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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Suspect wanted for questioning in sex assault case

KŌLOA – A male suspect who is believed to have sexually assaulted two female victims Sunday morning is wanted for questioning by Kaua‘i police.

Friday, December 8, 2017
KPD asks for public’s help identifying man in surveillance photo

KAPA‘A – The Kaua‘i Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man seen in this photo. Police are looking to speak with him about an incident that occurred at the NAPA Auto Parts store on Kipuni Way, in Kapa‘a, on July 31, 2017.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Police operation leads to 10 arrests

The Kaua‘i Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) along with members of the Hawai‘i State Sherriff’s Division conducted a special mission in the Koloa, Kalaheo and Waimea areas on Wednesday, which led to multiple arrests.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Officers seize illegal plants from Kalalau Valley

KALALAU – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) participated in a two day multi-agency operation this week that led to the removal of 15 coca plants from Kalalau Valley.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall to close from Jan. 1 to June 30

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall will be closed from Monday, Jan. 1, to Saturday, June 30, 2018, for asbestos abatement as well as for new flooring and ceramic tile installation.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway, at Haleilio Road intersection in Wailua, set for Dec. 11

WAILUA – The public is advised of a lane closure in the vicinity of the Kūhiō Highway and Haleilio Road intersection on Monday, Dec. 11, to allow the Wastewater Management Division to perform maintenance work on its sewer collection system.

Monday, December 4, 2017
Kaua‘i’s 7th drowning victim identified

HANALEI – Byron Elmendorf, a 73-year-old man of Washington, was determined as Kaua‘i’s seventh drowning victim of 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017
DOW's Paua Valley tank remains offline for maintenance

KEKAHA - The Department of Water (DOW) will be proceeding with a refurbishment plan for the Paua Valley tank, a 45-year-old storage tank located in Kekaha, in accordance to the improvement directives provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Water services will not be affected during repair work.

Monday, December 4, 2017
New cashiering system installed for Motor Vehicle Registration, Real Property Collections, and DLD

The Department of Finance is announcing that a new cashiering system has been installed for Motor Vehicle Registration, Real Property Collections, and the Drivers License Division.

Monday, December 4, 2017
Online registration for Winter Fun Program set for Dec. 8

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that registration for the county’s Winter Fun Program will take place on Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 a.m. on the county’s website,

Monday, December 4, 2017
County to host community meeting on mental health

KAPA'A – The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting at Kapa'a Missionary Church on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
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