East Hawaii News

Answer the call and attend the 7th Revitalize Puna activation

Revitalize Puna activations provide space for conversation, but the emphasis is on action and empowering community members to get engaged and make an impact.

60th Annual Merrie Monarch Hōʻike tickets go on sale later this month

Hōʻike night of the 60th annual festival that showcases Hawaiian culture and hula is April 12 at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo.

Update: Issues accessing 911 telephone services in Hawaiian Paradise Park resolved

Big Island police report that Spectrum has restored access.

‘Ghosts of War’ to be on exhibit through February and March at East Hawai‘i Cultural Center in Hilo

The consequences of armed conflict — and how they weave themselves into our lives — provide the backdrop for the center’s latest exhibit.

Several flight operations scheduled in February at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

The park regrets any noise impact to residents and visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.

Big Island detectives continue investigations into three Puna missing persons cases

Although not confirmed, police do suspect foul play might be involved in each of the cases.

Big Island police continue search for missing elderly Hawaiian Paradise Park man

William Romeo Bishop Sr. was reportedly last seen in the area of his home on 22nd Avenue. He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, Caucasian with a light complexion, gray hair and green eyes.

Big Island firefighters find two vehicles engulfed in flames upon responding to Fern Forest structure fire

The blaze resulted in an estimated $25,000 in damages. Its cause is undetermined.

Jail policies same after Hilo inmate beating; but state’s security cameras being improved

The Hawai’i State Public Safety Department has hired a consultant to review security camera systems at each of the state’s jails and prisons and repair nonfunctional devices or replace them.

Hilo’s music festival Hoʻolauleʻa returned with 20 bands, food, thousands of revelers

The energy in Downtown Hilo was elevated no matter where you looked and everyone was along for the ride Saturday night with the return of the East Hawaiʻi musical festival

East Hawai‘i Master Gardeners Plant Sale blooms again

The first in-person sale since before the COVID-19 pandemic will feature succulents, perennial edibles, natives, seed starts from the University of Hawai‘i, ornamentals, pollinator plants, seeds and more.

Stolen Hawaiian feather helmet still missing; can you identify person in image?

The stolen mahiole was created by renowned local artist Rick San Nicolas, who sold it to the hotel several years ago.

Big Island police chief, county prosecutor committed to finding ‘Unknown Male No. 1’ in Dana Ireland case

New DNA evidence in the case excluded Albert “Ian” Schweitzer, whose conviction was overturned Tuesday. DNA found on key evidence belongs to another unknown individual.

Update: State cancels high bacteria notification for Keaukaha Beach in Hilo

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health reports that water sample retesting results showed enterococci levels no longer exceed the threshold level.

43-year-old’s bomb threat causes evacuation of Hilo shopping center

A man, identified as 43-year-old Ebn Wandell of Hilo, walked into a management office and stated he had a bomb in the bag he was carrying, police said.

Pāhoa man armed with screwdriver, wrench charged with robbing fast food restaurant

Rancey Sonny Kawika Lee, 35 of Pāhoa, was charged after an armed robbery of a fast food restaurant in a shopping center in Pāhoa.

Hawaiʻi Island police seeking held locating endangered Keaʻau 76-year-old man

William Bishop Sr. was last seen in the area of 22nd Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Keaʻau on Jan. 22, 2023, at 2 p.m.

UH-Hilo’s Peat named PacWest Defender of the Week for Jan. 9-15

This is the second time this season the 6-foot-11 sophomore forward-center for the Vulcans has received the honor.

Big Island police need help locating male teen reported as runaway in East Hawaiʻi

Jessiah Sablan-Cruz was last seen in the area of the 1700 block of Kino‘ole Street in Hilo at about 10 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2023.

One person dies in early morning house fire in Hilo

At 3:11 a.m. on Sunday, four fire companies were dispatched to a house fire at 368 West Kawailani St. in Hilo that claimed the life of one person, who has not been identified.
Load More Articles