A Kawaihae man who pleaded guilty to murdering Kona musician Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday.
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The Royal Grounds at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park are closed because of high surf and shoreline damage.
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow advanced about 70 yards between Sunday and Monday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
A large northwest swell will bring warning level surf to the Big Island’s west-facing shores through 6 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Honolulu says.
A flash flood watch goes into effect at 6 p.m. Monday ahead of the arrival of an upper-level trough and associated cold front that will bring the potential for heavy rain and thunderstorms to all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Up to 6 inches of snow could fall on the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits between Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The board of apartment owners of a beleaguered Banyan Drive condominium has worked out a plan with the county to pay off more than $100,000 in delinquent sewer bills.
Feed the Children Kona put on a free Christmas dinner for the needy in Kealakekua on Saturday. Featuring fresh vegetables from local donors and other food, the event at Christ Church Episcopal also had silk painting, live music, Santa and gifts, all designed to bring creative and nutritional sustenance to children going through hard times, said the event’s organizer Marya Mann.
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.
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.