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HELCO completes transmission line upgrades in West Hawaii

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces the early completion of the final phase of transmission line upgrades along Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in West Hawai‘i. Work was completed almost two months ahead of schedule due to favorable weather conditions and the combined efforts of the line crews.

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A homeless man wakes up under the Suisan bridge in Hilo. (Photo courtesy of Sally Lundburg)

Forum on homlessness and housing in West Hawaii Tuesday (June 27)

In response to growing concerns from the community about homelessness in West Hawaii, Representative Nicole Lowen is hosting a free public forum to help residents to learn more about homelessness and housing issues in West Hawaii, and about what is being done by the State, County, and non-profit organizations to address these issues.

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Fiber optic cable break creates network outage in West Hawaii and Ka‘u

Emergency 911 Services have been restored to the Kona and Ka‘u districts.

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Officer Chandler Nacino

Nacino is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for March

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Chandler Nacino as “Officer of the Month” for March in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (March 1) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Nacino, who has been with the police department since August 2013, was honored for his efforts that led to the arrest of an individual for […]

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Police arrest and charge man in connection with car break-in

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a West Hawaiʻi man in connection with a car break-in Tuesday (January 17) in Captain Cook. The car, which was unlocked and parked on Hōnaunau Beach Road, was entered sometime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. When the owner returned, she determined that electronics, a driver’s license, credit […]

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Erich Jackson

Jackson is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for January

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Erich Jackson as “Officer of the Month” for January in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (January 4) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.

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Fire destroys two-story home in Keauhou Tuesday (Dec 20)

Firefighters responded to a 12:03 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Dec 20) to 78-127 Holua Road in the Keauhou area of Kona for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a two-story wooden home engulfed in flames. The roof collapsed during firefighting efforts making it difficult to put out the blaze. Firefighters had the fire under control […]

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Police intercept large quantity of drugs destined for West Hawaii

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a large shipment of illegal drugs destined for West Hawaiʻi. On Thursday (December 8) the Area II Vice Section’s Airport Task Force unit recovered 2,800.4 grams (approximately six pounds) of suspected crystal methamphetamine from a package intended for the Kona side of Hawaiʻi Island.

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Officer Andrew Springer

Springer is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for December

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Andrew Springer as “Officer of the Month” for December in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (December 7) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Springer was honored for arresting a man who had broken into one vehicle and appeared to be selecting his next target.

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Woman and man dead after crash in Kona Thursday (Dec 1)

A woman and a man died in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday afternoon (December 1) in Kona near the 31.5-mile marker of Highway 190. They have been identified as 45-year-old Jeongah Hyun of Kailua-Kona and 46-year-old Iljung Nam of South Korea. Responding to a 12:35 p.m. call Thursday, police determined that Hyun had been operating […]

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Boxing makes a return to the HI-PAL sports program

The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces the return to West Hawaiʻi of the HI-PAL boxing program for boys and girls ages 8-17. Events will begin in February 2017. For information on how to participate in the program—including registration details and information about scheduling pre-entry physical appointments—interested youth, parents and coaches may contact Community Police Officer Kapelieli […]

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HELCO completes line upgrades in West Hawaii ahead of schedule

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces the completion of transmission line upgrades along sections of Highway 190 from just south of Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a (23-mile marker) to Makalei Golf Course (32-mile marker). The project involved upgrading about nine miles of transmission lines and equipment to improve system reliability and was completed ahead of schedule. Hawai‘i Electric Light […]

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Hawaii Public Radio HPR-2 channel to begin East Hawaii broadcasts Wednesday (Oct 26)

Hawaiʻi Public Radio announces the launch of its HPR-2 channel on 91.3FM on the east side of Hawaiʻi island. The estimated sign-on date is Wednesday, October 26, after 12 noon. This marks the completion of the nonprofit station’s long-held goal of a radio network spanning the major Hawaiian islands with both of its programming streams.

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Murder investigation after anonymous tip leads to buried body

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with the recovery of a Kona man’s body. On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona. Investigation led to the discovery of a burial site late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 190) north of the 27-mile […]

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