20-year-old woman charged with domestic violence on Big Island
Cherish Anela Torres, 20 of Pāhoa, has been arrested and charged with domestic-related offenses following a 3 a.m. verbal argument that turned violent. On May 23, according to police, Torres and the victim were stopped in a vehicle at the intersection of Ohiki Street and Puni Makai Loop in Pāhoa. Torres reportedly pulled the keys out of the ignition, sat on top of the victim’s lap and struck him multiple times with a closed handed fist to the top of his head.
20-year-old from Hilo charged after injuring his girlfriend by kicking, punching
Jeranimo Talley, 20, was arrested and charged with domestic related offenses following an incident in Hilo on May 25 in which he allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend in the head and face. At 11:47 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to an active domestic call at an apartment complex...
Hawaiʻi Police Warn Public Of Phone Scam
HILO, Hawaiʻi - A potential victim says a suspicious caller identified himself as a State of Hawaiʻi Police Officer with the Financial Crimes Department. (BIVN) – Hawaiʻi police issued a news release on Friday, warning the public of a phone scam that appears to be attempting to trick residents into believing that they are being contacted by a “State of Hawaiʻi Police Officer.”
34-year-old man missing from Pāhoa
Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Kelly Gravitt of Pāhoa, who was reported missing. Gravitt was last seen walking in the area of Pāhoa Village Road and Kauhale Street in Pāhoa on May 19 at 7 p.m wearing no shirt and gray shorts.
Pohoiki fishermen await boat ramp dredging
HILO, Hawaii (KITV4) -- The Department of Land & Natural Resources this week closed their comment period for a proposal to dredge Pohoiki Beach, on Hawaii Island, and restore access to the boat ramp. The Pohoiki boat ramp has remained obstructed for 5 years now since the 2018 Kilauea eruption...
Update: 1 missing teen found safe, police need help finding 2 other teenagers in East Hawaiʻi
Authorities have located 14-year-old William Creary, in good health today in Pāhoa. Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two other missing teenagers: 15-year-old Uilani Leaverton and 17-year-old Jaysha Weber. Weber was last seen in Mountain View on May 26 at about 6:40...
Hawaii Island man indicted again for assault outside Volcano home
HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Volcano man finds himself in legal trouble once again as prosecutors have indicted him after a judge dismissed four out of six pending charges, said court officials. 49-year-old James Michael Taylor, also known as Alex Daniel Mejia Taylor, is facing numerous charges after he allegedly tackled...
Kierkiewicz Named President, CEO of Nā Leo ‘O Hawai‘i
HILO, Hawaiʻi - Hawaiʻi County Councilmember Ashley Kierkiewicz will succeed previous CEO Paul Horner, who resigned last year. (BIVN) – The Nā Leo ‘O Hawai‘i has named a new president and Chief Executive Officer to lead its Hilo-based public tv station. Ashley Kierkiewicz, a...
2 men charged with breaking into a vehicle in downtown Hilo
Two men from Hilo have been charge with breaking into an unlocked vehicle belonging to a woman who was carrying items into her business in downtown Hilo, according to Hawai’i Island police. Stetson Kaholo, 31, and George Akana Cruz Labrador, 33, allegedly took a backpack out of the vehicle...
Airport parking full across the state
The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation announced parking lot closures via their Twitter Account on Saturday, May 27.
Big Island’s Largest Lantern Release Ceremony Set for This Sunday
The 19th Annual Celebration of Life hosted by Hawai`i Care Choices, formerly Hospice of Hilo, will take place at Reed’s Bay Beach Park on Sunday, May 28 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. This Sunday’s event, which celebrates 40 years of care across East Hawaiʻi, will give families the opportunity to...
Volcano Golf Course offering ‘Tee and Taste’ wine packages
Volcano Golf Course, Hawai‘i Island’s first and oldest golf course, has partnered with Volcano Winery to offer “Tee and Taste” – an exclusive package pairing golf play with a tasting of local wines. “We love to explore new partnerships that support Volcano community members and.
Inaugural Hawaiʻi Island Climate Fair set for June 17 in Hilo
The Hawaiʻi Climate Commission, in collaboration with Hawai‘i County, is hosting a Climate Community Fair. The focus is on what is being done to create a resilient and sustainable Hawaiʻi. Diverse organizations and programs will have booths, workshops and games to share. The fair will be held...
How Surf and Counseling Helped a Veteran Find His Way Home
HILO, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Big Island resident River Hagg is back on his feet. "When I came home and I was all broken and shattered, you know, it was my Ohana here that picked me up, put me back together," Hagg told KITV4.
Wailuku Bridge Emergency Work Complete
Emergency work on the Wailuku Bridge, also known as ‘Singing Bridge’ on Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 19) in Hilo has been completed and all bridge restrictions have been lifted. After crews spent the past month doing emergency work to correct bridge element degradation found during repair work,...
Volunteers Pull Weeds, Plant Silverswords On Maunakea
MAUNAKEA, Hawaiʻi - A Center for Maunakea Stewardship team successfully outplanted highly endangered silversword at Halepōhaku this month. (BIVN) – Another Mālama Maunakea Volunteer day was held this month – the second of the year – as participants weeded an over grown area on Maunakea at the 9,000 ft elevation and helped to reestablish the highly endangered silversword in the area.
Roundabout Proposed For Hilo Bayfront Highway
HILO, Hawaiʻi - A Draft Environmental Assessment was published on Tuesday for the Bayfront Highway and Waianuenue Avenue Intersection Improvements project. (BIVN) – A roundabout is being proposed for Downtown Hilo as part of a Bayfront Highway and Waianuenue Avenue intersection improvement project. A Draft Environmental Assessment was...
Daniel Van Zyle’s Exhibit at Volcano Arts Center
A Celebration of 50 years Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from May 27th to July 9th, 2023. Daniel Van Zyle’s exhibition opens Saturday, May 27th. The public is invited to meet him at a reception for the artist from 2 – 4pm, that day at VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Kīlauea Summit Seismicity Elevated
(BIVN) – Kīlauea volcano is not erupting, as summit seismicity remains elevated, and tiltmeters continue to show gradual inflation. On Saturday, a flurry of earthquakes was recorded and posted on the USGS website. On a graph showing the number of earthquakes per day during the past week (blue bars), the number of earthquakes on Saturday was over 200, the highest amount all week.
Hawaiʻi Care Choices presents the 19th Annual Celebration of Life
HONOLULU (HI Now) - Hawaiʻi Care Choices, formerly Hospice of Hilo, is celebrating 40 Years of compassionate care across East Hawai’i and will be hosting the 19th Annual Celebration of Life at Reed’s Bay Beach Park on Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. This special event will allow hundreds of families to honor the memory of their loved ones that have passed and recognize countless healthcare workers who have served and continue to serve these families for the past four decades.
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