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Hiker dies on Big Island lava field

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow)- A man was announced dead on arrival Tuesday after he was found on a lava field near Kaplana Gardens subdivision.

Hawaii Fire Department units responded at 3:15 p.m. to a report of a person unable to walk in Kalapana. When they arrived on scene, a friend said the 56-year-old victim was in physical distress on a lava field, but was unable to find him. The two had been hiking all day.

A ground and air search were conducted and the man was found near Kalapana Gardens subdivision. He was transported out by chopper awaiting a medic unit where he was determined dead on arrival.

His cause of death is still undetermined.

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Man charged after Big Island crime spree

Phillip Jon Richardson

HILO, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow)- Big Island police have
charged 27-year-old Phillip Jon Richardson with several offenses in connection
with a crime spree Saturday in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area.

According to police, it
started when a pickup truck pulled up to a home on 1st Avenue and
stole a 63-year-old man's computer after forcing his way into the man's home.

After fleeing the scene,
police say Richardson slammed the truck he was driving into a 36-year-old
woman's house on 17th Avenue. He proceeded to open the window of the home where
the woman claims he stole a safe and some other items from a car parked on her

Sometime after these
events, police say the suspect abandoned the truck he was driving when he
noticed officers in the area, and fled on foot into some bushes.

Routine traffic stop escalates; three arrested on multiple charges

Chito Reno Asuncion

KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow)- A routine traffic stop in Kona has led to the
arrests of three persons in two separate cars. 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Donates $3,500 to Hawaii Fire Department of the County of Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Donates $3,500 to Hawaii Fire Department of the County of Hawaii

Grant to Support Aid and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Crash Victims 

HILO, HI — May 6, 2013 — Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i announced today $3,500 in grant funding to the Hawai‘i Fire Department (HFD). Funds will be used to purchase digital camera equipment, which will allow the HFD to better document injury occurrence at traffic accidents and assist medical emergency professionals in their assessment and treatment of victims.

Shoplifting suspect sought on Big Island

HILO, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow)- Big Island police are asking for the public's help in
identifying a woman wanted for questioning in a theft case.

Merchandise valued at $226 was stolen from a retail store
on the 96-200 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive on April 8. 

Police ask anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the
person pictured above to call the Police Department's non-emergency line at

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The Volcano House Story

The Volcano House Story


Restoring History to Hawai‘i’s Oldest – and Newest – Hotel

 Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – The beloved Volcano House will fully reopen on the rim of Kīlauea caldera in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park next month, following a multi-million dollar upgrade and completing yet another chapter in the epic history of this iconic hotel. 

AAA: Hawaii gas prices dropping

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Local gas prices declined in many areas over the last week,
to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.

Hawaii state average for regular unleaded is $4.34 per gallon, which is two
cents less than last week, four cents less than last month and 24 cents less
than on this day last year.

average price is $4.24 a gallon for regular unleaded, down three cents since
last week, seven cents less than last month and down 20 cents from a year ago.

Hilo, the average gas price is $4.34 per gallon, which is three cents less than
last week, a penny less than last month and 39 cents less than this time a year