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A view of the flow front from the ground on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, showing the pāhoehoe lava slowly moving through thick vegetation and creating thick plumes of smoke. Frequent methane explosions were occurring. These result from the cooked vegetation releasing methane, which then ignites. The explosions can range from small puffs to loud cannon-like blasts, and are an additional hazard in the immediate area of the flow margin. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO More information on methane explosions can be found here: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/archive/2002/02_10_17.html

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.

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McGuire is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for October

MEDIA RELEASE The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Reserve Officer Iris McGuire on Thursday (October 23) as East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for October. McGuire was honored for her dedication to duty in the Puna District, particularly during Hurricane Iselle. McGuire served as a police officer from 1998 until she resigned in […]

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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.

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A second person was arrested in connection with an altercation in Hilo early Saturday morning (October 18) on the 400 block of West Kawili Street.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening Sunday (October 20) and turned over to the jurisdiction of Family Court. Because he is a minor, police are not releasing any other information about him.

Second person arrested in Hilo attempted murder case

A second person was arrested in connection with an altercation in Hilo early Saturday morning (October 18) on the 400 block of West Kawili Street. A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening Sunday (October 20) and turned over to the jurisdiction of Family Court. Because he is a minor, police are not […]

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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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Police identify fatality in Waimea  ATV crash

Police identify fatality in Waimea ATV crash

MEDIA RELEASE A 48-year-old Kamuela man died early this week after crashing on an all-terrain vehicle. He was identified as Willard Rapoza Jr. Sometime between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday (October 19), Rapoza left his Waimea home on an ATV and failed to return home. At 1:25 p.m. Monday, relatives found him unresponsive and trapped […]

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A finger off the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow approaches a private roadway as it heads downhill. Image taken October 21, 2014. Courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: October 21, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has picked-up in activity and advanced 30 yards since yesterday. The flow still remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 13-19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Media Release During the week of October 13, 2014, through October 19, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 927 DUI arrests […]

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Between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight, (October 20) Kamehameha Avenue will close from Ponahawai Street to the Canoe Landing entrance so crews can move concrete barriers.

The Pauahi Street/Bayfront Highway intersection will remain open, however; no turns will be allowed on to Kamehameha Avenue.

Kamehameha Avenue closed tonight for crews moving concrete barriers

Between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight, (October 20) Kamehameha Avenue will close from Ponahawai Street to the Canoe Landing entrance so crews can move concrete barriers. The Pauahi Street/Bayfront Highway intersection will remain open, however; no turns will be allowed on to Kamehameha Avenue.

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Police locate a woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 36-year-old Faylana Fromm, who was reported missing. She was found in Hilo on Thursday morning (October 23).

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64-year-old Kailua-Kona man dies after moped crash

64-year-old Kailua-Kona man dies after moped crash

MEDIA RELEASE A 64-year-old Kailua-Kona man has died as a result of a single vehicle crash October 9 on Hinalani Street near Anini Street. He was identified as Michael W. Fox. Responding to a 6:30 p.m. call, Kona police determined that a 2008 Adly moped was traveling on the right side of the lane heading […]

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A close view of the north margin of the flow, just behind the flow front on October 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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