Hawaii-Tribune Herald
Man arrested for Hilo jail fire
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:43:10 +0000
A 33-year-old Hilo man was arrested Monday evening after allegedly setting part of the old Hilo jail on fire.
Saddle Road crash victim named
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:55:38 +0000
Police have identified 49-year-old Napoleon Higuera of Hilo as the man who died in a vehicle wreck Saturday on Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Astronomy’s ‘discovery of the century’ helps explain ‘cosmic bling’
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:05:56 +0000
About 130 million years ago, two neutron stars collided, seeding the cosmos with gold and other heavy elements and scattering gravitational waves in all directions.
Mumps case confirmed at Hilo school
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:05:55 +0000
An individual at Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School in Hilo has been infected with the mumps virus, the school confirmed in a letter Monday.
Five ‘alala released into the wild
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:05:55 +0000
Five captive-reared ‘alala, or Hawaiian crow, were released into the wild last week, part of conservationists’ second attempt in the past year to replenish the population of the critically endangered bird in its native habitat.
Iconic Honomu tree falls after trimming
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:05:54 +0000
An iconic banyan tree in Honomu that was recently trimmed — under county contract — fell early Sunday morning, leaving its top branches touching the gym roof, knocking out power to the community, damaging parked vehicles and sending residents into the streets.
Ironman participant injured in collision during the race
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:05:51 +0000
KAILUA-KONA — A professional triathlete is expected to survive after colliding with a vehicle while on the cycling course during the 39th annual Ironman World Championship on Saturday, officials confirmed Monday.
Hilo man killed in head-on collision Saturday on Saddle Road
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:05:51 +0000
Several major Big Island roads were closed this past weekend after a fatal traffic collision and several weather-related incidents.
1 dead, 1 critical after Saddle Road crash
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:06:54 +0000
A Hilo man was killed and a Mountain view woman critically injured Saturday after a two-vehicle crash on Saddle Road.
Council resolution to Trump, Kim seeks peace with North Korea
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:06:04 +0000
All they are saying is give peace a chance.
A finish to remember: Couple shares emotional kiss after completing Ironman
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:06:03 +0000
Ivy and Jim McGowan were not the first to finish, or even the last at the Ironman World Championship on Saturday.
Supporters energize Ironman athletes via signs
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:05:58 +0000
KAILUA-KONA — From cunning to loving, inspiring to silly, Ironman supporters showered their athletes with creative messages of encouragement in what has become its own tradition around the annual triathlon.
World of wizardry: Students on fall break take Harry Potter-themed educational journey
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:05:56 +0000
Last week, 11-year-old Justin Takemoto received an envelope in the mail sealed with wax.
New downtown Hilo attraction teaches players about 19th century Hawaii
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:06:04 +0000
A new attraction in downtown Hilo is easy to enter but difficult to leave.
Honomu banyan trees trimmed
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:06:03 +0000
A woman with a stroller walks Wednesday at Honomu Park under the canopy of the community’s beloved banyan trees. Residents asked Hawaii County not to cut down the trees, which were instead thinned out considerably during the summer. The north side of the trees was trimmed so branches no longer overhang neighboring properties. Honomu resident Stone Willow said the canopies were lifted to between 35 and 40 feet above the ground, deadwood was removed and intertwining branches were separated, except at the highest levels. He said some roots still need to be trimmed and orange fencing removed. Some community members expressed concern that the trees might be top heavy, Willow said, but an arborist said the trees are stable.
Heavy rain to taper off
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:06:02 +0000
Hawaii Island’s heaviest rainfalls are expected to taper off by today.
Plan for homeless camp in Kona moves forward
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:05:59 +0000
KAILUA-KONA — The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday approved a management right of entry for Hawaii County onto a parcel of land known as Village 9, which Mayor Harry Kim plans to use first as a temporary homeless camp before developing it into a long-term housing site replete with social services for Kona’s homeless population.
Kona water restriction not necessarily common knowledge among Ironman visitors
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:05:58 +0000
KAILUA-KONA — During a two-day period leading up to today’s Ironman World Championship in Kona, about half of visitors responded with raised eyebrows or puzzled stares when asked if they knew Kona was short on water — and had been for several months — because of simultaneous equipment malfunctions at several area deep wells.
Irasshaimase!: Genki Sushi opens to public today at Prince Kuhio Plaza
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:06:03 +0000
Prince Kuhio Plaza on Thursday welcomed its newest addition during a ribbon-cutting for Japanese restaurant Genki Sushi.
‘This is your future’: Enthusiasm flows during Puna Kai groundbreaking
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:06:00 +0000
Despite a heavy downpour, more than 300 people came out Thursday for the Puna Kai shopping center groundbreaking in Pahoa.