Hawaii State and federal emergency management inspectors assess damage caused by Mauna Loa eruption.
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Inspectors assess Mauna Loa damage
State and federal emergency management workers on Thursday inspected damage caused by the recent Mauna Loa eruption.
Puna man charged with attempted murder for Christmas Day incident
A Christmas morning confrontation in Leilani Estates ended without physical injuries despite two shotgun blasts and an intentional auto collision, according to court document filed by police.
Man who leaped to death off bridge political candidate, co-writer of famous song
The 71-year-old Hilo man who jumped to his death Wednesday from the Puueo Bridge in downtown Hilo was a colorful character who pulled off an upset win in the GOP primary election for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012 — while homeless — and co-wrote one of Hawaii’s most beloved songs.
Saving ʻiʻiwi: Feds propose critical habitat for threatened bird
Nearly a quarter million acres on Hawaii Island are proposed to be designated as critical habitat for the federally threatened ‘i‘iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper.
Nonprofit launches capital campaign for z Cultural Center of Kona
Visions of a world class Japanese Cultural Center in the heart of Kailua-Kona Kona are proceeding to the capital campaign stage to raise $5 million to purchase land mauka of Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
Kilauea eruption not dangerous but offers spectacular sight
HONOLULU — Lava from Kilauea spurted high into the air and spread out across about 300 acres of the volcano’s summit crater floor, creating a spectacular sight as the mountain began erupting again after a few weeks’ hiatus.
County: No Hele-On fixed route, Hele-On Kakoʻo paratransit services on Jan. 22
Hele-On will not operate any bus and paratransit services on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, due to providing Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) training for all County of Hawaii Mass Transit Agency employees and its contractors.
Updated fire code headed to mayor’s desk
A bill updating Hawaii County’s fire code bringing it in compliance with the latest state requirements is headed to Mayor Mitch Roth’s desk.
Council OKs $2,500 for Harold H. Higashihara Park work
A local nonprofit working to spruce up Harold H. Higashihara Park got a little boost in funding Thursday from Hawaii County.
Police department’s 96th Recruit Class graduates
The Hawaii Police Department’s 96th Police Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony was held Dec. 30, 2022, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in Hilo.
Hearing for man facing federal fentanyl charges rescheduled for Monday
A federal drug defendant arrested on the Big Island for allegedly possessing a large quantity of fentanyl didn’t appear in court Thursday as scheduled.
NTSB: Witness saw missing Hawaii Life Flight plane hit the water
HONOLULU — A witness saw a medical transport plane that disappeared on a flight between Maui and the Big Island go into a spiraling descent and hit the ocean, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Police: Man jumped to his death off Puueo Bridge
Police say a man believed to be in his early 70s jumped to his death off the Puueo Bridge in downtown Hilo early Wednesday evening.
Fugitive arrested, charged with drug, firearms offenses
A 32-year-old Mountain View man wanted by police and after allegedly fleeing the scene of a traffic stop in mid-August has been apprehended and charged with numerous felonies.
Hearing set for two men arrested after large affray in downtown Hilo
Two Hilo men facing criminal charges in the wake of a large affray Wednesday afternoon in downtown Hilo made their initial court appearances Thursday afternoon.
Kilauea volcano eruption resumes
Kilauea volcano is erupting again.
Flu season starts to peak
Flu season started early this year as the number of cases rose again in December throughout Hawaii, according to the state Department of Health’s Influenza Surveillance Report.
Demand for SNAP benefits ‘increased by 40%’
The number of people in Hawaii receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits has declined since hitting a record high in July 2021, but applications still remain well above prepandemic levels.
Police try to unravel mystery of missing pedestrian, death of driver
Police are trying to piece together the details of a Friday night incident in Hawaiian Beaches in which a pedestrian disappeared after apparently being struck by an SUV whose driver collapsed at the scene and died later that night.
‘Inefficiencies,’ ‘personal preferences’ & ‘chaos’
An investigation into Hawaii County’s building permit process found systemic flaws, but no real surprises, county officials said Wednesday.