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Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park in June

On June 29th and 30th, 2019, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, […]

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On June 29th and 30th, 2019, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, and more.

Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers honors police and presecutors​ with awards

MEDIA RELEASE On June 29th and 30th, 2019, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional […]

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‘Activate Puna’ block party coming to Pahoa on Saturday (May 11)

MEDIA RELEASE (PAHOA, HAWAII, MAY 8, 2019)—The public is invited to the ‘Activate Puna’ block party on Saturday, May 11, from 4-10:p.m. The event features a street closure along Pahoa Village Road between Akeakamai Loop and Kauhale Street.  Pahoa Village Road between Akeakamai and Kauhale will be closed to vehicular traffic between 12 noon to […]

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Lihiwai Street in Hilo closed May 20–24 for debris removal

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces that a section of Lihiwai Street, located within Lili‘uokalani Gardens, between the entrance to Mokuola (Coconut Island) and the Isle’s parking lot, will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian through-traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, from Monday, May 20 to Friday, […]

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Police have located a Pahala man wanted on a warrant

Police have located a Pahala man wanted on a warrant

MEDIA RELEASE Douglas Kawika Louis Hawaiʻi Island Police located a 38-year-old Pāhala man who was wanted on a no-bail warrant of arrest. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, (May 7), police apprehended Douglas Kawika Louis without incident at Punaluʻu Beach Park in Kaʻū. He was arrested and charged for parole revocation, then taken to the Hawaiʻi […]

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Community beautifies Pahoa roundabout

MEDIA RELEASE On, (March 04), a Non-profit organization, Malama O Puna, in conjunction with community members, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department conducted a beautification project on the Pāhoa roundabout.  Malama O Puna, led by Rene Siracusa, coordinated a joint effort with Council Women Ashley Kierkiewicz, Community members and the Hawaiʻi Police Department in planting potted […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of April 29-May 5, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of April 29, 2019, through May 5, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-one, (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight 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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Flood mitigation project meeting in Hilo Tuesday (May 21)

MEDIA RELEASE As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study, the Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works Engineering Division is holding a community meeting regarding the upcoming project on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course (Multipurpose Room), 340 Haihai […]

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Police Week to be held May 13-17, 2019

Police Week is a nationally recognized week of activities in support of police work and in recognition of officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed every, (May 15), as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls in as National Police Week. […]

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Police charge Glenwood man with multiple offenses after chase with officers

Shilo Merdock Brent Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 42-year-old Glenwood man for several offenses following a police pursuit, late Friday evening, (May 3).  Yesterday, (May 5), at 3:15 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, detectives and officers from the Special Enforcement Unit charged Shilo Merdock Brent with the offenses of three counts of first-degree Assault […]

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Ocean View man is dead following crash in Kona Sunday (May 5)

MEDIA RELEASE A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday, (May 5), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway .1 mile south of the Keahole Airport road.  The 70-year-old male has been positively identified as Michael A McCormick. Responding to a 9:20 a.m. call, police determined that a […]

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Epicenter of quake in Papua New Guinea Monday, May 6, 2019.

Very strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Monday (May 6)

Epicenter of quake in Papua New Guinea Monday, May 6, 2019. This is a Civil Defense Earthquake Information message for 11:25 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2019. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has occurred near Papua New Guinea. There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii. You will be informed should conditions […]

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County to sell used equipment and vehicles

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawai‘i will accept sealed bids of used equipment and vehicles “AS IS” and “WHERE IS,” and the County issues NO WARRANTY to the highest bidder.  Bidding will close on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the County Building, located at 25 Aupuni Street, Suite #1401, Hilo, […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ in Waimea Tuesday (May 7)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop,” on Tuesday, (May 7). “Coffee with a Cop” encourages community members to ‘sit down and talk story’ with their police officers over a cup of coffee, to foster better relationships and for the community […]

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