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Police investigating copper theft in Wood Valley area of Ka‘u

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a theft that was discovered on January 7 in the district of Kaʻū. Sometime between 10 p.m. January 5 and 8 a.m. January 6, unknown persons removed approximately 4,000 feet of No. 4 copper wire from the Wood Valley area. The copper was valued at $39,360.

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Pahala girl dies after crash in Ka‘u Wednesday night (Jan 14)

A 16-year-old Pāhala girl died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night (January 14) in Pāhala. She was identified as Leiani Camba-Penera. Responding to a 9:21 p.m. call, police determined that a 1994 Toyota pickup truck operated by an 18-year-old Nāʻālehu man was traveling south on Route 11, seven-tenths of a mile south of the 41-mile […]

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Police identify Ka‘u man found in HOVE fire

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died New Year’s Eve (December 31) in a structure fire in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. He was identified as 67-year-old Dale Gorrell of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. The cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology results. Police do not suspect foul play.

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Flood Advisory issued for the Big Island Saturday (Jan 3)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan 3). At 12:18 a.m. Saturday (Jan 3) weather radar showed a band of heavy rains and thunderstorms affecting a portion of northwest area of the Big Island west of a line from Honokaa to Ka‘u […]

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Ka‘u man is dead after New Year’s Eve fire

A Kaʻū man died New Year’s Eve (December 31) in a structure fire in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. Responding to a 9 p.m. call, officers arrived at a home on the 92-9100 block of Lehua Lane to find firefighters at the scene. The flames had been extinguished but the house was still smoldering.

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Farias to become DOE Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa complex area superintendent

Career educator Chad Keone Farias will take the helm of complex area superintendent for the Ka‘u-Keaau-Pahoa (KKP) complex on Hawaii Island, succeeding Mary Correa, who mentored him for the position and will be retiring on December 31. The Hawaii State Board of Education appointed Farias to the Complex Area post on September 16 to be […]

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Wind advisory continues for the Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for Big Island summits, Ka‘u and Kohala until 6 a.m. Monday (Dec 15). Summit winds are forecast to be in the 30-50 mph range with gusts up to 70 mph. Winds in Ka‘u, North and East Kohala are forecast to come from the Northeast […]

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Gusts over 50mph forecast as Wind Advisory is issued

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for Ka‘u and North Hawaii from noon today (Dec 13) through 6 p.m. Sunday. Winds are forecast to come from the Northeast at 20-40 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph. The strongest winds will be focused in the Leeward Kohala area, Waimea to […]

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Ocean View man dies after being ejected from back of pick-up truck

MEDIA RELEASE A 41-year-old Ocean View man died from a single vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 25) in Ocean View. He was identified as Michael J. Anderson. Responding to an 8:08 a.m. call Saturday, police determined that Anderson was standing in the bed of a Toyota pickup truck traveling west on Walaka Drive when the […]

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Magnitude 4.0 quake strikes North of Naalehu Sunday (Oct 12)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.0 earthquake located in the Ka‘ū District of the Island of Hawai‘i on Sunday, October 12, at 6:43 p.m., HST.

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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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