Four Kona men charged in underage sex sting

Hawaii Island police have charged four Kona men for child sex solicitation as part of a multi-agency undercover operation designed to identify and arrest individuals using the internet to facilitate sexual crimes against children.

169 Whales seen during Great Whale Count

Over 300 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii islands during the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count and from Maui during the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation, the last of three coordinated whale counts between the two organizations in 2023. This is the first year since March 2020 that both programs will be resumed normal operations.

Kona woman involved in officer-involved shooting incident indicted

The Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Office announced Tuesday that a Kona woman, 26 year-old Jacqueline Keanaaina, was indicted by a Kona grand jury last week. Keanaaina was charged in relation to two incidents. On March 10, 2023 Keanaaina was apprehended as a passenger in a stolen vehicle that was involved in an officer-involved shooting on Palani Road in Kona and she was arrested in relation to a February 26, 2023 attempted burglary incident at a residence on Tiki Lane in Ocean View.

Water bills could drop

Hawaii County water consumers will have the opportunity to speak out on a proposed decrease to the power cost charge.


Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the attendees at a recent dedication at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona.