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Fire destroys home in Hilo Wednesday (Oct 30)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:31 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Oct 30) to a structure fire on Kou Lane in Hilo. Firefighters responded to a structure fire with a home, approximately 600 square-feet in size, engulfed in flames. Accessing the fire scene was difficult due to the lack of a roadway and […]

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Hawaii Island Police need 47 new officers

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i Police Department needs 47 New Police Officers “Committed to Preserving the Spirit of Aloha” The Hawai‘i Police Department will soon be filling vacancies and is looking for 47 qualified people interested in serving our Big Island community. Interested individuals can apply online at www.hawaiicounty.gov. Recruitment Opens on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and Closes at 11:59 […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo teen reported missing

MEDIA RELEASE Ashley Panela Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing. Ashley Panela was last seen in Kurtistown on (October 7).  He is described as being 5-feet-8-inches, approximately 140pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer James Steffen […]

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Governor Ige appoints former prisons director Ted Sakai to new corrections oversight commission

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige appointed former prisons director Ted Sakai to the new Hawai‘i Correctional System Oversight Commission. He joins three other commissioners — retired judge Ronald Ibarra (appointed by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald), Mark Patterson (appointed by Office of Hawaiian Affairs chair Colette Machado), and Michael Town (appointed by Sen. President […]

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Police continue to seek whereabouts of Tyler Gorloff last seen in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE Tyler Gorloff Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Tyler Gorloff, who was reported as missing. He was last seen at MacKenzie State Park on Thursday (April 25).  His vehicle was located the same day at the MacKenzie State Park parking area. He has not been seen […]

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Police announce promotions

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police are announcing fourteen (14) promotions, which go into effect Friday, November 1, 2019. They are: Darren Cho  – Detective, Area II VICECurrent position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal Intelligence UnitBrian Souki – Police Sergeant, Area I – Puna Patrol DivisionCurrent position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal […]

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Police are searching for an escapee from Hale Nani Correctional Facility

MEDIA RELEASE Bryce Dustin Feary Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who allegedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility.  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at the correctional facility on (October 1) at about 10 a.m. He is described as a “local male,” […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to add 20 parking spaces at Kīlauea Visitor Center

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii National Park, HAWAI‘I – Due to loss of parking capacity from seismic activity in 2018, and in anticipation of heavy visitation during the upcoming holiday season, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will add 20 new parking stalls to the overflow parking lot east of Kīlauea Visitor Center. Construction on the new gravel lot begins […]

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Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Park Temporary Closure from October 30-November 29, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Park in Hilo will be temporarily closed from October 30, 2019 to November 29, 2019 for clearing and maintenance of overgrown foliage, bushes, tall weeds and non-native trees near the shoreline. The park will be open on the weekends […]

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2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season opens through January 2020

MEDIA RELEASE (Honolulu)-The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 25, 2020.  A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 21-27, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of October 21, 2019, through October 27, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.    So far this year, there have […]

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House Passes Rep. Gabbard’s Bill to address America’s Nursing Needs

MEDIA RELEASE Washington, DC—Monday (Oct 28), the House passed H.R.728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) who are co-chairs of Congressional Nursing Caucus. The bill would reauthorize federal funding for the nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and […]

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Women's Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.

Women’s Legislative Caucus Opens Lactation Room at State Capitol

MEDIA RELEASE Women’s Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.Women’s Legislative Caucus members celebrate the blessing and opening of the new Lactation Room at the State Capitol. (From left) Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Rep. Lauren Matsumoto, Sen. Laura […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys between Kawaihae and PTA this week

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday (29 Oct.) there will be several military convoys traveling from Kawaihae to PTA between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Additionally, on 31 Oct. at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be additional convoys traveling from Kawaihae to PTA. Convoy leadership are reminded to pay close attention to backlogs of Hawaii motorists […]

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