New Poll on Whether Shopping Bags Should Be Banned on the Big Island

When I first started this blog I ran a poll and asked if plastic bags should be banned on the Big Island.  The results didn’t really surprise me at the time, however, my blog was just beginning then and I was wondering if things may have changed.

Here are the results from the first poll done nearly three years ago:

Plastic Bag Ban Poll

The results from the former poll done in 2008

So I will ask this again and see if the general consensus on things have changed:

[polldaddy poll=5209749]

Big Island Police Find Suspect That Shot 54 Year Old Man During Foot Chase

Media Release:

Big Island police have arrested a 25-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with a shooting Friday (July 1) in the parking lot of a local business on Kuakini Highway.

Responding to the 6:10 p.m. call, officers learned that a 54-year-old Kailua-Kona man had been shot during a foot chase that occurred after the 25-year-old male acquaintance attempted to steal the victim’s wallet. The suspect fired a dark colored pistol at the victim striking him in the shoulder and then fled the area in a sport utility vehicle.

The victim was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for a puncture wound caused by a pellet and then released.

Andrew M. Wanat

Andrew M. Wanat

On Sunday (July 3) police located and arrested Andrew M. Wanat while in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Kuakini Highway for suspicion of attempted robbery and assault.

Police also recovered a black Co2 pellet gun believed to be the weapon used during the shooting incident.

Wanat is being held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation into the circumstances of the shooting.