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Friday, August 12, 2022

HPA Isaacs Art Center Hosts Exhibit Honoring Tradition of Kapa Creation

“Kuku Kapa E” runs through Sept. 30 and features the historic kapa moe from the Hind-Vredenburg Collection, a key piece from the revival of kapa making.
Friday, August 12, 2022

Teen Brothers Swept Out to Sea; 1 Dies, the Other Still Missing

Hawai‘i police are investigating the possible drowning of a 16-year-old boy and his missing 14-year-old brother in waters off Shipman/Haena Beach in Puna.
Friday, August 12, 2022

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa is a Sleeping Giant 

Covering over half of the Island of Hawai‘i, Mauna Loa is sometimes referred to as a “sleeping giant” because it hasn’t erupted in 38 years after erupting nearly every seven years in the early 20th century. However, Mauna Loa occasionally stirs in its slumber and reminds us that it will someday awake and erupt again. 
Thursday, August 11, 2022

HFD Rescues 3 Swimmers Out of Rough Waters Off Government Beach Road

Three people were rescued in waters off of Government Beach Road on Thursday after a man was swept out to sea and two bystanders swam out with a paddle board to help him.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Puna Man Sentenced to 10 years for Domestic Abuse

A 26-year-old Puna man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for domestic abuse, Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Ige Approves Emergency Rules For Out-of-State Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaiʻi

The emergency rules are effective immediately for no longer than 120 days.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary Seeks Help Relocating Dogs From Waimea Shelter

Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is asking the public to assist with finding positive outcomes for dogs now housed at its Waimea shelter because its lease will be ending sooner than expected.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Watch: Fire Nearly 10,000 Acres; Battle Will Last Awhile, State Says

A fast-moving, wind whipped wildfire on Hawai‘i Island has federal, state, and county firefighters preparing for a prolonged, intense firefight. Called the Leilani fire, Wednesday night it grew from an estimated 700-acres in size to 9,800 acres this afternoon.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Social Media Model Arrested in E. Hawai‘i on Outstanding Warrant to be Extradited Back to Florida

A social media model arrested in Hakalau on an outstanding warrant out of Florida will face extradition proceedings for murder charges.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Runaway Found in Good Health

Kaiea Fleming-White, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located Monday, Aug. 8, in good health in Puna.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

YWCA ‘Remarkable People’ Luncheon Raises Record $25,635

The YWCA of Hawai‘i Island recently honored two Big Island people as its “Remarkable People” for 2022 and raised a record of more than $25,000 in the process.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Police: Man Wanted For Questioning in Connection With Terroristic Threatening Incident

The Hawai‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying a male suspect in a terroristic threatening investigation.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

US Army: PTA Area ‘Fire is Very Significant’

The fire has so far burned in excess of 10,000 acres of land on PTA and State lands to the west of PTA. Containment efforts remain ongoing and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Kahikina Enters Final Hours of His Attempt to Break Record for Longest Continued Broadcast

KAPA Hawaiian FM DJ Tommy “Kahikina” Ching is entering the final 24 hours of his nearly 10 days on air in an effort to break the world record for longest continued broadcast.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

West Hawai‘i Coffee With a Cop Dates Tweaked

West Hawai‘i residents are invited to attend Coffee With a Cop in August.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

EPA, Marines Reach Stormwater Discharge Agreement for Kāne‘ohe

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Thursday, Aug. 11, a federal facility compliance agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i on the Mokapu Peninsula of Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Kouchi to Undergo Hip Surgery

The surgery will address longstanding pain in the lawmaker’s right hip.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Most Big Island Rain Gauges See Near to Below Average Totals in July

Monthly totals from windward sites on the island were mostly 50%-80% of average, while totals from the Kaʻū, Kona and leeward Kohala areas were mostly below 50% of average.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Police Hold Sign-Waving Event to Promote Traffic Safety

As part of the police department’s ongoing efforts to educate residents about the dangers of impaired driving, speeding and reckless driving, the Hilo Community Policing Section conducted a sign-waving event Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Honomū.
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Photo Gallery: BIN Readers Capture Images of Brush Fire Burning in S. Kohala

Jordan Hetrick submitted a photo to Big Island Now of the brush fire burning in South Kohala from the Ocean Club Restaurant in Waikōloa Village.
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