A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who was gripped in a struggle with a tiger shark off North Kohala feels fortunate to have escaped without deadly injury.
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A Honomu man faces the enhanced offense of burglary of a dwelling during an emergency declaration for a break-in in the Nanawale Estates subdivision in Puna, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
A Hilo man is in police custody in connection with a burglary Monday in Hilo, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Hawaii Island police are searching for a 42-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for questioning in an abuse case.
A high surf advisory has been extended for the Big Island’s east-facing shores until 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
A blazing car along the shoulder of Highway 11 just south of Kamehameha III Road prompted a highway closure around 11 p.m. Thursday night while firefighters extinguished the blaze.
The Hawaii District Health Office sanitation inspectors began in October posting color-coded placards based on the state’s recently updated Food Safety Code. Following the completion of each health inspection, a new placard is posted at each food establishment in a location visible to all customers and the public.
The June 27 lava flow remains active, however, it has not advanced since Thursday, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director said around 11:30 a.m. Friday. It is currently about 160 yards or approximately 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road and 0.47 miles from Highway 130.
The finish line for the Laaloa Avenue extension has been pushed back to the end of the year, but the stalled Mamalahoa Bypass project to the south appears closer to moving ahead.
Two Puna residents were arrested Thursday for trespassing into a restricted area near active lava.
The June 27 lava flow stalled at its front Thursday outside a Pahoa home while activity continued about 400 yards upslope.
A Halloween display at Ken Nakamoto’s house on the corner of Kapuahi and Ala Kapua streets in the lower Palisades area will provide trick or treaters a frightful delight tonight in Kailua-Kona.
A retired Hawaii County economic development specialist has been appointed to the state Agribusiness Development Corporation board of directors, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday. She will assume the seat representing Hawaii County.
PAHOA — Ten miles from Pahoa, a rural Big Island town that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there’s another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.
More than 80 members of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard deployed Thursday in Puna to assist police as the June 27 lava flow continues its relentless march in Pahoa.