Kona Crime Spree Results in Three Arrests, Charges


SOUTH KONA, Hawaii – A Captain Cook man and two other persons have been arrested and charged following a crime spree in West Hawaii. Police released the photos of 23-year-old Mei S. Tanaka of Honaunau, 21-year-old Kainoa I. Lindo of Honaunau, and 19-year-old Dylan J. Alcain of Captain Cook on Friday. The alleged crimes took […]

44 year old Captain Cook woman drowns in Kua Bay

Updated – KONA, Hawaii – Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning Friday (September 27) at Kua Bay. At approximately 2:12 p.m. Friday, responding officers learned that a woman who had been snorkeling was found floating in waters on the north side of Kua Bay by Rocky Cove. Bystanders had attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire-rescue […]

VIDEO: Breadfruit Goes Bananas in Kona

Bananas hang out at Breadfruit Fest

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii: The annual Breadfruit Festival went bananas on Saturday at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. The one time staple of the Hawaiian food diet known as ‘Ulu was the fruit of focus during the day of demonstrations, music and cultural […]

Fatal motorcycle vs. truck crash in South Kona


UPDATE: The crash in Captain Cook has left two dead, according to Hawaii County Police. From a Hawaii County Police media release: Responding to a 9:13 p.m. call, Kona patrol officers determined that a 40-year-old Kailua-Kona man was operating a 1994 Honda motorcycle and traveling south on Route 11 when he crossed the centerline and […]

Kona man arrested for alleged auto theft

Matthew Guba, by Hawaii County Police

SOUTH KONA, Hawaii: A Kona man is in police custody for auto theft and other offenses. A patrol officer on routine patrol last Wednesday (June 20) noticed a sedan being driven by a man known to the officer as someone without a valid driver’s license. After confirming with police dispatchers that the motorist was unlicensed, […]

South Kona water system back to normal

SOUTH KONA, Hawaii: As headaches grow in North Kona over the sudden failure of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust Well above Mamalahoa Highway on Monday, there has hardly been any time to celebrate the repair of the Ke’ei Well D, and the lifting of water use restrictions for South Kona. [FMP width=”280″ height=”153″]http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/media/2012/04april/0417keei.mp4[/FMP] The fix went […]

VIDEO: Breadfruit Fest in Kona shares knowledge of ‘ulu


Video by Matt Binder & Lynn Beittel, Visionary Video | Voice of Stephanie Salazar CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii: The 2011 Breadfruit Festival — Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu – was held at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in South Kona on Saturday. The location teamed up with the Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network, and the Breadfruit Institute of […]

Mayor meets with South Kona community at Yano Hall, April 7th

Voice of Stephanie Salazar This coming Thursday, Mayor Billy Kenoi will meet the public at Yano Hall in South Kona as part of an on-going series of talkstory gatherings designed to address the specific concerns of each area. Direct questions are welcome from residents on any subject dealing with County services and issues. The event […]

VIDEO: Under quarantine, Kona coffee farmers hope for solutions

Meeting on coffee berry borer in Captain Cook

One farmer promoting inexpensive beetle traps December 9, 2010 – CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Stephanie Salazar As the dreaded Coffee Berry Borer infestation grows, and a coffee quarantine goes into effect on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona farmers say the industry is in dire straights. Which is why […]