Search on for Australian overboard on cruise ship in PacificApril 27, 2023 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday it was searching for a cruise ship passenger from Australia in waters south of Hawaii.
The ship Quantum of the Seas notified the Coast Guard of a man overboard at 11:03 p.m.
Molten lava on Hawaii’s Big Island could block main highwayDecember 3, 2022 GMT
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Many people on the Big Island of Hawaii are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa volcano slides across a key highway and blocks the quickest route connecting two sides of the island.
Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcanoDecember 1, 2022 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world's largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow.
Hawaii waves swamp homes, weddings during ‘historic’ swellJuly 19, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — Towering waves on Hawaii's south shores crashed into homes and businesses, spilled across highways and upended weddings over the weekend.
The large waves — some more than 20 feet (6 meters) high — came from a combination of a strong south swell that peaked Saturday evening, particularly high tides and rising sea levels associated with climate change, the National Weather Service said Monday.
Pittsburgh man acquitted of manslaughter of friend in HawaiiJuly 11, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who was charged with manslaughter in the strangulation death of a college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii was found not guilty by a jury.
Jurors reached their verdict last week after a trial on the Big Island, where Benjamin Fleming was vacationing with two friends he knew since attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Army seeks comment on proposal continue Pohakuloa land leaseApril 8, 2022 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army on Friday said it was seeking comment on its proposal to continue to use state lands on Hawaii's Big Island for training.
The Army has prepared a draft environmental impact statement regarding 23,000 acres of state land it wants to continue leasing at Pohakuloa Training Area.
Massive Hawaii taro root could be largest ever harvestedMarch 4, 2022 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A super-sized taro root has been harvested on Hawaii's Big Island.
The 50-pound corm, which is the root of a taro plant, was grown on Aina ‘Ahiu Farm in Hawaii Island’s South Kona district and could possibly be the largest on record, West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday.
Caregiver not guilty in 3-year-old Hawaii foster boy’s deathNovember 5, 2021 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A judge on Thursday found a Hawaii woman not guilty of murder in the death of a 3-year-old foster child she was caring for, West Hawaii Today reported.
Hawaii Island farmers get help to fight coffee leaf rustOctober 27, 2021 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island coffee farmers are expected to receive $300,000 from the state to help them battle coffee leaf rust, a disease that can kill coffee trees.
The money comes from the state Department of Agriculture thanks to a bill passed by the Legislature extending and enhancing the state’s Coffee Berry Borer Pesticide Subsidy program.
Big Island bikeshare program thriving despite pandemicOctober 12, 2021 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Despite the pandemic, bikeshare ridership remained strong on the Big Island partly because there was a rental car shortage.
Bikeshare Hawaii Island was the first of its kind in the state when it was introduced in Kailua-Kona five years ago.
Ironman World Championship leaves Hawaii for 1st timeSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Ironman World Championship will be held outside Hawaii for the first time in four decades because of uncertainty over whether the Big Island will be able to host the triathlon as scheduled in February during the coronavirus pandemic.
5.2 quake on Hawaii’s Big Island felt as far away as KauaiJuly 6, 2021 GMT
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.
Hawaii seeks input on manta ray viewing mooring proposalJune 29, 2021 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The state has asked the public to comment on a proposal to install mooring buoys to address overcrowding at two popular manta ray viewing sites off the Kona Coast.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources said it plans to install 13 of the buoys at Kaukalaelae Point, off Keauhou, and 12 at Makako Bay, off Keahole Point.
Tourist in deadly vacation rental fight asks to leave HawaiiApril 16, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A Pittsburgh man pleaded not guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the strangulation of a college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii...
Tourist charged with manslaughter in pal’s Hawaii deathApril 9, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — There is probable cause to charge a Pittsburgh tourist with manslaughter in the strangulation death of the college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii, a judge ruled Thursday...
Hawaii vacation of 3 friends from East Coast ended in deathApril 8, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii vacation for three tourists from the U.S. East Coast turned deadly after one of them became “psychotically” drunk, his friend testified Wednesday...
Virus outbreak at Hawaii university forces campus closureApril 5, 2021 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at the University of the Nations Kona in Hawaii has been reported by university officials and has forced the campus to close to the public...
Tourist charged in fatal Hawaii vacation rental fightApril 1, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said...
Hawaii tour firm reports more buyers after volcano eruptionDecember 24, 2020 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — One Hawaii helicopter tour company has seen a substantial rise in bookings after a volcano eruption and following months of limited business due to the coronavirus pandemic...
Plans for $10.5M Hawaii island compost facility postponedOctober 30, 2020 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Development of a $10.5 million facility on Hawaii island to make compost using green waste and food waste has been postponed because of a shortage of the key components...
Sale of Hawaii beer operation to clear way for acquisitionSeptember 23, 2020 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the sale of the Hawaii operations of a beer company, which could clear the way for a related acquisition by Anheuser-Busch Inc.
Hawaii mayor: State will not be ready to reopen by Sept. 1July 20, 2020 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The mayor of Hawaii County has said the state will not be ready to reopen to tourists Sept...
Up to 10% of Big Island tsunami warning sirens inoperableOctober 7, 2019 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly 10% of tsunami warning sirens on Hawaii Island were found to be inoperable during a recent test, officials said.
Hawaii County Civil Defense made the determination following an Oct.
Hawaii woman changes plea to no contest in fatal stabbingSeptember 19, 2019 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman has changed her plea to a charge she killed one person in a double stabbing in a Hawaii Island park, a report said...
Hawaii county officials close bay to assist coral spawningMay 22, 2019 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii county has closed a bay to prevent disruption of coral spawning that scientists predicted would occur over two days, officials said...
Hawaii reiterates that CBD still illegal for most peopleMay 3, 2019 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health issued a statement Wednesday reiterating that cannabidiol has never been permitted for sale in any form in the state except for people who have medical marijuana cards and can get it at licensed dispensaries...
Tests show high levels of coral-harming chemical in HawaiiApril 28, 2019 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Officials have found high levels of a chemical commonly used in sunscreen that is believed to harm coral reefs in bay waters off Hawaii's Big Island...
Hawaii coral reefs stabilizing following bleaching eventJanuary 24, 2019 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Coral reefs off the Big Island are stabilizing nearly four years after Hawaii's worst bleaching event, an environmental organization said...
US agency says cauliflower coral may need federal protectionSeptember 23, 2018 GMT
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A species of coral that environmentalists say is at risk from climate change could need U...