Demolition of two Pahoa landmarks — the Akebono Theatre and Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant — started Tuesday afternoon following a late-night blaze that heavily damaged both buildings Sunday.
Mayor Harry Kim headed to Honolulu on Tuesday, ready to meet, greet, request and repeat.
The Hawaii Police Department and residents of Puueo have taken steps toward the creation of a neighborhood watch to help address ongoing concerns about crime and drug use in the area.
Puna Councilwoman Eileen O’Hara interrupted a burglary at her Pahoa council office Monday when she found a man making himself a little too comfortable.
A 40-year-old Waikoloa man on felony probation for a 2016 drug conviction faces numerous new drug and firearms charges after his arrest Thursday in a public park in Waikoloa.