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A 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies behind a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, near Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17, 2018. DOD Photo

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor jets operating out of Hilo, public viewing available November 1-2, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Hawaii Island residents of an increase in air activity over the Hilo area from Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) will be operating and repositioning four F-22 Raptors at the Hilo International Airport. HIANG will be continuing their […]

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Police urge public to have a safe Halloween night

The Hawai’i Police Department would like Halloween night to be a safe one for everyone enjoying the candy, costumes, and festivities. Tragically according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drunk driving fatalities are on the rise. From 2012 to 2016 there were 168 drunk driving fatalities on Halloween night. 44 % of all people […]

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Police urge pedestrians and motorists to be safe in downtown Hilo

As the Holiday season approaches, Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to stay alert and practice pedestrian safety. “With an increase in pedestrian traffic in the areas of Downtown Hilo by both residents and visitors, police have witnessed near collisions with motorists,” said Captain Greg Esteban, Commander of the South Hilo Patrol […]

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

County closing Mass Transit satellite sales office at the County building

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency is closing its satellite office at the County building at 25 Aupuni Street on Friday, November 2, and is moving its sales office for bus passes and taxi coupons to the Agency’s main office near the Hilo Transfer Station.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 22-28, 2018

During the week of October 22, through October 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22), 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 913 DUI arrests compared with 950 during the same period last year, a […]

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Hydrant flow test in North Kona Thursday (Nov 1)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Kupipi Street between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 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 […]

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Gun Safe

Police are seeking the owner of a gun safe found in a dumpster

On Thursday (October 25), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a report of a gun safe which was discovered within a trash dumpster on Pauoa Way located off of Mauna Lani Bay Drive in the Waikoloa area. Upon arrival, officers discovered that between October 19 and October 25, 2018, someone discarded a full-sized Bunker Hill […]

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Housing fair to help people affected by the Kīlauea Eruption on November 17

The County of Hawai‘i announces a Housing Fair aimed at rebuilding our community following the Kīlauea eruption on Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kea‘au High School. The event, entitled “Kūkulu Hou – Rebuilding our Community – for Those Who were Affected and Those Who Want to Help,” will provide an […]

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Drew Camacho

Police locate a Kona man wanted for a Monday morning assault

Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 34-year-old male who was wanted for outstanding bench warrants and as a suspect in a Kona stabbing incident. At 9 a.m., Sunday morning, (November 4), police located and arrested Drew Camacho without incident.

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Curtis Brown

Police locate Puna man wanted on warrants

Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 25-year-old Puna man who was wanted for outstanding warrants. At 8 a.m., Friday morning, (October 26), police arrested and charged Curtis Brown without incident. Brown was apprehended in Pahoa Village for his 2 outstanding no-bail warrants. Brown was further arrested and charged for Promotion of a Dangerous Drug 3 […]

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Hydrant flow test in Kohala Wednesday (Oct 31)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Kaunaʻoa Drive between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 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 […]

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff in October to honor victims of Pennsylvania synagogue shooting

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of October 27 to November 2, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) HILO Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 3 and 6 on Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 […]

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Police receive complaints about dangerous drivers overtaking on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has received complaints of drivers overtaking other vehicles in an unsafe manner on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200/Saddle Road). One of the concerns has been that drivers are dangerously overtaking other vehicles in areas where two lanes of traffic are headed one direction and a third headed in the opposite […]

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