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KAILUA-KONA A man whose alleged threats triggered a six-hour standoff with police in Kalaoa in October has been deemed unfit to proceed in an earlier, unrelated case, and committed to the Hawaii State Hospital.
Hawaii Island continues to lead the state in population growth, but some of the 42 small towns that dot the island have seen population drop, according to detailed estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The county said today in a statement that because of a high-wind warning expected at 6 p.m. tonight, the Mass Transit Agency is cancelling the Hele-On Bus 7:15 p.m. route from Hilo to South Kohala and the 11:05 p.m. return bus tonight.
The Hawaii County Police Commission is slated to hear a complaint today by a retired police sergeant who alleges the Hawaii Police Departments operations around the blockade of Maunakea Access Road by protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project is institutionalized police misconduct.
David Benjamin Cordeiro, a 37-year-old Mountain View man, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to possessing ammunition after having been previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, Kenji Price, U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, said in a statement.
HONOLULU Longshot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is facing some heat in her heavily Democratic home state of Hawaii for voting present on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
After more than five months of waiting, the impasse at Maunakea Access Road has seemingly broken, with Gov. David Ige on Thursday reopening the road and withdrawing law enforcement from the mountain.
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii chain Zippys Restaurants signed a deal to continue serving Daves Ice Cream in all of its 24 locations, officials said.
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A 24-year-old Millersville, Penn., man accused of a weekend break-in and vandalism of a Iranian-Jewish synagogue in Beverly Hills, Calif., has waived his right to an extradition hearing.
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