5-year prison term for Hawaii Psychiatric Hospital escape.
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HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured.
Ten new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday on the Big Island, bringing the total number of cases to 2,721.
Toby Taniguchi, president and chief operating officer of KTA Super Stores and a longtime business and community leader on Hawaii Island, was appointed to the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric.
Hawaii County will find a way to cover the tab to maintain full lifeguard services at two state beach parks on the Big Island, despite state lawmakers halving the amount needed to contract the life-saving personnel.
A proposed new retail center in Hilo passed its first obstacle, despite concern from one resident about a drive-thru at a planned attached restaurant.
Dante Orpilla spray paints a mural Thursday at a building on Keawe Street in Hilo. Orpilla modeled the painting after Kristina Waiau of Hilo, who dances hula. Orpilla and other artists are attempting to paint more murals to decorate downtown with color to celebrate Merrie Monarch this June.
The Big Island, as well as the entire state, remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday.
HONOLULU — New confirmed coronavirus infections have surpassed a threshold that calls for increased restrictions on Oahu, but Honolulu’s mayor wants to change the parameters of its tiered system to allow gatherings and businesses to stay open.
The threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain, as well as a half-foot of snow over the Mauna Loa and Maunakea summits, has prompted watches for the entire state, including the Big Island, starting this evening and continuing until early Saturday.
The state Department of Health is advising consumers to dispose of or return selected 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans and 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans.
A verdict was reached Wednesday in the trial against a Kailua-Kona man accused of attempted murder of a police officer in 2019.
A determination has yet to be made on a proposal to impose a temporary closure of Kailua Pier starting next Saturday.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a flash flood watch for the entire state, including the Big Island, for tonight through early Saturday morning.
State Sen. Dru Kanuha, a Kona Democrat, was named the new Senate majority leader, it was announced Wednesday.
Bolstered by rising property values, an increase in grants and more money left over than anticipated, Mayor Mitch Roth on Wednesday released a $609.1 million no-new-taxes budget, a 3.9% increase compared to this year.
Some Big Island hospitals are changing the way they are offering COVID-19 vaccinations as demand slows in Hawaii and throughout the nation.
Low-income households in Hawaii could receive up to $75 a month to help pay for internet service as part of a new federal program.
A road improvement plan that could cost Hawaiian Acres residents close to $1 billion shocked County Council members during a committee hearing Tuesday.
Ex-officer pleads guilty to fraud in pursuit of sex
Hawaii households may be eligible for up to $75 a month for internet service under a federal assistance program.