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Ulika weakens to a tropical storm Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016 Volcano Watch: The rise and fall of Kīlauea’s summit lava lake LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Sept 18) Volcano Watch: Kīlauea ocean entry hazards Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016
 
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Ulika weakens to a tropical storm

Ulika’s is well east southeast of Hawaii and is forecast to weaken to a remnant low system by the time it closes in on Hawaii.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. The summit lava lake level varied between 33–92 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The 61g lava flow continued to enter the ocean near Kamokuna.

On September 10, 2016, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake rose to within 5 m (16 ft) of the vent rim (shown above). This is the highest level the lake has reached since it overflowed the vent in April-May 2015, when lava flowed onto the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, forming the dark-colored rock visible on either side of the vent. Charred and broken fencing (upper left) is all that remains of a former visitor overlook, closed to the public since 2008 due to explosions, volcanic gas emissions, and other hazards associated with the lava lake. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: The rise and fall of Kīlauea’s summit lava lake – what’s happening and what does it mean?

When Halemaumau’s lava lake level is high, vigorous spattering on the lake surface creates a dazzling display, especially after dark, when the incandescent lava lights up the night sky.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Sept 18)

The 61g lava flow, extending southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continues to supply lava to the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea ocean entry hazards – The plume is not your friend

People who venture too close to the perilous beauty of the Kamokuna ocean entry face real and present dangers.

The lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea remained at a high level today, about 18 m (60 ft) from the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at the time of this photo. Photo taken Monday, September 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016

During the past week the summit lava lake level generally varied between about 36–69 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater, but reached 16-20 feet below the rim on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Shawn Kaawa

Furlough inmate misses check-in at Hale Nani

September 29, 2016

Extended furlough inmate Shawn Kaawa failed to report to the Hale Nani Reintegration Center for his scheduled check-in last night. State Sheriffs and Hawaii Police were notified. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at various times throughout the month.

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Willie Dennis Eriksson

Police are searching for a man reported missing in 2007

September 29, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a man reported missing in 2007. Willie Dennis Eriksson was last seen in the evening hours of November 7, 2007, at a general store in the Mountain View area of Puna. Police have not ruled out foul play in his disappearance. Eriksson is described as […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about an incident that sent a Puna man to the hospital in critical condition.

On July 25, police received a 10 p.m. report of a man found unconscious on the side of Upper Puna Road in Kalapana.

The 44-year-old Puna man was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition, where he was treated for serious injuries to his head.

The case is being investigated as a first-degree assault.

Police seeking info about assault on Puna man in July

September 29, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about an incident that sent a Puna man to the hospital in critical condition. On July 25, police received a 10 p.m. report of a man found unconscious on the side of Upper Puna Road in Kalapana. The 44-year-old Puna man was taken […]

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Isemoto Contracting will be doing paving work tomorrow, Thursday, September 29th on the Māmalahoa Highway  from Shiraki’s Dry Cleaners to the Nāpō‘opo‘o Intersection.  Motorists are advised to expect delays with additional drive time of 30 – 60 minutes, as there will be traffic back-up due to alternating lane closures necessary for the paving work.   Work is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting.  Isemoto Contracting and the Department of Public Works thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

Paving work Thursday (Sept 29) at Napoopoo Junction in Kona

September 28, 2016

Isemoto Contracting will be doing paving work tomorrow, Thursday, September 29th on the Māmalahoa Highway from Shiraki’s Dry Cleaners to the Nāpō‘opo‘o Intersection. Motorists are advised to expect delays with additional drive time of 30 – 60 minutes, as there will be traffic back-up due to alternating lane closures necessary for the paving work. Work […]

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Lieutenant Jefferson A. Grantz

Grantz is promoted to Lieutenant in police department

September 28, 2016

Chief Harry Kubojiri has promoted Jefferson A. Grantz to the rank of lieutenant. Lieutenant Grantz is assigned to the North Hilo District in Laupāhoehoe. Grantz joined the Hawaii Police Department in 1990. As a patrol officer, his assignments took him to the districts of Kaʻū, Puna, South Kohala, Hāmākua, and North Hilo.

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Ulika rapidly intensifies to a hurricane

September 27, 2016

Ulika is a tiny hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).

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DPW to convert some streetlights to LED in Kona this week

September 27, 2016

The Department of Public Works, Traffic division will be conducting streetlight work on Wednesday, September 28th along Hualālai Rd. from the intersection of Kuakini Hwy. and Hualālai Rd. and then along Ali’i Dr. from the intersection of Hualālai Rd. and Ali’i Dr. heading in the southern direction. Streetlight work will continue on Thursday, September 29th […]

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Police charge Puna man with robbery

September 27, 2016

A Puna man has been charged with robbery in connection with a confrontation September 20 in Pāhoa. A 19-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he had been waiting for a ride at the southern intersection of Highway 130 and Pāhoa Village Road when a car with two male occupants approached him. One of them assaulted the […]

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During the week of September 19, 2016, through September 25, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 788 DUI arrests compared with 774 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of September 19-25, 2016

September 27, 2016

During the week of September 19, 2016, through September 25, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 788 DUI arrests compared with 774 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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Police charge man in Hilo robbery

September 27, 2016

At about 3:30 a.m., Saturday (September 24), a 24-year-old Paʻauilo man reported that shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, he was accosted by two men at the rear of a business on the 300 block of Kīlauea Avenue. The two suspects reportedly assaulted the victim and removed several items from him before fleeing the area. The […]

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Jade Yamashita

Police search for Kona girl reported missing, last seen in Hilo

September 27, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 15-year-old Captain Cook girl who was reported missing. Jade Yamashita was last seen in Hilo on August 27. She is described as Native American, 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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Free prediabetes education class at North Hawaii Community Hospital

September 27, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 86 million American adults – 1 out of every 3 – has prediabetes, with only 11% of individuals aware they have the condition. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In an effort to curb these numbers and promote healthy living, […]

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