Officer, agent ‘saddle up’ to raise funds and awareness

A Hawaii Police Department officer and an FBI special agent achieved their goal, and then some, when they trekked on foot from theKona police station to the Hilo police station over the Saddle Road to attend a Monday ceremony to celebrate the start of Police Week.

Pahoa shelter celebrates Mother’s Day

The community took time Sunday to honor Mother’s Day with a celebration at the Pahoa emergency shelter for the mothers and families displaced by lava from Kilauea volcano.

Beer tips off Leilani homeowner of intruder

The owner of a burglarized home in Leilani Estates subdivision realized someone was on his property — which had been evacuated due to lava from Kilauea volcano — when he found a 12-pack of Bud Light beer behind his house when he returned to check on the place.

PTA troops could used for lava rescues

It’s possible that approximately 1,400 active-duty troops training at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Islandcould be called upon to help with evacuation efforts in the event of a worst-case scenario during the currentstate of emergency.

LEILANI ERUPTION: ‘Business as usual’ in Lanipuna

LANIPUNA GARDENS — With daily updates of more volcanic fissures opening and lava destroying homes in Leilani Estates, it’s easy to forget that Lanipuna Gardens, a smaller neighboring subdivision, also remains under evacuation order by Hawaii County Civil Defense.