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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

HMSA to Close Kona Office, Transition to Virtual Service

The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) will close its Kona office and transition to virtual servicing, effective today, July 16.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mountain View Man Faces Assault Charges After Attacking 2 People

A Mountain View is facing assault charges after attacking two people, including his girlfriend, last week.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Judges Grant Early Release of Inmates Amid COVID Outbreak at HCCC

The State Public Defenders Office in Hawai‘i County started filing motions for early release of inmates due to the COVID-19 outbreak at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Police Cite 13 For DUI

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fire Destroys Pāhoa Structure Known to be Occupied by Squatters

No injuries were reported after a Pāhoa structure when up in flames Tuesday, June 15.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Police ID Woman Killed in Puna Moped Crash

Authorities have identified a woman killed in a moped crash on Monday evening, June 14.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Eight New Infections Noted on Big Island

The state’s two-week average is 51 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.0%.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

North Hilo Man Reported Missing

Connor Carpenter, of Hilo, has been reported missing.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Woman Dies in Puna Moped Crash

An unidentified female died following a moped crash on Sunday evening, June 14, 2021, on Government Beach Road in the area of Papaya Farms Road in Puna.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dog Attacks Among USPS Employees Up Statewide

Nineteen US Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs in 2020 statewide, a 58% increase from the previous year’s total of 12.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Short-Term COVID Testing Program Set Up to Address HCCC Cluster

A free short-term community COVID-19 testing program will be set up by the County of Hawaiʻi to address the reported cluster at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center (HCCC) in Hilo.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

China Resident Indicted on Laundering Millions Through Big Island Properties

A man from Bejing, China was indicted in federal court for laundering millions of fraud proceeds through Big Island properties.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Student Credit Union Opens at Hilo High

Hilo High School is the fourth student credit union on Hawai´i Island.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Interisland Travel Restrictions Ended in Hawai´i

At long last, intrastate travel has returned to normal in Hawai´i.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Suspect in Hilo Shooting Had History of Assault and Abuse, Used ‘Ghost Gun’ to Fire 30 Rounds at Police

All four officers were wearing body cameras, the footage from which could be made public as early as Tuesday.
Monday, June 14, 2021

State Lab Detects New COVID-19 ‘Variant in Concern’ of Hawai‘i

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorizes the Delta variant as a variant of concern.
Monday, June 14, 2021

UPDATE: Two Dead Following Officer-Involved Shooting in Hilo

South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a reported domestic dispute at a residence on Mokuhonua Lane a little after 7 pm on Sunday evening.
Monday, June 14, 2021

New KCH Protocol Offers Closure for Families, Nurses After Death of Patient

Recognizing a need to extend their dedication of care beyond the loss of life, a group of KCH staff formed the Circle of Life Committee (COL) and put a Code Lavender in place at the facility.
Monday, June 14, 2021

56 New Infections Identified Across Hawai‘i

The state’s two-week average is 51 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.0%.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Motorcycle Taken From Kona Target Parking Lot

The Hawai´i County Police Department on Monday asked for public assistance to solve a motorcycle theft.
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