Big Island college report: Dvorak’s tennis career ends at NCAAs

Waiakea graduate Sarah Dvorak’s college tennis career came to an end Thursday when she and fellow Texas Tech senior Sabrina Federici lost to North Carolina’s Alle Sanford and Sara Daavettila 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) in the opening round of the NCAA doubles tennis championships in Winston Salem, N.C.

Kalapana traffic fatality ID’d

Police identified the man who died in a SUV rollover Monday on Highway 130 near the 21-mile marker as 59-year-old Kenneth “Key” Mepham Jr. of Kalapana.

Lava prompts election officials to mail absentee voting applications

The State Office of Elections and the Hawaii County Elections Division on Monday announced they will be mailing absentee voting applications to more than 6,000 voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High/Intermediate (precinct 04-04) due to the uncertain nature of the volcanic eruption in lower Puna.

Power outage caused by toppled pine tree

Hawaii Electric Light Co. reports about 2,100 customers experienced a power interruption shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday after high winds apparently toppled a pine tree, which fell onto and broke lines near Kynnersley Road in North Kohala.