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Police searching for jeep belonging to man found dead in Kapoho

Big Island police are renewing their request for information about the location of a car belonging to a man found dead in lower Puna on January 17. The body of 62-year-old Dennis Eugene White of Kapoho was found partially submerged near the shoreline in the vicinity of Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. An autopsy […]

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A reward of up to $30,000 has been established for information leading to charges in connection with the destruction of 10 acres of papaya trees in Puna in July.

$30,000 reward offered in Puna papaya destruction case

A reward of up to $30,000 has been established for information leading to charges in connection with the destruction of 10 acres of papaya trees in Puna in July.

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card. 

A 63-year-old man reported that a credit card and other items were stolen from his vehicle near Kapoho Beach in Puna sometime between 11 p.m. September 30 and 7:30 a.m. October 1.

Surveillance camera photographs man using stolen credit card in Hilo

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card. A 63-year-old man reported that a credit card and other items were stolen from his vehicle near Kapoho Beach in Puna sometime between 11 p.m. September 30 and 7:30 a.m. October 1.

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Police have initiated a coroner's inquest case after a 26-year-old Hilo man was found unresponsive in waters off Kapoho last week. 

Henry Rongu was reported missing from the Champaign Pond area of Kapoho on August 6. His unresponsive body was found about 150-200 yards offshore on the morning of August 7. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:25 a.m.

Man who died after swimming off Kapoho last week is identified

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case after a 26-year-old Hilo man was found unresponsive in waters off Kapoho last week. Henry Rongu was reported missing from the Champaign Pond area of Kapoho on August 6. His unresponsive body was found about 150-200 yards offshore on the morning of August 7. He was taken to […]

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Man dies in Kapoho Bay while diving Sunday (Aug 7)

Man dies in Kapoho Bay while diving Sunday (Aug 7)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:13 a.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 7) for a missing diver in Kapoho Bay. A 26 year-old man was last seen about 150 yards in Kapoho Bay fronting the Champagne Pond. Firefighters, rescue personnel and the missing diver’s family located the man on the bottom of the ocean […]

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Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins that are occurring in the lower Puna Area at isolated parks and sites ranging from Lava Tree Park to Kehena Beach Parking Lot.  Primary method of entry is via the vehicle window by breaking glass or reaching in a partially opened window to unlock the door.  Victims of these crimes have included visitors and local residents alike.

Car windows being smashed during Puna car break-ins

Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins that are occurring in the lower Puna Area at isolated parks and sites ranging from Lava Tree Park to Kehena Beach Parking Lot. Primary method of entry is via the vehicle window by breaking glass or reaching in a partially opened window to unlock […]

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Papaya farmer Lanie Barao looks over the crop destruction in Kapoho Tuesday (July 19). Three farms were hit hard by vandals including one new farmer who had his entire crop wiped-out.

Puna papaya farms hit again with 10 acres of trees destroyed

Papaya farmer Lanie Barao looks over the crop destruction in Kapoho Tuesday (July 19). Three farms were hit hard by vandals including one new farmer who had his entire crop wiped-out.

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Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:20 p.m. alarm Monday (June 6) to an area one mile south of Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse for a report of a missing kayaker.

Ground crews, medics, a rescue boat along with the fire department's Chopper One and Two were dispatched. Crews on Chopper One found the kayaker, a teenage boy, underwater approximately 100 yards offshore

Teenage boy dies while kayaking offshore Kapoho Monday (June 6)

Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:20 p.m. alarm Monday (June 6) to an area one mile south of Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse for a report of a missing kayaker. Ground crews, medics, a rescue boat along with the fire department’s Chopper One and Two were dispatched. Crews on Chopper One found the kayaker, a teenage boy, […]

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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) management employees faced several weather-related challenges as rains hit the island over the weekend.

On Saturday, a lightning strike in Ocean View Estates damaged a transformer. Employees replaced the transformer and restored power by 7:30p.m. A handful of customers were affected.

HELCO non-union employees respond to power outages

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) management employees faced several weather-related challenges as rains hit the island over the weekend. On Saturday, a lightning strike in Ocean View Estates damaged a transformer. Employees replaced the transformer and restored power by 7:30p.m. A handful of customers were affected.

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Update: Pahoa to Kapoho Rd is was closed between Nanawale Blvd and Lava Tree State Monument Park due to a tree falling on the roadway. Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Hwy 132) now has one lane open to traffic. It will take approximately 30-minutes (11:45 a.m.) for both lanes to be opened.

Kapoho Road (Hwy 132) now open after being closed due to downed tree Sunday (Jan 2)

Update: Pahoa to Kapoho Rd is was closed between Nanawale Blvd and Lava Tree State Monument Park due to a tree falling on the roadway. Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Hwy 132) now has one lane open to traffic. It will take approximately 30-minutes (11:45 a.m.) for both lanes to be opened.

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Big Island police are investigating the destruction of thousands of dollars worth of papaya trees in Puna.

At 10:33 a.m. Wednesday (June 30), Puna District officers responded to a report of papaya trees damaged at a farm in Kapoho. The scene is located off Route 132, left on Alohalani, two miles in on the left.

Police investigate damage to 8,500 papaya trees at Puna farm

Big Island police are investigating the destruction of thousands of dollars worth of papaya trees in Puna. At 10:33 a.m. Wednesday (June 30), Puna District officers responded to a report of papaya trees damaged at a farm in Kapoho. The scene is located off Route 132, left on Alohalani, two miles in on the left.

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UH-Hilo coach apparently drowns in Kapoho

UH-Hilo coach apparently drowns in Kapoho

View Larger Map UPDATE 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 The victim of a possible drowning has been identified as Hamilton Manley, University of Hawaii Hilo assistant basketball coach. Police are investigating Manley’s death as a possible drowning Wednesday morning in waters off the Kapoho Vacationland subdivision in Puna. Puna patrol officers responded to a 9:43 […]

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Fire/Rescue crews treat victims of a two vehicle accident on Highway 137 in Puna Thursday afternoon.

Two car accident closes Hwy 137, sends victims to the hospital

Fire/Rescue crews treat victims of a two vehicle accident on Highway 137 in Puna Thursday afternoon.

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