Crash claims life of Kona man

A 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday near the intersection of Kealakaa and Kealakehe streets in North Kona.

Public school enrollment down

Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education.

Police seek whereabouts of man, 47

Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old Derek Lee Kalani Aiona, who was reported missing in August 2020. He is believed to reside in the Puna district; however, he has no known permanent address.

Wanted: A bunch of mahimahi stomachs

To fishermen in Hawaii, Pacific mahimahi stomachs hold no particular value and are discarded. But to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists researching mahimahi diet, each stomach tells a unique story and provides an opportunity to help the fish and its environment.