Arrests, charges in alleged Hilo recyclables burglary

Photos courtesy Hawaii County Police

HILO, Hawaii: Recyclables allegedly stolen from a business in Hilo on Friday morning has led to the arrest of a Hilo man and woman. Jesse Idebond Sablan, 36, and Dana Sablan, 21, were charged at 11:10 a.m. Friday with one count each of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Bail was set at $11,000 for Jesse Sablan and […]

VIDEO: Waves sweep New York boy to sea in Hawaii, another injured

Helicopter searches as waves crash around Kaawaloa

KAAWALOA, Hawaii: A tragic situation is unfolding at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay. One visiting 15-year old boy has been hospitalized and another 15-year old boy is missing following a public accident at the Ka’awaloa Light House on July 4th. The Coast Guard Hawaii identified the missing boy as Tyler Madoff of White Plains, New York. […]

VIDEO: Pahala brushfire – the aftermath

Parts of Pahala still smoldering

PAHALA, Hawaii: At the beginning of last week, two fast moving wildfires – fanned by gusting winds – burned through the brush on either side of Pahala Town, forcing the closure of roads, prompting evacuations, and blanketing the Ka’u region in smoke. Julia Neal is the publisher of the Ka’u Calendar, a monthly newspaper based out […]

“Whopping” number of earthquakes shake around Hawaii volcano


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: A large number of earthquakes has been rattling the Volcano area on Hawaii Island over the last few days. The quakes have been small, with no damage reported. Still, a handful of those temblors have been 3.0 magnitude and over. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s “Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii” page […]

VIDEO: Fatal zipline accident investigation completed

FILE: The gate at Honolii Mountain Outpost, the day of the fatal accident

HONOLII, Hawaii: The state’s investigation into last September’s fatal zipline accident in Pauka’a that claimed the life of one employee of GoZip LLC and seriously injured another, has been completed. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, has concluded that, “the tower collapsed because the soil […]