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Used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart temporarily closed

The used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart is temporarily closed March 12, 2019 – May 15, 2019, due to ongoing issues with the used motor oil containment unit being contaminated with water, rubbish and other unacceptable materials. As a reminder to the public below is a list of acceptable materials:

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Matt Albius

Police are searching for a Ka‘ū man reported missing

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 20-year-old Ka‘ū man who was reported missing. Matt Albius Matt Albius, of an Ocean View address, is described as being 5-feet-10-inches, 180 pounds having a medium build with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen in Hilo on (January […]

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Status of proposed Nā‘ālehu wastewater treatment plant

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the County of Hawai‛i to close Large Capacity Cesspools (LCC) in Pāhala and Nā‛ālehu. The County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) currently operates three LCCs in Nā‛ālehu. Untreated wastewater from Nā’ālehu cesspools is currently disposed of directly into the ground. This disposal method is a potential health […]

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Flash flood warning due to heavy rains, highway closed in Ka`u

UPDATED (10:31 p.m. on 9/17/2015) Hawaii Police Department reports that Highway 11 is now open between the 58 and 59 mile markers. All roads and highways are open at this time. Original Post (6:57 p.m. 9/17/15) The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Hawaii Island until 9 p.m. Thursday (Sept 17). […]

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Big Island firefighters responded to a 6:07 p.m. alarm Friday (March 20) to a structure fire in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

Crews arrived to find a 30'x60' two-story home on fire near the intersection of Pineapple Parkway and Hukilau Drive. The house was burning on both floors on the front half facing Pineapple Parkway.

Fire destroys home in HOVE, reported to be arson

Big Island firefighters responded to a 6:07 p.m. alarm Friday (March 20) to a structure fire in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Crews arrived to find a 30’x60′ two-story home on fire near the intersection of Pineapple Parkway and Hukilau Drive. The house was burning on both floors on the front half facing Pineapple Parkway.

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Police are searching for a Ka‘u wanted in abuse case

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year-old Kaʻū man who is wanted for abuse. Benjamin Acasio of Nāʻālehu is described as 6-foot-2, about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a red Acura two-door sedan with white rims. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call […]

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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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