PAHOA — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to Pahoa as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.
A second man has been arrested in connection with burglaries Monday at two Hilo businesses, according to Hawaii Police Department.
Hawaii Island police have located 30-year-old Alzha Meyers, who was reported missing. She and the 1-year-old child were found unharmed Wednesday night in Hilo.
HONOLULU — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.
WAILUKU — A group backed by biotech companies raised more than $7.9 million to fight a Maui ballot initiative calling for a moratorium on genetically modified organisms.
Lower Puna residents who receive government housing assistance, already stressing over the threat of lava consuming their homes, are facing a new fear. They may have to leave their beloved community.
A high surf advisory is in effect for the Big Island’s east-facing shores until 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
Nine-year-old Billy Hanson, whom the FBI reported kidnapped by his father earlier this month, has been located on the island country of Niue in the South Pacific.
Kona Community Hospital has donated its mobile medical van to the Puna Community Medical Center to assist those affected by the June 27 lava flow.
A four-month investigation into reports of a “Peeping Tom” in South Kohala has led to the arrest of a teenager.
A 25-year-old man is in police custody in connection with burglaries at two Hilo businesses.