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Waimea couple charged for drug and fireworks offenses
Police on Saturday charged a Waimea couple with more than a half-dozen drug offenses as well as illegal fireworks violations.
Puna man dead after incident with police: Officers were trying to prevent an apparent suicide attempt
Police say three officers are on administrative leave with pay as the Hawaii Police Department investigates an incident Monday evening that left a 38-year-old Puna man dead.
Brazen heist: Stolen truck used in theft of ATM from Kona gas station
Two thieves were caught on video using a stolen government vehicle and tow harness to make off with an ATM early Sunday from a gas station in Kailua Village.
Back in play: West Hawaii golf subsidy program returns
Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program continues in 2023 at two West Hawaii locations.
‘Overwhelming support and love’: Community rallies to help police officer, family after house fire
A 15-year-veteran of the Hawaii Police Department whose home was heavily damaged by fire Friday evening said he and his family are “so grateful” for the “overwhelming support and love from the community.”
State and federal inspectors to examine damage caused by Mauna Loa eruption
A team of state and federal emergency management workers will travel to Hawaii Island this week to inspect damage and other impacts caused by the recent eruption of Mauna Loa.
Body found ‘burned severely’ inside banyan tree
An autopsy is scheduled for today for a woman whose badly burned body was discovered Monday on Banyan Drive in Hilo.
East Hawaii New Year’s babies
The first two babies born on Hawaii Island in 2023 arrived within minutes of each other on New Year’s Day.
Escaping the cold: Visitors descend on isle, HVNP as hometowns hit by winter weather
Thousands of visitors flocked to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park last week as a monster storm hit the mainland, killing more than 50 people and causing tens of thousands of flights to be canceled across the nation.
Council to consider excess, unspent gas taxes
Over $2.3 million in excess and unspent fuel taxes will be mulled this week by the County Council.
Hawaii health experts work to curb fentanyl deaths among younger people
In October, two weeks before her 15th birthday, a student from Kealakehe High School died of a drug overdose.
22 new laws from 2022: Raft of new laws take effect
As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated,” and the state Legislature is attempting to do just that with a bevy of new laws focused on ethics and other issues.
Aloha, 2022: A look back at the year that was
It’s been said that to live on the Island of Hawaii is to deal with nature on steroids, so it’s no surprise that a volcano is the Tribune-Herald’s top news story of 2022.
COVID in 2022: Vaccines, at-home tests help lower infections
Fifty-six Big Island residents died in 2022 from COVID-19, according to state Department of Health data.
BYU offensive lineman Veikoso dies in construction accident
HONOLULU (AP) — Brigham Young University offensive lineman Sione Veikoso was killed in a construction accident in his hometown in Hawaii, family members said.
Maui police officer shoots, kills man holding weapon
KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui officer shot and killed a man who advanced toward him with an unspecified weapon, police said. Officers responded to a report of a suicidal man at a Kahului home Thursday night, according to a Maui police news release. The first officer who arrived found a 29-year-old man wielding a weapon over his head. The officer fired his gun when the man moved toward him, police said. A police spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to an email Friday morning seeking additional details, including the type of weapon the man wielded. The man was taken to a hospital where he died. Police said his identity would be withheld for 24 hours to allow family to notify extended relatives and friends. The officer was put on administrative leave.
Be mindful: Fireworks celebrations can impact veterans and pets
New Year’s Eve can be a stressful time for veterans suffering from PTSD and pets who are sensitive to loud noises as fireworks blanket neighborhoods with a barrage of bangs.
Southwest: Normal flight operations to resume Friday
DALLAS — Southwest Airlines said it expects to return to normal operations Friday after slashing about two-thirds of its schedule, including canceling more than 2,350 flights Thursday.
Nice weather forecast for holiday weekend
Most of the Big Island should be looking at perfect or near-perfect weather for fireworks, backyard barbecues and beach outings over the New Year’s holiday weekend.
Burian named acting chief — for less than three weeks
The Hawaii County Police Commission on Thursday unanimously selected Assistant Police Chief Andrew Burian to be the Big Island’s acting chief of police until Honolulu police Maj. Benjamin Moszkowicz is sworn in Jan. 17 as the department’s chief.