A female detainee escaped from a holding area at the Kona Courthouse on Thursday, prompting Deputy Sheriffs to chase the shackled woman through the parking lot before they captured her a few minutes later.
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A Hawaii Police Department sergeant is facing abuse and terroristic threatening charges.
H awi resident Lisa Denning had a rare close encounter with one of Hawaii’s lesser-known whales — an extreme diver that’s known to plummet to depths seven times deeper than the more familiar humpback whale.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority says a record 8.28 million travelers came to the islands last year, up more than 1 percent from the previous year.
Two boys are dead after an early morning fire that destroyed a home in Holualoa on Thursday.
A breakout from the June 27 lava flow continues to remains at a standstill Thursday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
A fire early Thursday that destroyed a home being constructed in Puna appears to have been intentionally set, the Hawaii County Fire Department reports.
Kaiser Permanente will close two West Hawaii clinics but keep open its Kona Medical Office if the health care provider’s employees go on strike next week.
Longstanding security and logistical shortcomings at the Kona Courthouse came to glaring light Monday when detainees in a holding block went ballistic, putting operations in at least one courtroom on hold for an hour.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Judiciary says it will be asking the state Legislature for the remaining $55 million needed to build a Kona courthouse.
A lucrative side contract held by a county employee will end this year, after Mayor Billy Kenoi’s administration decided the county should buy its own pumping truck and bring the operation in-house.
HONOLULU — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.
HONOLULU — An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric.
Hawaii Island residents are expressing concern over a number of proposed rule changes planned for the state’s medical marijuana program.
A 34-year-old man who fled to Mexico after a sexual assault on an underage girl in Puna more than 6 1/2 years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.