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Mayor Kim to undergo surgery in Honolulu to clear blockage in artery

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim will undergo surgery on Friday at the Straub Medical Center in Honolulu to clear a blockage in an artery in his lower extremities. Kim had been originally scheduled to have the surgery done at Stanford Medical Center. The purpose of the surgery is to alleviate claudication, or too little blood […]

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EPA awards Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant for clean air projects in Hawaii

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $411,578 in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to Hawaii to curb harmful pollution from diesel vehicle sources. “By promoting clean diesel technologies, we can improve air quality and human health, advance American innovation and support green jobs,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker. “Public-private partnerships […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of November 12-18, 2018

During the week of November 12, through November 18, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three, (23), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 967 DUI arrests compared with 1,021 during the same period last year, a […]

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Fire hydrant flow test on Hulikoa Drive in Kona Tuesday (Nov 20)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Hulikoa Drive between the hours of 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and to store a […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of November 17-23, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. There will be no lane closures on Thursday, 11/22, through Sunday, 11/25, due to the Thanksgiving Weekend Lane Closure Restriction — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) MOUNTAIN VIEW Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway […]

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Man drowns at Kehena Beach Saturday afternoon (Nov 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:59 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 17) to Kehena Beach in Puna for a reported drowning. Crews arrived to find bystanders performing CPR on a man in his 30s found on a black sand beach tucked away in a cove at the bottom of Kehena cliffs near the water’s edge.

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Police warrants list for Friday, November 16, 2018

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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Covered play courts and baseball fields to reopen at Pahoa District Park Monday (Nov 19)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the covered play courts and upper baseball fields at Pāhoa District Park will reopen on Monday, November 19, 2018. The public is invited to a blessing ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. on November 19 at the covered play courts. Once the blessing ceremony is complete, […]

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County traffic signal maintenance schedule for West Hawaii

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be conducting maintenance work on traffic signals along various locations in North and South Kona on Monday, November 19, 2018, to Wednesday, November 21, 2018; and on Friday, November 23, 2018, weather conditions permitting.

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Police warrants list for Friday, November 9, 2018

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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police are searching for a man last seen in the Volcano area reported missing

Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ryan Baker. He is 31-years-old, 5-feet-5 inches, 200 pounds with short blond hair. He was last seen in the Volcano area on, (November 10), wearing a black tank top with camouflage lettering “Get nuts Hawaii,” dark green shorts, a dark-colored jacket, and black Scott […]

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Simulated casualty Cpl. Brad Rosati, a navigation aids technician with Air Traffic Control maintenance, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, climbs into the rescue basket of a Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a joint-service aircraft mishap drill over Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 18. The drill simulated a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crash over water, and allowed the joint-service team to exercise standard operating procedures for air and waterborne rescue operations.

Crews search for missing freediver off the Kohala Coast Tuesday (Nov 13)

Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving off Black Point, Kohala, last […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of November 5-11, 2018

During the week of November 5, through November 11, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 944 DUI arrests compared with 997 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.3 percent.

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UPDATED: Papaikou water main break repaired Tuesday (Nov 13)

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) reports the water main break near Papa’ikou Gym has been repaired. Papa‘ikou residents and customers from Maluna Place, and north along Old Mamalahoa Highway, including all side roads, should have water restored.

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