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Independence Day runaway brushfire in Kona nearly contained Sunday (July 5) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 2, 2015 Volcano Watch: Is Earth’s Neighbor Volcanically Active? Magnitude 5.2 earthquake southeast of Kīlauea Volcano Supreme Court of the United States rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 25, 2015 Volcano Watch: Map and newspaper archives help unravel the eruptive histories of Hawaiian volcanoes Vandals destroy fencing protecting native plants from invasive animals, repairs to cost over $100K Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 18, 2015 The Grassroot Institute
 
Kona Palisades brushfire 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Photo by Brandy Goodson | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Independence Day runaway brushfire in Kona nearly contained Sunday (July 5)

The Hawaii Fire Department reports that the runaway brush fire in the area south of the Kona Palisades and Kona Acres subdivision off of Kaiminani Drive is 95% contained at this time.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 2, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Active flows are slowly covering and widening the flow field.

Is there volcanic activity on Venus? This artistic rendering shows how an erupting Venusian volcano might look. Image courtesy of the European Space Agency.

Volcano Watch: Is Earth’s Neighbor Volcanically Active?

Scientists who study Venus have demonstrated convincingly that the planet’s surface has been shaped by active tectonics and volcanic activity.

Seismic waveforms of the earthquakes on Saturday, June 27, 2015 via the USGS monitoring equipment.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake southeast of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit Saturday (June 27)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-5.2 earthquake beneath the Island of Hawaiʻi on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 10:10 p.m., HST.

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Supreme Court of the United States rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

In a 5-4 decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruled the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.

Scattered breakouts remain active northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the June 27th lava flow, but have not advanced significantly over the past month. This photo shows the farthest reach of active lava on the flow field today, which was about 8 km (5 miles) northeast of the vent on Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Minor brush fires were active where lava was entering forest. Photo taken Friday, June 19, 2015 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 25, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Active flows are slowly overplating and widening the flow field.

This 1891 map shows much of the saddle between Mauna Kea (at top of map) and Mauna Loa. Lava flows depicted as black irregular shapes in the lower half of the map were erupted from Mauna Loa, with labeled ages ranging from “ancient” to 1881. The Mauna Kea branch of the 1880–1881 lava flow, visible as a small, thumb-shaped flow at the bottom center of the map, sits atop the much larger 1855–1856 lava flow that also threatened Hilo. To see details of this extraordinary map, go to http://ags.hawaii.gov/survey/map-search/, enter "1718" in the "Registered Map No." box, and click "Search" to open the full resolution map. Map courtesy of Hawaii State Archives.

Volcano Watch: Map and newspaper archives help unravel the eruptive histories of Hawaiian volcanoes

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists extract as much insight as possible from historic accounts of eruptions, and then combine that information with current observations.

Protection of Hawaiiʻs Native Forest and Watersheds. DLNR Photo

Vandals destroy fencing protecting native plants from invasive animals, repairs to cost over $100K

Nearly two miles of ungulate proof fencing, surrounding the Pu’u Maka’ ala Natural Area Reserve (NAR), built in the early part of this decade, was recently cut and destroyed by vandals. Ungulate fencing is intended to keep feral goats, pigs and other invasive animals away from native plants.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 18, 2015

Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone lava flow continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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The Grassroot Institute’s transparency initiative strives for open government

The Grassroot Institute’s finds Hawaii County a difficult place when it comes to open government and transparency. Video of their findings.

Umauma Bridge construction on October 13, 2014. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Big Island lane closures for the week of July 4-10, 2015

July 4, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) VICINITY OF KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Jardine Road and Old Mamalahoa Highway in the vicinity […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo woman wanted on a warrant

July 2, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita is wanted for contempt of court. She is also wanted for questioning in other investigations.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to an encounter Wednesday (July 1) between a Japanese tourist and two unknown men in the Waikoloa resort area.

At 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, South Kohala officers responded to a report of a robbery fronting a shopping area on Waikoloa Beach Drive near the intersection of Kuʻualiʻi Place.

Japanese visitor robbed in Waikoloa Wednesday (July 1)

July 2, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to an encounter Wednesday (July 1) between a Japanese tourist and two unknown men in the Waikoloa resort area. At 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, South Kohala officers responded to a report of a robbery fronting a shopping area on Waikoloa Beach Drive near the intersection of Kuʻualiʻi Place.

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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 Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2, 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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Puuanahulu Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

PTA to open several areas for bow hunting this holiday weekend, July 3-5, 2015

July 2, 2015

Army officials are opening several training areas for bow hunting, here, July 3-5, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-6, 9, 12-16, and the unfenced portion of training area 18, will be open for bow hunting of mammals only.

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'A Salute to Our Veterans' on July 4, 2014 in Hilo. This pooch is probably trying for the 'Most Patriotic' award. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

‘A Salute to Our Veterans’ 5K Run/Walk coming up Saturday (July 4) in Hilo

July 1, 2015

If you have registered for the run, mahalo for your support. You may pick up your packet on Friday (July 3) at Liliuokalani Park in Hilo from 10 am to 6 pm. If not, we could really use your help. Registrations are running way behind this year and the run is only 3 days away! […]

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A 23-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle crash along the Hāmākua Coast on June 19.

Michael T. Moore of Laupāhoehoe was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday (July 1). The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Laupahoehoe man dies from injuries received in June Hamakua crash

July 1, 2015

A 23-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle crash along the Hāmākua Coast on June 19. Michael T. Moore of Laupāhoehoe was pronounced dead at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday (July 1). The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause […]

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Officer Darren Cho

Cho is West Hawaii’s ‘Officer of the Month’ for July

July 1, 2015

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Darren Cho as “Officer of the Month” for July in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday (July 1) at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona. Cho was honored for intervening when a known criminal suspect attempted to provide a false name to another officer.

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The Hawaiʻi police Department announces road closures for 4th of July festivities in Hilo:

Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waiānuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street will be closed July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Motorists may use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternate route.
Lihiwai Street will be closed July 4 from 2 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, you may call 961-2350.

Road closures on Saturday (July 4) for Independence Day festivities

July 1, 2015

The Hawaiʻi police Department announces road closures for 4th of July festivities in Hilo: Bayfront Highway (Route 19) from Waiānuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street will be closed July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Motorists may use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternate route. Lihiwai Street will be closed July 4 from 2 a.m. to […]

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Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

July 1, 2015

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 11:45 a.m.

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During the week of June 22, 2015, through June 28, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 492 DUI arrests compared with 614 during the same period last year, a decrease of 19.9 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of June 22-28, 2015

June 30, 2015

During the week of June 22, 2015, through June 28, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 492 DUI arrests compared with 614 during […]

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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®) will arrive on Hawaiʻi Island on July 13 to examine the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

The purpose is to verify that the Hawaiʻi Police Department continues to meet the 400-plus National Standards established for a law enforcement agency that are required for the department to maintain voluntary accreditation.

Public comment session on police department Monday (July 13) in Hilo

June 30, 2015

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®) will arrive on Hawaiʻi Island on July 13 to examine the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The purpose is to verify that the Hawaiʻi Police Department continues to meet the 400-plus National Standards established for a law enforcement […]

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