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Saturday action at the Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race. (Photo courtesy of Brad Ballesteros)

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races is a qualifier for the 2019 International Va’a Federation World Distance Championships

As paddlers line up for the 2018 Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe races on the Labor Day weekend, Hawaii Canoe Racing Association members will also be competing for qualifying slots at the 2019 International Va‘a Federation (IVF) World Distance Championships. The Queen’s Race nearshore water conditions, distance and iron crews will be competing in similar […]

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Water conservation reminder for North Kona due to wells offline

This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) update for Friday, July 27, 2018. North Kona customers are reminded to continue their 10% Voluntary Water Conservation efforts by using water as efficiently as possible. Please make adjustments to irrigation and sprinkler systems to ensure they do not waste water.

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Police capture two after firing shots and vehicle chase in Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating two officer-involved shooting incidents that occurred Thursday, (July 18), in the areas of Keauhou and Napoopoo Road. At about 4:58 p.m., police received a tip that fugitive Justin Waiki was possibly sighted within a primer-colored Toyota pickup truck with unknown license plates within the parking lot of 75-1015 Henry Street, […]

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Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Kona blood drive July 4-6, 2018

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is holding their blood drives July 4-6, 2018 in Kona. Donors can also be eligible to win a gift card and grand prize island getaway.

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Police charge Honaunau man with murder, attempted murder and other charges

Hawai’i Island police have charged a 49-year-old Hōnaunau man in connection with the shooting incident on Painted Church Road in South Kona on Saturday afternoon, (June 23). On Tuesday morning, (June 26), after conferring with county prosecutor’s, Brian Lee Smith was charged with one count of attempted-Murder in the First Degree, one count of Murder […]

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Police renew request to public for information about a Kona woman reported missing

Police are renewing their request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who remains missing from Kinue Road since Sunday evening, (May 13). Wiley is described as 5-feet-3-inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark bluish colored long-sleeved shirt, blue colored jeans, […]

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Wounded Honaunau murder suspect is arrested as another victim recovers from gunshot wounds

Hawai’i Island police are continuing the investigation of a shooting incident on Painted Church Road in South Kona on Saturday afternoon, (June 23). Responding to a call just before 3:00 p.m., officers confirmed one person dead at the scene. He has since been positively identified as 42-year-old Thomas Ballesteros Jr., with no permanent address. An […]

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Shooting in Honaunau leaves one dead, another with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday (June 23)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:58 p.m. alarm Saturday (June 23) to the area of 84-5240 Painted Church Road in Honaunau for a dispatch reporting possibly three shooting victims. One victim, a 39-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds, was in a private vehicle being taken to Kona Community Hospital. The driver, a family member of […]

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Overnight roadwork on Queen Kaahumanu Highway Thursday (June 21)

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts motorists to roadwork and a temporary traffic stoppage on Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Hina Lani Street and Kealakehe Parkway between 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, through 5:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, for the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2.

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Deborah Wiley

Police are still searching for a Kona woman missing since May 13, 2018

Police are renewing their request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who remains missing from Kinue Road since Sunday evening, (May 13). Wiley is described as 5-feet-3-inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark bluish colored long-sleeved shirt, blue colored jeans, […]

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Cultural festival at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park this weekend June 23-24, 2018

On June 23th and 24th, 2018, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 57th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 23rd, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, […]

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Police arrest man in Kona wanted on warrants

On Monday, (June 18), at approximately 8:00 a.m., Area II Vice officers, and Special Enforcement Unit officers arrested 47-year-old Francis Kekona off Kaiminani Drive without incident. Kekona, who has no permanent address, was being sought for a no-bail contempt of court warrant, two $50,000 contempt of court warrants and a $100 failure to appear warrant.

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Partial lane closure in Kealakekua on Wednesday (June 20)

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road (Māmalahoa Highway) between Pu‘u Lehua Drive and Hale Ke‘eke‘e Place in Kealakekua on Wednesday, June 20. One lane will be closed to traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for crews to replace a utility pole. Motorists are advised to drive with caution […]

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Alternating lane closures on Keahole Airport Road for resurfacing begins Thursday (June 14)

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be paving the Keahole Airport Road Intersection as part of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2. The work, which will involve milling down the existing roadway and resurfacing to provide a smooth connection to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway, will begin at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018 […]

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