Firefighters on Wednesday continued to douse hotspots within a 12-acre brush fire that broke out Tuesday evening on the southern end of Punaluu Beach, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.
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Police have held off charging a Hilo man with a litany of abuse and other charges, instead forwarding the investigation on a majority of the charges for which they arrested him to the Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
HONOLULU — The father of a teenager who survived a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well has told Voice of America his son missed Africa, where he used to live, and was struggling in school.
LOS ANGELES — A theater producer sued by a man accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the allegations or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse happened.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s Democratic primary opponent David Ige will be allowed to speak at the party’s state Democratic convention in May after all.
HONOLULU — Victims of child sexual abuse in Hawaii may have more time to file lawsuits if lawmakers pass one of two bills pending in the Legislature.
The Hawaii Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Kealakehe High School for a community meeting.
A small craft advisory is in effect for Hawaii Island waters, according to National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu.
Hawaii County Firefighters from Captain Cook and Ocean View extinguished a brush fire Tuesday evening near the 96 mile marker on Highway 11.
A 24-year-old Hilo man was scheduled for his first court appearance Tuesday on kidnapping, sexual assault and terroristic threatening charges in connection with a reported kidnapping on Saturday.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a 12-acre brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon near the southern end of Punaluu Beach.
April 23, 1984: Except for the vog, which continues to hang over Kona, the recent eruption of Mauna Loa was only another news story in the paper to people in West Hawaii. And, although the people of Kailua may never look out their bedroom windows to see cascades of molten rock looming closer and closer to everything they own, there is a distinct possibility it may one day occur. Hualalai, the western-most of the five Big Island mountains, is still considered by scientists to be capable of erupting. The volcano last erupted in 1800-01.
A 54-year-old man died last week in waters off Kua Bay in North Kona, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
HONOLULU — A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death says an autopsy shows evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died.
HONOLULU — The decision to name a state instrument in Hawaii is proving more difficult than some lawmakers expected.