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A 47-year-old fisherman died Friday (May 29) in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident.

Responding to a 10:48 a.m.call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokōhau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture wound to the man’s upper chest.

Kona man killed by swordfish Friday (May 29)

A 47-year-old fisherman died Friday (May 29) in Kailua-Kona during a fishing accident. Responding to a 10:48 a.m.call, police learned that a swordfish had been observed in Honokōhau Harbor and that fisherman Randy Llanes of Kailua-Kona had jumped into the water with a spear gun. The fish was then seen thrashing about, leaving a puncture […]

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State Senate confirms committee leadership

MEDIA RELEASE The State Senate has confirmed the chairs for all 14 committees under Senate President Ron Kouchi. “This lineup of committee leadership is a thoughtful and effective placement of our Senators,” said Senate President, Sen. Ronald Kouchi (Kauai, Niihau). “With these new configured committees, we believe we are able to better address the important […]

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Puna man faces felony offense after shoplifting in Hilo

A Puna man faces a felony offense after struggling with a store employee who tried to detain him for shoplifting. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 26) police responded to a home improvement store on the 300 block of Makaʻala Street in Hilo. A store employee had reportedly seen a shopper attempting to leave the store […]

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) welcomed a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Rep. Mike Rogers, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to Hawaii. She joined them on an overview brief of the United States Pacific Command (PACOM), which covers over 50 percent of the globe’s surface and includes nearly 60 percent of […]

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Updates from Sen. Hirono (May)

MEDIA RELEASE Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed Sen. Mazie K. Hirono’s bipartisan resolution recognizing May as Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. “Over the course of this month, I’ve met dynamic Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders who continue to build upon the achievements and foundation laid by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (May)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mark Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced a bill to preserve endangered Native languages. The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act creates a new grant initiative to establish or expand Native language immersion programs. The grants will support the revitalization […]

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Strong 6.7M quake near Alaska, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred inthe Alaska peninsula at 9 p.m. HST on Thusday, May 28, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Kona swimming pool closed for repairs (May 29-June 3)

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation announces it will close the Kona Community Aquatic Center Friday, May 29, through Wednesday, June 3, to perform needed repair and maintenance work. Normal operations will resume Thursday, June 4, when the swimming pool will reopen at 6:15 a.m. for public and recreational swimming. During the […]

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Aloha Exchange board member Curtis Chong presents an 'Officer of the Month' award to Officer Mark Arnold.

Arnold is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for May

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Mark Arnold on Thursday (May 28) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for May. Arnold, a 16-year veteran assigned to the South Hilo District, was honored for his investigation of a convicted felon who was being sought for reckless endangering, driving stolen vehicles and […]

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A moped passenger injured in a crash with a dump truck Tuesday (May 26) has died from her injuries.

Twenty-nine-year-old Mokihana Choy of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday (May 27).

The operator of the moped, a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man, remains at Kona Community Hospital in stable condition.

Moped passenger killed from crash is identified as Kailua-Kona woman

A moped passenger injured in a crash with a dump truck Tuesday (May 26) has died from her injuries. Twenty-nine-year-old Mokihana Choy of Kailua-Kona was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday (May 27). The operator of the moped, a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man, remains at Kona Community Hospital in […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of May 18-24, 2015

During the week of May 18, 2015, through May 24, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 29 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 401 DUI arrests compared with 501 during […]

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Woman in critical condition after moped crashes with dump truck

A Kona woman is in critical condition following a crash between a moped and a dump truck in Kailua-Kona. At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday (May 26), the moped was merging onto the southbound lane of Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway from Hualālai Road, when it attempted to merge between a dump truck and the trailer it was […]

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