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Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in HVNP reopens to the public Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 22, 2017 Volcano Watch: HVO logs renewed seismic activity at Lō‘ihi at Queen Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo the King Tide submerged walkways in the park Tursday, May 25, 2017. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7 Natural Hazard Preparedness Workshops in Hilo and Honokaa Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 15, 2017
 
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Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in HVNP reopens to the public

The Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after being closed since February to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 22, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

Left: A color-shaded bathymetry map of Lō‘ihi, a submarine volcano located southeast of the Island of Hawaiʻi. The summit region is marked by pit craters formed in connection with an eruption and earthquake swarm in July–August 1996. Right: Earthquakes in the vicinity of Lō‘ihi (same area as bathymetry map) located by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory during a 30-day period ending June 22, 2017. Locations of the earthquakes are shown with dots; size indicates magnitude and color indicates time (blue represents earthquakes within two days of June 22, yellow within two weeks, and white within four weeks). For example, the blue dot east of Lō‘ihi was a magnitude-2.3 earthquake that occurred on June 22.

Volcano Watch: HVO logs renewed seismic activity at Lō‘ihi

The most recent confirmed eruption of Lō‘ihi occurred in 1996. That year, an energetic earthquake swarm began in July and quickly intensified, motivating a scientific expedition to Lō‘ihi.

at Queen Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo the King Tide submerged walkways in the park Tursday, May 25, 2017. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

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

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, 2017.

Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 5 a.m. HST Monday, August 31, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Natural Hazard Preparedness Workshops in Hilo and Honokaa

Learn how to prepare your family and home for the hurricane season with workshops being held in Hilo (June 23) and Honokaa (June 24).

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 15, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, with levels ranging around 13–38.5 m (43–126 ft) below the vent rim.

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Police are searching for four men wanted on bench warrants

June 26, 2017

Hawaii Island police are asking the public’s assistance with locating four men wanted for outstanding bench warrants. Christopher K. Lucrisia is a 31-year-old Mountain View man who is described as 5-feet-9-inches, about 250 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. Jeffrey P. DeCastro Jr. is a 32-year-old Hilo man who is described as 5-feet-11-inches, about […]

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During the week of June 19, 2017, through June 25, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 560 DUI arrests compared with 535 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.67 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of June 19-25, 2017

June 26, 2017

During the week of June 19, 2017, through June 25, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 560 DUI arrests […]

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Rapoza is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for June

June 26, 2017

Officer Duane Rapoza, Jr. (4-year police veteran) has been selected as the East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club’s June 2017 Officer of the Month. Officer Rapoza was selected for singlehandedly locating and arresting two individuals in high profile cases, the most recent being a person who had fled the scene of a fatal traffic collision, the […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.1 cents per gallon the past week

June 26, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 6 p.m. alarm Saturday (June 24) to 11-3189 Lehua Street in Fern Acres for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a 25-by-25 square foot two-story home with an iron roof engulfed in flames. The person in the home said the fire started on the second floor while he was outside working on repairing a vehicle.

Fire destroys home in Fern Acres Saturday evening (June 24)

June 25, 2017

Fire/rescue crews answered a 6 p.m. alarm Saturday (June 24) to 11-3189 Lehua Street in Fern Acres for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 25-by-25 square foot two-story home with an iron roof engulfed in flames. The person in the home said the fire started on the second floor while he was outside […]

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Police have located a Puna man reported missing

June 25, 2017

Missing Person Matthew Machado, a 31-year-old man, has been located.

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The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Māmalahoa Highway for the North Hawai‘i Community Hospital between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Fire hydrant flow test in Waimea Tuesday (June 27)

June 25, 2017

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Māmalahoa Highway for the North Hawai‘i Community Hospital between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of June 17-23, 2017

June 24, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA (HWY 190) — 1) PUUANAHULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 22, over a twenty-four hour period, seven days […]

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Police seek theft suspects caught on camera

June 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for help in identifying the persons whose images were captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft from a Hilo store. On Monday (May 15), items removed from the store. The incident was captured on video surveillance cameras.

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Police seek three men wanted on bench warrants

June 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of three people wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other; however all have ties to the Volcano area in the Puna District.

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EPA requires County of Hawaii to close large cesspools in Pahala and Naalehu

June 23, 2017

Thursday (June 22) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with the County of Hawaii to close seven large capacity cesspools (LCCs) that serve the Pahala and Naalehu communities. The County will replace the cesspools with wastewater treatment systems approved by the Hawaii Department of Health.

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Evan Beitsch, 26, Kailua Kona Eugene F. Bejo, 29, Moutain View Brian K. Bekken, 49, Pahoa Jacob M. Belaire, 30, New Orleans, LA Frederic W. Belanio, 45, Kailua Kona or Hamakua Henry P. Bell, 35, Hilo Kahikikukalani K. Bell, 18, Mountain View Richard T. Bell, 79, Mountain View Harley J. Bellchase, 26, Hilo Zerica K. Bellching, 28, Waikoloa John F. Bellinger, 27, Hilo Guy W. Bello, 56, Hilo Carlos V. Bellotto, 29, Hilo Margo Bellovich, 45, Kapaau Iso Ben, 38, Kailua Kona Jojo T. Benavente, 28, Dededo, Guam Armand J. Benedetti, 60, Kailua Kona Anaehoomalu K. Benedicto, 25, South Kohala Richard P. Benevides, 45, Mountain View Kalea L. Benford, 26, Mountain View Jane C. Benge, 55, HOVE Kevin M. Bengston, 47, Volcano Genesis Benites, 23, Honokaa Mason Benjamin, 34, Kailua Kona Netali Benjamin, 34, Kamuela

Police warrants list for Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE As of Friday, June 23, 2017, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: s is the official list from the Hawaii County Police Department Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this list call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. […]

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