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During the week of February 13, 2017, through February 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 178 DUI arrests compared with 144 during the same period last year, an increase of 23.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of February 13-19, 2017

During the week of February 13, 2017, through February 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 178 DUI arrests compared […]

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Police seek info on person seen on camera during a Puna theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person whose image was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 14, an unknown male entered the victim’s property in the Kalapana Black Sands subdivision and removed power tools, a generator and other […]

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Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i.

The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i will be terminated as of June 30, 2017.

Mayor Kim cancels composting contract with current company

Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i. The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for February 18-24, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. There will be no roadwork on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President’s Day. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of […]

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Due to ongoing repairs to wells in North Kona, a water restriction notice remains in effect. Customers are required to reduce water consumption by 25 percent. For a list of ways to reduce water usage, please go to our website at www.hawaiidws.org. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in using water efficiently at this time.

North Kona still on water restriction due to well repairs

Due to ongoing repairs to wells in North Kona, a water restriction notice remains in effect. Customers are required to reduce water consumption by 25 percent. For a list of ways to reduce water usage, please go to our website at www.hawaiidws.org. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in using water efficiently at this time.

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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, February 17, 2017

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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Light 4.6M quake strikes off Kawaihae Friday morning (Feb 17)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake between the Islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui on Friday, February 17, at 5:33 a.m., HST.

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In the hearing today by the Senate Committee on Commerce Consumer Protection (CPH), SB1129 SD1 was passed with amendments that would establish a medical aid in dying act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.

Senate committee passes medical aid in dying bill

In the hearing today by the Senate Committee on Commerce Consumer Protection (CPH), SB1129 SD1 was passed with amendments that would establish a medical aid in dying act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.

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Waimea man is charged with robbery and assault on California visitors

A Kamuela man has been charged in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California near Hapuna Beach Park on Monday (February 13). At 8:20 a.m. Thursday (February 16), 30-year-old Herbert A. M. Lee was charged with second-degree robbery and two counts of third-degree assault. His bail was set at $7,000.

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A Kamuela man has been arrested in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California.

In response to a 4:48 p.m. call Monday (February 13) reporting an assault, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach Park.

Waimea man is arrested after assault on visitors occurs at Hapuna Beach Park

A Kamuela man has been arrested in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California. In response to a 4:48 p.m. call Monday (February 13) reporting an assault, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach Park.

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Police receive info on two women shoplifters

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified two persons whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft from a Hilo store on February 10. Police thank the public for their assistance.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the dangers of speeding, disregarding stop signs and disregarding red lights while in a school zone.

During morning and afternoon hours, children and school crossing guards have encountered numerous “near misses” in crosswalks fronting elementary schools island wide.

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in school zones

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the dangers of speeding, disregarding stop signs and disregarding red lights while in a school zone. During morning and afternoon hours, children and school crossing guards have encountered numerous “near misses” in crosswalks fronting elementary schools island wide.

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