Archive | March, 2019

Man and woman found floating offshore in Keauhou, Kona

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:10 p.m. alarm Sunday (March 31) to the area near the Sheraton Kona Resort in Keauhou for an initial report of two children floating face-down in the ocean.

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Walter Gomes III

Shooting suspect Walter Gomes III has been arrested by police

Police report shooting suspect Walter Gomes III was taken into custody and arrested without incident in the South Kona area by Kona Patrol officers Sunday, March 31, 2019.

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Police Chief reminds public to participate in survey

MEDIA RELEASE A note from Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira: In keeping with our department’s Vision Statement that: The Hawaiʻi Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police service and forming partnerships with the community to achieve public satisfaction making the Big Island a safe place to live, visit, and conduct business. […]

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Keʻei Transfer Station Green Waste Site is Closed Until Further Notice

MEDIA RELEASE The Ke’ei Transfer Station’s green waste site cannot reopen as planned this Sunday, March 31, 2019, and will remain closed until further notice.  The green waste closure is due to the facility’s having reached the maximum storage capacity allowed by the State Department of Health.  The public can take their green waste to the Kealakehe Transfer Station in Kona, which is open for green waste seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   We apologize for the […]

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Police charge Kailua-Kona man with attempted murder

Big Island Police have charged a Kailua-Kona man with Attempted Murder. On, (March 26), Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disorderly male who was on the shoreline, fronting a local restaurant on Kahakai Road in Kailua-Kona.

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Easter Eggs

Hawaiian Beaches Easter Egg Hunt Wednesday (April 17)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks & Recreation would like to announce that, in conjunction with Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center (QLCC), we will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, for ages 2 to 12 years old at the Hawaiian Beaches Community Center.

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Police investigate Hilo shooting, man in custody, woman in hospital

MEDIA RELEASE Detectives are continuing to investigate a shooting that left a 35-year-old Hilo woman hospitalized. 41-year-old Corey Napoleon, of Hilo remains in police custody following his arrest for suspicion of attempted second-degree murder. Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section and Criminal Investigation Section continue to investigate. The victim’s condition has since been […]

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Pāhala transfer station closes early Friday (March 29)

MEDIA RELEASE The Pāhala Transfer Station will close at 9 a.m. today (Friday, March 29, 2019) and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Until 6 p.m. this afternoon, the public can take their solid waste to the Waiʻōhinu Transfer Station, which is open seven days a […]

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Keei transfer station closes early Friday (March 29)

MEDIA RELEASE The Keʻei Transfer Station will close at 9 a.m. today (Friday, March 29, 2019) and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Until 4:15 p.m. this afternoon, the public can take their waste to the West Hawaiʻi Sanitary Landfill (known as the Puʻuanahulu landfill), which […]

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Keauhou transfer station closes early Friday (March 29)

MEDIA RELEASE The Keauhou Transfer Station will close at 9 a.m. today (Friday, March 29, 2019) and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Until 4:15 p.m. this afternoon, the public can take their solid waste to the West Hawaiʻi Sanitary Landfill (known as the Puʻuanahulu landfill), […]

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Move over for emergency vehicles

Police remind public to move over for emergency vehicles

Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding motorists of the requirement to slow to a prudent speed, or if safe, make a lane change into the adjacent lane of travel when approaching an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights flashing, to include officer’s vehicles while they are on traffic stops.

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Police warrants list for Friday, March 29, 2019

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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Hawaii Island lane closures for the weekend of March 29-31, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.  — QUEEN KAAHUMANU HIGHWAY (ROUTE 19) — 1) NORTH KONA (WEEKEND CLOSURE) Intermittent lane closure on Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) in both directions in the vicinity of Waikoloa Beach Road on Sunday, March 31 from […]

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Senator Mazie K. Hirono questions Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt about the future home of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Senator Hirono questions decision to relocate Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to Oahu

Moving Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to Oahu “Doesn’t Seem to Make a Lot of Sense”

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