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KAILUA-KONA A hearing to set the minimum prison term a Kailua-Kona teen will receive for his role in the 2016 rape of a woman at Old Kona Airport Park has been delayed again.
A cinder quarry south of Leilani Estates may be expanded in the next few years after a petition was filed by Kamehameha Schools last month.
The removal of wastewater lagoons at Big Island Dairy is currently underway, the state Department of Health said Thursday.
— For the fourth year in a row, Mazda has been awarded the “Best Car Brand” by this major publication.
There was a second day of searching Sunday for a swimmer who was reported missing early Saturday evening in waters off Green Sands Beach in Kau.
A 12-hour prayer vigil Sunday drew hundreds opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea to Puu Huluhulu, across from the intersection of Saddle Road.
As hundreds attended a peaceful prayer vigil at Puu Huluhulu across from Maunakea Access Road, Gov. David Ige held a media conference this afternoon to address what he called lots of rumors and speculation about Maunakea.
Fire officials say the search resumed today for a swimmer who was reported missing early Saturday evening in waters off Green Sands Beach in Kau.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo will conduct a campuswide emergency exercise and lockdown drill on July 30.
KAILUA-KONA The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday that the State Historic Preservation Division has yet to receive word from the federal government that would allow it to move forward with its review for the proposed Saddle Road extension project.
KEALAKEKUA A Leilani Estates man has been sentenced to serve up to five years in prison for pointing a gun and firing shots at a lava evacuee last year amid Kilauea Volcanos Lower East Rift Zone eruption.
A state senator who served as transportation chairwoman in this years legislative session and a Department of Transportation spokeswoman say a long-stalled project to replace the Waiaka Stream Bridge is moving forward.
Nearly three years after it was expected to be complete, the long-delayed Kuawa Street park in Hilo is on track to open next month.
A 42-year-old Puna man out on bail after allegedly leading police in a high-speed pursuit in May resulting in two officers taxpayer-subsidized vehicles being rammed and one of the officers going to the hospital for treatment of his injuries has been arrested for additional offenses while on bail.
AURORA, Colorado (AP) Friends and family of the late Dog the Bounty Hunter reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman gathered in Colorado on Saturday where they remembered her as tough and irreverent, yet full of love even for some of the fugitives she helped apprehend.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, CALEA, will visit Hawaii Island as part of re-accreditation process for the Hawaii Police Department.
KAILUA-KONA Honolulu prosecutors are now handling the case of an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman at a county campground in South Kohala.
A 22-year-old Pahoa man is being charged in connection with two separate burglaries from a charter school in Puna.
The University of Hawaiis administration asked the UH Board of Regents to consider approving the latest draft of proposed administrative rules that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea, according to an announcement Friday from UH.
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope wave signs Friday along Kamehameha Avenue near the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo.
Less than halfway into July, records — mostly for heat — have been falling on a near-daily basis somewhere in Hawaii.
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