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Two Army UH-60 Black Hawks were sent to check out the crash site and the Honolulu Fire Department is responding to the fire. Read more
The road to the top of the Hawaii island mountain will be closed Monday as equipment is delivered, officials said. Read more
Angiostrongyliasis, commonly known as rat lungworm disease, is caused by a parasitic roundworm and can have debilitating effects on an infected person’s brain and spinal cord. Read more
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park today announced that Ryan Perroy, an associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is the winner of the Ohia Challenge, which comes with a $70,000 prize. Read more
Earthjustice attorney Kylie Wager Cruz said Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling vindicates community groups Na Kia‘i Kai, Surfrider Foundation and the Pesticide Action Network. Read more
The alleged gunman shot several times at the victim. Police said none of the gunshots struck him. Read more
A 90-year-old Honolulu woman died this afternoon from injuries sustained when she was struck by a pickup truck in Salt Lake this morning. Read more
More than 70,000 Hawaii residents are driving recalled vehicles with dangerously defective airbags that could blast sharp metal fragments at drivers and passengers upon deployment, resulting in serious injury or death, even in a minor crash. Read more
The official move to the new location, which will be its largest yet at 15,000 square feet, will be made on Aug. 10. Read more
The three men allegedly stole about 200 coconuts and then fled in an unknown direction. Read more
Aftershocks of last week’s big earthquakes are still rumbling beneath the California desert, but seismologists say the probability of large quakes continues to decline. Read more
Chloe Wiegand’s parents, her two siblings and her two sets of grandparents planned to fly home Thursday to northern Indiana to arrange her funeral and grieve, said Michael Winkleman, a Miami-based attorney who’s representing the family. Read more
Prosecutors said Ayoola A. Ajayi, 31, was the last person Mackenzie Lueck communicated with before she disappeared on June 17. Read more
The storm was associated with a broad area of disturbed weather in the Gulf that forecasters said was on track to strengthen into a hurricane by the weekend. Read more
Jennifer Araoz filed court papers seeking information from Epstein in preparation for suing him, and she aired her allegations on NBC’s “Today” show, though she said she hasn’t discussed them with authorities. Read more
The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Read more
The family of a California woman killed in a shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas says the tour company did nothing to rescue her and staff lacked even a basic first aid kit. Read more
Family members have told local media that Elijah Al-Amin would have turned 18 in two weeks and was looking forward to his last year in high school. Read more
The clouds and showers that accompanied remnants of former tropical cyclone Barbara were located to the southwest of the islands this morning and are continuing to recede. Read more
Pointing to a weaker global economy, rising trade tensions and chronically low inflation, Chairman Jerome Powell signaled the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade. Read more
Honolulu Police and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of vandalism at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Cemetery near the scene of the desecration of 27 gravestones early Wednesday morning. Read more
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