A Kawaihae man who pleaded guilty to murdering Kona musician Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday.
Hawaii Island police arrested 24 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant Dec. 15 through Sunday. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two of the drivers were younger than 21.
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow advanced about 70 yards between Sunday and Monday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
HONOLULU — Fourteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, there is still no legal way for patients to obtain pot without growing it themselves.
A large northwest swell will bring warning level surf to the Big Island’s west-facing shores through 6 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Honolulu says.
A flash flood watch goes into effect at 6 p.m. Monday ahead of the arrival of an upper-level trough and associated cold front that will bring the potential for heavy rain and thunderstorms to all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Up to 6 inches of snow could fall on the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits between Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
Feed the Children Kona put on a free Christmas dinner for the needy in Kealakekua on Saturday. Featuring fresh vegetables from local donors and other food, the event at Christ Church Episcopal also had silk painting, live music, Santa and gifts, all designed to bring creative and nutritional sustenance to children going through hard times, said the event’s organizer Marya Mann.
As lower Puna girds itself for the possibility that lava could soon cross Highway 130, the University of Hawaii is preparing to help affected students.
Optical turbulence, frozen precipitation and strong subtropical highs — all playthings of the scientists who forecast what’s going on in the sky above Hawaii Island.
On two sides of the island, toys were finding their way to the hands of needy families on Saturday.