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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017 Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin ‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017
 
Photo taken Sunday, January 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 98–172 feet below the vent rim. The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories— Part 3: California

Mount Shasta looms above Little Glass Mountain, a thick obsidian flow erupted from the Medicine Lake shield volcano about 1,000 years ago.

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Jan. 18, 2017. The crew of the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), homeported in Hilo, safely recovered the men from their life raft and dinghy and transported them to Kawaihae Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Three rescued after sailboat sinks over two miles off Hapuna Beach

Three boaters were rescued by the Coast Guard after their 48-foot sailing vessel Bobo Link sank two and a half miles off of Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Wednesday (Jan 18).

Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fire rips through Akebono Theater, Luquin’s Restaurant in Pahoa Monday morning (Jan 16)

Fire/rescue responded to a 12:03 a.m. alarm Monday (Jan 16) to a structure fire in Pahoa at a complex of three buildings housing Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant, the Akebono Theater and a pawn shop in Pahoa.

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Photo courtesy of CFHT

‘Imiloa presents: Cracking the Code of Existence-Universal Questions and Answers from Maunakea

Dr. Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, will delve into “precision cosmology,” studying the structure, evolution and origin of the entire Universe, and observations of objects near the edge of the visible Universe.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16.5 and 33.5 m (54–110 ft) below the vent rim.

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Hilo man charged with first-degree burglary

January 13, 2017

A Hilo man is police custody in connection with a burglary last year in Hilo. The burglary on Kapaka Street in Hilo was reported on October 27. Investigation led to the identity of a suspect, identified as 40-year-old Kai Inman of Hilo.

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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, January 13, 2017

January 13, 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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Court interpreter applicants wanted, workshops to be held

January 13, 2017

The state Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language to become court interpreters. Applications are now being accepted for the next state court interpreter orientation workshop to be held on each of the major islands in February and March.

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A very large west northwest swell is expected to arrive tonight bringing rising surf Friday with warning level surf expected. The new swell be from a more westerly direction than the last swell so it will bring warning level surf to west facing shores of Hawaii island.

High Surf Warning for West Hawaii beginning Friday (Jan 13)

January 12, 2017

A very large west northwest swell is expected to arrive tonight bringing rising surf Friday with warning level surf expected. The new swell be from a more westerly direction than the last swell so it will bring warning level surf to west facing shores of Hawaii island.

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Hawaiian Airlines to begin non-stop service between Kona and Kauai

January 12, 2017

Daily non-stop service between Kaua‘i’s Līhu’e Airport (LIH) and Kona International Airport (KOA) on Hawai‘i Island beginning Sunday, March 12. This is the first time in the airline’s history that it will connect Līhu‘e and Kona with a direct flight.

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Volcano Watch: Exploring USGS volcano observatories—Part 2: Alaska

January 12, 2017

Hawaii may be the most volcanically active state in the U.S., but in terms of sheer numbers of volcanoes, Alaska is the hands-down winner.

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Police are searching for a Waimea boy reported missing

January 12, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Kamuela boy who was reported missing. Jacob Mead was last seen December 9 in Waimea. He is described as 5-foot-8, 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

January 12, 2017

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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Police are searching for a Hilo woman reported missing

January 11, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 27-year-old Hilo woman who was reported missing. Samantha McVay, was last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday, (January 8) in the Wainaku area of Hilo, but she may be making her way to Kona. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 135 pounds with dark hair and green eyes. She […]

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U.S. Dept of Transportation reveals committee on autonomous vehicles

January 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced today that it is establishing a new advisory committee focused on automation across a number of modes. The committee, which includes leading professionals and experts in their field, will hold its first meeting on January 16th, 2017.

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New traffic signals at the Henry St. and Alahou St. intersection area map.

New traffic signal on Henry Street in Kona now fully operational

January 10, 2017

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division Announces that the traffic signals at the Henry St. and Alahou St. intersection has completed functionality testing and is now fully operational.

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During the week of January 1, 2017, through January 8, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 25 DUI arrests compared with 21 during the same period last year, an increase of 19 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of January 1-8, 2017

January 10, 2017

During the week of January 1, 2017, through January 8, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 25 DUI arrests compared […]

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