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A 66-year-old Hilo man arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of DUI and first-degree negligent homicide following a traffic collision that killed a bicyclist on Kaumana Drive has a prior conviction for DUI.
Police assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope protester blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road issued 358 traffic citations and arrested two suspects on Daniel K. Inouye Highway for six offenses from the period between Oct. 31-Nov. 6, police said Thursday.
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— The most important thing parents can do to help keep their young drivers safe on the road is to teach them good driving habits and lead by example.
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources is considering approval of a project that would convert pasture land in Waimea into a koa forest over a span of 50 years.
A woman rescued Thursday from the rocky coastline north of Hilo near Onomea four days after her kayak sank on Sunday is fortunate she carried a whistle.
KAILUA-KONA Guilty verdicts were handed down Thursday for three defendants accused of aiding cop killer Justin Waiki following a six-week trial.
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life.
Police have identified the bicyclist killed Wednesday evening after being struck by a pickup truck on Kaumana Drive near Wiliwili Street in Hilo as 40-year-old Wayne W. Geil of Hilo.
The Hawaii Fire Department rescued a woman from the Onomea shoreline this morning who apparently had been stranded there for four days after her kayak sank on Sunday.
Police have identified the man who died at his Poki Place home in the Kaumana neighborhood of Hilo on Monday morning as 71-year-old Robert Hisashi Nishimoto.
Police say a man is dead after he was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday night while riding a bicycle on Kaumana Drive near the intersection of Wiliwili Street in Hilo.
After eight hours of impassioned opposition from community members, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents ultimately voted Wednesday to amend and approve a draft of administrative rules governing Maunakea.
HONOLULU A settlement was reached in a deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, although the amounts to be paid by insurance companies to plaintiffs remains confidential.
KAILUA-KONA Mayor Harry Kim remains steadfast in his commitment to finding a way forward as the standoff over the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea continues.
A ban on the county’s use of weedkillers in parks and along its highways advanced Wednesday on an 8-1 vote, although some members of the County Council asked for more clarification before its final vote later this month.
KAILUA-KONA A Captain Cook man was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor, the Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorneys Office announced Wednesday.
It appears the wetter-than-average rainy season for Hawaii Island has arrived — at least in some areas.
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will receive nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help more low-income families throughout Hawaii access locally grown produce and healthy food, it was announced Wednesday.
While the actual building of a permanent canopy over Hilo Farmers Market’s produce area hasn’t yet started, a sign was posted saying construction will start soon.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean water protections.
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