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Big Island Chocolate Festival 2015 announces winners Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 21, 2015 Volcano Watch: Recent activity highlights Kīlauea Volcano’s restless nature Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital Magma moves towards the Southwest Rift Zone after drop in Halemaumau lava lake Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 14, 2015 Volcano Watch: Restless activity beneath Mauna Loa continues Police Week ceremony in Hilo Monday (May 11) Pair of quakes shake the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9) House adjourns 2015 regular session
 
Annual three-day event promotes island's growing cacao industry, adds dinner soiree

Big Island Chocolate Festival 2015 announces winners

Annual three-day event promotes island’s growing cacao industry, adds dinner soiree

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 21, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level dropped rapidly in response to summit deflation. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake dropped from nearly overflowing on April 26, 2015 (left), to about 62 m (203 ft) below the newly created (by multiple overflows) vent rim on May 15, 2015 (right). Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Recent activity highlights Kīlauea Volcano’s restless nature

Kīlauea made the news this past month with many changes, including an elevated lava lake level at the volcano’s summit. So, what exactly happened over the past month, and what does it mean?

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Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital

Nearly 90 employees will be laid off and some services will be cut at Hilo Medical Center, Ka‘u Hospital and Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua because of a projected $7 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake continued to drop today (May 15, 2015). Measurements of the lake surface late Friday afternoon (May 15) showed that it was 62 m (203 ft) below the top of the newly-created vent rim, a ridge (or levee) of solidified lava about 8 m (26 ft) thick that accumulated on top of the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater floor from multiple overflows of the vent during the past two weeks. Photo taken Friday, May 15, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Magma moves towards the Southwest Rift Zone after drop in Halemaumau lava lake

On Wednesday (May 13), the focus of deformation changed to the southern part of Kīlauea’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone, where rapid and localized inflationary tilt was recorded.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 14, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake dropped out of view early in the week in response to summit deflation. As of Thursday, May 14, the lake was about 120 feet below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Restless activity beneath Mauna Loa continues

The recent high lava lake levels at Kīlauea Volcano have caught the attention of visitors and kama‘aina alike. But we shouldn’t forget that unrest at Mauna Loa continues.

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Police Week ceremony in Hilo Monday (May 11)

Fifth graders from Nā Wai Ola Public Charter School in Mountain View were among the members of the public who joined the Hawaiʻi Police Department in celebrating Police Week on Monday (May 11) at the Hilo police station.

Seismic recordings in Hilo of Saturday morning's quakes on May 9, 2015.

Pair of quakes shake the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9)

A pair of temblors rocked the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9). At 2:17 a.m. a 3.1 magnitude (preliminary) quake struck the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park area while a second quake of 4.5 magnitude (preliminary) shook a minute later at 2:18 a.m. west of Pahala.

Kona Judiciary Complex, medical marijuana dispensaries among session accomplishments

House adjourns 2015 regular session

Kona Judiciary Complex, medical marijuana dispensaries among session accomplishments

Hawaii County firefighters answered a 2:48 a.m. alarm Saturday (May 23) to Kaiminani Drive in Kona about 1/4 mile above Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) for a brushfire.

Crews arrived to find a brushfire next to the north side of the roadway. Firefighters contained the blaze, got it under control and the fire was declared out at 3:40 a.m. Part of the roadway was closed to traffic due to firefighting operations.

Brushfire in Kona burns land early Saturday morning (May 23)

May 24, 2015

Hawaii County firefighters answered a 2:48 a.m. alarm Saturday (May 23) to Kaiminani Drive in Kona about 1/4 mile above Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) for a brushfire. Crews arrived to find a brushfire next to the north side of the roadway. Firefighters contained the blaze, got it under control and the fire was declared […]

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Police charge Mountain View man with murder

May 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the Puna man who was arrested for murder on Saturday (May 23). At 3:30 p.m. Sunday (May 24), 18-year-old Forrest Keesler of Mountain View was charged with second-degree murder. His bail was set at $250,000. He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with an incident in Puna on Saturday morning involving a father and son.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a reported domestic incident at a home in the Fern Acres subdivision. They arrived to find medics treating an unconscious 47-year-old man. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Puna man dead and son arrested in murder investigation

May 23, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with an incident in Puna on Saturday morning involving a father and son. At approximately 9:15 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a reported domestic incident at a home in the Fern Acres subdivision. They arrived to find medics treating an unconscious 47-year-old man. He […]

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Big Island lane closures for May 23-29, 2015

May 23, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no roadwork Monday, May 25 — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) […]

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John Towle

Missing inmate captured and returned to HCCC Friday (May 22)

May 22, 2015

Hawaii Island extended furlough inmate John Towle was captured by Hawaii County Police and returned to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). Police brought him back to HCCC at 3 p.m. Friday (May 22). On April 30, Towle failed to check in at the Kona Furlough House. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and […]

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Second strong quake in Santa Cruz Islands Friday (May 22), no tsunami threat

May 22, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 1:59 p.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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One-hundred seventy-two youths from 25 teams participated in the HI-PAL Panaʻewa Benefit “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Championships this past weekend at Panaʻewa Park.

In the 10-and-under division, NSP claimed the title, Andrews Hawks were runners-up and Fly Girls finished third.

HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Championships results

May 22, 2015

One-hundred seventy-two youths from 25 teams participated in the HI-PAL Panaʻewa Benefit “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Championships this past weekend at Panaʻewa Park. In the 10-and-under division, NSP claimed the title, Andrews Hawks were runners-up and Fly Girls finished third.

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Strong 6.9M earthquake near Santa Cruz Islands, no tsunami threat Friday (May 22)

May 22, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 11:45 a.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Albert Espaniola

Police still searching for man wanted for contempt of court

May 22, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 36-year-old man wanted for contempt of court. Albert Espaniola Jr. is also wanted for questioning in a reckless endangering case. He is described as “local,” approximately 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. His last known address was in Hilo.

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Three charged in West Hawaii crime spree

May 22, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police charged a Captain Cook man and two other persons following a crime spree in West Hawaiʻi. On the morning of May 16, Kona Patrol officers responded to Honaunau Beach, where it was reported that keys had been stolen from the beach and that the victim saw his Jeep being driven away by […]

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Police seek Puna burglary suspect seen on camera

May 22, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose image was recorded on a surveillance camera during a burglary in the Eden Roc subdivision of Puna. Police ask anyone who knows the identity or whereabouts of the person pictured to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact […]

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