Kauai News

Woman dies following Līhu‘e traffic crash Wednesday

At approximately 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, KPD and Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a report of a traffic crash involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian near mile marker 2.5 on Kapule Highway in Līhu‘e.

Road closures scheduled for portions of Waipouli Road in Kapa‘a starting Wednesday

The closure is for road surfacing work.

Kaua‘i County Agency on Elderly Affairs symposium to focus on fraud and scam prevention

Resource tables with providers within the community will be open for viewing prior to and following the one-hour presentation by Kupuna Alert Partners, which begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Kaua‘i firefighters extinguish 12-acre brush fire in Anahola – arson suspected

No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged. However, first responders advised homes along Pilipoli Road to evacuate as a precaution.

One more Lāhainā fire victim identified by police: death toll is 97, unaccounted for is 22

The Maui Police Department identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire on Monday: Matsuyuki Osato, 83, of Lahaina.

Kapa‘a swimming pool to temporarily close

The closure will allow for crews to complete electrical work.

New census data confirms more Native Hawaiians reside on the continent than in Hawai’i

U.S. Census data indicate that in 2020, 47% of Native Hawaiians lived in Hawaiʻi, while 53% resided on the continent.

Deadline nears to apply for real property tax relief, exemptions

If you are a primary resident of the island and not already receiving a home exemption or related tax credit, you could be eligible to file a claim to reduce the real property taxes on your home.

No injuries reported following structure fire in Līhu‘e

After an investigation by the KFD Prevention Bureau, the cause of the fire was deemed undetermined.

Hiker dies at Waipo‘o Falls on Kaua‘i

Foul play is not suspected in the death of 66-year-old Mark Debarr of California and an autopsy is pending.

Kaua‘i gets electrified with National Drive Electric Week

The events will offer attendees the opportunity to test drive EV models from various dealers, learn the benefits of EV ownership, ask experts on the latest technologies, and more.

Kaua‘i led counties in hotel performance last month, new report shows

Kaua‘i led the counties in August 2023 and achieved revene per available room (RevPAR) of $357 (+9.2% vs. 2022, +70.7% vs. 2019), with an average daily rate (ADR) at $444 (+6.4% vs. 2022, +56.5% vs. 2019) and occupancy of 80.4 percent (+2.1 percentage points vs. 2022, +6.7 percentage points vs. 2019).

Kapa‘a High teacher named as finalist for Hawai‘i State Teacher of the Year

The annual honor is presented to a teacher selected from more than 13,000 state educators.

Friendly reminders during DOW’s Meter and Transponder Replacement Project

The Department of Water’s Meter and Transponder Replacement Project is expected to span over several years and is in its first phase of the island wide project to upgrade and replace aging and obsolete equipment to improve its Advanced Metering Infrastructure.

Kaua‘i woman accused of assisting murder suspect who led police on an islandwide manhunt

The woman was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Man resentenced for 1997 murder, kidnapping of Kimberly Washington-Cohen

Peralto was re-sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for kidnapping and life imprisonment with the possibility of parole for murder. The terms of imprisonment were ordered to be served consecutively – one after the other, rather than at the same time.

David Lassner to retire as University of Hawaiʻi President at end of 2024

University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner notified the Board of Regents and employees by email on Tuesday that he plans to retire at the end of 2024.

Kaua‘i household hazardous waste collection set for Sept. 23 and 24

Among the items that will be accepted are automotive products, lead-acid batteries, lawn and garden products, oil-based paints, thinners and stains, fluorescent lights, batteries and more.

Lane closures scheduled for portions in Kalihiwai from Sept. 20 to 26

Kahiliholo Road and Kamo‘okoa Road in Kalihiwai will be partially closed on weekdays from Sept. 20 to 26 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Kaua‘i murder suspect charged; Kaumualiʻi Highway in Kekaha back open

Investigators previously closed the highway to conduct an on-scene investigation following Sunday’s arrest of fugitive murder suspect, Chris Santos.
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