A 27-year-old Captain Cook man made his initial appearance Friday in Kona District Court on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree arson in connection with the May 25 shooting death of a 46-year-old Kailua-Kona man.
The Hawaii Police Department said a second fatal officer-involved shooting occurred today in Hilo.
Autopsies have conducted on a 34-year-old Hilo man shot by police during a Sunday evening gun battle and his 91-year-old grandfather, who collapsed during the gunfire and died, police said.
Twenty-eight inmates were transferred from Hawaii Community Correctional Center to facilities on Oahu to reduce some overcrowding at the jail, which is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened more than 200.
Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would accelerate the federal Bureau of Prisons’ approval process for compassionate release during a public health emergency.
Mediation centers on the Big Island are preparing for an influx of cases when the state’s eviction moratorium ends in August.
The iconic Kona Inn Shopping Village and Kona Bay Hotel in Historic Kailua Village are up for sale.
Relief is on its way for people who’ve complained of long lines and long waits for appointments with the county offices of vehicle registration and licensing.
WASHINGTON — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to speed development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department says it is making changes to be more transparent and address use of force tactics.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president.
Lancelot “Lance” “Pastor Lance” “Da Dog” Ako, Jr., 66, of Ocean View died May 2 at home. Born in Kealakekua, he was a pastor for Hope DIA-mend Ministries, terminal agent for the former Aloha Airlines, dog catcher, therapeutic foster parent, security office and crosswalk guard at Ka‘u and Naalehu schools and U.S. Navy veteran. Services will be held at 10 a.m. June 26, 2021, at Hope DIA-mend Ministries at 92-8988 Ginger Blossom, Ocean View 96737. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Ako of Ocean View; daughter, Tiffany (Jeremy) Javier of Maui; sons, Lancelot Kainalu (Hannah) Ako, III of Kailua-Kona, Chadwick Keoni (Uriel Avila Zuniga) Ako of San Diego, CA.; brother, John Keone Ako of Seattle, WA.; 4 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
JERUSALEM — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month’s 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
The U.S. armed forces are widely considered the most formidable military force on the planet, the ultimate deterrent to foreign invasion and attack. However, there’s an invisible enemy breaching U.S. defenses all too often.
The cost of caring for America’s nearly 6 million Alzheimer’s disease patients is already $600 billion a year, factoring in the cost of uncompensated caregiving. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug treatment that may or may not work but is set to cost $56,000 a year for the average patient — a charge that in most instances will fall to Medicare.