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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.

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.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Man in custody after fatal stabbing

LĪHU‘E – Louis Landsman, age 34, was arrested on Thursday for Murder in the Second Degree, after he stabbed and killed a woman at First Hawaiian Bank in Līhu‘e.


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Partial road closure scheduled for Kuli Road in Kalaheo on May 24

KALĀHEO – The Department of Water (DOW) announces a partial road closure on Kuli Road in Kalāheo, scheduled for Thursday, May 24th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.  DOW will be conducting water system improvements at the beginning of Kuli Road, approximately 200 feet from Kaumuali‘i Highway.  The partial road closure will prevent motorists from accessing Kuli Road from Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kalāheo.  Residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead to utilize alternate routes; through Wawae Road or Pu’uwai Road, in order to access and exit Kuli Road during the scheduled road closure. 

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Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauaʻi