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Police are searching for a man missing from the Kohala coast

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is looking for a missing person, identified as 58-year-old Charles Kanoe Reyes, of Kapaau. He was last seen at home by family members on Saturday night, (April 6), when he left to go to the shoreline to catch crab and pick ʻopihi. His vehicle, a white Mazda Protégé sedan, was located […]

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Pahoa man killed in hit and run is identified

MEDIA RELEASE A Pāhoa man that died from injuries sustained in a hit and run vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday morning, (April 3), on Highway 11, North of Makalika Street has been identified. The 35-year-old man has been identified as Anthony Harper. The Hawai’i Police Department is renewing a request to members of the […]

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Body floating off North Kohala taken by shark Sunday morning (April 7)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire/rescue responded to a 10:53 a.m. alarm Sunday (April 7) to the shoreline at the bottom of Lokahi Road in North Kohala for a body seen floating in the ocean by hikers. Rescue crews arrived to find a body floating face-down about 30 yards offshore a steep cliff northwest of Hanaula […]

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Representative Richard H. K. Onishi talks about the visitor industry.

Hawaii Tourism Authority to spend $2.5M to support Hawaii Island tourism

MEDIA RELEASE Honolulu, Hawaiʻi– Tourism on the island of Hawai‘i – the island’s leading industry – is receiving some much-needed support with an emphasis on new branding initiatives and increased marketing funding for its two largest markets, the U.S. mainland and Japan. On March 28, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Board of Directors approved reallocating […]

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Maritime heavy weather and hurricane plan informational meetings scheduled

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are conducting informational meetings on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Oahu regarding preparations by the maritime community ahead of storms this coming hurricane season, which begins June 1 through November 30.

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Flight operations over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in April 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for April 2019:    April 8, between 10 a.m. to noon, for invasive faya tree surveys on the Keamoku flows above Highway 11 to Kīpukapuaulu.April 18, between 8 a.m. to noon, for invasive Guinea grass surveys and control along Keauhou Trail, from the coast […]

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Partial lane closure in Paauilo

Partial lane closure of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Pa‘auilo

Partial lane closure in Paauilo MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road in Pa‘auilo between mile markers 35 and 36 on Friday, April 12, 2019. One lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow crews to replace two transmission poles along the highway. Motorists […]

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Oversized vehicle parking at Hilo International Airport

Vehicle height restriction for Hilo Airport parking lot beginning Monday (April 8)

Any vehicles that are 9’-6” or more in height that are currently parked within the parking lot will need to be removed from the lot by 10 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for April 6-12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.  — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11/190) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 56 and 57 in the vicinity of Punaluu Black Sand Beach on Monday, April […]

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Hilo Transfer Station is Closed Early Today, April 5, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The Hilo Transfer Station is closed early today, Friday, April 5, 2019, and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The closure is due to a traffic accident on the road leading to the Transfer Station. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you […]

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Police are searching or a stolen Volkswagen Jetta

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Police are looking for a stolen 2015 black Volkswagen Jetta with Hawaii license plate SRY-142. (Reference Police Report 19-022433) The vehicle as taken March 18, 2019 from the Kauila Street area by Wainaku Terrace. Anyone with informaiton is asked to call Officer Lauren Pacheco at 935-3311. Anonymous callers may use CrimeStoppers at […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, April 5, 2019

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 DUI stats for the week of March 25-April 3, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of March 25, 2019, through April 3, 2019,  Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-one, (21), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.   So far this year, there have […]

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Police charge Hilo woman with property crimes

MEDIA RELEASE Paula Vea Kuamoo Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a 42-year-old Hilo woman with an array of property crime offenses. Today, (April 4), police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near the 1900 block area of Pamala Place in Hilo. Police found a female in a stolen SUV and arrested […]

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