After consuming a shed and a pile of tires the day before, the June 27 lava flow moved within 100 feet of a home Wednesday and continued to threaten a cluster of residences on Pahoa Village Road.
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Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year-old woman who was reported missing and has a 1-year-old child with her.
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.
Lower Puna residents who receive government housing assistance, already stressing over the threat of lava consuming their homes, are facing a new fear. They may have to leave their beloved community.
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.
Kona Community Hospital has donated its mobile medical van to the Puna Community Medical Center to assist those affected by the June 27 lava flow.
A four-month investigation into reports of a “Peeping Tom” in South Kohala has led to the arrest of a teenager.
A 25-year-old man is in police custody in connection with burglaries at two Hilo businesses.
The preliminary hearing for a 55-year-old Kona man accused of robbing a Kailua-Kona pharmacy on Sunday has been postponed.
The new Hawaii Community College - Palamanui is on course to be completed in May, according to the project’s superintendent.
National Park Service officials are seeking feedback on a plan to quadruple the entry fee to the popular Puuhonua o Honaunau site in South Kona.
For the first three quarters of 2014, visitor spending and arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands continued to be slightly ahead of record pace in 2012 and 2013. While just shy of targets, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is optimistic that 2014 will be another record-breaking year for Hawaii’s tourism economy.
Waikoloa resident Leo Koichy has died from injuries he received when he fell from a moving vehicle on Oct. 10, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
The global system of submarine telecommunication cables that support our connected world is deaf, dumb and blind to the external ocean environment and represents a major missed opportunity for tsunami warning and global climate monitoring, according to University of Hawaii scientists and a United Nations task force.
Keonepoko Elementary became the first public school to close as a result of the June 27 lava flow.