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Results of Keoua’s 30th Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race Saturday (Aug 20)

The 30th annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Races were sponsored by Keoua Canoe Club and held at Honaunau Saturday (Aug 20). All races started and finished at Honaunau. The Juniors raced on a three mile course, Women and Mixed crews on an eight mile course, with the Men paddlers racing for 10 miles.

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Work continues on the County of Hawai‘i’s highway intersection improvement project this weekend. One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 to allow Hawaiian Telcom to relocate overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa Highway and Nāpo‘opo‘o Road in Kona.

Intersection work at Mamalahoa Hwy, Napoopoo Rd this weekend (Aug 20-21)

Work continues on the County of Hawai‘i’s highway intersection improvement project this weekend. One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 to allow Hawaiian Telcom to relocate overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa […]

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Spirit of Kona aground and sinking fronting Kailua Estates subdivision near Old Kona Airport Park Sunday, July 24, 2016. Photo via USCG

Boat ‘Spirit of Kona’ runs aground and sinks near Old Kona Airport Park

The vessel reportedly has a maximum pollution potential of 600 gallons of diesel fuel aboard, commercial batteries and 19.5 gallons of hydraulic and lube oils.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light crews work to restore electric service in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

HELCO restores power to 900 customers, crews continue to work in the field

Overnight, Hawai‘i Electric Light restored electric service to 900 customers in various parts of Hāmākua, upper Puna, and Kona that were impacted by high winds from Tropical Storm Darby. About 100 customers in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Leilani Estates, Kapoho, Orchidland Estates, Honoka‘a, and Kailua-Kona remain without power.

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Holualoa man receives 14 charges after Kailua-Kona burglary

A break-in at a Kona business has led to 14 charges against a Hōlualoa man. On January 15, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a break-in to a business and company vehicle on the 73-4000 block of Hulikoa Drive in Kailua-Kona, where cash, credit cards and keys had been taken sometime between January […]

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The mother of Sidney Uemoto checks on her daughter following her daughter's rescue nine miles off Kona, Hawaii, July 15, 2016. Uemoto and David McMahon were both rescued by a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew following an expansive joint search by Navy, Royal New Zealand air force, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard crews. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Cooper)

Survivors of plane ditched off Kona are rescued Friday morning (July 15)

Plane crash survivors rescued at 11:35 a.m. Friday (July 15) about nine miles north of the Kona International Airport about a mile and half offshore.

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Police seek info on woman seen in Kailua-Kona jewelry theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted in connection with the theft of jewelry. At about 1:30 p.m. on June 22, an unknown woman removed jewelry from a sales display at a store on Waterfront Row in Kailua-Kona. The stolen item was described as a pair of gold […]

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Police are trying to ID theft suspect in Kona store

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with the theft of merchandise from a Kona store on two days in June. At about 8:20 a.m. on June 24, an unknown man removed merchandise from a store on the 74-5400 block of Makala Street in Kailua-Kona. At […]

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Woman found in stolen truck faces 13 charges

A Kona woman found in a stolen truck now faces 13 charges. On Monday (July 4), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that a 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup truck had been removed from a business on the 73-4100 block of Hulikoa Drive in Kailua-Kona sometime between Sunday afternoon (July 3) and Monday morning.

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A 23-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Saturday evening (July 2) on Puʻuhonua Road in Captain Cook north of Highway 160 and the 3-mile marker.

She has been identified as Jessica E. Uulopa of Captain Cook.

Responding to an 8 p.m. call, police determined that Uulopa was the back-seat passenger in a 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser that was traveling south on Puʻuhonua Road. The car ran off the west shoulder of the roadway, struck a lava rock wall and overturned, ejecting Uulopa into a lava field.

Kona woman dies after crash in Captain Cook area

A 23-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Saturday evening (July 2) on Puʻuhonua Road in Captain Cook north of Highway 160 and the 3-mile marker. She has been identified as Jessica E. Uulopa of Captain Cook. Responding to an 8 p.m. call, police determined that Uulopa was the back-seat passenger in a 2009 […]

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Brief power outage due to Keahole Power Plant problem Friday (July 1)

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports a brief power interruption occurred on Friday, July 1, when a combustion turbine unit at its Keahole Power Plant tripped offline. Maintenance crews were testing the unit (CT5) when it unexpectedly tripped. About 15,000 customers in various areas of the island experienced a six-minute power interruption while backup generators were started. […]

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2016 Mayoral candidates forum in Kona Wednesday (June 22)

Eight candidates running to be the mayor of Hawaii County take to the stage in Kona to answer questions about how they would run things.

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