Hawaii Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Teani Evangelista was last seen in Hilo on July 6.
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During the week of Sept. 15 through Sept. 21, Hawaii Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 842 DUI arrests compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease of 9.9 percent. There have been 1,131 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,004 during the same period last year, an increase of 12.6 percent.
Just before she adjourned an informational briefing at Kona Community Hospital, House Health Committee Chairwoman Della Belatti offered one final insight into how the Legislature may try to address state health system woes.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers aboard the research vessel Oscar Elton Sette recently returned from a successful 21-day research mission to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. There, they picked up field camp staff deployed since June, translocated monk seals within the NWHI and disentangled five seals from marine debris.
A Hawaii County bulldozer will begin building a path today through lava rock covering a nearly 8-mile stretch of Chain of Craters Road to create another alternate route for residents threatened by the June 27 lava flow.
West Hawaii’s Congressional representative told state officials this week she doesn’t see a scientific need to designate the Keauhou Aquifer as a water management area.
Editor’s note: This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a regular feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii Police Department records. The department considers North and South Kona one district.
Lava from the June 27 flow continued to advance slowly Sunday as fire fighters worked to contain a brush fire nearby.
When Matthew Barrett moved into his home in Kaohe Homesteads in December, he had a plan.
Many lower Puna residents and home owners are faced with two difficult choices as they wait to see how far the June 27 lava flow will go — pack up and leave or stick it out and hope for the best.
On a typically sunny Puako morning, Bluewater Pacific’s Matt Casey stops by a construction site to check the progress of the installation of a new type of septic system.
The Kohala Center has received a $2.18 million federal grant to build a commercial kitchen, work spaces and other facilities designed to help farmers and food producers develop and market their products.
Lava from the June 27 flow moved into lighter vegetation and ignited a brush fire Saturday afternoon, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said.
Jack Thompson remembers well the last time a wayward lava flow threatened a community on Hawaii Island.
Kalapana — it’s where the road ends and the land of Pele begins.