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LavaTalk: October 30, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 29, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 28, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 27, 2014 update on Kilauea HELCO power poles still standing in the lava flow LavaTalk: October 26, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 25, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 24, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 23, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 22, 2014 update on Kilauea
 
The June 27th flow remains active, and is slowly approaching Pāhoa Village Road. This photo was taken just before 10 a.m., and shows the flow front moving through private property towards a low point on the road. At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the flow front was 215 m (235 yards) from Pāhoa Village Road. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 30, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 8 a.m. Thursday (Oct 30) the lava flow has advanced to about 160 yards of Pahoa Village Road. The flow advancement has been averaging less than five yards per hour.

By dawn on Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014, lava had crossed into two privately owned properties above Pāhoa. Note the inflated flow behind the fence, which is chest-high. We are grateful to the owners of the property for allowing us access and permission to work on their land and post these photos. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 29) the lava flow has advanced to within 225 yards from Pahoa Village Road. The flow advancement has been averaging approximately 5-10 yards per hour.

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LavaTalk: October 28, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct 28) the lava flow has advanced 90 yards and is within 510 yards from Pahoa Village Road.

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LavaTalk: October 27, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 6 p.m. Monday (Oct 27) the lava flow has advanced and is within 70 yards of the nearest residential property. Pahoa Village Road between Apa‘a Street and Post Office Road is closed as the lava flow approaches.

A HELCO utility pole which was hardened against the onslaught of the lava flow appears to be surviving in the lava flow Saturday (Oct 25). Photo courtesy of HELCO

HELCO power poles still standing in the lava flow

Hawaii Electric Light reports that its power poles along Apa‘a Street currently remain in place as the lava flow crossed the road early Saturday morning (Oct 25).

An HVO geologist maps the margin of the June 27th lava flow in the open field below Apaʻa Street / Cemetery Road on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 26, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 9:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct 26) Pahoa Village Road between Apa‘a Street and Post Office Road is closed to area residents only as the lava flow approaches.

The June 27th flow remains active on Friday, October 24, 2014, and has advanced at an increased rate over the past two days. This afternoon (2 pm), the flow front was pushing ahead as a narrow lobe, and was just 135 m (150 yards) from Cemetery Rd./Apaʻa St. The vent for the June 27th flow is on Puʻu ʻŌʻō (top of photograph), which is nearly 19 km (12 miles) away. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 25, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The leading edge of the lava flow has advanced 300 yards since yesterday and has crossed Apaa Street. Evacuation notice has been issued.

The Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow advances towards Apa‘a Street/Cemetery Road. The Pahoa Transfer Station can be seen to the upper right of the leading edge of the lava flow. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense.

LavaTalk: October 24, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The leading edge of the lava flow has advanced 300 yards since yesterday. Apaa Street/Cemetery Road between The Pahoa Transfer Station and Kaohe Homestead road is closed due to the lava threat.

A vertical view of the lava upslope from the flow front covering a dirt road on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The narrow finger of lava coming off the main flow has advanced 425 yards since yesterday. Apaa Street/Cemetery Road between The Pahoa Transfer Station and Kaohe Homestead road is closed due to the lava threat.

The Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow with the Pahoa Transfer Station in the foreground. Image taken October 21, 2014. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: October 22, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the narrow finger of lava coming off the main flow has become the leading edge and advanced 100 yards since yesterday, this is 30-50 yards ahead of the original flow front. The flow still remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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PTA to open several areas for bird hunting November 1-2, 2014

October 31, 2014

Army officials are opening several training areas for bird hunting, here, Nov. 1-2, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1, 2, 10, 11 and the Keamuku Training Area will be open for shotgun hunting of birds only. Use of shotgun slugs is not permitted.

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Police arrest man in connection with Hilo burglaries

October 29, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A 25-year-old man is in police custody in connection with burglaries at two Hilo businesses. At 11:09 p.m. Monday (October 27), South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business on the 700 block of Leilani Street in Hilo. They arrived to find a shattered glass door. A […]

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Police catch 'Peeping Tom' in South Kohala

Police catch ‘Peeping Tom’ in South Kohala

October 29, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A four-month investigation into reports of a “Peeping Tom” in South Kohala has led to the arrest of a teenager. From June through October, South Kohala police received reports of a male teenager or young adult repeatedly peering into windows in the Waikoloa Village area. Investigation by Community Policing officers led to the […]

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Police to continue service at Pahoa station, planning Lower Puna site

Police to continue service at Pahoa station, planning Lower Puna site

October 29, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Puna police station in Pāhoa remains open and police have no plans to close it. A misleading news report wrongly implied that the Pāhoa station was no longer occupied. If and when lava blocks access to the Puna station to residents of lower Puna, police will set up a secondary location somewhere […]

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Hawaiʻi County police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in conjunction with Halloween. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

Police to ramp-up DUI checkpoints this Halloween weekend

October 29, 2014

Hawaiʻi County police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in conjunction with Halloween. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

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A 36-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when he fell from a moving vehicle on October 10.

He has been identified as Leo Koichy of Waikoloa.

At 8:43 a.m. on October 10, police responded to Lalamilo Farm Road in Waimea. Koichy had been riding in the back of a flatbed truck that was heading to another farm lot when he feel off the truck and hit his head on the road. He was unresponsive and taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital. He was later transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he was pronounced dead at 5:56 p.m. on October 23.

Waikoloa man dies after falling off a flatbed truck in Waimea

October 29, 2014

A 36-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when he fell from a moving vehicle on October 10. He has been identified as Leo Koichy of Waikoloa. At 8:43 a.m. on October 10, police responded to Lalamilo Farm Road in Waimea. Koichy had been riding in the back of a flatbed truck that was […]

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Kona man robs pharmacy of drugs after threatening to blow it up

October 29, 2014

A 55-year-old Kona man was arrested shortly after a robbery at a Kailua-Kona pharmacy on Saturday (October 25). At 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Kona patrol officers responded to a pharmacy at the corner of Kuakini Highway and Walua Road. They learned that a man had entered the pharmacy and threatened to blow it up unless he […]

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Pāhoa Hele-On Bus schedule changes effective October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Starting Oct. 27, the bus stops fronting the Pāhoa 7-Eleven, and at Pāhoa School will not be serviced by Hele-On. New stops have been established along Highway 130 and Highway 132 due to the Pāhoa Village Road closure because of the pending lava flows.

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DOE suspends classes for Keonepoko Elementary starting Wednesday (Oct 29), other Puna schools to follow

October 27, 2014

Mary Correa, complex superintendent for Ka‘u, Kea‘au, Pahoa, has announced that beginning Wednesday, October 29, there will be no school for students at Keonepoko Elementary School. This is to allow DOE faculty, staff, administrators, facilities’ teams enough time to complete administrative work in preparation of the new facility to receive students.

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During the week of October 20, 2014, through October 26, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 944 DUI arrests compared with 1,063 during the same period last year, a decrease of 11.2 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of October 20-26, 2014

October 27, 2014

During the week of October 20, 2014, through October 26, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 944 DUI arrests compared with 1,063 during […]

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Ocean View man dies after being ejected from back of pick-up truck

Ocean View man dies after being ejected from back of pick-up truck

October 27, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A 41-year-old Ocean View man died from a single vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 25) in Ocean View. He was identified as Michael J. Anderson. Responding to an 8:08 a.m. call Saturday, police determined that Anderson was standing in the bed of a Toyota pickup truck traveling west on Walaka Drive when the […]

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Game bird hunting season to begin November 1, 2014

October 27, 2014

The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2014-2015 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Monday, January 19, 2015, with legal hunting days on Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays.

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