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State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 28, 2016 Volcano Watch: Right person at the right time for the right job—Mahalo nui loa, Darryl Oliveira! Ching Nagata is confirmed as district court judge Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 21, 2016 Volcano Watch: Happy birthday to the Hawai‘i Island geologic map!
 
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State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island

After receiving more than 60 applications in January a four-member selection panel reviewed and scored applications. The Hawaii State Department of Health awarded two licenses for the County of Hawaii.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 28, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 31.5 and 39 m (103–128 ft) below the vent rim.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira at a community meeting at Pahoa High School on September 18, 2014 regarding the June 27th Lava Flow threatening the community. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Volcano Watch: Right person at the right time for the right job—Mahalo nui loa, Darryl Oliveira!

This past week was Darryl Oliveira’s last as the Administrator of Hawai‘i County CD, a position he has held since early 2013. He retires effective May 1, 2016.

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Ching Nagata is confirmed as district court judge

Members of the State Senate today confirmed Darien W.L. Ching Nagata to serve as a district court judge of the Third Circuit, State of Hawai‘i.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 21, 2016

Scattered lava flow activity remained within about 3.5 miles northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and was not threatening nearby communities.

A comparison of the 1946 Stearns and MacDonald map (left) and the 1996 BIMP map, digitized in 2005 (right), shows how the understanding of Hawai‘i Island’s geology advanced over half a century. The Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii is available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/144/. Paper copies can be ordered from the USGS Publications Warehouse: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524A (geologic map and explanatory pamphlet) and https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2524B (sample map and explanatory pamphlet). Graphic from USGS General Interest Product 135.

Volcano Watch: Happy birthday to the Hawai‘i Island geologic map!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii, known affectionately to local volcanologists as the BIMP (Big Island Mapping Project).

The Hawaii Police Department reports that the partial closure of the right turn lane from the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy onto Kealakehe Parkway is now open. The previous closure was due to a traffic accident just south or on the Kailua-Kona town side of this intersection. All lanes are now open.

Partial lane closure on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (Rte 19) at Kealakehe Parkway now open

April 25, 2016

The Hawaii Police Department reports that the partial closure of the right turn lane from the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy onto Kealakehe Parkway is now open. The previous closure was due to a traffic accident just south or on the Kailua-Kona town side of this intersection. All lanes are now open.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying anyone involved in a break-in at a county facility on the 600 block of Lanikaula Street.

The break-in occurred between late evening Friday (April 22) and early afternoon Saturday (April 23). Three white five-gallon buckets full of coins and paper money, along with paper bus pass tickets, were removed from the facility.

Buckets of money stolen from county facility

April 25, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying anyone involved in a break-in at a county facility on the 600 block of Lanikaula Street. The break-in occurred between late evening Friday (April 22) and early afternoon Saturday (April 23). Three white five-gallon buckets full of coins and paper money, along with paper bus […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa April 26-30, 2016

April 25, 2016

Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area, beginning Tuesday. The scheduled convoy times are from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-5 a.m., April 26-30. Convoys will use Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

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As of 1 p.m. Friday (April 22) the State Department of Health had reported one new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday but this was an older previously unconfirmed case. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

One new Dengue Fever case confirmed but not infectious Friday (April 22)

April 22, 2016

As of 1 p.m. Friday (April 22) the State Department of Health had reported one new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday but this was an older previously unconfirmed case. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 56-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

Curtis Spencer was last seen in Hilo on February 24. He has a medical condition that requires medication.

He is described as 5-foot-7, 290 pounds with brown eyes, bushy brown hair and a thick beard.

Police are searching for a Hilo man reported missing

April 22, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 56-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Curtis Spencer was last seen in Hilo on February 24. He has a medical condition that requires medication. He is described as 5-foot-7, 290 pounds with brown eyes, bushy brown hair and a thick beard.

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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, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

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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Police are searching for a Keaau man reported missing

April 22, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 52-year-old Keaʻau man who was reported missing. Robert Klepps was last seen in Hilo on February 25. He is described as Caucasian, bald, 5-foot-5, 185 pounds with blue eyes and possibly a goatee.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a robbery on January 26 in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna.

Sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., a 30-year-old woman was checking her mailbox on Paradise Drive near the intersection of 21st Avenue when she was confronted by a man with a knife who demanded money.

Police still seeking info regarding January robbery in Hawaiian Paradise Park

April 22, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a robbery on January 26 in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. Sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., a 30-year-old woman was checking her mailbox on Paradise Drive near the intersection of 21st Avenue when she was confronted by a man with a […]

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HELCO's Hill power plant in Hilo. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

HELCO reports Hill 6 steam plant back online, expects to have power for evening peak usage

April 21, 2016

Hawai‘i Electric Light’s generation margins have improved due to the early return of its Hill 6 steam plant from annual overhaul. “The return of our Hill 6 steam plant increases the number of available units and improves reserve margins. We do expect to have sufficient generation for tonight’s evening peak energy use period,” said Rhea […]

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The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1 p.m. Thursday (April 21) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

No new Dengue Fever cases Thursday (April 21)

April 21, 2016

The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1 p.m. Thursday (April 21) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

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During the week of April 11, 2016, through April 17, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 323 DUI arrests compared with 279 during the same period last year, an increase of 15.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of April 11-17, 2016

April 21, 2016

During the week of April 11, 2016, through April 17, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 323 DUI arrests compared […]

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Alexander Kaleookalani Lancaster

Police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant

April 21, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 27-year-old man wanted on a warrant for criminal contempt of court. Alexander Kaleookalani Lancaster is also wanted for questioning in connection with an unrelated theft investigation. He is described as about 5-foot-8, 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. His last known address was in Pāhoa.

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