BLNR fines Wayne Spatz $633,400 for poisoning the Paahe’ehe’a Stream in North Hilo.
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The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) on Friday fined 54-year-old Wayne Keaulana Spatz, of Hilo, $633,840 for pouring poison into Paahe‘ehe‘e Stream in North Hilo resulting in the deaths of an estimated 6,250 Tahitian prawns. This is the largest BLNR fine to date for an aquatic resource violation in the state.
Two years into negotiations with garbage giant Waste Management Inc., county attorneys say they’re running out of money for outside legal counsel, and they’re coming to the County Council to ask for more.
A 37-year old Volcano man indicted Wednesday by a Hilo grand jury could be sentenced to 20 years in prison if convicted of the brutal beating of a 75-year-old woman April 10 outside a Waiakea Villas bar in Hilo.
A Hilo grand jury on Wednesday indicted three men who were arrested earlier this month in a sex sting operation dubbed “Operation Keiki Shield” by law enforcement.
A dedicated group of individuals led by the Department of Health has been spreading the word about an upcoming vaccination clinic in Kona by pounding the pavement and knocking on doors.
Gov. David Ige said Thursday that — despite a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory stating fully vaccinated Americans can go without a mask in most places — he will keep the state’s mask mandate in place for now.
SALT LAKE CITY — An Oahu man who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking a Utah family by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, plumbers and prostitutes was sentenced Thursday to three years of supervision and ordered to adhere to strict limitations on use of the internet.
HONOLULU — Wildlife officials want people on a Waikiki beach to give an endangered newborn seal and its nursing mother lots of space.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) called on Gov. David Ige Thursday to lift restrictions on youth sporting events, including allowing parents and guardians to cheer on their athletes in person and permitting surf competitions and regattas to resume, while adhering to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to date to 2,750.