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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, January 19, 2017
Firefighters respond to structure fire in Kalaheo

KALAHEO – Firefighters responded to a structure fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on Na‘au Road in Kalāheo. No injuries were reported. 


Thursday, January 19, 2017
KPD is asking for help with finding runaway

 LĪHU'E – The Kaua'i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway.


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Prison sentence in ‘Ele‘ele stabbing incident

LIHUE – Christopher Cruz, 34, of ‘Ele‘ele, was today sentenced to an open 20-year prison term for stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in December of 2015.


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Police seek public’s assistance in identifying female body located in waters off Na Pali Coast

 KALALAU  – Police are seeking the public’s help in identify the body of a woman found Wednesday afternoon in waters off the Na Pali Coast on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. Foul play is not suspected in the cause of her death. 


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Police seek public’s assistance in identifying female body located in waters off Na Pali Coast

 KALALAU  – Police are seeking the public’s help in identify the body of a woman found Wednesday afternoon in waters off the Na Pali Coast on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. Foul play is not suspected in the cause of her death. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Kūhiō Highway closed following two-car crash in Princeville
PRINCEVILLE – Kūhiō Highway in Princeville was closed in both directions on Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision that occurred near Princeville Airport.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Guilty verdict in meth case

LIHUE – A Fifth Circuit jury on Tuesday found Stanley Lani Akau, Jr. guilty of four drug and weapon related charges.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Water shutdown scheduled for Hanamaulu area on Thursday, Jan. 19

HANAMAULU – The Department of Water (DOW) has scheduled a 9-hour water shutdown for the Hanamaulu area on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Affected customers are located on Aikepa Street, Anai Street, Amo Street, Hanamaulu Road (from Amo Street to the end of the road), and Hehi Road.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Lane closures on Puhi Road set for Jan. 23-24
PUHI – The public is advised that there will be intermittent lane closures on Puhi Road next week between the intersections of Kaneka and Haleukana Street. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Public hearing re. Departmental Draft of General Plan update set for Jan. 31
LĪHU‘E – The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the end of January regarding “Kaua‘i Kakou”, the Departmental Draft of the General Plan update. 

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