West Hawaii News

Wind advisory issued for parts of Big Island

East winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, are forecast in the advisory areas.

Body Glove Cruises welcomes Kona Explorer super-raft to its fleet

The Kona Explorer is outfitted with two Suzuki 350 engines to take it farther and faster than most boats without sacrificing the comforts of a bigger vessel.

Renovations begin Nov. 21 at South Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor

The boat launch ramp will remain open during construction. The existing gravel parking areas will be blocked, but parking for vehicles and trailers is available on the north side of the comfort station.

Kona man indicted on attempted murder, armed robbery, other charges

Dyllan Paulo-Leslie faces 24 charges in connection with a Nov. 10 incident in Kona.

Hawaiian Electric asks Big Island customers to reduce electricity use

Big Island customers are asked to conserve power from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Photo captures likely waterspout; a rarity in Hawaiʻi

Photo of swirling cloud in dark skies over over West Hawai‘i generates a whirlwind of interest on social media

Registration open for Hawai‘i County Parks and Recreation Department 2022 Winter Intersession programs

Looking for something for the kids to do during winter break? Hawai‘i County has some options.

Big Island police urge safety on the roads during the holidays

So far this year there have been 33 traffic fatalities on the Big Island, according to the Hawai‘i Police Department.

Police renew request for information about Kona runaway

Kamalii M.K. Lawelawe was last seen the night of July 3 at his residence in Kona.

Softball skills clinic for girls 7-12 at PuʻuNui Community Park in Waikōloa

All skill levels are welcome for the Gold Coast Softball clinic on Nov. 19 in Waikōloa on the Big Island.

Traffic Alert: Motorists advised of traffic delays in Kainaliu in West Hawaiʻi

Contraflow traffic will be in place until approximately 2:30 p.m. Alternate routes include Ali’I Highway Bypass and Haleli’i Street. 

Wonderberry’s Comics opens in Kona’s Lanihau Center

The 612-square-foot store specializes in an assortment of comic books, graphic novels and action figures.

Kona man faces slew of charges in connection with incident that involved shooting at an officer

Detectives with the Hawai‘i Police Department, after conferring with the Hawai’i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, on Saturday afternoon charged 27-year-old Dyllan Paulo-Leslie with several charges, including first-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery.

Reactivation period for some driver’s licenses to end

On Dec. 1, all drivers with licenses that expired from March 16, 2022, through Nov. 30, 2021, will be required to apply for a new license.

Firefighters respond to shed fire in West Hawai‘i

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Big Island weekly lane closures: Nov. 12-18

Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced weekly lane closures for Nov. 5-11.

Police: Two arrested in ongoing investigation of incident that involved shooting at an officer

The officer was uninjured and did not fire his service pistol during the incident.

Police: Avoid intersection of Hina Lani, Highway 190 in Kona

An investigation is ongoing in the area.

Kona restaurant’s Keiki Food Fund helps families struggling to climb back from pandemic

Kids should never go hungry, and Poi Dog Deli will continue to provide free keiki meals to those in need until donations run out.

Military convoys headed from Pōhakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor

Convoys are scheduled Nov. 10-11 and 17-18.
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