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KAILUA-KONA The family of a hiker who has been missing since Friday continues to search for the 27-year-old.
Tropical Storm Akoni has formed in the Central Pacific but is still a very disorganized storm, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.
Police said Thursday they issued 566 traffic citations and arrested three individuals for five offenses on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Highway 200) near the site of Thirty Meter Telescope protests for the weeklong period starting Aug. 29.
Two Maunakea Observatories Support Services vehicles were apparently vandalized last weekend while parked in Hilo.
WAILUKU, Maui Environmental groups that sued over Maui Countys use of injection wells testified before county officials who will decide whether to continue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, officials said.
A search warrant served Aug. 30 at a Hawaiian Beaches home turned up a considerable amount of drugs and an illegal firearm and ammunition, according to court documents filed by police.
The Dizzy Dragons return to the EK Fernandez Big Island Fair this weekend in Kailua-Kona. The fair opens today and runs through Sunday at the south end of Old Kona Airport Park. The event promises not only rides but also a carnival atmosphere that will include games, food booths, entertainment and for the first time, RoboCars life-sized transforming robot vehicles. There also are several entertainment acts slated during the fair. Hours are 6-11:30 p.m. today and Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit ekfernandezshows.com.
KAILUA-KONA A Kailua-Kona man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Kona Circuit Court to manslaughter, negligent injury and other offenses stemming from a 2018 traffic crash on Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
A 22-year-old Puna woman repeatedly punched a 52-year-old Laupahoehoe woman in the head and face and stole the womans car, plus the personal property inside the vehicle, according to court documents filed by police.
Police are requesting the publics assistance in locating 37-year-old Irvin Tysen Agres of Hilo.
The county Department of Public Works said Wednesday the traffic signal light on Alii Drive at the entrance to Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona will be adjusted for timing and phasing between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, weather permitting.