A Kawaihae man who pleaded guilty to murdering Kona musician Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday.
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The Royal Grounds at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park are closed because of high surf and shoreline damage.
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow advanced about 70 yards between Sunday and Monday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
HONOLULU — Fourteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, there is still no legal way for patients to obtain pot without growing it themselves.
A flash flood watch goes into effect at 6 p.m. Monday ahead of the arrival of an upper-level trough and associated cold front that will bring the potential for heavy rain and thunderstorms to all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Up to 6 inches of snow could fall on the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits between Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
A large northwest swell will bring warning level surf to the Big Island’s west-facing shores through 6 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Honolulu says.
Feed the Children Kona put on a free Christmas dinner for the needy in Kealakekua on Saturday. Featuring fresh vegetables from local donors and other food, the event at Christ Church Episcopal also had silk painting, live music, Santa and gifts, all designed to bring creative and nutritional sustenance to children going through hard times, said the event’s organizer Marya Mann.
NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.
CAIRNS, Australia — A judge on Sunday (HST) rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war, against a movie company.
WASHINGTON — In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working.
The board of apartment owners of a beleaguered Banyan Drive condominium has worked out a plan with the county to pay off more than $100,000 in delinquent sewer bills.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 4 miles inland.
This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii Police Department records. The department considers North and South Kona one district.