Ex-JROTC instructor sentenced to 14 years for sexually exploiting one of his Hawaii high school students.
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Ex-JROTC instructor sentenced to 14 years for child porn
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Junior ROTC instructor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually exploiting one of his Hawaii high school students.
Proposed rules would curtail manta viewing
Manta ray viewing in West Hawaii may be curtailed under proposed rules to be considered at future public hearings.
Fixes unveiled for Waipio road: Three-year effort would be done in phases
A three-year Hawaii County plan to fully reopen Waipio Valley Road by mitigating its safety hazards was met with little opposition Wednesday.
East Hawaii Jazz and Blues fest kicks off Sunday
The East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Festival is returning this weekend at a reduced capacity and in a new venue.
Hawaii man accused of stealing dead baby’s ID loses lawyer
HONOLULU — A former U.S. defense contractor in Hawaii accused with his wife of living for decades under stolen identities of dead babies will get a new attorney, a federal judge ruled Thursday. According to prosecutors, Walter Glenn Primrose and Gwynn Darle Morrison are the real names of the couple who have been living for decades under stolen identities, Bobby Fort and Julie Montague. Prosecutors say Primrose spent more than 20 years in the Coast Guard, where he obtained secret-level security clearance.
Mauna Loa’s increased activity continues; agencies monitor volcano for any sign of increasing threat
Mauna Loa’s continuing seismic activity is causing concern for some residents on Hawaii Island, but there are no signs an eruption is imminent, according to a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency advisory issued this afternoon.
Hapuna to remain closed through early November
A popular South Kohala beach park and its cabins are closed through at least early November.
Department of Interior to host virtual meeting with Native Hawaiian community
The U.S. Department of the Interior will host its first formal consultation meeting with the Native Hawaiian community on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. HST.
Suspect sought in armed robbery at Kona restaurant
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Kealakekua restaurant Tuesday evening.
County seeks federal grant to build recycling program
Hawaii County is hoping to secure part of a $275 million federal recycling grant to pull the island out of its solid waste slump.
Police: Kawamoto swimming pool death ruled a suicide
Police have identified the victim found in the Sparky Kawamoto Swim Stadium swimming pool in Hilo as 24-year-old Tyler Michael Thor Withers.
Hilo woman charged in domestic stabbing incident
A Hilo woman has been charged with second-degree assault after stabbing a man in his leg at a Hilo residence on Monday.
Pahala library closed for quake repairs
The Pahala Public and School Library has temporarily closed after two earthquakes on Mauna Loa’s flank damaged the building on Oct. 14.
Police arrested 14 for DUI
During the week of Oct. 17-23, Hawaii Island police arrested 14 motorists for DUI. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. None of the drivers were under the age of 21.
Tackling government inefficiencies: Cost of Government Commission makes recommendations
Streamlining the building permit process, cracking down on unpermitted structures, renegotiating the county’s composting contract, exploring public-private partnerships for wastewater processing and beefing up the Information Technology Department are the top recommendations of the Cost of Government Commission.
Woman dies outside Mountain View store
Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation after a 66-year old Mountain View woman passed away at a convenience store in Glenwood on Tuesday afternoon.
Pilot program aims to increase EV chargers
A pilot program by Hawaiian Electric will subsidize electric vehicle chargers throughout the state in an effort to improve charging infrastructure.
Unexploded ordnance meeting today in Waikoloa
Members of the public are invited to a meeting today to learn about efforts to remove unexploded military ordnance from the former Waikoloa Maneuver Area.
Judge modifies sentence for ex-cop who murdered wife in ‘02
A new minimum term will be set for a former Hawaii Police Department officer behind bars since his January 2002 arrest for fatally shooting his 42-year-old wife in Waikoloa Village.
Hawaii holds the line in English, math testing
While national average test scores for English and math continued to decline following the COVID-19 pandemic, the scores of Hawaii’s fourth- and eighth-graders remained steady.
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