HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The largest hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii was operating at about 120% of capacity amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, straining employees and supplies.
Hilo Medical Center had 38 patients with coronavirus, including 10 in the intensive care unit, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has hit off Hawaii's Big Island.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit less than 3 miles (5 kilometers) offshore of the northwest coast of the Big Island Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) — The 31-year-old man officers on the Big Island shot and killed last week had no permanent Hawaii address and was originally from Michigan, police said.
Police said Daniel Buckingham cut an officer with a large knife Friday when officers responded to an alarm at a Hilo home that was supposed to be empty.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A shooting last week where Hawaii police say they killed a man who fired at officers was close to home for the Big Island's new fire chief.
Newly appointed Hawaii Fire Department Chief Kazuo Todd told Hawaii-Tribune Herald about responding to a June 13 shooting on the Hilo street where he lives.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Eleven inmates at the Hilo jail have asked a judge to release them early for public health reasons amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
Hilo Circuit Judge Peter Kubota granted five of the motions but denied or postponed the rest, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Police on the Big Island said an officer shot and killed a man who came out of a house and opened fire on officers responding to a domestic violence call.
When patrol officers arrived at the Hilo home Sunday night, a man came out of the rear of the residence and opened fire on the officers, the Hawaii Police Department said in a news release.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation has indefinitely closed one of two runways at the Hilo International Airport after the lights went out.
Department spokesman Jai Cunningham said the runway went dark on Friday and airport personnel are trying to determine the cause, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Pacific Tsunami Museum plans to reopen from a coronavirus pandemic-triggered shutdown by the end of the summer after finishing substantial renovations.
The downtown Hilo museum is working on relocating and renovating its Japan exhibit, which focuses on the 2011 tsunami, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The region where Hawaii's world-famous Kona coffee grows usually experiences its wet season in the summer, but it saw even more rain than usual last month.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at a Big Island jail continued to grow as officials scrambled to contain the spread among inmates and employees.
The state Department of Public Safety said Thursday an additional 22 inmates and four employees at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center had tested positive since Tuesday, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Maunakea Management Board this week approved a plan for decommissioning a telescope atop Hawaii's tallest peak.
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory is the first of five summit observatories scheduled to be decommissioned in exchange for the planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at a Big Island jail is growing as state officials say a reluctance to get vaccinated is driving the spread.
The state Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that the outbreak at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center has grown to 77 inmates and nine staff members, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii is creating an emergency evacuation plan for the Big Island in preparation for the next eruption of the largest active volcano on Earth.
A state Senate resolution adopted in March asks the state's emergency management division to develop evacuation plans for impact zones around Mauna Loa volcano, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The father of a 9-year-old Hawaii girl who starved to death pleaded no contest to manslaughter...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has said he anticipates that public schools will fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Two state Senate committees have voted to advance a House bill that would reconfigure how the aerospace industry is managed in Hawaii with amendments that some argue limit the duties and resources of the Hawaii Tourism Authority...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake struck Hawaii's Big Island on Monday...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has sponsored legislation that would prevent transgender athletes from participating in women’s collegiate athletics.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim's departure from office this week could close the career of one of the island's most significant political figures...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii County has announced that trans-Pacific travelers who arrive without a negative COVID-19 test must quarantine for 14 days...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A new Hawaii law is needed to contend with people who ignore mask mandates implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state’s governor said.
Democratic Gov. David Ige on Monday called for citations similar to tickets written for minor traffic infractions, which carry fines but are not treated as criminal offenses, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii County has expressed reservations about a quarantine concept being considered by other counties that would allow visitors to remain isolated in hotels or on the grounds of individual resorts rather than in their rooms...
HONOLULU (AP) — The first hurricane to threaten the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is presenting new challenges to Hawaii officials long accustomed to tropical storms...
HONOLULU (AP) — Police in Hawaii are investigating the theft of fruit valued at about $1,000 including durian, which is known for its powerful odor...
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling into a Hawaii volcano crater, authorities said.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers and Hawaii Island fire crews rescued the man Wednesday night after he fell 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 meters) at Kilauea volcano's Halemaumau crater on the Big Island, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.
University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists measuring the thickness of Kilauea volcano's newest lava flows have said molten rock added as much as 180 feet (55 meters) of lava to parts of the Big Island last year.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials urged residents and visitors to be prepared as a strong tropical storm approached the island state...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Olivia heading toward Hawaii (all times local):
Hurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides that blocked roads on Hawaii's mostly rural Big Island on Thursday as residents and tourists in the state's biggest city braced for the dangerous storm to come their way...
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island, where the Kilauea volcano has been spewing huge amounts of lava for months, are bracing for the possibility that frequent earthquakes will cut off a major highway...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials have reached a crossroad between providing shelter for volcano eruption evacuees and holding steady on a push to regulate rental and homeless housing...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Online auction and sales company eBay has removed multiple listings of sand said to be taken from Hawaii beaches...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl.
Police on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone.
LIHUE — Alfred Auger picked up his second Swimmer of the Meet honor in just over two weeks.
Auger, 10, was named Swimmer of the Meet following his performance at the 30th Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto ABC meet at the “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium in Hilo, Hawaii that wrapped up over the weekend.