Hawaii grand jury indicts ex-Nevada deputy attorney general on 1972 murder charge.
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Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general indicted on murder charge
HONOLULU — A Hawaii grand jury on Friday indicted a former deputy Nevada attorney general on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the 50-year-old cold case of a Honolulu woman killed in 1972.
Missing school: Chronic absenteeism spikes across state
The state Department of Education reported chronic absenteeism, or students missing 15 or more days of school, more than doubled for the state during the 2021-22 school year.
Draft EA predicts no impact for teaching telescope
A draft environmental assessment for a planned University of Hawaii teaching telescope at Halepohaku predicts no major impact to the environment.
‘I wanted to work in the space field’: Space Force commander inspired by Onizuka
A visit in the early 1980s by astronaut and Kealakekua native Ellison Onizuka to Waiakeawaena Elementary School turned out to be a life-defining event for at least one student of the Hilo school.
Owner of slain horse seeks justice, responsible gun usage
Police said Friday they’ll forward their investigation into the shooting of a Honomu couple’s horse to prosecutors for possible charges when their probe is complete.
Kamakana marks 25 years
Hundreds of keiki and ohana showed up Saturday to celebrate 25 years of a cherished playground in Kona.
Hawaii Police Department working to fill 69 sworn positions
More than 14% of the Hawaii Police Department’s budgeted sworn positions were unfilled as of mid-September.
Beautifying Kona: Orchid Isle Project reaches West Hawaii
The Kona Orchid Society is helping beautify West Hawaii by planting donated orchids at various sites in Kona.
Accused Pahoa killer to receive mental exam
A judge on Thursday ordered a mental examination for an accused killer.
Police seek whereabouts of man, 47
Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Derek Lee Kalani Aiona, who was reported missing in August 2020. He is believed to reside in the Puna district; however, he has no known permanent address.
Police investigate ‘drive-by’ paintball assaults in Kona
A man is facing assault charges after reportedly shooting paintballs at random people on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona early Sept. 22.
Police investigate theft of road signs
Hawaii Island police are investigating the theft of numerous road signs in the Kaʻu District.
Skeletal remains identified as those of missing Kona man
Hawaii Island police have identified the skeletal remains found on Sept. 2 on an undeveloped lot off of Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona, as 80-year-old Ronald Brown, of Kailua-Kona.
Police investigate Kailua-Kona stabbing incident
Hawaii Island police are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred Sept. 10 at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona.
Mauna Loa reopens Visitor Center
The Mauna Loa macadamia nut brand has reopened its Visitor Center in Keaau.
High court mulls case involving Maunakea
The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over who has zoning jurisdiction on Maunakea.
Bill would significantly boost funding to battle ohia disease
A federal bill that would more than double the state’s annual funding for rapid ohia death abatement has exciting implications, say state researchers.
Hawaii economic report ‘pessimistic’; recession expected in 2023
Both the U.S. and Hawaii are headed toward a mild recession, according to a new report released today by the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii.
Public school enrollment down
Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education.
Nevadan accused of 1972 Hawaii killing fighting extradition
RENO, Nev. — A former deputy Nevada attorney general accused of a 1972 killing in Honolulu told a Reno judge Wednesday he wants to fight extradition to Hawaii because he believes his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested last week.
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