Ex-HCCC guard sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking an inmate.
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Ex-Hawaii guard sentenced to 12 years for assaulting inmate
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii prison guard was sentenced to 12 years in prison for assaulting an inmate.
Cockfighting ban challenge in US territories dismissed
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit by a man in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands challenging a ban against cockfighting in U.S. territories.
820 seek lava buyouts: Final application phase for county’s Kilauea disaster recovery program closes
More than 800 victims of the 2018 Kilauea eruption are hoping Hawaii County will buy their properties after the final application phase for the Voluntary Housing Buyout Program ended last month.
Kanoelehua Avenue partially closed due to downed power lines
The Hawaii Police Department at 8:36 a.m. issued an advisory to avoid Kanoelehua Avenue between Kahaopea Street and Ahona Place for the next four hours due to downed utility lines.
Christmas Extravaganza returns to prepandemic form
The Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair is back in-person this year and will feature more than 80 vendors selling thousands of handmade items.
Ige extends emergency SNAP benefits through the holidays
Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation Thursday extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through Jan. 16, 2023. The program is backed by federal COVID-19 relief funding.
‘The Marijuana-Logues’ at Hilo studio this weekend
The Eastside Actors Studio Theater will be presenting “The Marijuana-Logues” at KukuAu Studio this weekend.
Update: Adan Seysyuk found in good health
UPDATE: Police say Adan Seysyuk has been found in good health in Hilo.
Hawaiian Electric customers asked to conserve power this evening
Big Island residents are once again asked to conserve power this evening as Hawaiian Electric experiences an energy shortfall.
Armed robbery suspect indicted
A 27-year-old Kona man was indicted Wednesday on two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.
Council passes resolutions seeking help with roads
The County Council has passed a pair of resolutions urging state legislators to devote resources to improving Hawaii County’s road infrastructure.
Kanalani Street extension to open soon
Just in time for holiday shopping, the extension of Kanalani Street providing access to the Kaloko Light Industrial Area could be opened as early as next week, thanks to action Wednesday by the Hawaii County Council.
Film festival kicks off today at Palace Theater
The Hawaii International Film Festival is bringing cinema from around the world to Hilo at the historic Palace Theater today through Sunday.
County Council passes legislation barring firearms in ‘sensitive places’
The County Council on Wednesday passed a controversial bill limiting where people can carry guns on the Big Island.
Hawaii seeks part of $3 billion Walmart settlement
Hawaii Attorney General Holly T. Shikada announced Wednesday that a settlement in principle was struck between Walmart and lead negotiators to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores.
Two more COVID deaths reported in Hawaii County; one age 17 or younger
Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Hawaii County this week by the state Department of Health.
Bill to help reduce backlog of building permit applications deferred
A bill that would temporarily suspend the requirement that the Department of Public Works review plans submitted for building permit applications was met with mixed reactions Tuesday.
Water Department contingency plans cleared by auditor
The Department of Water Supply has successfully addressed three issues identified in a 2020 audit that found the department lacked sufficient contingency plans to ensure the public had dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county auditor told the County Council inane Committee on Tuesday.
Course helps teachers spread the word about perils of rat lungworm
Rat lungworm experts like Franny Brewer of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee believe education and awareness are key in preventing the disease.
Lawsuit: Hawaii County, cops culpable in shooting death
Trial has been set in a civil lawsuit brought against Hawaii County, two Hawaii Police Department officers, and the man who allegedly shot and killed a 59-year-old Volcano resident in 2021.
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