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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016 Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25) DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24) Volcano Watch: Scientists search for the right “keys” to Mauna Loa
 
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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, new lava flows broke out in two places on the flanks of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone on May 24, but these flows had advanced only about 1 km (0.6 mi) as of this morning (May 26).

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Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25)

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the two new lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remain active but have not advanced significantly.

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DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road

Anyone who may have witnessed or have knowledge of rocks being placed on the Mauna Kea Access Road, late afternoon, on May 16, 2016, is asked to contact the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).

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New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24)

A lava breakout at Puʻu ʻŌʻō began Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 just before 7 a.m., HST. The breakout originated on the northeast flank of the cone, at the site of the vent for the ongoing June 27th lava flow.

A USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory chemist conducts thermal imaging measurements as part of a geochemical survey on Mauna Loa's upper Southwest Rift Zone in March 2016. Areas like the one shown here can indicate where gases are escaping from magma at depth. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Scientists search for the right “keys” to Mauna Loa

In September 2015, the USGS/HVO raised the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from “normal” to “advisory” because of increased activity beneath the mountain’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

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Strong 6.6M earthquake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami threat

May 27, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 7:39 p.m. HST on Friday, May 27, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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A 78-year-old Puna man died Friday (May 27) in a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the Keaʻau Transfer Station.

He has been identified as Gary S. Ambrose of Keaʻau.

In response to an 11:13 a.m. call, officers determined that Abrose was facing west at a trash shoot to dump garbage when he was struck by a 1990 Dodge van being operated by 66-year-old Perla Whitehawk-Taylor of Hilo. He was pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center at 2:40 p.m.

Man struck and killed at Keaau Transfer Station Friday (May 27)

May 27, 2016

A 78-year-old Puna man died Friday (May 27) in a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the Keaʻau Transfer Station. He has been identified as Gary S. Ambrose of Keaʻau. In response to an 11:13 a.m. call, officers determined that Abrose was facing west at a trash shoot to dump garbage when he was struck by a 1990 […]

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Cory Young

Police arrest reckless driver and file multiple drug and weapon charges

May 27, 2016

Tips from motorists about a reckless driver have led to multiple drug and weapons charges against a convicted felon. At 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, (May 25) South Kohala Patrol Officers responded to reports of a reckless driver operating a red two-door sedan on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) at the 16-mile marker headed in […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident in the Nānāwale Estates subdivision Thursday evening (May 26).

A 34-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was walking southbound on Nānāwale Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a car traveling in the same direction at a high rate of speed struck him and left the scene.

Police looking for a hit-and-run driver that struck a man on Nanawale Blvd.

May 27, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident in the Nānāwale Estates subdivision Thursday evening (May 26). A 34-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was walking southbound on Nānāwale Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a car traveling in the same direction at a high rate of speed struck him and left the scene.

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New episode of Crime Stoppers airs Friday (May 27)

May 27, 2016

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a Puna man wanted for questioning in theft investigation, a Kona man wanted for abuse and a Puna man wanted on drug warrants. The new episode begins airing Friday (May 27).

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Summer Steenolsen

Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

May 26, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Summer Steenolsen was last seen in Hilo on April 3. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 135 pounds with green eyes and blond shoulder-length hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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Officer Jared Cabatu-t

Cabatu is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for May

May 26, 2016

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Jared Cabatu on Thursday (May 26) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for May. Cabatu was honored for his outstanding accomplishment in patrol operations that led to the recovery of a stolen federal vehicle.

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Jason K. Lindsey

Police charge Kona man with offenses after the break-in of a car

May 26, 2016

A Kona man has been charged with four offenses stemming from the break-in of a car in the parking lot of a “big-box” store in Kailua-Kona. At 2:38 p.m. Tuesday (May 24), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that a backpack had been stolen from a car parked in a parking lot on Henry […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo boy reported missing

May 26, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. Koltan Yago was last seen in Hilo on March 20. He is described as Japanese, 5-foot-6, 114 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Because of Western Week festivities in Honokaʻa, Māmāne Street will be closed to traffic from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday (May 27) between Koniaka Place and Lehua Street.

On the same date, a Western Week parade will close all of Akia Street and portions of Lehua Street, Māmāne Street and Puakalo Street from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Parking will be available at the Honokaʻa Park and Sports Complex.

Western Week festivities to affect streets in Honokaa Friday (May 27)

May 26, 2016

Because of Western Week festivities in Honokaʻa, Māmāne Street will be closed to traffic from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday (May 27) between Koniaka Place and Lehua Street. On the same date, a Western Week parade will close all of Akia Street and portions of Lehua Street, Māmāne Street and Puakalo Street from 4 […]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Military convoys between Hilo and PTA, beginning Friday (May 27)

May 26, 2016

Service members are scheduled to convoy between Keaukaha Military Reservation in Hilo, and Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA), beginning Friday. The scheduled convoy times are from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., May 27-June 3. Convoys will use Hilo Airport Road, Kanoelehua Avenue (Highway 11), West Puainako Street, Komohana Avenue, Puainako Extension Route 2000, and […]

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A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Lanikaula Street from Friday, May 27, through Wednesday, June 15, weather permitting.

Traffic will flow in the mauka, or westerly, direction only on Lanikaula Street, between Kinoʻole Street and Kalili Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Temporary one-way traffic on Lanikaula due to construction beginning Friday (May 27)

May 26, 2016

A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Lanikaula Street from Friday, May 27, through Wednesday, June 15, weather permitting. Traffic will flow in the mauka, or westerly, direction only on Lanikaula Street, between Kinoʻole Street and Kalili Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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