The Hilo Community Players present “The Last Five Years” at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center this weekend.
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‘The Last Five Years’ hits UH-Hilo stage this weekend
The Hilo Community Players will be presenting “The Last Five Years,” a hit musical by Jason Robert Brown, at the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center this weekend.
Alleged shooter, victim weigh in on Mountain View incident
Both the victim of a Monday night shooting in Mountain View and the man accused of being the shooter contacted police with differing accounts of the incident, according to court documents filed by police.
Recently completed UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy building finally in full use
Shortly after the award-winning Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy building at the University of Hawaii at Hilo was honored with a blessing ceremony in December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing many students to miss out on the innovative new structure.
‘It’s the least we can do’: Red Cross volunteers headed to Florida to assist with Hurricane Ian relief efforts
The American Red Cross Hawaii Region is deploying volunteers to help with relief efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
Fire in downtown apartment confined to burning bed
Four units from the Hilo Central Fire Station responded Wednesday night to a fire at the nearby Lincoln Courtside Apartments on Kinoole Street.
A surge of scams: Agencies offer advice on how to avoid falling for criminals’ tricks
The Hawaii Police Department and other agencies are warning people to be on the lookout for telephone and online scams from people claiming to represent legitimate organizations.
Tips for avoiding scams
The Hawaii Police Department advises residents to keep the following tips in mind if they encounter a suspicious call or text message.
Civil Defense calls for evacuation of Ookala due to brush fire
UPDATE, 3:03 p.m. Sept. 30: Civil Defense said evacuations are being ordered in Ookala village due to the brush fire.
Motorcyclist killed in Kona traffic crash
A 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday evening near the intersection of Kealakaa and Kealakehe streets in North Kona.
COVID reinfections top 10K: DOH urges residents to get bivalent booster shots
COVID-19 cases increased statewide by nearly 11,000 this week, but it wasn’t due to superspreader events.
Retired cop sentenced to 46 months for shipboard assault
A federal judge in Honolulu on Monday said a retired police officer “acted cowardly, reprehensibly and despicably” when he punched another elderly passenger aboard a cruise ship en route to Hilo from Los Angeles almost four years ago.
Panel to consider bill to curb rezoning time extensions
A bill that would require full County Council approval for time extensions of rezoning applications on Hawaii Island will be considered by the Windward Planning Commission next week.
New Maunakea board could be confirmed sooner than expected
A state Supreme Court ruling about felony prosecutions could prompt the state Legislature to confirm the board of a new Maunakea management agency much earlier than expected.
Mountain View man charged with attempted murder, firearms offenses for Monday night shooting
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misidentified the subdivision the alleged shooting took place based on information provided by police.
Feds convict retired cop of assault at sea
A retired law enforcement law officer was sentenced Monday by federal authorities to 46 months of prison Monday for an at-sea assault of an elderly cruise ship passenger en route to Hilo almost four years ago.
Water service disrupted along Kalaniana‘ole
Water customers on Kalaniana‘ole Avenue from Kolea Street to Leleiwi Street and nearby side roads may experience no water or low water pressure today while Department of Water Supply crews repair a broken water main.
Police find, arrest missing man
Police located 47-year-old Derek Lee Kalani Aiona, who was reported missing in August 2020 and was the subject of a recent police dispatch.
Council to consider bill restricting carry of firearms in ‘sensitive places’
A bill to restrict the carrying of concealed and unconcealed firearms in “sensitive places” in Hawaii County, including medical and government facilities, schools and parks, establishments that serve alcohol, as well as several other locations, is set to be considered by the County Council.
DOH encourages flu vaccine for upcoming season
As Hawaii enters flu season in October, the state Department of Health already has reported a slight uptick in outpatient visits from influenza-like illness.
Fire destroys Waipi‘o Valley structure
The Fire Department said a 30-foot-by-40-foot single-story structure in Waipi‘o Valley was destroyed Friday by fire.