Law enforcement on watch for armed protests

Hawaii law enforcement officials are on watch following an FBI warning that extremists who support President Donald Trump could stage armed protests in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated Wednesday.

Police seek info in statue theft

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with an investigation involving the theft of a statue from a religious institution on Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.

Budget woes could shutter Youth Challenge Academy

Don’t close the book on the Hawaii National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy in Hilo just yet — although a presentation by the state’s adjutant general to lawmakers earlier in the week gave the impression the program is dead in the budgetary water.