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Top Story: Hawaii County crews have reopened Alii Drive after a sink hole was found Tuesday fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace.
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KAILUA-KONA Alii Drive has reopened to both lanes of travel between Hualalai and Walua roads Friday after Hawaii County crews assessed a sinkhole that developed Tuesday fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace in Kailua Village.
KAILUA-KONA A 36-year-old Kau man indicted by a Kona grand jury for a 2017 sexual assault of a minor while serving an intermittent prison sentence for similar charges back to 2011 pleaded guilty Tuesday in Circuit Court.
A contender for the County Council District 8 seat being vacated by Karen Eoff is poised to announce his candidacy.
HONOLULU The remains of six people have been found after a helicopter on a tour of one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii crashed at the top of a mountain on Kauai, authorities said.
There have been numerous complaints from the public about the illegal use of fireworks well before the permitted hours on New Years Eve.
The four-month-long stepped-up traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by officers assigned to the Thirty Meter Telescope blockade and encampment on Maunakea Access Road netted a 8,234 citations and 78 people arrested for 143 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Friday.
HONOLULU (AP) A restoration of the iconic Wo Fat Building could serve as a catalyst in a makeover of Honolulus Chinatown, developers said.
KAILUA-KONA A South Kona man whose flight from police resulted in a traffic crash that killed a 22-year-old woman in Ohio faces prison time when sentenced next week.
It’s a gift Hawaii County isn’t sure quite what to do with.
For the first time since July, demonstrators opposing the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope will vacate the Maunakea Access Road, thanks to an agreement with Mayor Harry Kim.
HONOLULU — Hawaii is experiencing an ongoing physician shortage as the number of doctors leaving the state increases, according to a report submitted to the state Legislature.
The protesters blocking the Maunakea Access Road have accepted an offer from Mayor Harry Kim to clear the road in exchange for a guarantee that there would be no construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for two months.
KAILUA-KONA A 50-year-old Kailua-Kona man was sentenced last month to up to five years in jail in connection with a 2017 traffic fatality in North Kona.
The question of what to call the most prominent remaining feature from the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption will not be answered for several more months.
Puna Geothermal Venture is expecting to return to operation by the end of this year and hopes to sell electricity in early 2020.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
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.
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