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7 Reasons To Check Out Puna on your Big Island, Hawaii Vacation

When people visit the Big Island, they typically spend most of their time in Kona, where all the swanky resorts and powdery-white sand beaches are. There’s certainly nothing wrong with getting fancy and kicking back in luxury if that’s your style, but, if you’re the type of person who wants to experience some of the “real”  Hawaii on your Big Island vacation, you… 1,420 more words

Puna man charged in father's murder to undergo mental evaluation

A Puna man charged in connection with his father’s murder appeared in court Tuesday.

Forrest Kessler, 18, of Mountain View, was arrested for second-degree murder on Saturday, May 23, at a home in Fern Acres. 90 more words

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Hawaii Island police seek ID of burglary suspect

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose image was recorded on a surveillance camera during a burglary in the Eden Roc subdivision of Puna. 68 more words

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Hawaii Island police investigate burglary, arson at Verna's Drive In

Hawaii Island police are investigating a suspected burglary and arson at a Puna business that resulted in approximately $20,000 in property damage.

Puna patrol officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. 122 more words

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Burned Out

In September 2014, the threat of the lava flow forced the Montessori Country School to close after 31 years, leaving 49 children from preschool to kindergarten without a school. 269 more words

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Hawaii Island police investigating Puna shooting

Hawaii Island police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna late Monday.

In response to a 10:48 p.m. call, police learned that a 47-year-old woman heard gunshots from the road on the 13-1200 block of Leilani Boulevard, followed by the sound of a vehicle driving away in the makai direction. 100 more words

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Missing Colorado girl found safe in Texas

**Editor’s note: This story was updated on May 7, 2015, after authorities located Brian and Brianne Kirk.**

The Honolulu Federal Bureau of Investigation has located a missing nine-year-old Colorado girl after tracking the girl’s non-custodial father in Texas. 465 more words

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