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Halemaumau treats visitors to clear views of its lava lake Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Observatory — The Keeling Curve recognized as landmark science Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 23, 2015 Endangered Hawaiian hawk heading for Honolulu Zoo Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015 Three injured after small plane crashes at Hilo International Airport Volcano Watch: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 9, 2015 Updates from Rep. Gabbard (March 11-April 1)
 
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Halemaumau treats visitors to clear views of its lava lake

The lava lake in the Overlook Crater of Halemaumau continues to rise giving visitors a spectacular treat viewing the surface of the lava and spatters from rockfall explosions.

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory with Mauna Kea in the background. Photo courtesy of MLSO

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Observatory — The Keeling Curve recognized as landmark science

Continuous CO2 monitoring began on Mauna Loa in 1958, when Charles David Keeling installed state-of-the-art instrumentation high on the remote north flank of the volcano and began carefully measuring the amount of CO2 in the air.

This satellite image was captured on Monday, April 20, 2015 by the Landsat 8 satellite. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high temperatures and show active lava. White areas are clouds. The lava flow field is partly obscured by clouds, but the image shows much of the activity on the June 27th flow. There have been three areas of breakouts active on the June 27th flow recently. The breakout on the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō is obscured by clouds, but the breakout north of Kahaualeʻa is visible through patchy clouds in this image. This breakout has been active recently at the forest boundary, triggering small brush fires. The farthest breakout is about 6 km (4 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and consists of scattered activity at the forest boundary.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 23, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit began to inflate on Tuesday, April 21, and was still inflating as of Thursday. The lava level in the summit lava lake rose in concert to it’s highest level since 2008.

Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

Endangered Hawaiian hawk heading for Honolulu Zoo

Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

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Volcano Watch: Lava from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still active, but not an immediate threat

Lava erupting from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō since mid-March 2015 has spread slowly and irregularly across three areas. These active lava flows are not presently posing an immediate threat to any community in the Puna District of the Island of Hawai‘i.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 16, 2015

There have been no major changes at Kīlauea’s summit vent, which continues to host an active lava lake. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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Three injured after small plane crashes at Hilo International Airport

Three people were injured when their small plane crashed about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday (April 14) at Hilo International Airport.

Wreckage of a clubhouse on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo, Hawai‘i, caused by a tsunami generated by the April 1, 1946, earthquake in the Aleutian Islands. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Volcano Watch: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

April 1, 2015, marked the 69th anniversary of the 1946 tsunami that devastated the Island of Hawai‘i, causing widespread damage and taking 159 lives.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 9, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed three areas of breakouts near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The front of the breakout farthest downslope had advanced very little over the past week.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (March 11-April 1)

Gabbard attends 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Festival and joins a bipartisan panel called “Millennials: The Unstoppable Force”

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a stabbing Saturday morning (April 25) on a Hele-On bus in Honokaʻa.

At 9:34 a.m. Saturday, Hāmākua Patrol officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a stabbing victim at the Hele-On bus stop on Lehua Street in Honokaʻa. The victim, a 40-year-old Hilo man, sustained a laceration to his forehead and was taken in serious condition to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hilo man stabbed on Hele-On bus in Honokaa Saturday (April 25)

April 25, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a stabbing Saturday morning (April 25) on a Hele-On bus in Honokaʻa. At 9:34 a.m. Saturday, Hāmākua Patrol officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a stabbing victim at the Hele-On bus stop on Lehua Street in Honokaʻa. The victim, a 40-year-old Hilo man, sustained a […]

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Public hearing on proposed Kahaluu rules (April 29)

April 25, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Heavy usage of Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay. Proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four (4) permittees […]

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Hawaii Community Correctional Center lockdown is lifted after attempted escape

April 25, 2015

The lockdown initiated at Hawaii Community Correctional Center after an overnight attempted escape has been lifted. At approximately 2 a.m. four inmates at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center attempted to escape. The four inmates are identified as Malaki McBride, Airiel Jost, Douglas Kamiola, and Kawaipuna Noa. The inmates used a piece of furniture to ram […]

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William Frederick Combs

Police are searching for a Kona man reported missing

April 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 57-year-old Kona man who was reported missing. William Frederick Combs, also known as Richard Wayne Kowski, also known as Tony Eugene Combs, was last seen in Kailua-Kona in January. He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 175 pounds with green eyes, gray hair and tattoos on both arms.

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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, April 24, 2015

April 24, 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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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft last month of numerous high-priced items owned by the County of Hawaiʻi from the West Hawaiʻi Veterans Cemetery.

Sometime between 2 p.m. March 12 and 8:30 a.m. March 13, numerous items, including heavy equipment, were removed from the Veterans Cemetery located on Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway between the 88- and 89-mile markers across from the entrance to Kua Bay. The value of the items was estimated at $24,785.

Thieves hit West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery

April 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft last month of numerous high-priced items owned by the County of Hawaiʻi from the West Hawaiʻi Veterans Cemetery. Sometime between 2 p.m. March 12 and 8:30 a.m. March 13, numerous items, including heavy equipment, were removed from the Veterans Cemetery located on Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway between the 88- […]

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Aloha Exchange board member Joey Estrella presents an 'Officer of the Month' award to Brian Souki.

Officers Souki and Namohala are East Hawaii’s Officers of the Month

April 23, 2015

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Brian Souki as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for March and Edwin Namohala as “Officer of the Month” for April. The awards were presented during a luncheon ceremony at the Hilo Yacht Club on Thursday (April 23).

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Wednesday night (April 22) at the Kurtistown ballpark.

Sometime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, a 53-year-old Mountain View man was approached by two men, who asked him for a cigarette. They then reportedly punched the victim in the face multiple times, hit him over the head with an empty bottle, dragged him into the men’s restroom, and continued the assault. They left with the victim’s black bag containing cash and other items and got into a car that had two women and three children inside.

Police are investigating a robbery at the Kurtistown ballpark

April 23, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Wednesday night (April 22) at the Kurtistown ballpark. Sometime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, a 53-year-old Mountain View man was approached by two men, who asked him for a cigarette. They then reportedly punched the victim in the face multiple times, hit him over the head […]

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Police are still searching for correctional facility escapee

April 23, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 20-year-old Puna man, who reportedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility. Railee Keoni Santos of Mountain View was last seen at the correctional facility the evening of February 16.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:23 p.m. alarm Wednesday (April 22) to the open ocean about 400 yards off Honolii Beach Park for a pair sailors in distress.

Rescuers found two females, who are visitors to the Big Island, sitting on the hull of an overturned 14-foot sailboat.

Using a Billy Pugh net Chopper One was able to airlift the visitors to shore for later transport to Hilo Medical Center to be checked-out.

Sailboat operators rescued by helicopter near Hilo Bay

April 22, 2015

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:23 p.m. alarm Wednesday (April 22) to the open ocean about 400 yards off Honolii Beach Park for a pair sailors in distress. Rescuers found two females, who are visitors to the Big Island, sitting on the hull of an overturned 14-foot sailboat. Using a Billy Pugh net Chopper One […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (April 23).

Surf is forecast to be in the six to eight foot range along east facing shores of the Big Island.

Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks and strong longshore and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

High surf advisory issued for east facing shores of the Big Island

April 21, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for east facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Thursday (April 23). Surf is forecast to be in the six to eight foot range along east facing shores of the Big Island. Coastal areas can expect strong breaking waves, shore breaks […]

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Fabian Heald

Police locate a Kailua-Kona man reported missing

April 21, 2015

Hawaiʻ Island police have located 60-year-old Fabian Heald of Kailua-Kona, who was reported missing. He was found unharmed Wednesday morning (April 22) in Kona.

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