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Punaluu Beach Park closed to swimmers due to shark sighting

Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) reports Punaluu Beach Park in Ka‘u is currently closed due to an 8 foot shark sighting in the area. The public is advised to stay out of the water at Punaluu Beach until HFD Ocean Safety conducts a reassessment tomorrow morning (March 4) and determines if conditions have changed.

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Multiple brushfires in Ka‘u keep firefighter busy and closed roadways

Fire crews responded to a 9:08 a.m. alarm Thursday (Dec 1) to the Punaluu area of Ka‘u for a brushfire. Fire crews responded to a 9:08 a.m. alarm Thursday (Dec 1) to the Punaluu area of Ka‘u for a brushfire. Crews have been working to extinguish the fire. Fire dispatch noted three brushfires occurring within […]

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Brushfire in Ka‘u closes Highway 11, traffic detoured through Punaluu Beach Park

Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 11) between the 56 & 57 mile markers in Punaluu is now open to all traffic. Use caution as fire personnel are still in the area to monitor against possible flare-ups of the brushfire.

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Puna man dies while swimming at Punaluu Beach Park

A 53-year-old Puna man died Sunday (September 23) in waters off Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 12:08 p.m. call Sunday reporting a possible drowning. When they arrived, they learned that 53-year-old Reginald Awaa of Mountain View had been diving with family when he became distressed. He was pulled from the […]

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Brushfire consumes 12 acres at Punaluu Beach Tuesday (April 22)

Fire crews responded to a 5:52 p.m. alarm Tuesday (April 22) for a brushfire in the Punaluu area of Ka‘u. Firefighters arrived to find a brushfire on the Southern end of Punaluu Beach. Winds blowing from the East Northeast at 25-35 mph spread the fire South through brush and trees. The fire had already burned […]

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Man bitten by shark at Ninole Bay; recovering at Ka‘u Hospital

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Police are investigating a shark bite that occurred Wednesday (Dec. 11) at Punaluu in the area of Punaluu Beach and Ninole Bay. At approximately 8 a.m., a 29-year-old Captain Cook man reported being bitten by a shark while body boarding in the area of Ninole Bay, which is just south of county’s […]

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Flood advisory issued for Big Island due to heavy rains in Ka‘u

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 5:30 p.m. this evening. At 2:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Punaluu which is about 45 miles Southwest of Hilo. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

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Man assaulted, police seek suspect photographed after struggle

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with an assault at Punaluʻu Black Sands Beach on January 12. A 29-year-old man from Meadow Lake, Oregon, was taking pictures of turtles when another man confronted him and told him to stay away from the turtles. […]

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in providing information about three suspicious brushfires in the Punaluʻu area of Kaʻū in the span of a week.

The August 3, August 7 and August 8 fires were located along Highway 11 in the area of the 55- and 56-mile markers and appear to have been set intentionally.

Police say Punaluu brushfires appear to have been intentionally set

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about three suspicious brushfires in the Punaluʻu area of Kaʻū in the span of a week. The August 3, August 7 and August 8 fires were located along Highway 11 in the area of the 55- and 56-mile markers and appear to have […]

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Downed utility pole in Kona and brushfire in Ka‘u cause traffic woes

Downed utility pole in Kona and brushfire in Ka‘u cause traffic woes

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Kona Police advise motorists to expect traffic delays in Kealakekua due to a downed utility pole near the 112 mile marker of Highway 11 Monday (Aug 8). A crash caused the utility pole to go down near Kee-Kee Street and HELCO crews are on scene making repairs. The Southbound, makai, lane […]

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Police closed Highway 11 in Punaluu due to a brushfire which was burning on both sides of the highway Wednesday (Aug 3).

Brushfire closes Highway 11 and burns into the night in Punaluu

Police closed Highway 11 in Punaluu due to a brushfire which was burning on both sides of the highway Wednesday (Aug 3).

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Big Island police arrested a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man Thursday (May 20) on possible drug charges after finding heroin and morphine in his possession during an unrelated arrest.

Officers from the Ka'ū District, Kona Patrol and the Area II Vice Section worked together to arrest and charge Lee Todd Mallon on a bench warrant stemming from drug and firearms offenses dating back to September 2009.

Police arrest Kona man on heroin and morphine possession charges

Big Island police arrested a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man Thursday (May 20) on possible drug charges after finding heroin and morphine in his possession during an unrelated arrest. Officers from the Ka’ū District, Kona Patrol and the Area II Vice Section worked together to arrest and charge Lee Todd Mallon on a bench warrant stemming from […]

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Firefighters battle brushfire in Ka‘u

Firefighters battle brushfire in Ka‘u

View Larger Map UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE (8/27/09 at 1:42 p.m.) Hawaii County Civil Defense has opened Highway 11 to one-lane of traffic near the 56 mile-marker. Both lanes of traffic are expected to be open in about an hour. Posted ( 8/27/09 at 11:45 a.m.) Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:22 a.m. alarm Thursday morning […]

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Brushfire at Punalu‘u burns five acres in Pahala

View Larger Map Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:46 p.m. alarm Tuesday (July 21) for a brushfire between Punalu‘u boat ramp access road and Ninole Loop in Pahala on property owned by Sea Mountain Resorts. Heavy smoke and flames, fanned by 20 mph winds, forced closure of the road fronting the fire scene as firefighters […]

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