The slow-moving lava flow from Kilauea volcano is costing more than frayed nerves.
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A breakout from the June 27 lava flow is currently entering a crack system located about 3.6 miles upslope of Apaa Street in Pahoa, Hawaii County Civil Defense and U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials said Friday.
Officials hope to reopen the remainder of Pahoa Village Road in time for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Friday.
HONOLULU — The new head of Hawaii’s troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well the Connector website is functioning.
A Kona man has been charged with 16 offenses stemming from the break-in of a car on Oct. 28, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Two Big Island men have been charged with felonies after an illegal weapon was offered for sale online.
A Kailua-Kona man has reported to police he received a call on his cellphone from a man claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service. The caller told the victim he owed back taxes and instructed him to go to a specific drug store and purchase four Western Union vouchers for $500 each and then provide the caller with the voucher numbers. He told the victim to stay on the line with him until he bought the vouchers.
The Big Island’s unemployment rate held steady while the statewide unemployment rate dropped slightly in October, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Thursday.
A Kohala volunteer fire company is closer to having a new base following an approval for a garage facility by the Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine order stopping the movement of pigs on Oahu after an outbreak of a serious swine disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was confirmed on a farm in Waianae Valley. PEDv causes significant sickness in swine and causes high mortality in piglets. The virus only affects pigs and does not pose a risk to humans or pets. It is not a food safety concern.
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.
BEIRUT — More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted.
SAN DIEGO — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.
MELBOURNE, Fla. — As Bill Cosby’s standup tour crumbled with shows canceled in six states, the embattled entertainer took to the stage Friday in Florida to a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd.