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Mountain View man dies in single-vehicle crash in Hilo

Speed appears to be the primary factor in this investigation. An autopsy was ordered to determine the exact cause of death. The man’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

Suspect in Puna terroristic threatening case dies following officer-involved shooting in Hawaiian Paradise Park

The 30-year-old man, who Big Island police did not name and fled following a domestic argument the night before, was shot after firing on officers attempting to apprehend him.

Kaʻūmana Cave County Park in Hilo closed because of partial collapse

The collapse appears to be in the area near the entrance to the cave. No injuries have been reported.

What’s next for plans to revitalize Hilo’s iconic Banyan Drive?

Momentum for the revitalization of the area on the Big Island’s Waiākea Peninsula picked up steam after Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green signed an emergency proclamation in July to help clean up, secure and demolish the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel property.

Kīlauea eruption drew visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park during usually slow time

At least 5,000 visitors — and likely sometimes more — came each day of the eruption to see the volcanic activity from Sept. 10-16.

Hilo man charged with attempted distribution of meth, fentanyl, oxycodone and possession of cocaine, heroin

Kory Yoshio Maeda was charged with 11 offenses including first-degree attempted promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of second-degree attempted promoting a dangerous drug, second-degree promoting a dangerous drug, six counts of third-degree promoting a dangerous drug and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.

Detective Caceres honored as Police Officer of the Year by Kona Crime Prevention Committee

Hawai’i Police officers were recognized for their work during the Kona Crime Prevention Committee’s 2023 Police Officer of the Year luncheon at the Royal Kona Resort on Wednesday.

Big Island town to participate in nationwide ‘Arts for EveryBody’ project where local artists will celebrate culture and community

Vibrant Hawai’i, a local nonprofit, will support up to 12 artists in a year-long fellowship to create art that enhances collective well-being, celebrates cultural stories in Hawaiʻi, and strengthens community resilience.

Living on Kīlauea — one of world’s most active volcanoes — involves risk, mitigation efforts

The people living in Puna and Hawai’i County understand the risk. Knowing they aren’t in control and can’t stop nature from happening is the first step to becoming resilient in the face of future volcanic eruptions on the Big Island.

Kīlauea eruption daily update: Webcam imagery shows little or no fountaining as of this morning

However, intermittent spattering was seen from the westernmost large cone in the Big Island volcano’s caldera throughout last night.

Second emergency proclamation issued for former Uncle Billy’s property in Hilo

Public safety issues continue at the once iconic hotel on the Big Island’s Waiakea Peninsula, prompting Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green’s move.

Big Island firefighters battle Pāhoa structure fire

The blaze at a one-story building in the Puna community was extinguished by 12:30 a.m. Saturday. No one was injured.

Search continues for missing elderly Hawaiian Paradise Park man; family offering cash reward

Big Island police say 76-year-old William Romeo Bishop Sr. was last seen the afternoon of Jan. 22 in the area of his home on 22nd Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park. He has not been seen nor heard from since.

Road closure on Haili Street in Hilo scheduled to begin Sunday

The Department of Water Supply will be working between Keawe and Kino‘ole Streets starting at 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

Big Island police seek help locating Hilo man missing since mid-August

62-year-old Elroy Pacheco was last seen Aug. 16 in the Hilo area.

Update: Big Island police say missing 13-year-old boy found in Hilo in good health

13-year-old Jason Abiley, reported missing since Sept. 6, was found Wednesday in Hilo in good health.

Business Monday: Gam3Escape in Hilo on the Big Island building community through gaming

Gam3Escape is your gateway to adventure and, as its name suggests with the “3” mirroring the “E,” an escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Mountain View man dies after motorcycle he was driving hits utility pole

Big Island police think speed and inattention appear to be primary factors in the Hilo crash. A coroner’s inquest investigation was initiated.

Work furlough inmate fails to return to Hale Nani in Hilo

65-year-old Mark Kahalewai was scheduled to return to the Big Island reintegration center by 2 p.m. Friday. If you see him, call 9-1-1.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park announces September flight operations

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has scheduled multiple flight operations throughout September for various activities, including, ungulate surveys, invasive species control and Hawaiian petrel monitoring.
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