A 32-year-old Kona man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in a violent home invasion last year in Puna and for molesting two minors in Kona.
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A federal judge has granted a homeless man’s request for a temporary restraining order that prevents Hawaii County from enforcing its panhandling laws when he is soliciting money from passersby.
Students are back in class at Honokaa schools, where some 1,000 people were evacuated Thursday after fumes from a mixture of pesticides sent more than two dozen people to area health centers.
The Hawaii Property Insurance Association has placed a moratorium on new insurance policies in lower Puna as a result of the June 27 lava flow.
Hundreds of “Wheelies” flocked Wednesday evening to Hilton Waikoloa Village to watch a lucky few spin the wheel, call a consonant, buy a vowel and solve the puzzle.
Hawaii Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night in Puna.
The June 27 lava flow, which recently sped up, is anticipated to reach Pahoa Village Road in less than two weeks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Students at Honokaa Elementary and Honokaa High and Intermediate schools were sent home Thursday morning after a strong chemical odor sent 28 people to area medical centers.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have developed a new mapping tool, the Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst, for use by researchers and emergency managers to estimate how long it would take for someone to travel on foot out of a tsunami-hazard zone. The geographic information systems software extension, released this week, allows the user to create maps showing travel times out of hazard zones and determine the number of people who may or may not have enough time to evacuate. The maps take into account elevation changes and the different types of land cover a person would encounter along the way.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Hawaii County to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health, EPA officials said.
A Civil Defense overflight Wednesday morning observed that the June 27 lava flow has picked up speed since the beginning of the week.
More than a year after National Park Service officials filed their petition for a water management area designation for the Keauhou aquifer, they finally made their pitch directly to the state commissioners who will decide the request.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees heard project updates, along with grievances, Wednesday evening at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.
A Family Violence Summit is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
A Hilo grand jury indicted a 24-year-old Mountain View man for an alleged rape in Hilo in late July.