Police seek suspect in Hilo homicide

Police are searching for a suspect in an early Friday morning shooting in the parking lot of the Puainako Town Center in Hilo that left a man dead inside a car.

Windward Big Island sees uptick in rainfall in November

After East Hawaii’s rainy season got underway with a drier-than-usual October, November saw the cloudbursts predicted by the National Weather Service, with mostly above-average rainfall totals on the Big Island’s windward side.

Construction resumes at farmers market

Oft-delayed construction of a permanent structure at the Hilo Farmers Market is underway, with concrete poured and construction equipment sitting on the cordoned-off lot on the north mauka corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street, next to Reuben’s Mexican Food.

Hearing set for Hilo woman accused of ramming cop’s car

A 38-year-old Hilo woman police say rammed the car of one officer and almost hit two other officers in the process told officers she had been sleeping in the driver’s seat in the middle of the road when they arrived, according to court documents.

Kawelu shares more info about audience-free hula competition

Only three halau — two from California and a Honolulu juggernaut that competes every five years — have decided not to participate in a 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival that will be held without a live audience, according to Merrie Monarch President Luana Kawelu.

Post-arrival testing to ramp up in Kona

Starting Wednesday, all trans-Pacific travelers who took a pre-boarding COVID-19 test also will be given a rapid-result antigen test upon arrival at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, Mayor Harry Kim said Monday.

SHOPO sues Hawaii County over disclosure law

The statewide police union is now suing all four counties in an effort to keep the names of officers fired or suspended for disciplinary reasons secret until all grievance avenues for the officers are exhausted.

Mountain View woman accused of multiple offenses

A 31-year old Mountain View woman facing numerous drug and firearms charges after allegedly attempting to flee from police Nov. 11 in Fern Acres subdivision remains in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, unable to post $144,000 bail.

Search continues for man missing off Mana Road

Emergency responders and family members are searching again today for a 44-year-old Honaunau man who was last seen and heard from early Wednesday afternoon when his Jeep became disabled in the Keanakolu Area, about 16-18 miles up Mana Road, which runs up Maunakea from Waimea.