Downtown free public parking lots now require a fee.
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Today, we have a story about the search for the next police chief, news about crime — including a man arrested for a murder in Puna, the search for two teenage runaways and Volcano Watch.
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Kailua-Kona’s downtown public parking on Hualalai Road no longer is free, forcing the longtime downtown farmer’s market to have to relocate and causing medical personnel of the Hawaiʻi Island Community Health Center to desperately seek alternative affordable parking.
The two parking lots managed by JLL Retail — one located across from Kona Inn Shopping Village and Hale Halawai and the other behind Kona Bay Hotel — went from free to paid on Oct. 2, the week of the Ironman World Championships.
“Volcano Watch” is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates.
The ongoing summit eruption at Kīlauea volcano turned 1 year old Sept. 29, 2022. The past year’s activity has commonly been described as “continuous” effusion of lava within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. Although this has been mostly true — especially in recent months — there have been multiple occasions when lava was not flowing. What happened at those times, and why?
Search for Big Island’s next top cop narrows to 21; identities of applicants remain secret By Nathan Christophel
The search for the next Big Island police chief is down to 21 candidates from the original 44 applications.
Hawai‘i County Police Commission Chairman John Bertsch said during the commission meeting Friday that a few candidates did not meet the minimum standards for the job and were disqualified.
What to know about Mauna Loa? Civil Defense, Volcano Observatory hosting public information session By Megan Moseley
Mauna Loa is making some Big Island residents who live on her slopes a bit nervous.
The world’s largest active volcano has erupted 33 times since 1843. Now, with all the recent seismic activity happening underneath Mauna Loa’s 13,679-foot summit — including 5.0 and 4.6 earthquakes that shook the island 24 seconds apart on Oct. 14 — some fear that the “sleeping giant” is ready to erupt again.
A Big Island man has been indicted on several charges stemming from an Oct. 14 incident in Puna.
The Hawai‘i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney announced Friday that 45 year-old Jarret Kaneshiro was charged with second-degree attempted murder, ownership or possession of firearms prohibited, carrying or use of firearm in the commission of a separate felony, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a highway, place to keep pistol or revolver and first-degree criminal trespass.
Big Island police are asking for help with finding a 13-year-old who was reported as a runaway.
The Hawai’i Police Department says Sofefina Paulino-Ngata was last seen at 7 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of Kapiʻolani Street in Hilo. She is described as Polynesian, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, with a dark complexion, straight shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes.
Big Island police are asking for the public’s help with locating a 17-year-old who was reported as a runaway last month.
The Hawaiʻi Police Department says Kaiea Fleming-White was last seen Sept. 11 in Hilo. Fleming-White is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with a tan complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes.
Big Island police are asking if anyone might have seen an ATV that was reported stolen this week in Hāmākua.
The Hawai‘i Police Department says the black 2021 Polaris Sportsman 570 Ultimate Trail ATV, with blue accents, was removed sometime between the evening hours of Oct. 18 and the morning of Oct. 19 from a residence on Kukuihaele Road in Honoka‘a.
Two East Hawai‘i residents face multiple charges in connection with an alleged burglary in West Hawai‘i.
The incident was reported at 3 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 73-1000 block of Ahulani Street of Kailua-Kona. Responding Hawai‘i Police Department officers determined that earlier in the day unknown suspects stole multiple items, including electronic items and credit cards.
Big Island police are investigating after a 38-year-old Kailua-Kona man was allegedly assaulted and robbed.
Officers responding to a report of an assault at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona determined that the victim was near the beach area fronting the park’s pavilion when he was confronted by two unknown men.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is undergoing a Draft Environmental Assessment on its proposal to relocate the school’s 28-inch educational telescope from the summit of Maunakea to Hale Pōhaku. The deadline to provide feedback on the assessment is Oct. 24.
The UH Hilo teaching telescope now is undergoing decommissioning at the summit. It is scheduled for completion in 2023.
Ask the Candidates: Maui mayoral candidates on overtourism, cost of living, affordable housing, public safety and water
The race for Maui’s top executive job comes down to incumbent Michael Victorino, and challenger Richard Bissen. The two garnered the most votes in the Primary Election and now face off in the General Election, with the top vote getter to lead the County of Maui for the next four years as mayor.
Kūlanihāko‘i High School has selected its mascot — the manta ray — and school colors of silver and black. Its student body and extracurricular teams will be the Kūlanihāko‘i Rays.
A weak disturbance moving westward through the islands will continue to briefly enhance showers across the state through the morning hours. Otherwise a series…
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