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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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
KPD is asking for help with finding missing man

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help with finding a missing Kaua‘i man.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Memorial Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, along with all refuse transfer stations.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge in Kapaia

KAPAIA – The public is advised that the southbound lane of Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Kapaia Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the evening of May 24 and finishing the morning of May 25.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
KPD is asking for help with finding missing man

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking for the public’s help with finding a missing Kaua‘i man.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
KPD urges motorists to drive safely

As the community prepares for graduation season and summer break, the Kaua‘i Police Department is encouraging motorists to drive safely, and urging parents and the community to help prevent underage drinking.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Mayor signs second supplementary emergency proclamation

LĪHU'E – Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. has signed a second supplementary emergency proclamation on Wednesday, May 23, for the County of Kaua‘i in order to provide relief for disaster damages and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
County announces free anti-drug community coalition training for June 5 and 6

LĪHU‘E – Hosted by the County of Kaua‘i in partnership with the County of Hawai‘i, the County of Maui, and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, the public is invited to attend a free Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Mini Academy at Kaua‘i Beach Resort on June 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Fire personnel rescues victim after plunging his vehicle into Kalihiwai Bay

 KALIHIWAI – Fire personnel from the Hanalei fire station rescued a 36-year-old Kilauea man after he plunged the car he was driving into Kalihiwai Bay early Tuesday morning.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Lane closures on Kūhiō Highway, at Haleilio Road Intersection in Wailua, set for May 29 and 30

WAILUA – The public is advised of two lane closures on Kūhiō Highway in the northbound direction at the Haleilio Road intersection on two consecutive nights, starting on the evening of Tuesday, May 29 and finishing the morning of Thursday, May 31, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, to allow the Wastewater Management Division to install a corrosion resistant coating in the newly repaired sewer manhole.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Juvenile detained for terroristic threatening

KAPA‘A – Kaua‘i Police conducted an investigation and detained a male juvenile student on Tuesday morning after receiving reports of a possible terror threat at Kapa‘a High School.


Monday, May 21, 2018
Kīlauea mobile eWaste recycling event set for Sunday

The County of Kaua‘i Recycling Office is announcing a free electronic waste recycling event for residents and businesses set for Sunday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anaina Hou Community Park behind Kaua‘i Mini Golf in Kīlauea.


Friday, May 18, 2018
Solid Waste Division flood-debris management update

The county’s Solid Waste Division advises residents of the following flood-related debris management updates.


Friday, May 18, 2018
KPD seeks information on fatal stabbing

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department is asking anyone with information about the suspect who fatally stabbed a woman Thursday at First Hawaiian Bank in Līhu‘e to please come forward.


Friday, May 18, 2018
Transportation Agency driveway to be closed for repairs

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i Transportation Agency is announcing that its driveway on Ho‘olako Street in Līhu‘e will be closed for repairs from Monday, May 21, to Friday, May 25.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Grand Jury indicts four men allegedly involved in Kaua‘i drug ring

Līhu‘e – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced that a Fifth Circuit Grand Jury today indicted four men for their alleged involvement in a Kaua‘i drug ring that moved significant quantities of heroin and methamphetamine.

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