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A 45-year-old Papaikou man accused of possessing nearly a pound of heroin faces 11 drug- and firearms-related charges, 10 of them felonies, after a federal search warrant was served March 4 on his Government Road home.
A 24-year-old Volcano woman accused of two attempted armed carjackings Friday evening in Hilo is facing 17 criminal charges, 16 of them felonies.
State health officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a COVID-19 surveillance testing program that will help identify cases of community spread of the disease cases that cannot be traced back to a traveler or contact with an individual with the coronavirus.
Astronomers working on first light data from a newly commissioned telescope in Chile made a chance discovery that led to the identification of a rare eclipse of two brown dwarfs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County have reached agreement on the cost of replacing public roads in Puna inundated by lava during the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
HONOLULU Hawaii officials said Tuesday they plan to begin randomly testing negative flu samples taken in the state for the new coronavirus.
HONOLULU Hawaii officials have confirmed another discovery of a fungal disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of native ohia trees in the state.
HONOLULU Hawaii could become the first state to enact a tax on carbon emissions, but the bill still requires passage by the House and the governor.
A South Kohala community recently celebrated 15 years of being part of the National Fire Protection Associations Firewise USA program.
Three stretches of Alii Drive oceanfront property are on a list of properties the county will consider purchasing this year under its open space land-buying program.
The National Marine Fisheries Service will determine by June 30 whether cauliflower coral around Hawaii warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus named COVID-19 has caused the first cancellation of a public entertainment event on the Big Island.
HONOLULU Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki on Monday said he has appointed 25 people plus himself to serve on a committee that will advise House members on the potential financial and economic fallout of the new coronavirus.