A 42-year-old Hilo man is accused of receiving a Federal Express package that contained more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” packed inside the toy head of a “Sesame Street” character — and then attempting to torch the parcel as authorities closed in to arrest him.
A woman shot by police in Hilo almost two years ago is suing the county, alleging the officers who shot and killed herhusband and injured her used excessive force. The civil suit, filed Jan. 12 in Hilo Circuit Court by Nikita Nakamoto, seeks unspecified damages for herself and her twominor children, one of whom is the natural child of her late husband, Ronald Barawis Jr.
A physician who is training to become an internal medicine specialist says she plans to return home to practice medicine on Hawaii Island — a big win for a nonprofit that’s fighting the doctor shortage.
HONOLULU — State lawmakers opened the 2018 Legislative Session on Wednesday with vows to tackle the housing crisis and homelessness. They also pledged to make sure the state never again experiences a false alarm missile alert like last weekend’s.