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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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Kayaker blown a mile offshore Mahukona is rescued

Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 1:35 p.m. alarm Friday (April 13) to an area offshore Mahukona Park for a kayaker in distress. Crews found a male kayaker about a mile offshore of Mahukona Park unable to return to shore due to strong offshore winds.

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Shark attack reported in Kona, beaches at Kukio are closed, man left in critical condition

At 9:31 a.m. Saturday (March 31) a shark attack was reported at Kukio Beach in Kona. Medics arrived to find a 25-year-old man being treated by bystanders with multiple tourniquets to his right side extremities due to extensive injuries from a suspected shark attack.

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Officer Thomas Shopay III gives an 'active shooter' presentation at Aunty Sally Kaleohano's Luau Hale in Hilo during a police community meeting Monday (June 23). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Active shooter talk scheduled for West Hawaii Thursday (March 15)

Join us 6-8 p.m. Thursday (March 15) at the West Hawaii Civic Center for the latest Community Forum featuring an informative session about active shooter awareness, preparedness, and response. This session will feature Lt. Thomas Shopay (Hawaii Police Department), Shawn Suzuki (Konawaena High School principal) and John Yates (Walmart General Manager).

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the weekend of March 2-4, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) KIHOLO (WEEKEND WORK) Shoulder closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Mile Markers 79 and 84, on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. […]

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West Hawaii Forum: What Can Hawaii Learn from Puerto Rico?

Join the West Hawai’i Community Forum on November 16th (Thursday), West Hawai’i Civic Center, 6 – 8 pm. Experts will explore plans and options for addressing the fragility of island living, its vulnerabilities to emergencies, disasters, and supply-chain disruptions.

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Fire/rescue responded to a 5:35 p.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 15) to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) near the 69 mile marker for a brush fire in South Kohala.

Crews arrived to find a 200-foot by 30-foot brush fire on the makai sie of the highway burning in strong trade winds at 25-40 mph. About 25 good samaritans had contained the fire using water bottles, soda, beer and fire extinguishers.

Good samaritans prevent South Kohala brushfire from spreading

Fire/rescue responded to a 5:35 p.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 15) to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) near the 69 mile marker for a brush fire in South Kohala. Crews arrived to find a 200-foot by 30-foot brush fire on the makai sie of the highway burning in strong trade winds at 25-40 mph. About […]

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Rowe is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for September 2017

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee has recognized Officer Coley Rowe as the “Officer of the Month” for September 2017. On (June 30), at around 5:00 p.m., Hawaiʻi Fire Department Rescue personnel reported that a man had been observed sitting on the rooftop of a Kona-area Harbor building for a few hours and had threatened to […]

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Results of Keoua’s Calvin Kelekolio long distance canoe race

The short course was eight miles from Honaunau into Napoopoo and back to Honaunau, and included the women, juniors, and mixed crews. The keiki junior division was a four mile race from Honaunau, past Moinui point, then back.

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Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) near Puuanahulu reduced to one lane of contraflow traffic during roadwork Thursday, March 30, 2017. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closure for the weekend of August 4-6, 2017

Alternating lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 22, over a twenty-four hour period, seven days a week for drainage improvements. Trucks/trailers that exceed statutory size-weight limits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis upon application of their respective oversize-overweight vehicle permits. Maximum width for […]

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County repairs one Kona water well, four still out of service requiring continued restrictions

This is a Civil Defense Message. This is a Water Restriction update for North Kona customers for Wednesday (July 5) at 4 p.m.. The Department of Water Supply (DWS) reports that Keahuolu Deepwell, which was out of service since last Thursday causing an emergency restriction limiting water usage to health and safety needs only, has […]

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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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