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Flood Advisory issued for Ka‘u due to heavy rains

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 9:30 p.m. Monday (Sept 29). At 6:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Punaluu in the district of Ka‘u, this area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, […]

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Ka‘u man arrested for break-in and promotion of marijuana

The discovery of an intruder in a neighbor’s house has led to his arrest for the break-in and for commercial promotion of marijuana. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 2:51 p.m. report Saturday (September 20) at a home on Lehua Lane near Coral Parkway. A 42-year-old woman reported that when she arrived home she found […]

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Puna man dies while swimming at Punaluu Beach Park

A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday (September 23) in waters off Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 12:08 p.m. call Sunday reporting a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 53-year-old Reginald Awaa of Mountain View had been diving with family when he became distressed. He was pulled from the […]

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Police locate Ka‘u man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 19-year-old Alex Aden of Kaʻū, who was reported missing. He was found Saturday evening (September 13) in Kaʻū.

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Ka‘u man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A 62-year-old Kaʻū man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other offenses in connection with a domestic dispute in May. On May 23, an 85-year-old Ocean View man reported that he had been assaulted the day before and again that day by Rayner Kinney Jr. during arguments at the victim’s home in […]

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Many trees down, utility poles snapped and lines down along Highway 132 Kapoho Road. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Sunday (Aug. 10)

UPDATED (12:15 PM on 8/10/2014) If you need clean drinking water you can take a container to one of the Hawaii County water spigots to fill-up, no need to wait in a distribution line if what you need is water. If you need to get rid of trash you can visit a Hawaii County Transfer […]

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Fire burns over 1,000 acres near South Point in Ka‘u

Fire/rescue crews answered a 2:31 p.m. alarm Sunday (June 1) to the Ka‘alu‘alu area of South Point for a brushfire. The brushfire originated near Ka‘alu‘alu Bay and was quickly pushed by tradewinds in a Northwest direction. About 1.5 hours after report of the fire the area burned was 421 acres.

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Police rearrest Ka‘u man charged with attempted murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have rearrested a Kaʻū man charged with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with a stabbing May 10 in the vicinity of James Kealoha Beach Park in Hilo. At 10:28 a.m. Thursday (May 22), detectives arrested 46-year-old Paul Gibson of Ocean View in Hilo District Court.

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Brushfire consumes 12 acres at Punaluu Beach Tuesday (April 22)

Fire crews responded to a 5:52 p.m. alarm Tuesday (April 22) for a brushfire in the Punaluu area of Ka‘u. Firefighters arrived to find a brushfire on the Southern end of Punaluu Beach. Winds blowing from the East Northeast at 25-35 mph spread the fire South through brush and trees. The fire had already burned […]

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Wind advisories for Big Island, wind gusts over 65 mph forecast

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and Big Island summits over 8,000 feet through 6 p.m. this evening (April 14).

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Flood advisory extended for Big Island due to heavy rains

The flood advisory for the Big Island has been extended until 7:30 p.m. Monday (March 31). At 4:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy showers falling at rates of two inches per hour over the lower Hilo and Puna districts. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are […]

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Volcano Watch: Two weeks of terror in Ka‘ū – The devastating events of 1868

The 16 days of earthquakes in 1868 that included a tsunami, landslide, and eruption in the District of Ka‘ū.

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Weak 3.1M quake shakes Ka‘u Tuesday evening (March 11)

A weak 3.1 magnitude (preliminary reading) quake located near the Ka‘u coastline Southeast of Pahala Tuesday evening at 5: 42 p.m.

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Police community meeting in Naalehu Tuesday (March 18)

The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 18, at the Nāʻālehu Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with the police chief and commanders who oversee police operations in the Kaʻū District.

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