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Police warn about IRS scams targeting Big Island residents

A Kailua-Kona man has reported to police he received a call on his cellphone from a man claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service. The caller told the victim he owed back taxes and instructed him to go to a specific drug store and purchase four Western Union vouchers for $500 each and then provide the caller with the voucher numbers. He told the victim to stay on the line with him until he bought the vouchers.

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Puuanahulu green waste fire out

Green waste at a facility on the Waimea side of the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill in Puuanahulu is no longer smoldering, Jonn Medeiros, deputy director of Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division, said Tuesday.

State road work continues

Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.