Two Puna residents were arrested Thursday for trespassing into a restricted area near active lava.
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The June 27 lava flow remains active, however, it has not advanced since Thursday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Friday morning. It is currently approximately 160 yards or approximately 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road and about a half-mile from Highway 130.
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.
A high surf advisory is in effect for the Big Island’s east-facing shores until 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
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.
A 34-year-old Waikoloa man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two women in a parking lot confrontation earlier this month will remain on supervised release, South Kohala District Court Judge Melvin H. Fujino ruled Thursday.
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.
Army officials are opening several training areas for bird hunting from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. this weekend at Pohakuloa Training Area.
Oahu-based Soldiers will convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday. Convoys will use the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road, Queen Kaahumanu and Akoni Pule Corridor. Military police will escort the convoys.
A second man has been arrested in connection with burglaries Monday at two Hilo businesses, according to Hawaii Police Department.
Hawaii Island police have located 30-year-old Alzha Meyers, who was reported missing. She and the 1-year-old child were found unharmed Wednesday night in Hilo.
HONOLULU — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.