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Southeast lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to advance Volcano Watch: Research of great gravity at Kīlauea reveals surprising insights Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 30, 2016 Lava flow viewing area in Kalapana opens 3 p.m. Thursday (June 30) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 24, 2016 2016 Mayoral candidates forum in Kona Wednesday (June 22)
 
A look into one of several skylights on the lava tube. The brightest area is the open lava stream. Photo taken Thursday, June 30, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Southeast lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to advance

Geologists reported yesterday afternoon that the lava flow front was about 150 meters beyond the base of the pali along the western boundary of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision.

A wide view looking northeast, of the lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater as seen late Monday. Jaggar Museum and HVO are beyond the left edge of the photograph. Spattering was active in the southeast portion of the lake. The lava lake dropped more than 15 m (49 feet) between the time the photo was taken and mid-day Thursday (June 30). USGS photo. Photo taken Monday, June 27, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Research of great gravity at Kīlauea reveals surprising insights

Measurements of gravity change have been conducted at Kīlauea since the 1970s, usually by surveying a network of points conducted every year or so.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 30, 2016

The eastern Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō breakout remained active, producing a lava flow (informally called the “61g flow”) that continued to advance to the southeast.

The active lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō was on the slope near the top of the Pūlama pali Tuesday (June 28), one of the steep escarpments on Kīlauea's southeast flank, and had transitioned into a channelized ʻaʻā flow. The view is to the northwest. Photo taken Tuesday, June 28, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Lava flow viewing area in Kalapana opens 3 p.m. Thursday (June 30)

The active lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō is making its way over the Pulama Pali along the western boundary of the former Royal Gardens Subdivision. The emergency road to lava viewing will be open 3 p.m. on June 30, 2016.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 24, 2016

The eastern breakout lava flow is 3.2 miles long, and the flow front was about 330 feet from the northern boundary of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. Over the past week the flow front has advanced at a rate of roughly 330 feet per day.

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2016 Mayoral candidates forum in Kona Wednesday (June 22)

Eight candidates running to be the mayor of Hawaii County take to the stage in Kona to answer questions about how they would run things.

Officer May Lee

Lee is Kohala’s Officer of the Quarter for January-March, 2016

June 27, 2016

The Hawaiʻi Island Safety and Security Professionals Association recognized Officer May Lee as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” for January-March during a ceremony on May 13. Officer Lee was honored for a traffic enforcement project that led to the arrest of a wanted person who was in possession of a loaded gun.

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During the week of June 20, 2016, through June 26, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests compared with 482 during the same period last year, an increase of 11.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of June 20-26, 2016

June 27, 2016

During the week of June 20, 2016, through June 26, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 538 DUI arrests compared […]

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Police investigate Hilo home invasion

Police investigate Hilo home invasion

June 27, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported “home invasion” Sunday night (June 26) in Hilo. At about 7:41 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an apartment complex on the 200 block on Haili Street after receiving a report that an 81-year-old man’s apartment was entered by female and male suspects at about 7:15 p.m. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that operating a farm vehicle, such as a tractor, on county roadways or state highways is prohibited and in violation of numerous equipment and regulatory offenses.

Police warn public not to use farm vehicles on roadways and highways

June 27, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are informing the public that operating a farm vehicle, such as a tractor, on county roadways or state highways is prohibited and in violation of numerous equipment and regulatory offenses.

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Siren testing in West Hawaii Wed-Thurs (June 29-30)

June 27, 2016

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing on Hawaii Island on WEDNESDAY, June 29 and THURSDAY, June 30, 2016. Testing will be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations…

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 66-year-old woman wanted for questioning in theft and sexual assault investigations.

Terry Chesnut is described as 5-foot-3, 105 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair. Her last known address was in Pāhala.

Police are searching for a 66-year-old woman wanted in theft & sex assault case

June 27, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 66-year-old woman wanted for questioning in theft and sexual assault investigations. Terry Chesnut is described as 5-foot-3, 105 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair. Her last known address was in Pāhala.

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Patricia Wong

Woman wanted in murder case is arrested in Las Vegas

June 27, 2016

A 54-year-old Mountain View woman wanted on Hawaiʻi Island was taken into custody on the mainland Monday morning (June 27). Patricia Wong, also known as Patricia Hanoa, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Las Vegas. Wong was wanted on a grand jury indictment charging her with second-degree murder in the 2009 death of […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

June 27, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Cedricah Pila-Hoopai was last seen in Hilo on May 10. She may now be on Oahu. She is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-6, 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii climb 0.9 cents per gallon the past week

June 27, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Kahana Drive Bridge, in Ahualoa, closed during repairs which begin Monday (June 27)

June 25, 2016

The Kahana Drive Bridge No. 46-9 located mauka of Highway 19 on Kahana Drive, is scheduled for repair work starting on Monday, June 27, 2016. The bridge will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and weekends. Motorists will be able to use the Old Māmalahoa Highway and Kalehua […]

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Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service.

Hawaii becomes first state to use a centralized firearms registering system

June 25, 2016

Gov. David Ige signed SB 2954 (ACT 108) which authorizes county police departments in Hawai‘i to enroll firearms applicants and individuals registering their firearms, in a criminal record monitoring service.

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Patricia Wong

Police are searching for a Mountain View woman wanted for murder

June 25, 2016

Police are seeking a 54 year-old Mt. View woman who is wanted for a 2009 murder in Puna. Patricia Wong also known as Patricia Hanoa was indicted by a grand jury for second degree murder. The charge stems from the 2009 murder of Kaycee M. Smith, who was found in her Orchidland residence with an […]

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