Kīlauea eruption daily update: Kīlauea summit is no longer erupting

September 17, 2023 · 11:59 AM HST
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the Sept. 10 Kīlauea summit eruption stopped on Saturday and is unlikely to restart.

Applications for 2024 Lanaʻi axis deer hunting season open soon

September 17, 2023 · 4:00 AM HST
Applications for the 2024 Lānaʻi axis deer hunting season will be available starting on Sept. 18.

Big Island Now poll No. 27 results: More than one solution needed to help extend life of West Hawai‘i landfill

September 17, 2023 · 2:30 AM HST
Of the 900 total votes in our most recent poll, which asked people to weigh in on the best way to extend the life of the Big Island’s only remaining landfill, all of the above was the most popular answer, garnering 274 votes, or 30%.

Living on Kīlauea — one of world’s most active volcanoes — involves risk, mitigation efforts

September 17, 2023 · 1:00 AM HST
The people living in Puna and Hawai’i County understand the risk. Knowing they aren’t in control and can’t stop nature from happening is the first step to becoming resilient in the face of future volcanic eruptions on the Big Island.

Two more Lāhainā wildfire victims identified

September 16, 2023 · 3:00 PM HST
The two latest victims to be officially identified are 68-year-old Michael Gordon and 60-year-old Carole Hartley, both of Lāhainā. A total of 67 victims have now been named.

Kīlauea eruption daily update: Webcam imagery shows little or no fountaining as of this morning

September 16, 2023 · 11:53 AM HST
However, intermittent spattering was seen from the westernmost large cone in the Big Island volcano’s caldera throughout last night.

Second emergency proclamation issued for former Uncle Billy’s property in Hilo

September 16, 2023 · 11:08 AM HST
Public safety issues continue at the once iconic hotel on the Big Island’s Waiakea Peninsula, prompting Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green’s move.

Big Island firefighters battle Pāhoa structure fire

September 16, 2023 · 7:17 AM HST
The blaze at a one-story building in the Puna community was extinguished by 12:30 a.m. Saturday. No one was injured.

Update: Missing at risk Captain Cook man located

September 16, 2023 · 7:01 AM HST
39-year-old Maio Mihno Semes was found in South Kona in good health.

Weekly Hawai‘i Island lane closures: Sept. 16-22

September 16, 2023 · 5:00 AM HST
Closure schedules can change at any time without further notice.

Learn how to use and choose the safest seat for your keiki during National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 16, 2023 · 4:00 AM HST
The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation is observing National Child Passenger Safety Week from September 17 to 23 in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This initiative aims to educate caregivers on selecting, installing, and using the appropriate safety seats for child passengers.

Pōhakuloa Training Area police officer earns distinction at Army Civilian Police Academy

September 16, 2023 · 1:00 AM HST
Miller hails from Charleston, South Carolina and joined the PTA Police Department in August 2021. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran with six years of service in the Security Forces. Miller says he chose this career field because he enjoys working with local community.

Search continues for missing elderly Hawaiian Paradise Park man; family offering cash reward

September 15, 2023 · 5:15 PM HST
Big Island police say 76-year-old William Romeo Bishop Sr. was last seen the afternoon of Jan. 22 in the area of his home on 22nd Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park. He has not been seen nor heard from since.

Maui officials ID two more victims killed in wildfire disaster; 65 out of 97 confirmed fatalities have been released publicly

September 15, 2023 · 5:15 PM HST
The Maui Police Department released the names of two more victims from the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire. Police today confirmed the identity of: Marilou Dias, 60; and June Anbe, 78, both of Lahaina.

Kona man accused of murdering 2 homeless man in West Hawai‘i pleads guilty

September 15, 2023 · 3:30 PM HST
The 25-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 20.

Puna man charged with kidnapping, more in domestic and traffic related offenses

September 15, 2023 · 2:12 PM HST
Around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Puna patrol officers were dispatched to an active domestic within a light-colored extra cab Toyota Tacoma. The female victim was yelling for help and stating she was being kidnapped.

New COVID-19 vaccines are here. Hawai‘i health officials want you to get the jab

September 15, 2023 · 12:09 PM HST
The new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines replace the previously approved and authorized bivalent mRNA vaccines. The new vaccines address the XBB-lineages of the Omicron variant that accounts for 99% of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i police seek three wanted individuals

September 15, 2023 · 12:07 PM HST
Irvin Tysen Agres, age 41, is wanted on two outstanding warrants of arrest, as well as for questioning relative to numerous other felony investigations. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Agres is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna areas and is also known to be armed and dangerous.

Big Island establishes interagency working group to address fire issues

September 15, 2023 · 11:07 AM HST
The Hawaiʻi Fire and Emergency Response Collaborative will convene key regional agencies, experts, and stakeholders to formulate strategies, facilitate resource-sharing, and streamline communication to enhance responses to wildfires and other emergencies.

Kīlauea eruption daily update: Numerous oozeouts seen over parts of Halema‘uma‘u crater floor overnight

September 15, 2023 · 11:05 AM HST
Overnight webcam imagery of the Kīlauea summit showed active lava remains restricted to the northeastern parts of Halemaʻumaʻu crater and outside the crater known as the downdropped block.

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