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Women Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017 Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin ‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea
 
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Women’s March on Washington brings out thousands on Hawaii Island

Thousands participated in the Women’s March on Washington in both Hilo and Kona Saturday (Jan 21).

Photo taken Sunday, January 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 98–172 feet below the vent rim. The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California

Mount Shasta looms above Little Glass Mountain, a thick obsidian flow erupted from the Medicine Lake shield volcano about 1,000 years ago.

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Jan. 18, 2017. The crew of the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), homeported in Hilo, safely recovered the men from their life raft and dinghy and transported them to Kawaihae Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday (Jan 18).

Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin’s Restaurant in Pahoa Monday morning (Jan 16)

Fire/rescue responded to a 12:03 a.m. alarm Monday (Jan 16) to a structure fire in Pahoa at a complex of three buildings housing Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant, the Akebono Theater and a pawn shop in Pahoa.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Photo courtesy of CFHT

‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea

Dr. Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will delve into “precision cosmology,” studying the structure, evolution and origin of the entire Universe, and observations of objects near the edge of the visible Universe.

Fire/rescue responded to a 12:04 p.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 22) to Kahena Beach in Puna for a swimmer in distress.

Witnesses said the swimmer was last seen face down and sinking near the rock out-cropping at the south end of the beach. A jetski rescuer located the swimmer's body in about 30 feet of water, 100 yards off-shore near where he was last seen.

Swimmer drowns at Kahena Beach in Puna Sunday (Jan 22)

January 22, 2017

Fire/rescue responded to a 12:04 p.m. alarm Sunday (Jan 22) to Kahena Beach in Puna for a swimmer in distress. Witnesses said the swimmer was last seen face down and sinking near the rock out-cropping at the south end of the beach. A jetski rescuer located the swimmer’s body in about 30 feet of water, […]

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A search for a woman swept away in a Ahualoa flash flood resumed at daybreak Sunday (Jan 22). Rescue crews located and recovered the body of the 47-year-old woman. An investigation is ongoing by police.

Woman swept away in flash flood Saturday night (Jan 21)

January 22, 2017

A search for a woman swept away in a Ahualoa flash flood resumed at daybreak Sunday (Jan 22). Rescue crews located and recovered the body of the 47-year-old woman. An investigation is ongoing by police.

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State experiences widespread power outages due to windstorm damage

January 22, 2017

In the aftermath of powerful windstorms that swept through the state on Saturday, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai’i Electric Light crews continue their work today to restore service to thousands of customers who remain without power.

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Park rangers seek witnesses to a fatal two-vehicle crash near Nāmakanipaio Campground Saturday (Jan 21)

January 22, 2017

National Park Service rangers are seeking witnesses to a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred on Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) at the Nāmakanipaio Campground intersection in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday afternoon (Jan 21).

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 21-27, 2017

January 22, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, seven […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday (January 22) in Papaʻikou.

While conducting checks for a late-model Toyota Tacoma and an early-model Nissan Altima that were reported stolen from a home in Pepeʻekeo, a South Hilo Patrol officer encountered both vehicles, as well as a light-green Honda Civic sedan, on Enoka Place in Papaʻikou.

Police shoots at suspect coming at him in car early Sunday (Jan 22)

January 22, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday (January 22) in Papaʻikou. While conducting checks for a late-model Toyota Tacoma and an early-model Nissan Altima that were reported stolen from a home in Pepeʻekeo, a South Hilo Patrol officer encountered both vehicles, as well as a light-green Honda Civic […]

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The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on East Makaʻala Street between the hours of 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and to store a container of water for their drinking needs until the supply of water is restored to normal.

Fire hydrant test may affect water quality in Hilo Wednesday (Jan 25)

January 22, 2017

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on East Makaʻala Street between the hours of 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and to store […]

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Honokohau Harbor mauka ramp closing for improvements on January 30, 2017

January 22, 2017

A capital improvement project for the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor mauka boat ramp is scheduled to begin on January 30, 2017, that will include the removal of both concrete loading docks and installation of new loading docks with new plastic lumber fendering and cleats. The project has been contracted to Isemoto Contracting and will cost […]

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Strong 7.9M quake in Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

January 21, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 occurred in the Solomon Islands at 6:30 p.m. HST on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-Wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. The threat to areas near the epicenter have passed.

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A High Surf Warning for the west facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday (Jan 21).

Surf along the west facing shores is forecast to be in the 6-8 feet in range.

High surf and other advisories for Hawaii Island, some beaches closed

January 20, 2017

A High Surf Warning for the west facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday (Jan 21). Surf along the west facing shores is forecast to be in the 6-8 feet in range.

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Police arrest and charge man in connection with car break-in

January 20, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a West Hawaiʻi man in connection with a car break-in Tuesday (January 17) in Captain Cook. The car, which was unlocked and parked on Hōnaunau Beach Road, was entered sometime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. When the owner returned, she determined that electronics, a driver’s license, credit […]

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Police are searching for a Mountain View man in connection with an abuse case

January 20, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 34-year-old Mountain View man wanted for questioning in connection with an abuse case. David Cordeiro is described as 5-foot-10, 210 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-311 or contact Officer Sheldon […]

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