Search continues for a 63-year-old man who “went overboard while fishing on a boat off Honaunau on Sunday morning.”
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Search continues for missing fisherman
Hawaii Island police have launched a missing person investigation after a 63-year-old man went overboard while fishing on a boat off Honaunau on Sunday morning.
Nonprofit reports needle exchange record
The nonprofit Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center reported a record number of needle syringe exchanges in Hawaii County and the state in 2021.
Hilo couple allegedly killed by grandson remembered as humble, generous people
The victims of an apparent double homicide Monday in Hilo are being remembered as low-key, humble people who, in their quiet way, made the community a better place.
Renovation planned for Kona hotel
The iconic Kona Bay Hotel in Kailua Village is set for a multi-million renovation and rebranding.
Puna man dances his way into popular Cirque du Soleil show
Like so many young people from Hawaii, Kekuahiwi Woods left for Las Vegas to pursue better career opportunities than he could find here at home.
Hospital operating at capacity but COVID, RSV and the flu aren’t to blame
Kona Community Hospital is running at or near capacity daily — but COVID, RSV and the flu aren’t to blame.
Input sought on zoning codes
Big Island residents are encouraged to attend a pair of public meetings this week to discuss updates to Hawaii County’s zoning and subdivision codes.
‘Shared solar’ projects moving forward
As many as 1,500 Big Island households could receive credits to lower their energy bills through an effort to develop solar installations in Naalehu and North Kona.
US military returns land on Molokai to Hawaii
HONOLULU — The U.S. military and Hawaii officials said Friday the Air Force has returned 363 acres it leased on Molokai Island to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, opening the possibility Native Hawaiians could move onto the land.
Police: Hilo man arrested while sleeping in stolen truck
A judge has reduced bail for a 42-year-old Hilo man charged with numerous offenses after police arrested him allegedly sleeping in a stolen truck.
BLNR loosens pig hunting restrictions in 3 Puna forests
Hunters will be able to take more feral pigs more frequently in certain Puna forest reserves under new regulations passed Friday by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources.
Hawaii housing woes top agenda as lawmakers return next week
HONOLULU — Affordable housing, expanding pre-K education and addressing corruption are top of the agenda as Hawaii lawmakers return to the state Capitol next week.
US nears new cooperation deals with Pacific Island nations
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing deals with two Pacific Island nations to extend ties that are considered critical to maintaining balance in the U.S.-China rivalry for influence in a region where the Chinese are rapidly expanding their economic, diplomatic and military clout.
Name change raises eyebrows: South Kona fire station renamed without public input
The Captain Cook Fire Station will be renamed the Kealakekua Fire Station in a ceremony on Tuesday.
NTSB: Cloud shot up in front of plane before turbulence
HONOLULU — A cloud shot up vertically like a plume of smoke in a matter of seconds before a Hawaiian Airlines flight last month hit severe turbulence and 25 people on board were injured, according to a preliminary report Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Hilo affordable housing complex on schedule
A long-awaited senior housing project remains on track to be completed in 2024.
Practice makes perfect: First responders train for humpback whale disentanglements
A dozen or more times each season humpback whales are spotted entangled in fishing gear or marine debris while in their principal breeding and calving grounds within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and nearby waters.
Hilo man accused of forcibly raping woman
A 33-year-old Hilo man has been charged with forcibly raping a woman after she refused to have sex with him.
A new state agency has begun the process of eventually taking over management of Maunakea’s summit area.
Burned body that of one-time award-winning coffee farmer
A 59-year-old homeless woman police say burned to death Jan. 2 in a large banyan tree on Banyan Drive in Hilo was, in better times, an award-winning coffee farmer.
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