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Police: Missing California woman found
Police said Wednesday that Heather Heathman, a 42-year-old California woman previously reported missing, was found in good health at about 5 p.m. Friday in Hilo.
Keaau man accused of multiple vehicle thefts
A 24-year-old Keaau man faces numerous charges in connection with an alleged monthlong crime spree.
COVID impact to linger: Schools chief says it will be years before students recover academically
It could take three to five years for students to fully recover behaviorally and academically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state Department of Education Superintendent Keith Hayashi.
Fireworks sales strong ahead of New Year’s festivities
It’s that time of year when blowing off fireworks will light the Big Island skies Saturday night, although not everyone is excited about the long held tradition.
Green extends emergency proclamation in response to air ambulance accident
Gov. Josh Green today extended the emergency proclamation he signed Dec. 16 in response to the Hawaii Life Flight accident earlier this month.
Law protects export of sacred Native American items from US
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.
Ocean protection measures pass U.S. House of Representatives
A package of ocean protection bills introduced by a Hawaii congressman has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Kona man gets 10 years behind bars for abuse of two women
A 25-year-old Kona man was ordered to spend a decade behind bars for an array of crimes committed during three separate domestic violence incidents.
Nearly $10M in state funds go to Hilo high schools
A pair of Hilo high schools together will receive about $10 million in state funds to improve their facilities.
Plan would move four endangered bird species to Big Island
Critically endangered forest birds on Maui and Kauai could find new homes on the Big Island, according to a plan by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
County fights civil rights charges: Man claims he was wearing an ankle monitor when accused of Puna kidnapping, rape
A Waimea man currently serving time for attacking a Waikoloa man with a knife is suing the county and two police officers in federal court for arresting him on charges he kidnapped, tortured and raped a Puna woman while he was allegedly wearing a pretrial ankle monitor he claims demonstrated his innocence.
‘ReZOOvenation Days’ are planned for Hilo zoo
The staff of the Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens will be working to spruce up the zoo next year.
CDP action committees revived: County seeks Kona and Puna members in particular
Some 18 months after the county called a halt to filling citizen boards that advise the government on planning and design because the administration wanted to take a hard look at how the boards can best be used, the county has filled some of the regional boards but is actively searching for volunteers for the Kona and Puna boards in particular.
Not guilty plea in murder case
A 29-year-old Hilo man accused of strangling his 24-year-old girlfriend to death almost 2 1/2 years ago has pleaded not guilty.
Report: Demand for state social workers high
Hawaii has a severe demand for social workers.
Police commission to appoint temporary acting chief
The county Police Commission is holding a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the council chambers at the County Building in Hilo.
Police seek missing California woman
Police are seeking for the public’s assistance in locating 42-year-old Heather A. Heathman of California, who was reported missing.
New police chief talks Big Island issues
When Honolulu Police Maj. Benjamin Moszkowicz is sworn in on Jan. 17 as chief of the Hawaii Police Department, he’ll be Big Island’s first top cop who wasn’t born in Hawaii.
Bird named Christmas highlights recovery of ‘akiapola‘au
A critically endangered bird species on the Big Island may be beginning to rebound after extensive habitat restoration projects.
Kal Street project tops $24M
The rehabilitation of Kalanianaole Street in Hilo came with a greatly expanded price tag following nearly five years of delays and construction.
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