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Big Island lane closures for the week of September 20-26, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF KEAAU TO MOUNTAIN VIEW Alternating single lane closures on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 8.6 and 13.4, in the vicinity of […]

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The front of the Kilauea June 27 lava flow Saturday afternoon (Sept 20). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

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

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has slowed considerably and advanced about 75 yards since yesterday. There is a brushfire sparked from the lava flow.

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A brushfire sparked by the the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front Saturday (Sept 20). Winds are pushing the smoke North over a large area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

Lava flow sparks brush fire above Apaa Road

A brushfire sparked by the June 27th Lava Flow is burning vegetation ahead of the flow front. Smoke is being pushed over a large area North of the lava flow.

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The front of the Kilauea June 27 lava flow Saturday afternoon (Sept 20). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air trasportation by Paradise Helicopters

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

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 100 yards since yesterday. The leading edge of the flow is about 150 yards wide.

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Judge grants TRO against county

MEDIA RELEASE Advocates declare a victory for freedom of speech as U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway entered a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) against Hawaii County. The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road. Guy was […]

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Puna man receives enhanced felony charge in burglary due to emergency declaration

A Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. On September 8, a 35-year-old Puna man reported that he returned to his home on 34th Avenue in the Orchidland Estates subdivision and saw a man entering his house […]

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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, September 19, 2014

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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Webcam image taken at 8:41 a.m. Friday (Sep 19) of Kilauea's June 27th Flow and the Lower East Rift Zone. The camera is positioned near Kapoho looking Northwest. From left to right on the horizon, one can see Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent near the left edge of the image, the gas plume from Halemaʻumaʻu crater (when clear enough), with Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea farther to the right. The advancing front of the June 27th lava flow is burning vegetation and sending smoke aloft in the left center of the image. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 19, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 180 yards since yesterday. The flow has exited the Northwest corner of the Kaohe Homesteads boundry. The front of the flow is about 100 yards wide.

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Governor releases $1.52M in grants to nonprofits

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $1.52 million for various capital improvement and operating grants to Hawaii-based nonprofit organizations whose missions benefit island communities. “Nonprofits play an integral role in addressing the needs of our communities,” Abercrombie said. “These funds will provide important services and facilities to those in […]

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Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night (September 17) in Puna.

At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call of a robbery at a home in the Fern Forest subdivision in Mountain View. Two female occupants, ages 64 and 50, reported hearing loud noises and the sound of a man yelling, “police” outside their house.

Police are investigating a Fern Forest subdivision robbery

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported residential robbery Wednesday night (September 17) in Puna. At about 8 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call of a robbery at a home in the Fern Forest subdivision in Mountain View. Two female occupants, ages 64 and 50, reported hearing loud noises and the sound of a man […]

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Honokaa Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools are being evacuated and are closed for the day as a precaution due to a chemical odor. 

Students who ride the bus are being bused home. For students who don't ride the bus, parents may pick up High School and Intermediate students on Mamane Street and Elementary School students on Pakalana Street.

Honokaa school students evacuated due to Hazmat situation

Honokaa Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools are being evacuated and are closed for the day as a precaution due to a chemical odor. Students who ride the bus are being bused home. For students who don’t ride the bus, parents may pick up High School and Intermediate students on Mamane Street and Elementary School students […]

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LavaTalk: September 18, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow continues in a Northeast direction. The flow has advanced about 400 yards since yesterday. The leading edge of th flow is 50 yards wide. The flow is projected to probably cut through Pahoa town should it continue.

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