A contested case hearing was requested by three Big Island residents facing a combined $110,000 in administrative fines for alleged illegal aquarium fish collecting earlier this year off the South Kohala Coast.
Big Island Sen. Lorraine Inouye said Wednesday she is confident the state Legislature will allocate Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to Young Brothers to ensure there is no disruption in shipping services to the neighbor islands.
A 55-year-old Hilo man was arrested early Monday morning after officers responding to the possible location of a runaway teenage girl found her unconscious and partially clothed in the front passenger seat of the man’s car, according to court documents filed by police.
Single-lane closures on Volcano Road (Highway 11) for installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Kipimana Street began Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation said in a Tuesday statement.
Kaulana Pakele, a Hilo-born musician who rose to statewide fame as lead singer of Ehukai and Mana‘o Company, died Monday evening after apparently drowning at Makaha Beach Park on Oahu’s leeward coast. He was 47.