The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed three cases of measles in the state, one on Maui and two on Kauai. The cases on the two islands are not related to each other and have separate travel histories, but all cases are unvaccinated young adults with recent travel either to the Philippines or Indonesia and Malaysia.
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HONOLULU — A former middle school security guard who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
A 26-year-old Naalehu man arrested Tuesday for allegedly growing marijuana with intent to distribute made his initial court appearance Wednesday.
The June 27 lava flow advanced nearly a quarter mile on Wednesday, leaving the leading edge of the flow just 0.3 miles from Apaa Street in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision of Puna.
WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.
HONOLULU — A federal magistrate judge will be hearing arguments a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of genetically modified crops.
WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in 14 years as an improving economy prompted employers to hold on to staff.
An 33-year-old Ainaloa man arrested last week by federal authorities for allegedly using the mail to import almost 4 ounces of methamphetamine to the Big Island has been released on bail.
A 32-year-old Kurtistown man pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the slaying of a 44-year-old Hawaiian Acres man in late 2012.
The term of the 3rd Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth A. Strance will expire on March 30, according to the state Judical Selection Commission. Strance, in accordance with Section 3, Article VI of the state Constitution, has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. The constitution empowers the commission to determine whether Strance should be retained in office for an additional term of 10 years.
A 33-year-old Hilo woman, allegedly pregnant, who failed to complete a court-ordered anger management program, was subdued Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies after she became agitated and violent during a court hearing.
West Hawaii Commu-nity Health Center Board of Directors and staff recently celebrated a topping off ceremony with everyone signing the last support beam put in place on the 10,500-square-foot building in Kealakehe.
For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
A second person was arrested in connection with an altercation in Hilo early Saturday morning on the 400 block of West Kawili Street, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is in Pahoa offering low-interest loans to victims of Tropical Storm Iselle.