Hilo Hillsides Estates and MacKenzie State Recreation Area in Pahoa.

County fair kicks off today

The Hawaii County Fair will bring familiar family favorites and new features to Hilo when it returns this week for its 69th year.

Police arrest 28 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 9-15, Hawaii Island police arrested 28 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One was younger than 21.