Police seek missing Puna teen

Police are looking for a 15-year-old Keaau girl last seen Oct. 29 in Hawaiian Paradise Park. Chasslyn Heu-Pacheco is described as local, 5-foot-2 inches tall, 120 pounds, with long brown hair, brown eyes and fair skin.

With births down, U.S. had slowest growth rate in a century

ORLANDO, Fla. — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Obituaries for December 31

Joel Arruda, 68, of Hilo died Dec. 20 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a sugar mill worker. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by brother, Clayton Arruda of Hawaii; sisters Mabel Jernstrom and Miriam Quiret of Hawaii, Carolyn Cabreira of Washington and Elaine Cheer of Oklahoma. Arrangement by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Officials: Hanukkah attack suspect researched Hitler online

MONSEY, N.Y. — A man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in a bloody attack on a Hanukkah celebration had handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references and had recently used his phone to look up information on Hitler and the location of synagogues, authorities said.

Lions Foundation to honor two of its founding members

To commemorate the start of its 60th year of service in the Aloha State, the Hawaii Lions Foundation will begin 2020 with a statewide “Celebration of Lions Service” for two of its founding members on Sunday, Jan. 12, on the Big Island.