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KAILUA-KONA A fifth accomplice was sentenced Friday to six years in jail for her role in assisting Justin Waiki after the July 2018 murder of Hawaii County Police Officer Bronson Kaliloa.
The third and final phase of the Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood in Hilo is nearly finished, months ahead of schedule.
KAILUA-KONA The West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery Association received a generous donation from the estate of Dr. Earl Bakken earlier this month.
HILO A fast-tracked bill to buy land owned by a distant relative of Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz is raising questions after her relationship was disclosed when the County Council was asked to approve a $1.45 million appropriation for the purchase and construction of a bus depot there.
Although East Hawaii is known for its prodigious rainfall, 2019 will be remembered as a year in which rain reigned in West Hawaii, especially in the Kona coffee belt.
KAILUA-KONA The first graduate this year from a Jail Diversion program that offers offenders a new path in life was praised for his success in following through with the plan.
The Hawaii Police Department said one lane will be closed Saturday on Old Saddle Road and Mamalahoa Highway in South Kohala for the Revel Race Marathon.
HONOLULU Lawmakers opened a new session of the Hawaii Legislature on Wednesday with vows to address the states punishingly high cost of living so families dont have to abandon the islands for cheaper places.
The Hawaii Police Department received 171 complaints islandwide about fireworks between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, according to a department spokesman.
A Maunakea observatory has discovered four mysterious objects at the center of the galaxy that defy previous classifications.
A $25 increase in vehicle registration fees to pay for removing abandoned vehicles, a charge to drive on certain roads during peak hours and a surcharge on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are three of a largely transportation-related package the Hawaii Council of Mayors presented Wednesday to legislative money committees.