When she collapsed at the gym, people rushed to help. Months later, she got to thank them
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wendy Yamada has run 10 marathons and is full of energy,. But in January, while working out Transformations gym in Hilo, she turned to friend Susie Dill and said she felt tired. Then, the 55-year-old collapsed. “There was no response. She was kind of crumpled over the...
Kilauea Volcano Is Erupting And Fountains Of Lava Are Glowing
HONOLULU — Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, began erupting on Wednesday after a three-month pause, displaying spectacular fountains of mesmerizing, glowing lava that’s a safe distance from people and structures in a national park on the Big Island. A glow was detected in...
Fallen Tree Closes Puʻueo Street Bridge In Hilo
HILO, Hawaiʻi - The bridge between Wailuku Street and Ohai Street will be closed overnight, police say. (BIVN) – The Puʻueo Street Bridge will remain closed overnight due to a large fallen tree. Hawaiʻi Police asked motorists to avoid the bridge, which sits between between Wailuku Street...
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.
Generosity of Hawaiʻi Drivers Supports Hawaiian Geese
If you paid a little extra for that Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park license plate at the Hawaiʻi Department of Motor Vehicles, you just helped support nēnē, Hawaiian endemic geese, at the park with a donation of $60,000, delivered recently by HPPA Executive Director Mel Boehl to the park’s Resources Management Division. The Nēnē Monitoring Program at the park will evaluate monitoring strategy and complete a monitoring protocol report. The plates program is administered by the DMV.
UPDATE: Police locate 3 young missing hunters from Mountain View on Big Island
Hawai’i Police Department said the search is over for the three Big Island boys who were reported missing on June 3. According to the latest release, 12-year-olds Kyston Madrid-Silva and Jensen Mercado-Silva, along with Jeno Mercado-Silva, 15, were located in Mountain View. Officials sent out an alert early Sunday...
Naniloa Invites Community to Anniversary of Kaʻimi Pono Program
Ikaika Marzo will be performing as a special guest. Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – a DoubleTree by Hilton invites the local community to celebrate the first anniversary of the hotel’s Kaʻimi Pono program taking place on King Kamehameha I Day, Sunday, June 11. In addition to commemorating the King’s birthday, the celebration honors the property’s programming designed to honor its dedicated and ongoing commitment to protecting, preserving, and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture. Members of the local community, hotel guests, friends, and family are invited to participate in this fully immersive and complimentary one day only event, which takes place at the property from 12 – 4 p.m.
Yamauchi earns Academic All-America status
Former University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo shortstop Casey Yamauchi capped his collegiate career with Academic All-America Third Team honors. He was selected by the College Sports Communicators. The recent UH Hilo graduate wrapped up a five-year career putting up a .404 batting average on 63 hits, 29 RBI and...
Three men considered armed, dangerous on Big Island police radar
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Big Island police are looking for three Puna men, considered armed and dangerous. According to police, the suspects are wanted on outstanding warrants and needed for questioning relative to additional ongoing criminal investigations. The wanted individuals are described as:
UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language Spring 2023 Dean’s List
Ke kukala aku nei ko ke Kulanui o Hawai’i ma Hilo, Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke’elikolani, i na inoa o na haumana kaha ‘oi no ke Kau Kupulau 2023:. (The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke’elikolani College of Hawaiian Language announces its Dean’s List for the Spring 2023 semester:)
Wildfire & Drought LOOKOUT! Campaign Kicks Off In Hilo
HILO - With a prolonged drought predicted for the islands, Hawaiʻi officials are ramping up their readiness with new tools and resources. (BIVN) – Emergency officials kicked off Hawaiʻi’s annual dry season campaign, Wildfire & Drought LOOKOUT!, in Hilo on Wednesday. From the Hawaiʻi DLNR news...
Award-winning UH Hilo scholar-athlete finds fun 7,000 miles from home
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo tennis player Luca Matheiowetz was named the 2022–23 Joe and Harriet Estrella Male Scholar-Athlete at the 2023 All-Sports Banquet after achieving the highest cumulative grade point average with at least five semesters completed as a Vulcan. Learning, growing and adapting is the on-going...
Highway 19 Speed Limit Reduced Near Papaikou
PAPAIKOU, Hawaiʻi - The speed limit is being lowered to provide a smooth transition before entering the Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Elementary and Intermediate School area. (BIVN) – The speed limit on Highway 19 near Papaikou has been reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph.
Councilmember Kierkiewicz named president, CEO of Nā Leo public television
Hawaiʻi County Councilmember Ashley Kierkiewicz has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi public television in Hilo. Kierkiewicz was born and raised on Hawaiʻi Island. In 2018, she was first elected to represent Council District 4 and has experience serving as the chair of the Policy Committee on Planning, Land Use and Development.
Hilo man accused of stabbing grandparents to death not fit for trial
HILO, Hawaii (KITV4) -- A Hilo man accused of killing his grandparents back in January has been deemed unfit to stand trial. Court documents released on Friday show Joshua Ho has been committed to the custody of the State Health Director, to be placed in an appropriate institution for detention, care, and treatment.
International volcanology training course returns after 4-year break
On June 3, for the first time since 2019, the international volcanology training course hosted by the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, welcomed a class of 12 participants from around the world. The eight-week summer course is designed to...
Keiki get a chance to operate heavy machinery during Hilo ‘Dirt Work’ event
HONOLULU (KHON2) — It’s not your average playground, over the weekend keiki in Hilo put down their toys and played with real heavy machinery. Community members and local businesses gathered in Hilo on Sunday to attend the first-ever “Dirt Work” event. Event coordinators said the free...
Hawaii Island police: Mom stabbed 9-year-old daughter multiple times
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A mother has been charged after she allegedly stabbed her 9-year-old daughter in Pahoa, according to Hawaii Island police. Officials said Calla Weddington is charged with five counts, including assault, unlawful imprisonment, and attempted assault of an officer. Court documents say the 34-year-old violated a child custody...
Mandaquit selected to Team USA U16 squad
Dreams are already starting to come true for the kid from Hilo. Former ‘Iolani standout JJ Mandaquit was named to the U.S. national U16 team on Thursday following a week of training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Basketball made the announcement, culling the team from a group of 18 finalists.
2023 Relay for Life Celebrates with ‘Seussical Theme’
Join the movement to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Be a part of the celebration on Saturday July 15th at Dr. Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo for the 31st Relay For Life of the Big Island. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m. and the Relay ends at midnight.
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