Update: High surf advisory extended for east-facing shores

Impacts are expected to be moderate, with strong breaking waves and and strong currents that will make swimming dangerous.

Sign thief in Kaʻū District strikes again

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is on the trail of a sign thief with 16 road signs gone missing in the last month.

Ka‘u Coffee Festival in Full Swing

Due to COVID-19, the festival has gone digital with free online events.

Kahuku Unit of VNP to Remain Open 5 Days a Week

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has changed its mind.

HFD: Ka’u Brush Fire Contained

A brush fire in Ka’u has closed parts of South Point Road. Firefighters are on scene battling the blaze.

Harbors and Landing Places of Ka‘ū

Sailor and canoe builder Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa will be at the Lyman Museum this month to make a presentation on some of Ka‘ū’s picturesque coastline locations.

Nephew Arrested in Connection With Uncle’s Murder in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a Pāhoa man in connection with a body found on the roadway in Puna on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

UPDATE: Wind Advisory Issued for Parts of Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu reports at 9:30 p.m. that the Wind Advisory has been extended until 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

HPD Searching for Man Considered Dangerous

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Douglas K. Louis, a 38-year-old male who frequents Pahala in the District of Kaʻū.

SO2 & Ash Concerns Addressed at Ka‘ū Community Meeting

Emergency officials held a meeting in Ka‘ū to address the ash and amplified sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels in the are downwind of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater on May 30.

Heavy Rains Cause Damage to Wai‘ōhinu Transfer Station

The County of Hawai‘i announces that recent heavy rains that fell over the Ka‘ū District, have caused damage to the Solid Waste Transfer Station in Wai‘ōhinu.

Free Health Clinics to Move through Ka’u, Puna

Tropic Care 2016 is run by the United States Department of Defense, with support from the County of Hawai’i and the Ka’u Rural Health District Health Office.

HPD: Investigation into ‘Suspicious Device’ Found at Charter School Continues

The incident took place at Ka’u Learning Academy after school officials found a suspicious device that resembled a “pipe bomb” in a nine-year-old’s backpack.

$10K Granted to The Food Basket

A $10,000 check from the Rotary Club of South Hilo will help to provide food assistance to those in need in Puna and Ka’u.

Ocean View Accident Involves School Bus

Twelve children between the ages of 13 and 17 were on board the bus Wednesday morning when a vehicle crashed into it.

Access Route Planned for Ka’u Forest Reserve

Departent of Land and Natural Resource officials say the roadway will allow easier access to the 61,000-acre reserve for a variety of uses.

Ka’u Planning Future Focus of Meetings

The Steering Committee for the Ka’u Community Development Plan has scheduled a series of community meetings with topic-focused agendas.

Civil Defense Issues Green Sands Brushfire Update

The Hawai`i Fire Department reports the brushfire in the Greensands subdivision of Ka`u is roughly 80% contained.

Police Search for Wanted Ka’u Man

The Hawai’i Police Department is searching for a Ka’u man wanted for abuse.

Ka’u Copper Thieves Sought by HPD

The Hawai’i Police Department is seeking information and the identity of those involved in a copper theft.
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