Keauhou fire now 80% contained

KAILUA-KONA — Firefighters continued efforts Monday to extinguish a 3,739-acre fire on the northeastern slopes of Mauna Loa.

21 arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 21 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Aug. 6 and Sunday. Three of the drivers were younger than age 21.

Fire damages Hilo home

KAILUA-KONA — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Sunday morning structure fire that damaged a two-story home in Hilo.

Bad blood in Puna: Ousted councilwoman cries foul

HILO — When the dust settled on the Hawaii County Council District 4 primary election race, the final returns showed a political newcomer winning a 20-point landslide as a result of what she called an “aloha-driven, clean, positive campaign” and the ousted incumbent saying it “was anything but that.”

Procession honors Hilo native Brian Hughes who died battling California blaze

HILO — Dozens of local and federal firefighters and other emergency responders gathered Sunday on the Hilo Bayfront to pay respect to a fallen brother — Brian Hughes, a Hilo native and captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots based in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. Hughes died on the fire line July 29, two days shy of his 34th birthday.