The alarm bells might no longer be sounding, but few people in Puna have any illusions that they are completely out of harm’s way.
A 34-year-old homeless man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for assaulting a police officer and threatening a Hilo convenience store clerk.
When it comes to population increases in Hawaii County, more of us flew here than grew here, according to the latest data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
With the threat level from Kilauea volcano downgraded Wednesday, Hawaii County will consider scaling back its lava flow updates and overflights that have been a nearly daily occurrence for the past six months, said Civil Defense chief Darryl Oliveira.
Two Hawaii Island principals will be honored for their work after being nominated for the Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award.
A Hilo man has been charged with three offenses in connection with a reported assault Monday night.
An unconscious woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a 40-foot fall down an embankment near downtown Hilo.
Brew it strong — because the news for coffee lovers in a coffee-growing region just keeps getting better.
Water rates would rise 3 percent next year, followed by 4 percent the following year and then 5 percent annually for the next three years, under a proposal floated Tuesday by the county Water Board.
Five tractor-trailers carrying heavy equipment slowly ascended Mauna Kea early Tuesday morning as construction of Hawaii’s most advanced observatory prepared to get underway.
A state House committee signed off Tuesday on a series of resolutions related to the pending $4.3 billion sale of Hawaiian Electric Company to Florida-based NextEra Energy.
A Senate bill seeking funding to control albizia trees on Hawaii Island has stalled after failing to cross over to the state House of Representatives.
While it’s not advancing, glowing or steaming, officials said Monday they were not yet ready to call the lower half of the June 27 lava flow dead.
Mayor Billy Kenoi on Monday took aim at projects needed on both sides of the island to move Big Island tourism forward.
Two government trucks were stolen in apparently unrelated incidents last week, police said.
State lawmakers are taking concerns about the pending $4.3 billion sale of Hawaiian Electric Company to Florida-based NextEra Energy to the House floor via a series of resolutions.
The search for geothermal energy under the dormant Hualalai volcano is moving forward.
The state Attorney General’s Office is appealing a decision made last month to resume Medicaid reimbursements for a Hilo physician accused of fraud.
A state Department of Education administrator in Hilo is set to receive $325,000 to settle a wrongful termination case against the state.