An endangered Hawaiian Hawk that was wounded by a pellet gun has made a full recovery on the Big Island.
The Three Ring Ranch animal sanctuary was taking care of the bird after it was brought in April.
The bird had a bullet lodged in its chest. But after surgery and rehab, the hawk was released on Monday.
It was the second wounded hawk that was found in a matter of weeks on the Big Island.
Both were apparently shot by a pellet gun, which is illegal.
Sources tell KHON2 that state Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy died in a plane crash off Molokai.
Loretta Fuddy devoted 30 years to the health and human services industry.
There's a grinch at the Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery. At least, that's what those who have loved ones buried there are saying. They've been told their holiday decorations at gravesites will have to come down.