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Police charge man with disorderly conduct and assault in Waimea

Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 36-year-old male in connection with a behavior disorder report on Puu Huluhulu Road in the Lalamilo Farm Lots area. On Wednesday, (January 8), at 4:51 p.m., officers from the South Kohala District responded to Puu Huluhulu Road for a report of an individual male yelling and swearing at residence […]

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High surf advisory remains in effect for east facing shores

The National Weather Service has canceled the High Surf Advisory for North facing shores of Hawaii Island. The High Surf Advisory for East facing shores remains in place through 6 p.m. today. A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property form the surf.

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Fire destroys structure in Hawaiian Acres Wednesday night (Jan 9)

Fire/rescue responded to a 9 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Jan 9) to Hawaiian Acres Road B between roads four and five for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story, wooden 25-foot by 30-foot post and pier structure engulfed in flames. No occupants were found at the scene, and no electrical lines were connected to […]

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James Smith Jr.

Police charge man for numerous offenses after Fern Acres arrest

Hawaiʻi Island Police received several complaints of a reckless driver that had been reported periodically in the area of the Fern Acres subdivision. Police responded to the complaint at about 11:45 a.m., observed a gray primer colored four-door sedan that matched the description given of the reckless driver. The vehicle was parked near the shoulder […]

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High surf warning in effect for east facing shores

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for East facing shores of Hawaii Island today through Thursday. A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.

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Police identify motorcycle rider who died in custody after crash

Hawaiʻi Island Police report that an autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning, (January 8), on the body of a man who died after being in police custody who was earlier involved in a motorcycle collision on, (January 5). The man was identified as 64-year-old Collin Miller of Hilo.

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Police promotions announced

Chief Paul K. Ferreira has announced promotions of four employees from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain and one employee from Major to Assistant Chief. Police Lieutenant Miles Chong, a 24-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, (Area I CIS), is now Police Captain, Area II Kaʻū Patrol. Police Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista, a 24-year veteran […]

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County reports all transfer stations are open

All West Hawai`i transfer stations are open and operating as of Sunday, January 6, 2019. The Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management thanks our West Hawai`i patrons for their patience and understanding during last week’s unexpected post-holiday staffing shortage.

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Yamamoto is Hawaii County’s new Director of Public Works

Long-time County engineer David Yamamoto has been confirmed by the Hawai‘i County Council as the new Director of Public Works. His appointment is effective February 1, 2019. Yamamoto, a registered Professional Engineer, has more than 26 years of experience as an engineer and program management professional. He has held the position of Building Chief in […]

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Hawaiian Airlines check-in for interisland flights in Honolulu moving to Lobby 3

Beginning Jan. 9, 2019, the check-in for all Hawaiian Airlines neighbor island flights will move from Lobby 2 to Lobby 3 in Terminal 1, as planned. Check-in operations for Hawaiian’s North American flights will remain at Lobby 2.

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Jaysha Gardner

Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing. Jaysha Gardner was last seen in Hilo, during the early evening hours on, (November 28). She is described as being 5-feet 3-inches tall, 140 pounds with brown eyes and long black hair. Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts is […]

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Community meeting for the Kaʻieʻie Mauka facility improvements project in Pāpaʻikou

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Kaʻieʻie Mauka Facility Improvements Project near the top of Kaʻieʻie Road in Pāpaʻikou.

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Keonaona “Keone” Kahookaulana

Police Have located a Puna man reported missing

Missing Person Located: Keonaona “Keone” Kahookaulana, M-60 previously reported as missing has been located.

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Police DUI stats for the week of January 1-6, 2019

During the week of January 1, 2019, through January 6, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested fourteen, (14), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of age of 21.

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