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Friday, May 27, 2022

Early Morning Power Outage in Hilo Affects 2,700 Customers

“Did all of Hilo lose electricity or just my street?”
Friday, May 27, 2022

Coast Guard, Partners Hold Search and Rescue Exercises on Big Island

The Coast Guard, Navy, Hawai‘i Fire Department, Hawai‘i Police Department, Ocean Safety and other responders successfully concluded two search and rescue exercises on the Island of Hawaii, May 20.
Friday, May 27, 2022

New Task Force to Address Drug Addiction, Fentanyl Deaths

A new partnership between the county and two health care organizations is taking on the issues of drug addiction and growing numbers of fentanyl overdoses on the Big Island.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Public Schools to Offer Free Meals During Summer Break

Eighty-three public schools throughout the state will serve meals free of charge over the summer break to children ages 18 years and younger through its summer food service program.
Friday, May 27, 2022

DWS Issues Immediate Water Restriction Request in North Hilo

The Department of Water has issued an immediate water restriction request in Laupāhoehoe due to an equipment malfunction.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Monthly Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for June 1

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 11:45 a.m.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Police: ‘Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend,’ Don’t Drive Impaired

Big Island police are urging the public to observe the Memorial Day holiday safely.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Estrin to Lead Vulcan Men’s Soccer Team

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo men’s soccer team has a new head coach.
Friday, May 27, 2022

HPD Outstanding Warrants List: May 27, 2022

This list is active as of May 27, 2022. Interested parties reading this list in the future should be aware that some individuals will have cleared up the matters of an outstanding warrant with the police department by then. They may no longer have a warrant out for their arrest, and the circumstances for which the original warrant was issued may be resolved absent serious penalties.
Friday, May 27, 2022

9 Arrested During Warrant Sweep in Puna

Nine wanted individuals were arrested for a total of 10 outstanding warrants and other crimes during an interagency warrant sweep consisting of officers from the Hawai‘i Police Department, Hawaii State Sheriff’s Department, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources that was conducted in Puna on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
Friday, May 27, 2022

High Surf Advisory Issued for South-Facing Shores Statewide

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for south-facing shores for all islands from noon till 6 a.m. Sunday.
Friday, May 27, 2022

Volcano Watch: Upcoming Surveys to Reveal Kīlauea’s Inner Workings 

In the last few months, “Volcano Watch” articles have introduced several research projects funded by the Additional Supplemental Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2157). Each of these projects will help scientists better understand how Kīlauea volcano works and how the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption and collapse of Kīlauea summit happened.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Kona Man Arrested, Charged in Domestic Abuse Investigation

A Big Island man faces charges following an investigation into an incident that happened earlier this week at a Kona residence.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Police Seek Missing Kea‘au Teen

Big Island police are asking the public for help with locating a missing teen.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Giddyup!: Mosey on Yonder to Honoka‘a For Western Week Festivities

Tug on those boots, slap on some spurs and giddyup on yonder to Honoka‘a this week. Western Week is here, and there’s no pussyfooting around it — there’s a galloping good time to be had.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Former Kaua‘i Councilman Sentenced to Prison for Meth Trafficking

A former Kaua‘i County Councilman was sentenced in federal court to serve 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a myriad of offenses in connection to the distribution of methamphetamine on the Garden Isle.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Hawai‘i Specialty Crop Grant Program Accepting Applications

The state is offering those who produce specialty crops a chance to get some financial assistance to do so.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Motorcyclist Dies Days After Crash in Hilo

Hawai‘i police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic collision that occurred on Saturday, May 21, in the area of Kanoelehua and East Kawailani Street, Hilo, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Kama‘aina Rewards Members Can Get 15 Cents Off Per Gallon

Par Hawai‘i, the state’s leading provider of refined petroleum products, is giving residents of the islands a break at the gas pump as prices continue to increase.
Thursday, May 26, 2022

House Fire Guts Ali‘i Drive Home on Thursday

Hawai‘i Fire Department responded to a house fire this morning located in the area of Ali‘i and Royal Poinciana Drives.
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