High surf warning in effect

A high surf warning remains in effect through 6 p.m. Saturday for west-facing shores of the Big Island, according to the National Weather Service.

Police nabbed 37 for DUI last week

Big Island police arrested 37 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Feb. 14 and Sunday. Six of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash; four were younger than age 21.

Man killed in South Kona crash

A 58-year-old Honaunau man died following a two-vehicle collision on Thursday on an unnamed side road off of the mauka side of Mamalahoa Highway, just south of the 106 mile marker in South Kona.

CDC to significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines today

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will significantly loosen federal mask-wearing guidelines to protect against COVID-19 transmission on Friday, according to two people familiar with the matter, meaning most Americans will no longer be advised to wear masks in indoor public settings.

Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital today local time after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.