5-year prison term for Hawaii State 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.
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.
The Big Island, as well as the entire state, remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. 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.
HONOLULU — University of Hawaii graduate assistants have sued for the right unionize and bargain for better pay and working conditions.
A verdict was reached Wednesday in the trial against a Kailua-Kona man accused of attempted murder of a police officer in 2019.
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 over this year.
More than 3,700 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered across the state on Tuesday, bringing the total number doses in arms to 1,263,836, the Hawaii Department of Health said Wednesday.
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 Big Island starting this evening and continuing until early Saturday.
Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for suspected drunken driving April 26 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and three were younger than age 21.
A determination has yet to be made on a proposal to impose a temporary closure of Kailua Pier starting next Saturday.
HONOLULU — Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week.
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