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Activity continues on Kilauea Volcano at Halemaumau and Pu‘u ‘O‘o Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016 Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25) DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24)
 
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Activity continues on Kilauea Volcano at Halemaumau and Pu‘u ‘O‘o

The lava lake level has risen slightly from Friday’s (May 27) measurement of 39.5 m (130 ft) below the floor of Halema’uma’u crater.

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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, new lava flows broke out in two places on the flanks of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone on May 24, but these flows had advanced only about 1 km (0.6 mi) as of this morning (May 26).

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Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava breakouts still active, not advancing much Wednesday (May 25)

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the two new lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō remain active but have not advanced significantly.

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DLNR seeks ID of man seen on camera who is suspected of placing rocks on Mauna Kea Access Road

Anyone who may have witnessed or have knowledge of rocks being placed on the Mauna Kea Access Road, late afternoon, on May 16, 2016, is asked to contact the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).

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New lava breakouts spill out of Pu‘u ‘O‘o Tuesday (May 24)

A lava breakout at Puʻu ʻŌʻō began Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 just before 7 a.m., HST. The breakout originated on the northeast flank of the cone, at the site of the vent for the ongoing June 27th lava flow.

With the approach of high school graduations and Memorial Day weekend, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads.

Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning tonight (May 20), and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drunk Driving: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Police to step-up DUI checkpoints on Hawaii Island

May 20, 2016

With the approach of high school graduations and Memorial Day weekend, Hawaiʻi Island police will be on alert to help prevent tragedy on our roads. Officers will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols beginning tonight (May 20), and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign […]

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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, May 20, 2016

May 20, 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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State Department of Health has identified a single imported case of dengue on Hawaii Island. Vector control crews have treated the person’s residence and adjacent properties today.

Again, this is a single imported case. There is no evidence to indicate a local transmission has occurred. There have been no reported dengue cases attributed to local transmission since March. Imported cases occur from time to time and remind all of us to always be vigilant and fight the bite.

Single Dengue Fever case on Hawaii Island, person arrived on island with virus

May 20, 2016

State Department of Health has identified a single imported case of dengue on Hawaii Island. Vector control crews have treated the person’s residence and adjacent properties today. Again, this is a single imported case. There is no evidence to indicate a local transmission has occurred. There have been no reported dengue cases attributed to local […]

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Police charge Waimea woman with offenses related to a stolen car and van

May 20, 2016

A Waimea woman has been charged with five offenses related to a stolen rental car and a stolen personal van. On May 11, a Nissan Altima was stolen from a rental car company on Kupipi Street in Kailua-Kona. On Wednesday (May 18), Kona Patrol officers were making checks for the stolen car when they spotted […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have completed their investigation into a March 31 fatal shooting and have reclassified the case from a murder to a suicide.

Final autopsy results determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and that the manner of death was suicide.

Police investigation reclassifies woman’s death to suicide

May 20, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have completed their investigation into a March 31 fatal shooting and have reclassified the case from a murder to a suicide. Final autopsy results determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and that the manner of death was suicide.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with threatening notes left at Waiākea High School in Hilo.

At 11 a.m. Friday (May 20), the teen was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was then released to the custody of his family.

Police arrest and charge 15-year-old boy due to threatening notes at Waiakea High School

May 20, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with threatening notes left at Waiākea High School in Hilo. At 11 a.m. Friday (May 20), the teen was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was then released to the custody of his family.

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A USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory chemist conducts thermal imaging measurements as part of a geochemical survey on Mauna Loa's upper Southwest Rift Zone in March 2016. Areas like the one shown here can indicate where gases are escaping from magma at depth. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Scientists search for the right “keys” to Mauna Loa

May 19, 2016

In September 2015, the USGS/HVO raised the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from “normal” to “advisory” because of increased activity beneath the mountain’s summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, scattered lava flow activity remained within about 5.8 km (3.6 mi) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō and was not threatening nearby communities.

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Sophie Christopher, grade 5, shares her science fair project with younger classmates.

Winners of the Parker School 4th and 5th grade science fair

May 19, 2016

Parker School students in grades 4 and 5 impressed judges during their recent science fair held at Parker’s lower school. Students began their project with a question, which they researched; they then formed a hypothesis to answer the question, tested it and provided a conclusion, all over a two-month period. Parker ‘ohana, as well as […]

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Police Chief announces promotions in department

Police Chief announces promotions in department

May 19, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted the following seven sworn officers to the following positions: Scott J. Kurashige, hired in 1990, was promoted from Area II Juvenile Aid Section detective to lieutenant assigned to Kona Patrol, effective April 1. Jenny K. L. Lee, hired in 2004, was promoted from South Hilo Patrol officer […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing a May 2, 2016 Hilo robbery investigation.

At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet and cell phone were taken.

The suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-10, 125-130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt.

The victim declined treatment for his injuries.

Police are continuing an investigation of a Hilo robbery

May 18, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing a May 2, 2016 Hilo robbery investigation. At 6:15 a.m., a 27-year-old Hilo man was assaulted near the corner of Keawe Street and Haili Street and his wallet and cell phone were taken. The suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-10, 125-130 pounds with black hair and brown […]

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Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred early Tuesday (May 17) morning in the Hilo area.

Shortly after midnight, police received a report of a female yelling for assistance in the area of Leilani Street and Kanoelehua Avenue.  Responding officers determined that a masked male suspect attempted to rob an employee of the Minit Stop but fled after residents in the area came to assist the employee.

Residents come to the aid of Minit Stop employee being robbed

May 18, 2016

Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred early Tuesday (May 17) morning in the Hilo area. Shortly after midnight, police received a report of a female yelling for assistance in the area of Leilani Street and Kanoelehua Avenue. Responding officers determined that a masked male suspect attempted to rob an employee of the Minit […]

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