OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.
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PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the “puzzling” exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.
National Association of Counties President Riki Hokama appointed Hawaii County Council member Dennis “Fresh” Onishi to the NACo Board of Directors during the 79th annual conference, which was hosted July 11-14 in New Orleans.
Mayor Billy Kenoi nominated former Hilo County Councilman Donald Ikeda to the Windward Planning Commission.
LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — A boat that capsized Sunday night off Kauai, forcing its owner, his son and an injured guest to swim to shore, was recovered.
WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — A 27-year-old man died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash on Maui.
HONOLULU (AP) — A dozen large albizia trees will be removed from University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former University of Hawaii Foundation employee convicted of identity theft was spared prison time.
A 51-year-old Honomu man on 10 years probation for stabbing his housemate to death two years ago faces numerous theft- and identity theft-related charges on Oahu, as well as probation violation proceedings in Hilo.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military’s Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home.
A Civil Defense overflight Wednesday morning observed that the June 27 lava flow has picked up speed since the beginning of the week.
A Family Violence Summit is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
In years past, local folks knew it was time for the Hawaii County Fair by the predictable September rains — which some people joked were brought in with the fair’s rides and games.