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Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasts 5-8 tropical cyclones this year Vehicle crashes, flips in Keaau pinning and killing driver Monday (May 22) Volcano Watch: HVO’s website makeover is more than skin deep Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 18, 2017 Honokaa Western Week begins Sunday (May 21) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 11, 2017
 
The natural-color image above is a composite built from two overpasses by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite on August 29, 2016. At the time, Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester were both hovering between category 3 and 4 storms. The bright streaks across the ocean surface (crossing Hawaii and Lester) are areas of sunglint, where sunlight reflected directly back at the VIIRS imager.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasts 5-8 tropical cyclones this year

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center the outlook for this year is 5-8 tropical cyclones. The Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Crash on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) near the Keaau-Pahoa Bypass Road (Route 130) on Monday, May 22, 2017. Photo special to Hawaii 24/7 by Rickson Wichep

Vehicle crashes, flips in Keaau pinning and killing driver Monday (May 22)

Crews arrived to find a vehicle flipped onto the driver’s side with the driver partially pinned in the vehicle. The male driver was unresponsive with a weak pulse and a massive head injury.

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Volcano Watch: HVO’s website makeover is more than skin deep

The changes to HVO’s website are much more than “skin” deep—its “bones” are completely different.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 18, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging around 15–28 m (49–92 ft) below the vent rim.

Saloon Girls and Cowboys Got Talent Hopefuls in the paniolo parade. Courtesy photo.

Honokaa Western Week begins Sunday (May 21)

Honoka‘a Western Week starts down at the farm and ends up with a rodeo, May 21-29, 2017.

A telephoto lens provided a close-up view of the seaward edge of the Kamokuna lava delta, where multiple, small streams of lava were entering the ocean today. Fragments of hot lava can be seen floating in the water. Photo taken Sunday, May 7, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 11, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna, rebuilding the lava delta that collapsed last week.

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Police arrest Pahoa man in connection with a vehicle theft

May 24, 2017

MEDIA MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a 24-year-old Pāhoa man Monday afternoon (May 22) in connection with motor vehicle theft investigation. On Sunday evening (May 21) at 10:32 pm, officers responded to a damaged gate at a business in the 15-1900 block on 33rd Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Employees reported that […]

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With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawai’i Police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Friday, May 26, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.  The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drunk Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Police to deploy DUI checkpoints over the Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2017

With the approach of the long Memorial Day weekend and the continuation of graduation parties, Hawai’i Police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning Friday, May 26, and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The effort is part of a national […]

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Police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Monday (May 22) on Highway 11, merging from the Keaʻau bypass (Highway 130) in Keaʻau.

He was identified as 71- year-old Ulysses Guillermo of Hilo.

Police identify man killed in Keaau crash Monday (May 22)

May 24, 2017

Police have identified the man who died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Monday (May 22) on Highway 11, merging from the Keaʻau bypass (Highway 130) in Keaʻau. He was identified as 71- year-old Ulysses Guillermo of Hilo.

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Limited parking expected at Honolulu International Airport during Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2017

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the Honolulu International Airport’s public parking lots during Memorial Day weekend due to an anticipated increase in airline passengers.

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‘King Tides’ forecast to bring highest tide levels of the year

May 24, 2017

An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around May 26, June 23, and July 21. Dr. Kim Peyton, “King tides bring unusually high water levels, resulting in local flooding that can leave […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found in Hilo Bay on (May 15).

The victim was identified via fingerprints as 46- year-old Arthur Miller III, who had no permanent address.

On May 15 at 6:35 p.m. the Hawai`i Fire Department responded to a report of a body that was seen floating in Hilo Bay.  Fire personnel launched their rescue boat and recovered the disrobed body that was approximately a quarter of a mile off of the Wainaku shoreline.  The body was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where the official death pronouncement was made at 8:18 p.m.

Police ID body found in Hilo Bay Monday (May 15)

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found in Hilo Bay on (May 15). The victim was identified via fingerprints as 46- year-old Arthur Miller III, who had no permanent address. On May 15 at 6:35 p.m. the Hawai`i Fire Department responded to a report of a body that was seen floating in Hilo Bay. […]

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During the week of May 15, 2017, through May 21, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 475 DUI arrests compared with 440 during the same period last year, an increase of 8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of May 15-21, 2017

May 23, 2017

During the week of May 15, 2017, through May 21, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 475 DUI arrests […]

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An autopsy conducted Thursday (May 18) determined that a man who died Sunday (May 14) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of the Daniel Inouye Highway (Route 200) and Māmalahoa Highway (Route 190), died from his injuries sustained in the accident.

On Thursday (May 18) he has been identified as 36-year-old Terrence Hinton of Oahu, Hawaiʻi.

Police identify man killed in crash Thursday (May 18)

May 23, 2017

An autopsy conducted Thursday (May 18) determined that a man who died Sunday (May 14) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of the Daniel Inouye Highway (Route 200) and Māmalahoa Highway (Route 190), died from his injuries sustained in the accident. On Thursday (May 18) he has been identified as […]

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Man and woman wanted on bench warrants

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of two individuals wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other, however both have ties to the Puna District.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today and runs through June 4. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

National ‘Click It or Ticket’ seatbelt, child restraint awareness campaign begins

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that the enforcement period for the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starts today and runs through June 4. During this period, police will increase island wide enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

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Police are searching for two suspects in connection with a Keaau robbery

May 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery incident that occurred Thursday morning (May 18) in Keaʻau and is asking for the public’s help in identifying one of the suspects whose image was captured on video surveillance.

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Police are searching for Crystal Lemaster who was reported missing Sunday (May 21). Lemaster is a 32-year-old woman, 4 foot 11 inches in height, 140 pounds, brown eyes with a partially shaved head. Lemaster was last seen wearing red plaid clothing in Kurtistown, Puna.

Police are searching for a woman reported missing

May 23, 2017

Police are searching for Crystal Lemaster who was reported missing Sunday (May 21). Lemaster is a 32-year-old woman, 4 foot 11 inches in height, 140 pounds, brown eyes with a partially shaved head. Lemaster was last seen wearing red plaid clothing in Kurtistown, Puna.

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