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Man charged in spate of Hawaii island property crimes

A Hawaii County police task force investigating numerous property crimes captured one man and is trying to determine whether other suspects were involved. Read More
Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Isle Army Guard firefighters heading to Romania

The 297th Engineer Detachment, a firefighting team within the Hawaii Army National Guard, will be deploying later this month to Romania in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Read More

UH researchers make discovery about spiders

Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 12:23 am
Sea spiders can grow to the size of dinner plates and can survive and thrive in Antarctic waters. These characteristics, two University of Hawaii researchers recently discovered, are hardly the most interesting thing about the unique arthropods. Read More

UH-Hilo chancellor leaving Aug. 1

University of Hawaii at Hilo Chancellor Don Straney is leaving his position Aug. 1 for a new job as UH’s vice president of academic planning and policy. Read More
Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Fernanda becomes Category 4 hurricane

Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 12:09 am
Hurricane Fernanda in the Eastern Pacific continued strengthening Friday, reaching Category 4 intensity. Read More

11 new mumps cases raise yearly total to 154

New cases of mumps continue to climb as the state Department of Health confirmed another 11 Thursday, raising the statewide total to 154 this year. Read More
Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm

Tropical Storm Fernanda likely to become hurricane

Tropical Storm Fernanda in the Eastern Pacific is expected to grow into a major hurricane over the next several days as it heads toward the Central Pacific, forecasters said. Read More
Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Big Isle police ask help after vandals damage statue

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Vandals badly damaged a statue in front of the Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo, and Hawaii County police are asking the public for help in apprehending the culprits. Read More

Hikers cited for trespassing into Kohala Forest Reserve

State law enforcement officers issued citations to more than four dozen hikers for trespassing into the closed Kohala Forest Reserve on Saturday. Fourteen hikers under age 18 received written warnings for the same offense. Read More
Updated on  July 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Input sought on future of 4 harbor sites

DLNR will host a public meeting to get input on what the community would like to see at four sites, including an area previously intended to be developed by Honey Bee USA as part of a failed public-private partnership. Read More

Film shoot to close blowhole lookout

The Halona Blowhole lookout, parking lot and cove will be closed from 5:30 a.m. today to 8 a.m. Saturday for work on an unspecified upcoming feature film by Universal, according to city officials. Read More

Medal of Valor awarded in Pearl crash

A National Park Service public safety officer who jumped into the waters of Pearl Harbor following a helicopter crash last year that killed a 16-year-old boy was honored for his bravery Tuesday by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Read More

City details holiday rules for Ala Moana park

Updated on  July 3, 2017 at 11:21 am
Limited overnight stays will be allowed at Ala Moana Regional Park today for people to set up picnic and viewing sites for the Fourth of July fireworks show, the city Department of Parks and Recreation said. Read More

Dead boa constrictor found on Kauai

State agriculture inspectors recovered the body of a 5-foot boa constrictor Friday in Haena, Kauai, the Department of Agriculture said. Read More

Kapalama driver licensing center open today

The Kapalama Driver Licensing Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to accommodate customers affected by this week’s service interruption. Read More

Waipio pool to be named for Takai

The city’s aquatic center in Waipio is scheduled to be renamed for the late U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai at a ceremony Saturday morning. Read More
Updated on  June 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm