Suspect Sought In Kona Theft Investigation
KONA, Hawaiʻi - Police investigators recently received surveillance footage of the alleged theft on Olowalu Street and are hoping that the public recognizes the suspect. (BIVN) – Hawaiʻi Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole from a Kailua-Kona establishment, and investigators are sharing a image of the possible suspect that was captured on surveillance footage.
Meet Hawaii’s newest residents. Hint: It’s a conspiracy
KAILUA-KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii’s newest residents are furry, cute and definitely not from around here. Kailua-Kona’s Three Ring Ranch Exoitic Animal Sanctuary announced they’ve rescued 11 ring-tailed lemurs from Puerto Rico. The lemurs landed in Hawaii last week. The lemurs were rescued after the U.S. Department of...
Routine Traffic Stop Results in Auto Theft and Drug Offense Charges
A routine traffic stop resulted in an Ocean View man being arrested and charged for auto theft and multiple drug offenses. On May 30, Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver, later identified as 42-year-old Daniel Lemaire, not wearing a seat belt.
How long with Kilauea's current eruption last?
HAWAII COUNTY (KITV4) -- Some wonder how long the latest eruption of Kilauea will last, and if this current summit eruption will move to one of the volcano's rift zones. By monitoring current activity, and understanding what Kilauea has done historically, scientists get a good idea of what should happen during this eruption. Although not everything is known about this volcano and that keeps experts searching for answers.
HPD: 2 who died in apparent mass overdose in Waikiki likely took fentanyl-laced drugs
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the first time Wednesday, Honolulu police said the two men who died in a suspected mass overdose in Waikiki over the weekend apparently ingested fentanyl. The two who died were identified as Joseph Iseke, 44, of Kailua, and 53-year-old Steven Berengue of Kailua-Kona. Three others were...
Big Island storage facility to pay $130,000 penalty to EPA for illegal cesspool
For operating an illegal large capacity cesspool, the owners of Extra Space Storage Facility in Kailua-Kona agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty in a settlement announced Wednesday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The owners of the Kona facility at 73-4864 Kanalani Street are Extra Space Management and Kaloko Storage...
Hawaii’s rainy wet season could lead to more wildfire
HONOLULU (KHON2) — As we near the summer months, officials are warning on Wednesday, June 7 that the dry season leads to an increase in brush fires here in the islands. In fact, forecasters said that this could extend into next year. Most of our state has emerged from drought conditions due to the strong […]
Aging Well: Kona grandmother graduates from university
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Imagine juggling a visit to the Grammy Awards, babysitting little kids, and going to college online, all in the same day. Those are the kinds of things a Hawaii Island grandmother did for four years, until she finally earned her bachelor's degree this spring. But the desire to leave a legacy keeps Sharla Kahale-Miner Aging Well.
Kona sanctuary welcomes new animals from Puerto Rico
HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Kona animal sanctuary welcomed 11 new residents who have been adjusting to their new home. The ring-tailed lemurs have a new forever home at the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Kailua-Kona. They were rescued from a Puerto Rico zoo that was closed by the Department of Justice. The lemurs […]
Hawaiʻi County defends homeless sweeps on public property in letter to ACLU of Hawaiʻi
In a June 2 letter, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaiʻi said a homeless sweep on May 24 in Kona violated the people’s constitutional rights and demanded Hawaiʻi County stop future enforcement operations until it could provide shelter or a safe area for all houseless individuals.
Mountain View Man Who Evaded Police Then Called for Their Assistance Charged With Multiple Offenses
Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged 30-year-old Terran Kaleiwahea Jr., of Mountain View with various property and drug-related offenses after fleeing from police. On Tuesday, May 30, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a reckless driver traveling south on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway, near Kaiminani Drive in Kailua-Kona and observed the vehicle traveling at high speed, weaving in and out of traffic. Officers later located the unoccupied parked vehicle off Hina Lani Street when they observed a male party in the distance running in thick brush.
Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency gives update on response efforts as Kilauea eruption continues
Midday Newscast: Hazardous smoke from wildfires hangs over millions in Canada, US. Watch “This is Now,” live from the Hawaii News Now Digital Center, weekdays on KHNL at 12 p.m. and on all of our streaming platforms. HNN's First Alert Weather team to provide tips on how to...
Hawaii County police searching for 3 ‘armed and dangerous’ men
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County police are warning the public about three men considered armed and dangerous. Police officials say Malani Tavui is wanted for vehicle theft, resisting an order to stop, and firearm offenses. Officials say Nathanuel Chow-Guzman is also wanted for vehicle theft and resisting. Kiel Brende has...
Police Identify Cyclist Killed in Kona Crash
Hawaiʻi County Police identified 82-year-old Stuart S. Dunn as the elderly Kailua-Kona man who died following a single bicycle crash in North Kona. On May 21, responding police officers determined that a silver Dean Titanium Road bicycle was heading west on Hinalani Street on the right shoulder and crashed. Dunn was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Visit Kona - Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill
Ahi Katsu - panko crusted ahi with unagi drizzle and garlic or spicy aioli. On our last day in Kona, my friends and I were in search of an eatery near the airport and found Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill in Kailua-Kona. Headed by Chef Nakoa Pabre, Umekes features a variety of popular traditional Hawaiian food creations with a modern twist. The menu is extensive and offers fresh ahi poke bowls, veggie options, and their take on local favorites like loco moco and lau lau.
Kona non-profit to host basketball tournament to help repair lone gym in Kailua Kona
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kekuaokalani gym in Kailua Kona is one the only indoor basketball facilities on that side of the island. A place where multiple youth basketball teams and leagues use for practices and games, but when the weather shifts the gym is shutdown. “It’s always having to close...
How tourists drove into Honokohau Harbor, twice
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (KITV4) -- For the second time in a matter of weeks, a tourist drove a rental car off of a boat ramp- and straight into Honokohau Harbor, on the west coast of the Big Island. How similar were the two incidents?: Same boat ramp, same harbor, same bewildered...
Visitor Drives Car Into Honokohau Small Boat Harbor Waters
On Monday evening, a tourist drove her SUV down the boat ramp into the water at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona while following GPS directions. The female tourist and sole occupant of the vehicle, was uninjured and able to get out safely. The vehicle was later removed from the water.
Dog attack on Big Island has residents concerned of aggressive dogs
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Some Hawaii Island residents are concerned about dog attacks. The latest attack was on Saturday, May 27, involving 32-year-old Amber Clausen. A Puna lawmaker is worried there could be more. “More and more people are super concerned about aggressive dogs that break their chain or just having very irresponsible dog owners,” said […]
Hawaii County wants to work with community to fix Kona gymnasium
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After Kona community members rallied to raise money to fix their neighborhood gym, Hawaii County officials say they’re onboard to help make that happen. The Kekuaokalani gym has been the topic of discussion after the announcement of a GoFundMe and basketball tournament to help fix what...
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