The June 27 lava flow was about a half-mile from Pahoa Marketplace on Saturday morning after advancing 160 yards in the past day, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
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On two sides of the island, toys were finding their way to the hands of needy families on Saturday.
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.
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.
This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii Police Department records. The department considers North and South Kona one district.
A wind advisory has been posted for the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits through noon Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The school attended by a Waikoloa boy who drowned last Sunday is raising funds to try to help the family with funeral expenses.
Hawaii Police Department detectives have arrested a 22-year-old Mountain View man in connection with a shooting that occurred on June 28 in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View.
A 33-year-old Mountain View woman has been released from police custody after being arrested for suspicion of attempted murder and theft of a vehicle, in connection with an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday in the Puna District.
Hawaii Island police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a robbery of a convenience store on Kekela Street in Hilo on Tuesday.
Improvements to the county’s Hele-on bus system that were promised when fares were hiked in mid-2013 are finally taking shape, with new vehicles and more mechanics helping reduce downtime and late buses.
Longs Drugs will be the next major retailer to close as the June 27 lava flow continues to threaten Pahoa.
From an early age, Tyler Dickinson has loved working with his hands. At age 13, he helped build custom wooden boats with his friends’ family. Two years later, he started working with his father in the construction industry. Before age 20, he had helped with more than 100 home renovations. He later studied construction management in college.
Hu Honua Bioenergy expects to resume onsite operations with a full team of employees and contractors before year-end, including final site preparation, delivery of specialized equipment and construction mobilization.
The June 27 lava flow advanced about 130 yards between Thursday and Friday, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Friday.