Number of abandoned vehicles rising on Kauai annually
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The number of abandoned vehicles on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is rising each year, a report said.
The Kauai Police Department ordered the towing of 653 vehicles over...
Hawaii judge considers life sentence for fatal crash driver
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man convicted of drunk driving and causing a fatal collision faces a possible life sentence after a jury decided he is a public threat who should serve extended...
Hawaii officials working to remove horse carcass from beach
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials are seeking the best way to remove a horse carcass that's lodged in beach rocks, a report said.
The dead animal on Kauai's Aliomanu Beach is decaying...
Watershed restoration project rejuvenating Hawaii stream
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii stream is coming back to life with help from a watershed restoration project, officials said.
The project funded by a state Department of Health and the federal...
Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Southwest Airlines has announced plans to offer interisland flights across Hawaii, officials said.
Southwest announced Thursday it will begin offering flights from Hilo...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii school building has been built entirely out of plastic Lego-like blocks composed of marine debris and household waste, a report said.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai beach park has reopened following a $6 million repair project, a report said.
Black Pot Beach Park in northern Kauai welcomed visitors Monday for the first time...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A frayed 17-year-old cable was to blame for a widespread power outage in Hawaii, a report said.
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative discovered the cause Monday and plans to...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii electric utility has asked customers to conserve energy while it periodically cuts off their electrical service while the utility recovers from a widespread power...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A roving animal management organization has sterilized more than 1,000 cats in Hawaii this year, a report said.
Animal Balance's Spay Pod surpassed 1,000 surgeries in...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials say Hawaii's last remaining native lowland bog is thriving again following a more than decade-long restoration effort.
HONOLULU (AP) — A new two-day festival on the island of Kauai aims to explore the influences traditional Hawaiian music has had on traditional folk music, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Police on the Hawaii island of Kauai investigated allegations officers were involved in cheating on a proficiency test and covering it up, a report said.
Small island of Kauai dotted with spectacular golf courses
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has some of the most beautiful and memorable golf courses in the world. And the quiet island of Kauai may have the most picturesque courses on the islands — or anywhere...
70-year-old Utah man dies in waters off Hawaii
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A 70-year-old Utah man has died in Hawaii.
The Kauai Police Department says Washington Bennett IV of Utah was body boarding before he was found unresponsive in waters...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii beach is closed to swimming after authorities responded to a dead whale that washed ashore.
The Kauai Fire Department says Kealia Beach is closed to swimming as...
Kauai woman found guilty of heroin possession
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai jury has found a homeless woman guilty of heroin possession in a trial where her mother testified against her.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The mother of a Hawaii woman charged with heroin possession was expected to take the stand as the first witness against her daughter, a report said.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai man pleaded no contest after telling police he was under the influence of a hallucinogenic when he used a machete to wreak havoc on his former boss' home because of a...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Statues of past island royalty will soon begin their reign in front of a Hawaii museum.
Life-sized, bronze statues of the last king and queen of Kauai and Niihau were...
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A foreign citizen living legally in Hawaii is suing the state over laws preventing him from obtaining a gun license, according to court documents.
Jury awards $700K to man in case against Hawaii hospital
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A federal jury awarded more than $700,000 in damages to a Hawaii man who sued a hospital, saying staff injected him against his will with anti-psychotic drugs that left him...
California man sentenced for child sex assault in Hawaii
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child while visiting Hawaii last year.
Hawaii refuge provides new home for Albatross chicks
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A wildlife refuge on the Hawaiian island of Oahu has provided a new home for endangered albatross chicks.
Researchers recently moved 25 chicks to the James Campbell...
Kauai man charged with rape pleads guilty to assault
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai man charged with rape and kidnapping has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man accused of stabbing his mother to death inside a Kauai bank has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Kauai officials sue vacation home owners for rental fines
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai officials are suing the owners of a vacation home, claiming they are violating county zoning ordinances for using the property as a short-term rental.
The Kauai County Planning Department filed the lawsuit last week, seeking to compel Greg and Joanne Allen to pay $130,000 in fines, The Garden Island reported .
Kauai resort employees amend lawsuit over locker room videos
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Female employees of a Kauai resort have added claims of sexual harassment and retaliation to their class-action lawsuit filed after a male co-worker was accused of recording women in the employee locker room.
Carcass of young humpback whale washes up on Kauai beach
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a young humpback whale that washed up on a Kauai beach.
Kekaha resident Kevin Rogers told the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about the carcass after finding it during a Monday morning beach walk, The Garden Island reported .
The nearly 10-foot (3-meter) whale carcass was covered in wounds, Rogers said.
Postal Service will keep open historic Kauai post office
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A historic post office on Kauai will remain open after the U.S. Postal Service reversed a decision to shut it down.
The service had announced its decision to close the Lihue Post Office in December 2017, prompting hundreds of letters and coconuts to be sent to the service in support of keeping the post office open.
Dog killing endangered Hawaii bird leads to assault arrest
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A woman walking with her dog on northern Kauai was assaulted after her heeler-mix killed an endangered Hawaii bird, authorities said.
Paulina Ann Ka'aumoana was walking near the Princeville Golf Course on Monday when her unleashed 19-year-old dog killed a baby nene, The Garden Island reported .
Hawaii plans to extend trial run of Kauai pig hunting
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials are planning to issue additional permits and extend the six-month trial period of pig hunting in a mountain area on Kauai.
The state had issued permits to 39 hunters, resulting in 13 feral pigs being harvested from Nounou Mountain during the trial hunt that ran through November, The Garden Island reported Thursday.
Aggressive form of tree-killing disease found on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists have discovered on Kauai the more aggressive form of a fungal pathogen that kills trees native to Hawaii.
Lab results confirmed last week the more aggressive strain of rapid ohia death, which has affected more than 210 square miles (546 square kilometers) of Big Island forest since it was discovered more than four years ago.
Kauai officials agree to $1M settlement in man’s death
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai officials have agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man who died after being hit by a police cruiser.
The family of 19-year-old Michael Kocher Jr. reached a settlement last month with Kauai County, which also agreed to place a plaque in honor of Kocher at a park near his family's home in Eleele, The Garden Island reported .
California woman drowns at dangerous Kauai spot Queen’s Bath
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Rescuers over the weekend called off their search for a California woman swept out to sea from a picturesque but dangerous spot on Kauai's north shore.
The Garden Island newspaper reported 23-year-old Yayun Cheng was the seventh drowning victim in Kauai this year.
California woman drowns at dangerous Kauai spot Queen’s Bath
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Rescuers have called off their search for a California woman swept out to sea from a picturesque but dangerous spot on Kauai's north shore.
The Garden Island newspaper reported 23-year-old Yayun Cheng is Kauai's seventh drowning for the year.
Hawaii rapid ohia tree-killing disease spreads on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A fungal pathogen that kills trees native to Hawaii has been discovered in two more areas on Kauai.
Three more trees have tested positive for rapid ohia death after it was found for the first time on the island in 14 trees in the Moloaa Forest Reserve in early May, The Garden Island reported .
Kauai skydivers jump after pilot reports mechanical issue
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The pilot of a skydiving plane made an emergency landing on Kauai after telling the two pairs of tandem parachutists to jump out, authorities said.
The plane's operator Skydive Kauai issued a mayday call Monday morning after the pilot reported mechanical issues at 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above Hanapepe, the Kauai Fire Department said.
The pilot then told the two instructors and two jumpers to exit the aircraft.
Endangered seabirds tagged to track off-island activities
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials have tagged nine Newell's shearwater chicks on Kauai, aiming to gain insight into what happens when the young seabirds leave the island for the ocean.
Kauai looks to strike balance between resources and tourism
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — With record-breaking visitor numbers and a string of natural disasters to recover from, state and county officials are looking to find a balance for overwhelmed land and infrastructure on Kauai.
Part-time Kauai resident to pay $40K for nene killings
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A part-time Kauai resident must pay more than $40,000 in fines for shooting and killing four of Hawaii's endangered state birds with pellet gun.
Kauai prosecutors say an investigation by state and U.S. agencies showed that 72-year-old Steven Cookson shot four Hawaiian geese called nene (neh-neh) near his home in Kukuiula (koo-koo-EE'-oo-lah), a luxury resort development.
Man sentenced in sex assaults of 2 women, child on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A man convicted of sexually assaulting two women and a child on Kauai was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Jesse Korn, 27, was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to kidnapping and three sexual assault charges, The Garden Island reported .
Hawaii man charged in mother’s death declared fit for trial
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man accused of stabbing his mother to death while she was working at a bank on Kauai has been declared fit for trial.
Louis Landsman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Charlene Landsman, 69, in May, The Garden Island reported .
Researchers study links between reforestation and culture
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Researchers are looking into a reforestation method that may restore the cultural connection and natural balance of native forests.
The approach incorporates the traditional relationship the Hawaiian community has with forests instead of just looking to restore ecological health to an area, the Garden Island reported Sunday.
Friday night games on Kauai to move for fledgling season
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Friday night lights will shine for high school football games on Kauai through September, but the games will move to Saturday afternoons during the rest of a seabird's fledgling season.
Hawaii man sentenced in 2016 crime spree on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man who went a one-day crime spree on Kauai after escaping a correctional facility was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
Walter Mills, 45, was sentenced Tuesday for the Nov. 3, 2016 crimes that included robberies of a bank and a pharmacy, The Garden Island reported .
Couple found dead in Kauai home following police standoff
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A man and a woman were found dead inside a Kauai home following a standoff that began when the man called police reporting gunshots, police said.
The 53-year-old man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the 50-year-old woman died after being shot, the Kauai Police Department said.
Authorities have not made public the identities of the man and woman, who were believed to be married. Autopsies were pending.
1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reporting the first death associated with a powerful storm that initially threatened Hawaii as a hurricane and later weakened to a tropical depression.
Kauai County officials said Wednesday firefighters pulled the body of a 30-year-old man from a Koloa stream. Police identified him as local resident Joshua Bradbury.
Alabama man fined for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media.
Hawaii revises rules to rabies quarantine program for pets
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has revised its rules for the rabies quarantine program that aims to prevent the introduction of the virus into the state.
Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, this week signed off on the revision, which reduces the waiting periods for pets complying with the 5 Day or Less Rabies Quarantine Program, The Garden Island reported . The new rules go into effect next week.