HONOLULU — Hawaii officials wrongly arrested a homeless man for a crime committed by someone else, locked him up in a state hospital for more than two years, forced him to take psychiatric drugs and then tried to cover up the mistake by quietly setting him free with just 50 cents to his name, the Hawaii Innocence Project said in a court document asking a judge to set the record straight.
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A judge Monday denied a defense request to free a 61-year-old Mountain View man accused of 22 drug and firearms offenses on court-supervised release without cash bail.
‘We’ve got this under control’: Firefighters continue to work Big Island’s largest fire for fifth day
Firefighters Tuesday continued battling flames and dousing hotspots within the 62.5-square-mile burn area of the Big Island’s largest wildland fire in history.
A Hawaiian Airlines jet landed without incident Tuesday morning at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole after an engine warning light illuminated shortly after takeoff.
The Hawaii Health Systems Corp. on Monday said it supports the Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s new call to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers across the state.
Despite the recent spike in Delta variant COVID-19 cases, Hawaii’s popularity as a travel destination continues to grow.
The state Department of Health on Monday reported 76 new COVID-19 cases on the Big Island and 365 new cases statewide amid an ongoing surge.
State health and education leaders are committed to returning students to classrooms today, despite the latest surge of COVID-19 cases in Hawaii.
Firefighters appear to have gotten the upper hand on a more than 40,000-acre wildland fire in South Kohala deemed the largest in Hawaii Island history.
Hawaii County officials are asking residents and visitors to remain vigilant and to be prepared for evacuate if needed as firefighters continue to battle a 40,000-acre wildland fire that threatened Waikoloa Village Sunday afternoon.