23 nabbed for DUI

Between Aug. 12 and Sunday, Hawaii Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

18 arrested for DUI

During the week of July 22-28, Hawaii Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

2 sent to hospital after crash

Highway 19 was closed to traffic briefly Monday morning at the 41 mile marker while Hawaii Fire Department personnel extricated an individual with life-threatening injuries from a vehicle involved in a 5:30 a.m. crash.

Ka‘u drowning victim identified

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have identified the man who apparently drowned earlier this month after he did not return to shore after a swim with friends July 13 at Green Sands Beach, also known as Papakolea.

Big Island unemployment rate up in June

KAILUA-KONA — The unemployment rate on Hawaii Island increased by more than half a percentage point from May to June, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Water service restored to Puako Beach Drive residents

KAILUA-KONA — A water main break near Ascension Mission Catholic Church on Puako Beach Drive has resulted in little to no water service for customers in the area, the Department of Water Supply reported Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest 22 for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for suspected drunken driving between July 15 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and one was younger than age 21.