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HELCO to work on transmission lines and poles on Hamakua Coast

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces it will begin construction along Highway 19 between the 24-mile marker in Pāpa‘aloa and the 27-mile marker in Laupāhoehoe on the Hāmākua Coast. One lane will be closed to traffic along sections of the highway from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily starting November 7, 2015.

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Police still looking for missing Hamakua teen

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 16-year-old Hāmākua girl who was reported missing. Shalee Minamishin was last seen in the Hāmākua District on July 31. She is described as 5-foot-3, 100 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Hāmākua man who is wanted on a bench warrant.

Dan Vanells, who also goes by the names Dan Van Ells and “Danno,” is wanted for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with another incident.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with hazel eyes, blond hair and possibly a goatee. He was last known to live in Waipio Valley.

Police are searching for a Hamakua man wanted on a warrant

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Hāmākua man who is wanted on a bench warrant. Dan Vanells, who also goes by the names Dan Van Ells and “Danno,” is wanted for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with another incident. He is described as 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of fence posts from county property along the Hāmākua Coast.

Sometime between 2 p.m. Tuesday (July 7) and 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 9), unknown persons pulled 47 T-rail posts out of the ground and removed them from county property along Highway 19 (Hawaiʻi Belt Road) just on the Paʻauilo side of the 35-mile marker. Each post was 6 1/2 feet long and silver in color.

Fence posts stolen from county in Hamakua

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of fence posts from county property along the Hāmākua Coast. Sometime between 2 p.m. Tuesday (July 7) and 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 9), unknown persons pulled 47 T-rail posts out of the ground and removed them from county property along Highway 19 (Hawaiʻi Belt Road) just on the […]

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A 23-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle crash along the Hāmākua Coast on June 19.

Michael T. Moore of Laupāhoehoe was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday (July 1). The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Laupahoehoe man dies from injuries received in June Hamakua crash

A 23-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle crash along the Hāmākua Coast on June 19. Michael T. Moore of Laupāhoehoe was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday (July 1). The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause […]

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Five people were injured—one critically—in a three-vehicle crash Friday (June 19) on the Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 19) at Maulua Gulch along the Hāmākua Coast.

Responding to a 9:14 a.m. call, police learned that a 2003 Toyota pickup truck traveling south near the 23-mile marker crossed the centerline and sideswiped a 2008 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer traveling north. The tractor-trailer lost control and crossed the centerline, colliding with a 2003 Chevrolet four-door sedan traveling south.

Head-on crash with tractor-trailer closes Mamalahoa Highway in Hamakua

Five people were injured—one critically—in a three-vehicle crash Friday (June 19) on the Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 19) at Maulua Gulch along the Hāmākua Coast. Responding to a 9:14 a.m. call, police learned that a 2003 Toyota pickup truck traveling south near the 23-mile marker crossed the centerline and sideswiped a 2008 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer traveling […]

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Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital

Nearly 90 employees will be laid off and some services will be cut at Hilo Medical Center, Ka‘u Hospital and Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua because of a projected $7 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 16) to a brushfire near Kalopa Makai Road in Hamakua.

Firefighters arrived to find tall grass in a farm lot burning, rapidly growing due to wind and moving towards a residence. Crews were able to slow the fire's progress using Chopper One performing water drops and ground units.

Fire consumes 10 acres of land in Hamakua Saturday (May 16)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 p.m. alarm Saturday (May 16) to a brushfire near Kalopa Makai Road in Hamakua. Firefighters arrived to find tall grass in a farm lot burning, rapidly growing due to wind and moving towards a residence. Crews were able to slow the fire’s progress using Chopper One performing water drops […]

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Traffic near the 49 mile marker of Highway 19, between Honokaa and Waimea, is now open to both lanes after a crash closed the roadway earlier.

Crash near Honokaa closes Highway 19 Monday morning (April 13)

Traffic near the 49 mile marker of Highway 19, between Honokaa and Waimea, is now open to both lanes after a crash closed the roadway earlier.

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Kona man charged with three offenses after accidently shooting woman

A Kona man has been charged with three offenses in connection with an accidental shooting while illegally target practicing in the forest. At 6:26 p.m. Tuesday (March 31), Hāmākua police responded to a forest area off Pa‘auilo Landing Road, where 24-year-old Sean Smith II of Kailua-Kona reported that a 24-year-old woman had been wounded while […]

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Man featured on ‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ TV show turns himself in

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested 24-year-old Rickie Andaya-Tabucbuc, who is being featured this month on the public access TV show “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted.” He turned himself in Tuesday (December 9) at the Hāmākua police station, where he was arrested and charged with two counts of revocation of probation.

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Pohakealani Road work to continue in Hamakua

Work to widen the existing low water crossing another ten feet on Pohakealani Road in Hamakua is in progress with completion set for the first week in June. The additional length was done in concrete and will take 28 days to cure before vehicles are allowed to drive over it. Motorists are advised to continue […]

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Mamalahoa Highway in Onomea re-opens after being closed due to crash Thursday (May 1)

Highway 19 near the 9 mile mark in Pepeekeo is now open to one lane of traffic. Expect delays and drive with caution.

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Kalaniai Road in Kalopa scheduled for work starting Tuesday (April 29)

Kalaniai Road in Kalōpā is scheduled for road resurfacing by the Department of Public Works, Highway Maintenance Division on Tuesday, April 29. The hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Roadwork will start at the Kalōpā Road intersection, and continue in the mauka direction. One lane will be open. Please consider alternate routes and […]

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