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Hiker rescued after falling down 80-foot cliffside off illegal Big Island trail

The 18-year-old man was transported in critical condition to Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital in Waimea.

Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site on Big Island reopens following close call with wildfires

The Hoʻokuʻikahi Hawaiian Cultural Festival, which commemorates the 51st anniversary of the establishment of Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, will be conducted this weekend as planned.

Lane closure, utility upgrades on Highway 19 in Pa‘auilo, staring Aug. 7

Hawaiian Electric will start upgrading its transmission line on Highway 19 in Pa‘auilo on August 7.

Police seek assistance in identifying Kalapana burglary suspects

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects involved in a burglary investigation that occurred on July 9 in the Kalapana-Kaimū area.  

Update: Mamalahoa Highway in Naʻalehu is reopened following downed utility pole

Update: Mamalahoa Highway in Naʻalehu has reopened after repairs to a downed utility pole.

34th Turtle Independence Day in West Hawaiʻi: 2 endangered honu released into sea

Two honu were released into the ocean July 4th as part of the annual Turtle Independence Day at the Mauna Lani Auberge Resort in West Hawai’i.

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Tonga, no tsunami threat

There was an earthquake of about magnitude 6.9 in the Neiafu region in Tonga on Sunday.

Hilo Pride draws rainbow crowd celebrating ‘Fabulous Free Future’

Gay right supporters and advocates in rainbow colors and decorated in an assortment of glitter and costumes also flooded downtown Hilo to begin the festival celebration with this yearʻs theme: “Fabulous Free Future.”

Keauhou Canoe Club awards two scholarships

Two Hawai’i Island graduating seniors are claiming the 2023 scholarships from Keauhou Canoe Club (KCC). Kianni Dodson and Noa Riznyk received $2,000 during a presentation at the club’s birthday potluck at the KCC canoe halau. Kianni Dodson won the James F. Rodgers Academic Achievement Scholarship and plans to attend Hawaii Pacific University and major in […]

Police are looking for missing endangered Hilo man

The Hawai‘i Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Eugene Buckman, 72, of Hilo who was reported missing on June 3.  Buckman is described as having a light complexion, 5 feet, and 8 inches., and weighs around 190 pounds, with brown shaved hair, white beard, and brown eyes. Buckman also walks with […]

Hawaiʻi Police Department to host free Keiki Fishing Derby for Kohala residents July 15

Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing section is hosting a free Keiki Fishing Derby on July 15 for North and South Kohala residents aged 5 to 18.

Lane closure on Highway 19 in Paʻauilo for utility work June 21-23

Hawaiian Electric will be upgrading infrastructure along Highway 19 in Pa‘auilo from June 21 to 23, resulting in a partial closure and traffic delays.

Honokaʻa recycling, transfer station closed for repairs until through June 24

The Honoka‘a Recycling and Transfer Station will be temporarily closed to the public for repairs through June 24.

No tsunami threat after 6.6 earthquake near California

Hawai’i County Civil Defense announced an earthquake off the Gulf of California with a magnitude of 6.6 did not spark a tsunami threat Sunday. According to the alert, the earthquake occurred at 10:30 a.m. in the Sea of Cortez, but there was no threat to Hawai’i.

High-altitude balloon flying over Big Island isn’t on spy mission; part of Project Aether

The aerial anomaly was no soaring cephalopod. It also wasn’t a Chinese spy balloon or Batman looking for his parking spot, as suggested in other social media posts and replies. The reality behind the object’s appearance that spurred all the chatter is far less imaginative than scientific.

Attempted murder suspect faces litany of charges following five-day manhunt

The Hawai‘i Police Department says 44-year old Ronald Kahihikolo of Ocean View was arrested just before 11 a.m. Saturday near the 39.5-mile marker on Highway 19 in Hāmākua, north of Hilo, after a five-day manhunt.

Mother of missing man from Kona: ‘I can’t sleep. I have nightmares.’

Other than a few sightings in the Captain Cook area on the Big Island’s west side and Hāmākua on the east side, no one else has seen or spoken to 42-year-old Landon Fairbanks of Kailua-Kona since about noon on Aug. 3, 2022.

Amid dismal rainy weather in East Hawai‘i beauty can be found

Mother Nature has teased many of us with a few breaks, psyching us out with sunny and blue skies, before 10 minutes later turning the faucet back on full blast. It’s been cold and windy. The weather has definitely been more than a bit dismal. That doesn’t mean, however, we have to be.

UPDATE: High wind warning for Kohala, high surf warning for east-facing Big Island shores

The high wind warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, with a wind advisory for much of the rest of the island also in effect. The high surf warning will remain until 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Manhattan Transfer to make Big Island stop as part of final world tour

The legendary vocal quartet is celebrating its 50th anniversary and making its final world tour.
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