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Detainee escapes at Kona Courthouse

A female detainee escaped from a holding area at the Kona Courthouse on Thursday, prompting Deputy Sheriffs to chase the shackled woman through the parking lot before they captured her a few minutes later.

Local News

Slot machines could fund airport upgrades

Giving international travelers one last chance to spend money before they leave Hawaii, state Rep. Cindy Evans is proposing slot machines for international departure areas of airports.

Health exchange problems risk federal grants

HONOLULU — Officials at Hawaii’s health exchange did not follow the proper procedures for awarding and managing contracts, which may put federal grants at risk, according to a report released by the state auditor.


BIIF basketball: Konawaena squeaks out rivalry win over Kealakehe

Kealakehe made the trip south to Konawaena for a westside rivalry game Thursday night, and much was on the line as both schools entered the contest fighting for the third seed in Divison I with the Big Island Interscholastic Federation playoffs inching closer.

Runnin’ with Rani: Iron Doc’s prescription for a full life

Anyone who strolls into Dr. Frank Ferren’s office may be in for quite the surprise. Most would expect to witness a mass collection of trophies, Koa wooden bowls, and an endless count of finisher medals for a man whose life is fueled by his passion for sports.

Local Features

Wailoa Center hosts miniatures show

Wailoa Center’s Fountain Gallery will present the Minihune Miniatures Club display opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6. “Any Town, Anytime” is an exhibit where attendees can see a 1950s peddler’s cart with 15 cent hot dogs next door to a modern day tea shop, around the corner from a Victorian conservatory and just down the street from the Craftsman style house that belongs to a rock ‘n’ roll witch. This collection of creative shops and houses combines different eras, occupations and fantasies.


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