Archive | May, 2013

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Gabbard requests public comment extension on Kona Critical Habitat

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has sent a letter to Daniel M. Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, requesting a 60-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed 18,766-acre critical habitat designation in West Hawaii. The critical habitat designation would cover Hawaiian Home Lands, private lands, and the Kamakana Villages, […]

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Kona burglary, theft reports (May 24-30)

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Policing staff compile a weekly listing of burglaries and thefts in the West Hawaii community. This update covers May 24-30. BURGLARIES No burglaries occurred in the Kona District this week. UCPV (STOLEN VEHICLE) On May 25, a reported UCPV in the 5800 block of Napoopoo Rd., a 2000 gray Mazda B3000 […]

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection (June 1 & 8)

MEDIA RELEASE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events are 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., as follows: * Saturday, June 1, 2013: at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Stations * Saturday, June 8, 2013: at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station These events are for self-hauled household-generated waste only. No business or farm wastes and […]

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UH-Hilo student wins prestigious scholarship

Anna Toy Ng Memorial Scholarship recognized most exemplary UH marine student

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Author event to raise funds for HIHS (June 3)

MEDIA RELEASE Helene Sola-Grieg, a registered nurse, clinical nursing instructor, and animal lover has written and published her first children’s book, Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo. “My book was inspired by my love of animals and children,” Sola said. “I feel that caring for children and animals and teaching the next generation are […]

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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival returns for 43rd year (Nov. 1-10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s oldest food festival, returns for its 43rd annual celebration of Kona’s world famous coffee Nov. 1-10, 2013. Coffee, food and festival fans from around the world visit Kona to take part in this 10-day heritage festival that has become an iconic fixture in Hawaii’s growing landscape of […]

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County Council actions taken May 15

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The following PDF includes the actions taken by the Hawaii County Council at its regular meeting on May 15 in Hilo. — Find out more: www.hawaiicounty.gov/lb-counci…

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Parker School students receive awards

MEDIA RELEASE Parker School has announced the recipients of academic, arts, athletic and community service awards for the 2012-2013 school year: Senior Awards Headmaster’s Award: Tyler McCullough Parker School Trustees’ Award: Olivia Armandroff Richard Smart Award for Academic Excellence: Paul Gregg Personal Achievement Award: Jesse Burns Longevity Awards: Cody Brown, Jesse Burns, Carly Cappagli, Mariko […]

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Kenoi announces cabinet shuffle

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi has announced the appointment of former state Land Use Commission Chairman Duane Kanuha as the county’s new planning director. Bobby Jean Leithead Todd, who has served as county planning director for the past four years, will assume control of the county Department of Environmental Management. Kenoi also announced the appointment […]

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Alaska man wanted in connection with murdered woman found floating off Kalapana

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 22-year-old Alaska man who was reported missing. Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon Monday (May 27). Johnson is also wanted for questioning in connection with the death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found Tuesday (May […]

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Police investigating sexual assult in Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a sexual assault late Wednesday night (May 29) in Kona. An adult female was walking west on Loloku Street in the old industrial area of Kailua-Kona at about 9:30 p.m. when an unknown man grabbed her from behind, punched her, dragged her off the north shoulder of the road and […]

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Police identify woman found dead in waters off Kalapana

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the victim whose body was found Tuesday (May 28) in waters off Kalapana in the Puna District. She was identified Thursday (May 30) through fingerprints as 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, who had recently moved to Kalapana. Her last known permanent address before the move to Hawaiʻi was in Tustin, California.

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Police warrants list for Friday, May 31, 2013

As of Friday, May 31, 2013, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Credit union robbery suspect is arrested

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery Thursday afternoon (May 30) at a credit union in Pepeʻekeo. Investigation of the 1 p.m. robbery at the Hāmākua Coast Community Federal Credit Union led to the identity of a suspect, 27-year-old Kris R. Villasista of Honomū.

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