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Kalapana Transfer Station will reopen Saturday (June 16)

Due to the road conditions on Highway 130 from the volcanic activity, the Kalapana Solid Waste Transfer Station was closed during the month of May. The State Department of Transportation has determined that it is safe for the Solid Waste Division Trucks to cross the metal plates on the road and transport refuse out of […]

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Hawaii County releases Kalapana vendor information sheet

Visitors are coming in increasing numbers to view the active lava viewing in the Kalapana area. Tours, bike rentals, and other related business is booming! BUTis your business legal? Hawaii County Code (“HCC”) Section 22-2.5 prohibits the commercial use of any portion of County roadways for the purpose of displaying, vending, hawking, selling, renting or […]

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County offers Kalapana roadside vendors info on how to legally do business

The County of Hawai’i is providing vendors currently illegally operating on roadways in the Kalapana area with information aimed at helping them with next steps to ensure their businesses are legally conducted in suitable locations.

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Law barring vendors from roadways and shoulders to be enforced

The County of Hawai’i plans to enforce an ordinance that bars vendors from operating on County roadways and shoulders amid safety concerns, focusing on vendors currently operating on roadways in the Kalapana area. An informal community meeting will be held to address questions and concerns at the Pāhoa Community Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found on December 5th along the Kalapana coastline in Puna.

The victim was identified by dental records as 61 year-old Michael Clay Hughes who had no permanent address.

On December 5, 2017, officers responded to the Kalapana Gardens area after a hiker discovered a decomposing body in a remote location along the coastline.  Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene, but due to darkness and limited accessibility to the area, patrol officers secured the scene until the following morning.

Police identify body found along Kalapana coastline

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found on December 5th along the Kalapana coastline in Puna. The victim was identified by dental records as 61 year-old Michael Clay Hughes who had no permanent address. On December 5, 2017, officers responded to the Kalapana Gardens area after a hiker discovered a decomposing body in a […]

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Lava flow visitors need to be prepared for health and safety

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports the active lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō in the East Rift Zone is entering the ocean at Kamokuna located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Additional surface flows are active near Puʻu ʻŌʻō and more recently moving beyond the National Park eastern boundary onto private property near the abandoned Royal […]

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On Friday evening, breakouts from the east side of lava flow "61g" provided good viewing for visitors who walked in from the Kalapana viewing area. Photo taken Friday, August 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Kilauea 61g lava flow continues spilling into the ocean

The 61G lava flow, extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continued to be active and to enter the sea at multiple places near Kamokuna.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a hit-and-run accident late Wednesday night (August 3) in the Kalapana area.

Puna District police officers responded to an 11:11 p.m. report of a vehicle-pedestrian accident on Highway 130 in Kalapana.  A 32-year-old Keaʻau man was reportedly struck by a mini-van while on the side of the road inspecting his stalled vehicle fronting the painted church in Kalapana.

Police seek info on Kalapana hit-and-run accident Wednesday night (Aug 3)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a hit-and-run accident late Wednesday night (August 3) in the Kalapana area. Puna District police officers responded to an 11:11 p.m. report of a vehicle-pedestrian accident on Highway 130 in Kalapana. A 32-year-old Keaʻau man was reportedly struck by a mini-van while on the side of the road inspecting his […]

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Police release new photo of man reported missing last year

Hawaiʻi Island police have obtained a new photo of a 48-year-old man who was reported missing last year. Michael Kalla was last seen October 5 in Kalapana. His last known address was in Honokaʻa. He is described as 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and muscular with balding dark blond hair, green eyes and a scar under his […]

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Police are still searching for a man reported missing since October 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 48-year-old man who was reported missing. Michael Kalla was last seen October 5 in Kalapana. His last known address was in Honokaʻa. He is described as 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and muscular with balding dark blond hair, green eyes and a scar under his chin.

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Fire rescue crews responded to a 10:24 a.m. alarm Saturday (June 4) to 12-4919 Ahia Road in the Kalapana area of Puna for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a single-story home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 11:10 a.m. and it was declared out at 11:30 a.m.

Fire destroys Kalapana area home Saturday morning

Fire rescue crews responded to a 10:24 a.m. alarm Saturday (June 4) to 12-4919 Ahia Road in the Kalapana area of Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 11:10 a.m. and it was declared out at 11:30 a.m.

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Police are searching for a man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 48-year-old man who was reported missing. Michael Kalla was last seen October 5 in Kalapana. His last known address was in Honokaʻa. He is described as 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and muscular with balding dark blond hair, green eyes and a scar under his chin.

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Assistant Chief of Police Henry Tavares leads a press conference announcing their conclusion that Boaz David Johnson murdered his girlfriend Brittany-Jane Royal. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Police conclude Brittany-Jane Royal was murdered by boyfriend Boaz Johnson

The active investigation into the strangulation death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal has concluded with a determination that she was murdered by her boyfriend, 22-year-old Boaz David Johnson.

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Police investigate decomposing body found in Kalapana

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found in Kalapana. At approximately 2:55 p.m. Thursday (January 2), police received a report from a 34-year-old man, who indicated that he discovered a decomposing body while hiking in a forested area of a lava field at the end of Highway […]

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