Old Mamalahoa Highway in the Ahualoa area of Honokaa is closed in both directions between Kapuna Road and Kahana Drive until further notice due to a downed tree, police said Thursday afternoon.
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Police have arrested a 46-year-old Kailua-Kona man on suspicion of escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility early Thursday morning.
Hale Nani Work Reintegration Center inmate Sean Duyser was reported missing from the Hilo facility at about 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
On a windy afternoon in March, firefighter Jeremy Buttz dropped from a helicopter into the choppy waters off the Kohala Coast to stay with two kayakers who had been blown out to sea.
For years growing up, Tracey Matsuyama was made to believe her dad’s missing arm was chewed off by the family dog.
Drivers can expect to run into a detour in October while construction of the Pahoa roundabout begins, according to the state Department of Transportation.
While Tropical Storm Iselle apparently didn’t cause any serious injuries, some lower Puna residents think the same cannot be said for the steam release that occurred at Puna Geothermal Venture while they were hunkering down for Iselle’s arrival.
A total of 260 Hawaii Island residents reported sustaining damage to their homes as a result of Tropical Storm Iselle, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
Pier 1 Imports is prepping to open a store in Hilo within Prince Kuhio Plaza.
The alleged triggerman in a double homicide last year in Hilo will get a new lawyer.
A politically connected pumping company will be allowed to keep a baseyard it built in a Hilo neighborhood zoned residential, despite constructing a five-bay industrial warehouse after getting a permit for a single-family home.
A cross stolen from the front lawn of a historic Hilo church has been returned to the house of worship.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a written statement Tuesday it became fully operational Aug. 13. The federally operated observatory had been less than fully operational since the previous Friday morning after Tropical Storm Iselle directly hit the Big Island on Aug. 7.
During the week of Aug. 11-17, police arrested 20 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.
Almost half the state’s 13,115 medical marijuana patients live on Hawaii Island, but it took a request by state Sen. Will Espero for a medical marijuana task force to schedule a public hearing here.