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...
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.
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.”
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...
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...
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...
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...
Two Hilo Men Charged with Downtown Hilo Vehicle Break-In
Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged two Hilo men with various offenses following a car break-in. After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, detectives charged 31-year-old Stetson Kaholo with:. Unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle (UEMV) Second-degree theft. Third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. Prohibited acts related 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.
HNL airport’s Runway 8L reopens in time for busy travel season
The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation has announced that the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport will be reopening Runway 8L on Saturday, May 27.
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,...
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.
Police continue search for missing woman on Hawaii Island
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities are again asking for the public’s help to find a missing woman on Hawaii Island. Hawaii Police and CrimeStoppers have renewed calls for the public to be on the lookout for 42-year-old Jennifer Showden. Officials say the Pahoa woman was last seen and heard from...
Puna Geothermal Venture to hold public comment meeting on draft environmental impact statement
Puna Geothermal Venture will host a public meeting June 1 to provide background information and an opportunity for public comment regarding Puna Geothermal Venture’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which was prepared in connection with the proposed Puna Geothermal Repower Project. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was published in the...
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...
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.
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...
Police Identify Pedestrians Killed In Two Puna Collisions
PUNA, Hawaiʻi - The two pedestrians killed in separate traffic collisions in East Hawai‘i during the past month have been identified by police. (BIVN) – Hawaiʻi Police have identified two pedestrians killed in separate traffic incidents this month; one in the area of Highway 130 and Paradise Drive in Kea‘au, and one in the area of Highway 11 and Glenwood Park in Volcano.
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