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Council candidate complaint dismissed

A complaint alleging Hawaii County Council District 5 candidate Tiffany Edwards Hunt does not qualify to run in the Puna mauka election will not receive a formal ruling since it was filed after the June 10 deadline for candidate objections.

Obituary for August 1

Carl William Smith, 65, of Hilo died July 23 at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Born in Cincinnati, he was a retired multimedia artist and U.S. Army Vietnam-era veteran. Graveside service noon Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Survived by caregiver, Ben Abarca of Hilo. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

19 arrested for DUI

During the week of July 21-27, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was younger than 21.

Brittany Royal murder on Investigation Discovery

The season premiere of Investigation Discovery’s docudrama series “Murder in Paradise” features the murder of Brittany-Jane Royal in Kalapana last year and the disappearance of her boyfriend, Boaz “Bo” Johnson. The episode, “Murder Isle,” features interviews with members of Brittany’s and Bo’s families, Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth and other Big Island residents.