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Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin ‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017 Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories—Part 2: Alaska Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18) Fire in Hilo destroys home Saturday morning (Jan 7)
 
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Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin’s Restaurant in Pahoa Monday morning (Jan 16)

Fire/rescue responded to a 12:03 a.m. alarm Monday (Jan 16) to a structure fire in Pahoa at a complex of three buildings housing Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant, the Akebono Theater and a pawn shop in Pahoa.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Photo courtesy of CFHT

‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea

Dr. Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will delve into “precision cosmology,” studying the structure, evolution and origin of the entire Universe, and observations of objects near the edge of the visible Universe.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16.5 and 33.5 m (54–110 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories—Part 2: Alaska

Hawaii may be the most volcanically active state in the U.S., but in terms of sheer numbers of volcanoes, Alaska is the hands-down winner.

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

The smoldering remains of a house fire on Ohai Street Saturday morning (Jan 7). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire in Hilo destroys home Saturday morning (Jan 7)

At 8 a.m. Saturday (Jan 7) firefighters got the alarm for a structure fire at 375 Ohai Street in Hilo. Crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Photos taken from various places in Hilo on social media captured the column of smoke rising from the morning fire.

During the week of January 9, 2017, through January 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 33 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers were under the age of 21.

Police DUI stats for the week of January 9-15, 2017

January 18, 2017

During the week of January 9, 2017, through January 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 33 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers were under the age of 21.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported burglary in Pāhoa over the weekend.

At 2:14 p.m. Monday (January 16), Puna patrol officers responded to an active burglary at a county office off Pāhoa Village Road.

A 64-year-old woman reported that she encountered two men in the building who were portraying themselves as maintenance workers. As she went to call police, both suspects fled the area. Police determined that computer equipment valued in excess of $200 had been stolen.

Police seek information on Pahoa burglary

January 17, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported burglary in Pāhoa over the weekend. At 2:14 p.m. Monday (January 16), Puna patrol officers responded to an active burglary at a county office off Pāhoa Village Road. A 64-year-old woman reported that she encountered two men in the building who were portraying themselves as maintenance workers. As […]

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The Hawaii State Judiciary is making more court documents available for online viewing. Circuit and family court criminal case documents filed on January 23, 2017 and thereafter will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua. This will supplement the current traffic, district court criminal, and appellate cases presently available on eCourt Kokua. Civil case information will continue to be available through Ho’ohiki.

More court documents to be made available online via eCourt Kokua website

January 17, 2017

The Hawaii State Judiciary is making more court documents available for online viewing. Circuit and family court criminal case documents filed on January 23, 2017 and thereafter will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua. This will supplement the current traffic, district court criminal, and appellate cases presently available on eCourt Kokua. […]

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Waikoloa man faces numerous drug charges after arrest

January 17, 2017

A Waikoloa man faces numerous felony charges following his arrest for drug and firearms offenses. On Thursday (January 12) Area II Vice officers conducting a narcotics investigation contacted 40-year-old Derek Conway, who was in a vehicle at a public park in Waikoloa. When police used a narcotics canine to screen Conway’s vehicle, the dog displayed […]

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Coast Guard suspends search for diver reported missing in Kona

January 17, 2017

The initial call was made Monday at 2:11 p.m., to the Hawaii County Fire Department who relayed the report to watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Sector Honolulu command […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to the start of a fire Monday (January 16) in Pāhoa.

The fire started just after midnight Monday at a vacant business at 15-2948 Pāhoa Government Road next to Luquin’s restaurant in Pāhoa town.

Police do not suspect foul play. They ask anyone who saw or heard the start of the fire to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2383 or wendall.carter@hawaiicounty.gov.

Police seek witnesses to start of Pahoa Village fire

January 17, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to the start of a fire Monday (January 16) in Pāhoa. The fire started just after midnight Monday at a vacant business at 15-2948 Pāhoa Government Road next to Luquin’s restaurant in Pāhoa town. Police do not suspect foul play. They ask anyone who saw or heard the start […]

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Police are searching for a man and woman wanted in connection with a Hilo theft

January 17, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman wanted for questioning for a theft committed Saturday evening (January 14) from a department store in Hilo. The pair fled in a white van. Their images were captured on a surveillance camera. Police ask anyone with information about their identities […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved  in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii remain constant the past week

January 16, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Road work on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) in Upper Kaumana. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 14-20, 2017

January 14, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. No roadwork scheduled on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 8 p.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 12) to 15-1358 Ka Ohuwalu Drive in Puna for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a 15-by-30 foot structure engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:30 p.m. and it was declared out at 8:40 p.m.

Fire destroys Puna home Thursday (Jan 12)

January 14, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 8 p.m. alarm Thursday (Jan 12) to 15-1358 Ka Ohuwalu Drive in Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 15-by-30 foot structure engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:30 p.m. and it was declared out at 8:40 p.m.

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Due to impacts from the high surf, the following beaches are closed:

Mahukona Beach Park
La‘aloa Beach Park
Kahalu'u Beach Park and
Hapuna Beach Park
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island which is now in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday (Jan 15).

The large west-northwest swell is forecast generate surf in the 6-10 foot range along west facing shores in Kona and Kohala.

High Surf Advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island, some beaches closed

January 14, 2017

Due to impacts from the high surf, the following beaches are closed: Mahukona Beach Park La‘aloa Beach Park Kahalu’u Beach Park and Hapuna Beach Park The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island which is now in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday (Jan 15). […]

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Ane Keohokālole Highway Phase III should be top transportation project for Hawaii County in North Kona. This segment will connect Hina-Lani Street to Kaminani Drive, so we’ll be able to drive from Henry Street to Kona Palisades without having to use Mamalahoa or Queen Kaahumanu highways.

Stene: Ane Keohokālole Highway Phase III should be a top priority for Hawaii County

January 14, 2017

Ane Keohokālole Highway Phase III should be top transportation project for Hawaii County in North Kona. This segment will connect Hina-Lani Street to Kaminani Drive, so we’ll be able to drive from Henry Street to Kona Palisades without having to use Mamalahoa or Queen Kaahumanu highways.

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