Kohala Center among groups to receive portions of $1 million in federal funding

“These grants are making sure Native Hawaiian organizations have federal resources to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into visitor experiences and drive sustainable tourism opportunities throughout the state,” said Sen. Schatz, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Central Pacific Bank is title sponsor for Big Island Interscholastic Federation Sports Championships

Central Pacific Bank will serve as the title sponsor for the Big Island Interscholastic Federation sports championships, extending its support to the Maui Interscholastic League and Kauaʻi Interscholastic Federation leagues as well.

Hawai‘i County managing director to retire at end of year

Lord has been with the County of Hawaiʻi for 15 years, serving the last three as managing director under Mayor Mitch Roth. Before serving as managing director, Mr. Lord was the business manager for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and a Vehicle License and Registration Division manager. Lord will relocate to the mainland to be closer to his immediate family and those needing his care.

FEMA to conduct emergency system testing over radios, TVs and cellphones

The purpose of the test is to ensure that the systems continue to be effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level.

Police investigate traffic collision that killed an elderly Hilo woman

A 79-year-old Hilo woman died Tuesday morning following a traffic collision on Akolea Road.

Hilo man pleads guilty to attempted manslaughter and felony abuse in domestic stabbing

Cyrus Jabilona, 27, entered his guilty pleas to attempted manslaughter and felony abuse of a family or household member at the Hilo Circuit Court on Monday.

Police seek public’s help in locating missing teen

Mamone was last seen on the 1000 Block of Kaumana Drive in Hilo on Oct. 1 at 1 a.m. Mamone was initially reported as a runaway but due to her age, she is considered endangered.

Hawai‘i County conducts park rules enforcement at Honl’s Beach

The Park has been the center of a number of safety complaints over the past month, with many beachgoers citing that they were harassed or attacked by illegal campers in the area. An increased police presence has been necessary as a result.

Update: Akolea Road in Hilo now open

A vehicle crash has closed Akolea Road between Waianuenue Avenue and Haleloke Street.

Ka‘ū sirens triggered after an attempted break-in where equipment is stored

State and County officials are investigating what caused the malfunction.

Reported teen runaway found safe

The 17-year-old was found in Puna in good health.

Heightened police presence at Kea‘au Middle School following threat to campus over social media

On Monday at 9:27 p.m., Puna patrol officers received a call from a school official reporting that a concerned parent had informed them of a threatening social media message from an unknown person.

Two keiki reported as runaways found safe

These are two separate cases of missing keiki.

Shack structure destroyed in blaze after lit gas lantern falls over, resident reports

Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to the fire on Monday at 6:07 p.m. on Kuleana Drive in the Ainaloa Subdivision of Pāhoa.

Fentanyl crisis continues on Big Island; more funding needed for prevention

Hawaiʻi Island Fentanyl Task Force says having more funding would help address the issue of prevention and addiction on Hawai’i Island.

Police find wanted woman Kira Lazar

Lazar has been interviewed by detectives with the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section.

Police seeking endangered Hilo child

Eleven-year-old Kulia Uaiwa-Penn has black hair, brown eyes and weighs 130 pounds.

Kauaʻi Community College’s honeybees are among the last disease-free hives in Hawai’i

Bee populations in the United States are declining due to a parasite called the Varroa mite that’s also been found on Oahu and the Big Island. Kauaʻi Community College’s Apiary Project has one of the few disease-free honeybee sites left in the state.

Hilo woman charged with attempted distribution of methamphetamine

On Sept. 27, VICE officers executed narcotics search warrants upon a vehicle and residence located on Kino‘ole Street in Hilo and recovered over 46 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park October flight operations 

Volcanoes National Park has scheduled flights for various purposes in October, including, monitoring ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrels), conducting site surveys and controlling invasive banana poka.
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