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Rock identified by Tai Sing Loo as the one that hit Truman Taylor

Volcano Watch: HVO volunteer Ben Gaddis receives the “Citizen’s Award for Exceptional Service”

Ben Gaddis, retired judge and Photo Archive volunteer at the HVO has organized, labeled, scanned, and entered metadata for thousands of color slides and black and white photos.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 20, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned, red kayak found approximately one mile off Airport Beach, on the west side of the Big Island, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Photo courtesy USCG

Coast Guard seeks owner of kayak found floating off the Kona coast Thursday (April 20)

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift red kayak found approximately one mile off Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole.

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Volcano Watch: What’s Hot and Not in Lava Field Fashion

With most visitors to Hawaii not packing much real hiking gear, it’s not uncommon to see visitors to the ocean entry that are not dressed for the adventure.

The Kamokuna ocean entry, with the laze plume blocking the view of the delta. The billowing white cloud rising from the ocean entry is a corrosive seawater plume laden with hydrochloric acid and fine volcanic particles that can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs. Photo taken Monday, April 10, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 13, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone.

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Volcano Watch: For Sutton, it’s been a gas!

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) staff, alumni and friends recently gathered to honor the long and fruitful career of Jeff Sutton, our recently retired colleague.

A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys from Kawaihae Harbor to PTA, April 27-30, 2017

April 26, 2017

Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), April 27-30. The scheduled convoy times are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Convoys will use the Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Military units will escort the convoys. The PTA […]

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Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM)

Admiral Harris of U.S. Pacific Command confirms North Korea missile threat to Hawaii

April 26, 2017

In a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), confirmed the threat of North Korea to Hawaiʻi and detailed potential vulnerabilities that exist within current U.S. missile defense capabilities that could put Hawaiʻi at risk.

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2017 Nissan LEAF

Nissan Leaf $10K rebate offer extended for new owners

April 26, 2017

Nissan North America’s offer of a $10,000 rebate on the all- electric LEAF® sedan has been extended through June 30, 2017 for Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light Companies’ customers.

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Joshua Michael Corbin

Police arrest and charge Puna man who eluded them earlier

April 26, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 31-year-old Puna man for an incident that occurred in Hilo on Saturday (April 22). At 5:10 p.m. on Monday (April 24), Joshua Michael Corbin, of no permanent address but known to frequent the Puna and Kaʻu districts, was charged with the felony offense of resisting an order to stop. […]

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Firefighers responded to a 4:13 a.m. alarm for a structure fire at 271 Haili Street Wednesday (April 26).

Crews arrived to find light smoke coming from an apartment complex. Upon entering a unit filled with smoke flames were seen in the center of the studio apartment. The fire was out by 4:30 a.m. with the room charred by the high heat of the fire.

Fire scorches Hilo apartment early Wednesday (April 26)

April 26, 2017

Firefighers responded to a 4:13 a.m. alarm for a structure fire at 271 Haili Street Wednesday (April 26). Crews arrived to find light smoke coming from an apartment complex. Upon entering a unit filled with smoke flames were seen in the center of the studio apartment. The fire was out by 4:30 a.m. with the […]

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Jesstina-Lynn Gomes-Balberdi

Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

April 26, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 13-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Jesstina-Lynn Gomes-Balberdi was last seen in Hilo on Tuesday morning (April 25). She is described as part-Hawaiian, about 5-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:55 p.m. alarm Tuesday (April 25) for two brushfires along Kaalaiki Road in Ka‘u.

Crews arrived to find brushfire directly off Kaalaiki Road. Crews put out the fire and while concluding operations discovered another fire about one mile down Kaalaiki Road in a remote gulch above a Macadamia Nut orchard.

Two brushfires erupt in remote areas of Ka‘u Tuesday (April 25)

April 26, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:55 p.m. alarm Tuesday (April 25) for two brushfires along Kaalaiki Road in Ka‘u. Crews arrived to find brushfire directly off Kaalaiki Road. Crews put out the fire and while concluding operations discovered another fire about one mile down Kaalaiki Road in a remote gulch above a Macadamia Nut orchard.

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Glynda Evangelista

Police are searching for a 68-year-old Hilo woman reported missing

April 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 68-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing and is considered endangered in light of a medical condition. Glynda Evangelista was last seen Monday afternoon (April 24) in Hilo walking along Ululani Street. She is described as being 5-foot-4, approximately 200 pounds, medium build with short salt-and-pepper hair, hazel […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 33-year-old Hilo man on Monday (April 24) on suspicion of first degree robbery.

At 12 noon Monday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a woman who was reportedly being held in her vehicle by a man with a gun.  The victim, a 30-year-old Hilo woman, told police that an acquaintance of hers threatened to take her vehicle while holding a handgun.

Police arrest Hilo man in connection with a robbery

April 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 33-year-old Hilo man on Monday (April 24) on suspicion of first degree robbery. At 12 noon Monday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a woman who was reportedly being held in her vehicle by a man with a gun. The victim, a 30-year-old Hilo woman, told […]

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Stolen County Truck

Puna man is arrested in connection with country truck theft and shooting

April 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 19-year-old Puna man in connection with the theft of a County Of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit vehicle. Eric Wilson was arrested yesterday afternoon (April 24) after abandoning a stolen Toyota 4Runner he was driving on Enos Road in Mt. View. He and an accomplice ran into nearby bushes but Wilson […]

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During the week of April 17, 2017, through April 23, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 388 DUI arrests compared with 340 during the same period last year, an increase of 14.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of April 17-23, 2017

April 25, 2017

During the week of April 17, 2017, through April 23, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 388 DUI arrests […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo boy, who was reported missing.

Anthony Souza was last seen in Hilo on January 31, 2017. He is also known to frequent the Puna district.

He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6, 130 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has the word “Puna” tattooed on his right forearm and a tribal tattoo on his left calf. Souza was last seen wearing a maroon-colored shirt, gray shorts, knee-high socks and camouflage-colored Crocs.

Police are searching for a Hilo boy reported missing

April 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo boy, who was reported missing. Anthony Souza was last seen in Hilo on January 31, 2017. He is also known to frequent the Puna district. He is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6, 130 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has the word “Puna” tattooed […]

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