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Purple Prize competition launches for 2019 participants

Local indigenous innovation competition the Purple Prize is back in 2019 and open as of November 1 for applications for its first phase of the competition. Previously running in 2016 and 2017, the Purple Prize has given away nearly $75k in prizes to teams building technology products and startups that are grounded in Native Hawaiian […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys and training for PTA in November 2018

Military units from Oahu (U.S. Marines) are scheduled to complete training in the first week of November and then to redeploy their equipment back to Oahu from Kawaihae Harbor.

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Man falls into ocean at Hawaiian Beaches in Puna Sunday night (Nov 4)

A 50-year-old man fell into the waters at the end of Beach Road in the Hawaiian Beaches area of the Puna District over the weekend. Hawaiʻi Police and Hawaiʻi Fire responded to the area of Beach Road, Sunday, (November 4), at about 8:54 p.m., on a report of a man that fell into the ocean. […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 29-November 4, 2018

During the week of October 29, through November 4, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested eighteen (18), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 931 DUI arrests compared with 974 during the same period last year, a […]

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Kawai Griego

Police locate a missing person last seen in Kohala

Hawaiʻi Island police report that Kawai Griego who was reported as missing was located yesterday, (November 6), in Waimea. He was in good condition.

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Police are searching for a man in connection with a Hilo robbery

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old Hilo man wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on this morning, (November 5), in Downtown Hilo.

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Holualoa man dies after Kona crash Monday morning (Nov 5)

A 26-year-old Hōlualoa man died from his injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning, (November 5), on Kuakini Highway, south of Higashihara Park in Kailua-Kona. He has been identified as Oliver Seitz.

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Glen Miller

Police are searching for a man last seen in Keaau reported missing

Hawaii Island Police are searching for a missing 41-year-old Kea‘au man with a medical condition that requires care and medication. Glenn Miller was last seen in Keaʻau on, (October 30). He is described as approximately 6-feet-2-inches, 170 pounds, short brown hair, and blue-gray eyes. He may be in operation of a black 1991 Mazda four-door […]

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Road resurfacing work on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo on Monday and Thursday (Nov 5&8)

The County of Hawai’i Department of Public Works Highway Maintenance Division will begin resurfacing work on Kamehameha Ave. between Waiānuenue Ave. and Ponahawai St. on Monday, November 5, 2018, and on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Work on both days is scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting. […]

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Swimmers swept away in Waimea flash flood Saturday (Nov 3)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 4:18 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 3) to Anna’s Pond and the stream in the hills above Anna’s Ranch in Waimea for a flash flood search and rescue operation. Swimmers were at the pond when a flash flood swept them away into the stream. Upon arrival, crews found and talked to three […]

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Pahoa Police Station phone lines temporarily not working Saturday (Nov 3)

The Pahoa Police Station phone lines are now working and operable. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of November 3-9, 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 roadwork scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in observance of Election Day. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) near Mile Marker 57 […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, November 2, 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 investigate suspicious death of six-year-old boy

Big Island Police are investigating the suspicious death of a six-year-old boy after the child died Wednesday evening. On, (October 31), at approximately 4:30 p.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a call at the Kailua Fire Station involving a 6-year-old male who had been taken there by family members while unconscious. The child was reportedly […]

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