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LavaTalk: December 20, 2014 update on Kilauea Community welcomes initial design plans for Kona Judiciary Complex LavaTalk: December 19, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: December 18, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: December 17, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: December 16, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: December 15, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: December 14, 2014 update on Kilauea 2014 Kailua-Kona Christmas Parade LavaTalk: December 13, 2014 update on Kilauea
 
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LavaTalk: December 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

An afternoon Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.7 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. As of this afternoon the flow has advanced about 50 yards since 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Third Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra: ‘This courthouse will ensure that the Judiciary can fulfill its mission of providing justice for the West Hawaii community in a secure and efficient venue’

Community welcomes initial design plans for Kona Judiciary Complex

Third Circuit Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra: ‘This courthouse will ensure that the Judiciary can fulfill its mission of providing justice for the West Hawaii community in a secure and efficient venue’

The leading tip of active lava on the June 27th flow continues downslope, through thick vegetation, towards the Northeast. The active front this morning was 1 km (0.6 miles) upslope of Pahoa Marketplace, as measured along the line of steepest descent. Photo taken Thursday, December 18, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

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

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.8 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. As of 6 p.m. the flow has advanced about 40 yards since 6:30 a.m. this morning (Dec 19).

In addition to the active flow front, scattered breakouts were present about 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope, and consisted of several fingers branching a short distance off from the main body of the flow. Photo taken Tuesday, December 16, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

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

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.8 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 50 yards since Thursday morning (Dec 18).

HVO geologists walk over the lava tube on the northern flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō while conducting a very low frequency (VLF) survey. Measurements are taken along a line of points (at flagged rocks) crossing perpendicular to the tube. Photo taken Tuesday, December 16, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 17, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.9 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 220 yards since yesterday.

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LavaTalk: December 16, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1 mile upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 275 yards since yesterday.

Kilauea June 27 Lava Flow map updated 7 a.m., December 15, 2014. Courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: December 15, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.2 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 300 yards since yesterday.

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LavaTalk: December 14, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.4 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 300 yards since yesterday.

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2014 Kailua-Kona Christmas Parade

Photographs of the 2014 Kailua-Kona Christmas Parade Saturday, December 13, 2014.

An HVO geologist uses a handheld GPS unit to mark the flow margin coordinates. The flow field map was updated by taking a series of GPS points like this around the leading portion of the flow. Photo taken Friday, December 12, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 13, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.7 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 225 yards since yesterday.

On December 18, 2014 at 3:10 a.m., Kona patrol officers arrested Kelly Marie Brightbill, in Kalaoa, while investigating a suspicious vehicle call. Brightbill was wanted for questioning in connection with the robbery of a convenience store off Kekela Street. She was arrested for suspicion of first degree robbery, an unrelated third degree theft and contempt of court. She is being held in the Kona cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation.

Police make arrests in connection with Minit Stop Hilo robbery

December 18, 2014

On December 18, 2014 at 3:10 a.m., Kona patrol officers arrested Kelly Marie Brightbill, in Kalaoa, while investigating a suspicious vehicle call. Brightbill was wanted for questioning in connection with the robbery of a convenience store off Kekela Street. She was arrested for suspicion of first degree robbery, an unrelated third degree theft and contempt […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body recovered from an underwater cavern system near Hapuna Beach on Wednesday (December 17) as 13-year-old Gwyneth Agustin Borromeo, also known as Jayson, of Waikoloa.

Teen who drowned at Hapuna Beach is identified

December 18, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body recovered from an underwater cavern system near Hapuna Beach on Wednesday (December 17) as 13-year-old Gwyneth Agustin Borromeo, also known as Jayson, of Waikoloa.

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On Wednesday (Dec 17) body of a 13-year-old boy who went missing after jumping into the ocean at Hapuna Beach Sunday has been recovered.

The boy jumped from 15-foot cliff into the ocean but never resurfaced according to his friends. Coast Guard and HFD crews spent three days searching for the teen with helicopters, boats and divers. The Coast Guard Cutter Kiska assisted in the search.

Missing teen’s body recovered from sea cave at Hapuna

December 18, 2014

On Wednesday (Dec 17) body of a 13-year-old boy who went missing after jumping into the ocean at Hapuna Beach Sunday has been recovered. The boy jumped from 15-foot cliff into the ocean but never resurfaced according to his friends. Coast Guard and HFD crews spent three days searching for the teen with helicopters, boats […]

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PTA to open several areas for bird hunting this weekend (Dec 20-21)

December 18, 2014

Army officials are opening several training areas for bird hunting, here, Dec. 20-21, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Training areas 1-4, 9-16 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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Hawaiʻi Island Police Officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel responded to Waiākea Intermediate School this afternoon (12-17-14) at 1:08 p.m. for a reported hazardous odor which resulted in at least one person complaining of dizziness.

Foul odor causes temporary closure of Waiakea Intermedate parking lot

December 17, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island Police Officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel responded to Waiākea Intermediate School this afternoon (12-17-14) at 1:08 p.m. for a reported hazardous odor which resulted in at least one person complaining of dizziness.

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Big Island police are investigating a robbery of a convenience store on Kekela Street in Hilo.

Yesterday,(December 16, 2014) South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 1:08 pm call from an employee at the Minit Stop who reported that a lone male suspect entered the establishment claiming that he had a firearm. The male suspect demanded cash and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. A firearm was not seen during the incident.

Police seek suspect who robbed Minit Stop in Hilo Tuesday (Dec 16)

December 17, 2014

Big Island police are investigating a robbery of a convenience store on Kekela Street in Hilo. Yesterday,(December 16, 2014) South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 1:08 pm call from an employee at the Minit Stop who reported that a lone male suspect entered the establishment claiming that he had a firearm. The male suspect […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Puna District on Tuesday.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., Puna Patrol officers, who were on Route 11 attending to an unrelated incident, attempted to stop a stolen vehicle traveling south on Route 11, just south of the Kulani Road intersection in Mt. View. The vehicle sped toward the officers in a threatening manner. In response, an officer fired one shot toward the vehicle which continued southbound on Route 11 toward the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Police officer shoots at oncoming stolen pickup in Mountain View

December 16, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Puna District on Tuesday. At approximately 2:00 p.m., Puna Patrol officers, who were on Route 11 attending to an unrelated incident, attempted to stop a stolen vehicle traveling south on Route 11, just south of the Kulani Road intersection in Mt. View. The vehicle sped […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary which occurred at the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility located at 16-261 Shipman Road in Keaʻau.

Between 4:00 p.m. on Friday (10-17-2014) and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday (10-19-2014), unknown person(s) entered the office building and warehouse of the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility and removed electronic components for a macadamia nut quality control machine. The components have the appearance of internal computer parts/camera cards and are valued at over $8,000.00. The parts were manufactured by Satake USA which may be imprinted on the parts.

Police investigating burglary at Keaau Mac Nut facility

December 16, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary which occurred at the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility located at 16-261 Shipman Road in Keaʻau. Between 4:00 p.m. on Friday (10-17-2014) and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday (10-19-2014), unknown person(s) entered the office building and warehouse of the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility and removed electronic components for […]

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Informational display on Kona Judicary Complex (Dec. 16)

December 16, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Informational Display on Proposed Kona Judiciary Complex WHO: Representatives from the Hawaii State Judiciary, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), and Architects Hawaii WHEN: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm WHERE: West Hawaii Civic Center, Building G (The “Hale”) 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona The Hawaii State Judiciary invites […]

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During the week of December 8, 2014, through December 14, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three of the drivers where under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,103 DUI arrests compared with 1,270 during the same period last year, a decrease of 13.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of December 8-14, 2014

December 16, 2014

During the week of December 8, 2014, through December 14, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Three of the drivers where under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,103 DUI arrests […]

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State announces reduction in unemployment taxes for 2015

December 16, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced that Unemployment Insurance contribution rates for 2015 will be reduced 22 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent from 6.8 […]

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Climate researchers discover El Nino’s fueling effect on intense hurricanes

December 16, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, is a well-studied tropical climate phenomenon that occurs every few years. It has major impacts on society and Earth’s climate – inducing intense droughts and floods in multiple regions of the globe. Further, scientists have observed that El Nino greatly […]

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