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Top Story: Despite a deadly November on Hawaii Island roads, the number of traffic deaths was down in 2019 from the previous year.
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Despite a deadly November in which seven people died on Big Island roads, official traffic fatalities in Hawaii County were significantly down in 2019 from the previous year.
The Hawaii County Council will vote next week whether to approve a state and federal study of potential modifications to the Hilo Bay breakwater.
Charges against a retired Hawaii Police Department captain accused of tipping off arcade owners prior to a gambling raid have been dropped.
Although the protesters at Maunakea Access Road have physically changed their position, their philosophical position remains the same as in July.
The Big Islands shortage of affordable housing is reaching the crisis stage, says a County Council member sponsoring a nonbinding resolution pushing for the creation of an affordable housing fund.
A ban on the countys use of herbicides isnt a sure thing quite yet.
WAILUKU, Maui (AP) Hawaii authorities will start towing vehicles operated by people in Maui arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A recently announced conservation easement will protect hundreds of acres of agricultural and culturally significant lands in Kau in perpetuity.
Police are seeking the publics help to find two Puna men wanted for questioning in a robbery investigation.
The family of a Hilo soldier, whose long-lost World War II dog tag was found on a French battlefield, has been located.
KAWAIHAE Kawaihae Harbor-North is closed indefinitely following damage caused by high surf that battered west-facing shores over the New Years holiday.
KAILUA-KONA A South Kona man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after his flight from police earlier this year resulted in a traffic crash that killed a 22-year-old woman in Ohio.
KAILUA-KONA Proceedings have resumed in the case of two Puna women accused of murder in the 2018 death of a 6-year-old boy at a Kealakehe apartment complex.
Honua Ola Bioenergy will have to update a traffic assessment submitted for the project in March 2011 before the power plant under construction in Pepeekeo can deliver logs to its facility.
KAILUA-KONA A prelimary hearing is set later this month for a 34-year-old man facing a negligent homicide charge stemming from a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash on New Years Day in South Kohala.
The io, or Hawaiian hawk, will soon be removed from the list of threatened and endangered species following publication of a final rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Extensive accessibility renovations are scheduled for the Panaewa Recreational Complex this year, but several users of the attached Panaewa Equestrian Center are pushing back against some of the proposed changes.
Hawaii Electric Light Co. is seeking approval of an amended power purchase agreement with Puna Geothermal Venture, according to documents filed Tuesday with the state Public Utilities Commission.
HONOLULU U.S. investigators said Thursday they were waiting for weather to clear so they may send a recovery team to retrieve the wreckage of a tour helicopter that crashed last week into a remote mountain ridge on the Hawaii island of Kauai and killed seven people.
Police have charged a 34-year-old Honokaa man with second-degree negligent homicide in the first traffic fatality of 2020.
Until next time,