Archive | May, 2015

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Old Puako Road set to one-way traffic Saturday (May 30) due to Ironman 70.3 triathlon

In conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 Hawaiʻi qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District on Saturday (May 30). On that date between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., traffic will be allowed to flow only in the Kona, […]

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Hawaii County firefighters answered a 2:48 a.m. alarm Saturday (May 23) to Kaiminani Drive in Kona about 1/4 mile above Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) for a brushfire.

Crews arrived to find a brushfire next to the north side of the roadway. Firefighters contained the blaze, got it under control and the fire was declared out at 3:40 a.m. Part of the roadway was closed to traffic due to firefighting operations.

Brushfire in Kona burns land early Saturday morning (May 23)

Hawaii County firefighters answered a 2:48 a.m. alarm Saturday (May 23) to Kaiminani Drive in Kona about 1/4 mile above Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) for a brushfire. Crews arrived to find a brushfire next to the north side of the roadway. Firefighters contained the blaze, got it under control and the fire was declared […]

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Police charge Mountain View man with murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the Puna man who was arrested for murder on Saturday (May 23). At 3:30 p.m. Sunday (May 24), 18-year-old Forrest Keesler of Mountain View was charged with second-degree murder. His bail was set at $250,000. He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with an incident in Puna on Saturday morning involving a father and son.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a reported domestic incident at a home in the Fern Acres subdivision. They arrived to find medics treating an unconscious 47-year-old man. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Puna man dead and son arrested in murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with an incident in Puna on Saturday morning involving a father and son. At approximately 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a reported domestic incident at a home in the Fern Acres subdivision. They arrived to find medics treating an unconscious 47-year-old man. He […]

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Big Island lane closures for May 23-29, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no roadwork Monday, May 25 — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) […]

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John Towle

Missing inmate captured and returned to HCCC Friday (May 22)

Hawaii Island extended furlough inmate John Towle was captured by Hawaii County Police and returned to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). Police brought him back to HCCC at 3 p.m. Friday (May 22). On April 30, Towle failed to check in at the Kona Furlough House. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and […]

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Second strong quake in Santa Cruz Islands Friday (May 22), no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 1:59 p.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, May 22, 2015

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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One-hundred seventy-two youths from 25 teams participated in the HI-PAL Panaʻewa Benefit “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Championships this past weekend at Panaʻewa Park.

In the 10-and-under division, NSP claimed the title, Andrews Hawks were runners-up and Fly Girls finished third.

HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Championships results

One-hundred seventy-two youths from 25 teams participated in the HI-PAL Panaʻewa Benefit “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Championships this past weekend at Panaʻewa Park. In the 10-and-under division, NSP claimed the title, Andrews Hawks were runners-up and Fly Girls finished third.

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Strong 6.9M earthquake near Santa Cruz Islands, no tsunami threat Friday (May 22)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 11:45 a.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Albert Espaniola

Police still searching for man wanted for contempt of court

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 36-year-old man wanted for contempt of court. Albert Espaniola Jr. is also wanted for questioning in a reckless endangering case. He is described as “local,” approximately 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in Hilo.

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Three charged in West Hawaii crime spree

Hawaiʻi Island police charged a Captain Cook man and two other persons following a crime spree in West Hawaiʻi. On the morning of May 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to Honaunau Beach, where it was reported that keys had been stolen from the beach and that the victim saw his Jeep being driven away by […]

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Police seek Puna burglary suspect seen on camera

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose image was recorded on a surveillance camera during a burglary in the Eden Roc subdivision of Puna. Police ask anyone who knows the identity or whereabouts of the person pictured to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact […]

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‘Summer is Upon Us’ fashion show (May 23)

MEDIA RELEASE Queens’ MarketPlace brings summer styles and fashion fun together for the whole family, with a free event, the “Summer Is Upon Us” Fashion show 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Coronation Pavilion. Presenting the “hottest” and trendy fashions for teens, men, women and children, the show is designed to help the whole […]

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