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KAILUA-KONA A grassroots effort to put a spotlight on crime and chronic homelessness in Kailua Village is continuing to pick up steam, with a meeting on Monday drawing a crowd of an estimated 130-150 people to the Paina Room at Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill.
KEALAKEKUA A collective gasp came from the jury when surveillance video of the beating of a hotel security guard was aired Tuesday in 3rd Circuit Court.
HILO A 21-year-old Keaau woman who died Monday as a result of a bizarre traffic incident late Saturday in Hilo allegedly yelled Why are you trying to kill me? at the driver of a van who reportedly took off and left her dying in the street after she tried to climb aboard.
HONOLULU The family of lost-and-found hiker Amanda Eller says she did not take drugs or purposefully set off on a spiritual journey when she got lost for 17 days in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui.
HONOLULU The Honolulu City Council voted unanimously Monday to impose stiffer fines and harsher regulations on Oahus vacation rentals, tossing the entire short-term rental industry on the island on its head.
HILO Should police be able to impound your car because its windows are too dark?
CAPTAIN COOK A family owned gas station in South Kona caught fire Monday morning after a vehicle apparently ignited while pumping gas.
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