A Kailua-Kona woman faces up to five years behind bars when sentenced this fall after meting a plea deal with prosecutors that dropped attempted murder charges stemming from a June 2020 traffic collision.
Federal and state officials are asking the public to keep an eye out, document and report any instances of monk seal or other marine wildlife harassment they encounter in the wake of distressing videos posted on social media.
A judge delayed sentencing Monday for a 34-year-old Kona man found guilty by a jury of assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest after she learned the defendant hadn’t yet had a chance to review a pre-sentencing report and consult with his attorney.
Ample rainfall continues to fall over much of Kona sparing the area from drought that has taken hold of most the island.
The number of surf schools allowed to operate and students in the water at Kahaluu Bay would be spread throughout the day under draft rules proposed by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
A Kona school principal, the state Department of Education and Board of Education are being sued for failing to protect a female student from repeated sex assault on a public school campus.
The old Hawaiian saying “‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia” — “No task is too big when done together by all” — rang true Friday in Waimea.
Public comment is being sought by the state on plans to install day-use mooring bouys at two popular manta ray diving sites off the Kona Coast.
As Hawaii nears having 60% of the population fully vaccinated for COVID-19, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday the state will relax travel and gathering restrictions starting July 8.
Fewer people in West Hawaii are turning out for The Food Basket’s monthly food drop, however, the nonprofit has a new worry to keep an eye on as the Big Island rebounds from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The iconic Kona Inn Shopping Village and Kona Bay Hotel in Historic Kailua Village are up for sale.
Twenty-eight inmates were transferred from Hawaii Community Correctional Center to facilities on Oahu to reduce some overcrowding at the jail, which is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened more than 200.