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During the week of Dec. 16-22, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for DUI. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Three were younger than 21.
The active ground search for 6-year-old Benjamin Benny Rapoza was suspended Tuesday afternoon following notification to the family.
The county is a little less than halfway through fiscal year 2019-2020, but five months of increased police presence on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near Maunakea Access Road has put the Hawaii Police Department over budget, a high-ranking police official told the Hawaii County Police Commission on Friday during the panel’s monthly meeting in Hilo.
County officials and protesters alike seem skeptical that a confrontation will occur at Maunakea Access Road on Thursday, but both sides remain cautious.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
Police say a 66-year-old Kailua-Kona man is in critical condition at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu after a moped crash Saturday in Kailua-Kona.
KAILUA-KONA An Oahu man has been indicted on sex assault and kidnapping charges stemming from a December 2013 incident on the Big Island.
Hamakua Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter said Monday she plans to move to Roanoke, Virginia, with her family, but she will finish her council term first.
A calm, if breezy, Christmas is expected on the Big Island, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The 32-year-old suspect in an arson last month of a vacation rental home in the Volcano Golf and Country Club subdivision in Volcano appeared in court Monday for that and several unrelated offenses.
Although the Maunakea Access Road has reopened, some tour companies have decided to wait and see what happens this week before resuming summit tours.
First responders and civilians, including family and friends, searched for a missing 6-year-old boy in the Keaukaha area of Hilo for a fourth day Monday.
HONOLULU A former Hawaii governor on Monday called for long-shot presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard to resign from Congress after she voted present on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
HONOLULU (AP) New U.S. Navy contracting terms have resulted in a pullout by a major contractor that is expected to result in the loss of hundreds of jobs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials said.
Hawaii Island police continue to ask for the publics assistance in the search for Benjamin Benny Rapoza, a missing 6-year-old Hilo boy.
KAILUA-KONA A contested hearing over doctors reports regarding the fitness of a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor has been set for late January.
A 55-year-old homeless Puna man accused of the Dec. 4 beating death of an acclaimed artist has been indicted by a Hilo grand jury.
Legislation passed by lawmakers earlier this year that decriminalizes the possession of three grams or less of marijuana and allows such past possessions to be expunged from criminal records will take effect early next year.
KAILUA-KONA A teen accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a South Kohala campground this summer has been found fit to stand trial.
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.
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