North Kohala patrol officer charged with domestic abuse following a dispute at an Ainaloa home on Saturday.
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Officer charged with domestic abuse
Police have charged a 28-year-old North Kohala patrol officer with domestic abuse following a dispute at an Ainaloa residence on Saturday.
Government cost commission mulls powerful county manager
An ambitious proposal creating a powerful county executive has gained some traction in the Cost of Government Commission, but commissioners decided Thursday to refine the measure before taking a formal vote next week.
Hilo man accused of crime spree
A 37-year-old Hilo man is accused of a crime spree over a period of 10 days resulting in 11 criminal charges, eight of them felonies.
Popular dog show returns to Hilo this weekend
After a three-year hiatus, the Orchid Island Dog Fancier Club will return to Hilo this weekend for a dog show featuring about 100 canines.
Commission supports bill requiring rezoning extensions be approved by council
The Windward Planning Commission has recommended passage of a bill that would require the County Council to approve any time extensions for rezoning applications.
More earthquakes rock Mauna Loa, but no eruption threat, says HVO
Another earthquake swarm is rocking Mauna Loa, but the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory states that there are no signs of an imminent volcanic eruption.
Council endorses Keauhou Bay land purchase
The last open piece of property on Keauhou Bay could soon belong to the public, following approval Wednesday by the County Council to purchase the parcel using property tax proceeds.
Police arrest 9 for DUI
During the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, Hawaii Island police arrested nine motorists for DUI of an intoxicant.
UH-Hilo enrollment dips again
Enrollment for the University of Hawaii at Hilo declined again this year by 8.2%.
Lawmakers OK resolution calling for relocation of HCCC
The Hawaii County Council and a state oversight commission agree that the Hawaii Community Correctional Center should be moved to a different location.
Council OKs abandoned vehicle bill
The Hawaii County Council Wednesday signed off on a bill that’ll help private property owners rid their land of abandoned or derelict vehicles.
Death of dive boat captain under investigation
The the body of the captain of a 35-foot dive boat who had reportedly stayed on board as others dived was discovered Monday off Mahaiula Beach Park in North Kona.
Water work to impact traffic on Keaau-Pahoa Road
The county Department of Water Supply will be working Keaau-Pahoa Road (Highway 130) between Paradise Drive and Orchid Land Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., daily from Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21 to install a new water service.
UH-Hilo to host open house to discuss teaching telescope
The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host an open house tonight to present information about the university’s proposed educational telescope at Halepohaku.
Former HMC nurse pleads not guilty to stealing fentanyl
A former Hilo Medical Center nurse is accused of prescription drug theft and felony drug possession in connection with two alleged incidents at the hospital in April.
Animal Control Services criticized
Dozens of people turned out Tuesday to voice their frustrations with Hawaii County’s Animal Control Services, only for a planned discussion about those operations to be postponed.
DOH uses wastewater monitoring to track virus
The first report analyzing wastewater from the state Department of Health confirms COVID-19 cases have dropped statewide since June, with the omicron subvariant BA.5 remaining the dominant strain.
On the wish list: $2M sought for Waikoloa park expansion
Hawaii County is looking to expand Kamakoa Nui Park in Waikoloa Village.
Council panel sees firearm bill as too restrictive
Hawaii County’s first shot at drafting an open or concealed carry gun law was deemed too restrictive Tuesday by a majority of County Council members after dozens of testifiers weighed in, the vast majority opposing the measure on constitutional grounds.
Kona man faces drug, forgery charges
A 41-year-old Captain Cook man faces drug and forgery charges after police executed a search warrant on a Bruner Road home last week.
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