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Kapaau Road in North Kohala closed temporarily due to downed utility lines

Kapaau Road, leading to the Police and Fire Station in North Kohala, is now open in both directions.

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Road closures due to the Ironman 70.3 triathlon Saturday (June 3)

In conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 Hawaiʻi qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District.

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Skydiving accident leaves man in critical condition after possible parachute malfunction

Fire/rescue crews answered a 11:04 a.m. alarm Sunday (May 28) to a vacant lot mauka of Upolu Airport for a skydiving accident. Fire dispatch reported that the victim was a 41-year-old solo skydiver who made a high speed crash landing and was suffering from multiple serious injuries. Medics stabilized the man who was then airlifted […]

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Pictured from left to right: Captain Randall Ishii, Mayor Harry Kim, Officer Tyler Prokopec, Bill King of Securitas, and Wesley Taketa of Royal Kona Resort

Prokopec is the Kohala Officer of the Quarter for Q1 2017

The Hawaiʻi Island Safety and Security Professionals Association has recognized Officer Tyler Prokopec as the “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” for the first quarter of 2017. A ceremony was held on Friday (April 21), at the Civil Defense headquarters in Hilo.

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Flood Advisory issued for North Hawaii, Wind Advisory for summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawaii until 2:30 a.m. Friday (April 14) At 11:37 p.m., weather radar indicated very heavy rain over the leeward Kohala district, from near Puako to Mahukona, with some rain spreading to windward north Kohala. The rain was nearly stationary, with rainfall rates between […]

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Kohala man is charged with attempted murder

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1245 p.m., Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section charged Dwight Antonio Rivera with Attempted Murder in the First Degree. His bail was set at $100,000.00. He remains at the Kona cell block pending a court appearance this afternoon (April 10).

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Man wanted in connection with an attempted murder case turns himself in

Dwight Rivera, the suspect wanted in connection with an attempted murder investigation turned himself at the North Kohala Police Station without incident (April) 6, at 2:10 p.m. Thursday. Rivera was subsequently arrested for Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree. The suspect vehicle has been recovered, and Detectives from the Area II Juvenile Aid Section are […]

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Paauilo woman dies after head-on crash in Kohala

A 20-year-old Paʻauilo woman died following a two-vehicle crash Monday night (March 27) on Highway 270 just South of the 13 mile marker. She was identified as Makaylyn Kalani. Responding to a 8:40 p.m. call Monday evening, police determined that a 2008 Honda four-door sedan operated by Kalani had been traveling North on Highway 270 […]

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Naki-Brown is Kohala’s Officer of the Quarter

The Hawaiʻi Island Safety and Security Professionals Association recognized Officer Sidra Naki-Brown as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” during a ceremony held on Friday (March 10). Officer Naki-Brown was honored for her diligence, persistence and determination while dealing with an unruly and violent suspect.

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Police community meeting scheduled in North Kohala for Thursday (March 9)

The Hawaiʻi Police Department will be holding a community meeting for residents of North Kohala. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on March 9, 2017 at the North Kohala Judiciary Building. The meeting will begin with a open question and answer forum with Captain Jason Cortez and Community Policing Officer Kapelieli Kauahikaua Jr, […]

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Light 4.6M quake strikes off Kawaihae Friday morning (Feb 17)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake between the Islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui on Friday, February 17, at 5:33 a.m., HST.

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Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Jan. 18, 2017. The crew of the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), homeported in Hilo, safely recovered the men from their life raft and dinghy and transported them to Kawaihae Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday (Jan 18).

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Police identify Waikoloa man who died surfing in Kohala Saturday (Nov 12)

A 63-year-old man died while surfing Saturday morning in waters off Lighthouse Road in Halaula. He has been identified As John Willard of Waikoloa. In response to a 10:16 a.m. call Saturday reporting an unresponsive man at a surf spot known as “Lighthouse,” officers learned that Willard had not been surfing long when he caught […]

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Drowning at popular surf spot in North Kohala Saturday (Nov 12)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:15 a.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 12) to Kauhola Point in Halaula, North Kohala for a drowning. At the popular surf spot ‘Kohala Lighthouse’ surfers found a 63-year-old man face down in the ocean not breathing and without a pulse. Surfers began CPR in the water and brought the man to […]

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