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County to improve Kaipalaoa Landing Park at Hilo Bayfront Keck Observatory confirms planet described as Volcano Watch: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 23, 2015 Very strong 7.0M quake in the Solomon Islands area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 16, 2015 Volcano Watch: Volcano Alarms Suspect involved in shooting of woman and police officer surrenders in Kohala Ela weakens, no longer a tropical storm, weather may feel like 100ºF Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 9, 2015
 
Kaipalaoa Landing Park. Photo courtesy of County of Hawaii

County to improve Kaipalaoa Landing Park at Hilo Bayfront

The County of Hawai’i is partnering with a community group to improve Downtown Hilo’s Kaipalaoa Landing Park, a historic site and favorite surf spot near the intersection of Waianuenue and Kamehameha Avenues. The project will repair damaged rock walls and restore eroded areas, repair grass and a walkway, and install new showers and picnic tables.

This artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/T. PYLE

Keck Observatory confirms planet described as ‘an older cousin to Earth’

The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

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Volcano Watch: “Leaky” lava tubes spread flows only short distances from Puʻu ʻŌʻō

By spawning so many short-lived flows over a large area, the leaky nature of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava tubes means that no single flow has been able to capture the volume of lava needed to develop into a sustained, rapidly advancing flow similar to the June 27th flow late last year.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 23, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level remained fairly steady at 167 feet below the vent rim until July 21, when the level dropped in response to summit deflation to about 210 feet, where it remained as of July 23, 2015.

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Very strong 7.0M quake in the Solomon Islands area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands at 4:27 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday, July 18 2015. Based on all data available to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center… the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now mostly passed. Any remaining threat should be evaluated by local authorities in […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 16, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in response to summit inflation and deflation during the past week, with measurements ranging between 167-135 feet below the vent rim.

This thermal image of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, sent by text on May 7, 2015, to USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists, is an example of the thermal camera alarm system developed at HVO. In this case, the alarm was triggered by the appearance of new lava on the floor of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, seen here as the brightly colored (hot) region in the image. The temperature scale at right is in degrees Celsius. USGS webcam image.

Volcano Watch: Volcano Alarms – Keeping HVO Virtually Vigilant 24/7

This thermal image of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, sent by text on May 7, 2015, to USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists, is an example of the thermal camera alarm system developed at HVO.

Akoni Pule Highway in North Kohala, 25 Mile Marker.

Suspect involved in shooting of woman and police officer surrenders in Kohala

A man who had been barricaded in his home since Monday night (July 13) is now in police custody. No one was injured during his arrest. After the Police Department’s Special Response Team converged on the scene, shots were fired by the suspect, who eventually surrendered.

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Ela weakens, no longer a tropical storm, weather may feel like 100ºF

As former Tropical Storm Ela moves parallel to the islands, it will act to cut off the trade winds. Over the weekend expect conditions to be hot and humid with localized heavy showers and a slight chance of thunderstorm. Heat indices could reach 100ºF (38ºC).

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 9, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, remained fairly steady at 150-165 feet below the vent rim.

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:10 p.m. alarm Thursday (July 23) to Piihonua Bridge to rescue two injured people in a pond at the base of a waterfall.

Crews found a male and female below the falls at the edge of the whitewater who could not get out due to their injuries. The pair were injured in the rapidly moving water by the falls.

Pair rescued from base of waterfalls at Piihonua Bridge in Hilo

July 24, 2015

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:10 p.m. alarm Thursday (July 23) to Piihonua Bridge to rescue two injured people in a pond at the base of a waterfall. Crews found a male and female below the falls at the edge of the whitewater who could not get out due to their injuries. The pair were […]

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Police promote seven to sergeant/detective

Police promote seven to sergeant/detective

July 23, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Chief Harry S. Kubojiri has promoted seven employees from the rank of police officers to the rank of sergeant/detective: Sergeant John T. Talich, a 20-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, will be assigned to the North Kohala District. He is currently assigned to the Puna District. Detective Kayne K. M. Kelii, a […]

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United Airlines flight has mechanical issues, lands safely in Kona

July 23, 2015

United Airlines flight 641, with 355 people on board (344 passengers, 11 crew) out of Los Angeles, landed at Kona International Airport after having mechanical issues in-flight Thursday morning (July 23). The plane was bound for Honolulu but diverted to Kona and landed at about 10:45 a.m. The flight had been schedule to arrive on Oahu at 10:39 a.m.

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A Chinese national apparently drowned Wednesday (July 22) at a Waikoloa resort.

South Kohala police officers responded to a 12:36 p.m. report of a possible drowning at a resort on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive and found a man unconscious on the shore with medics attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. The medics were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:30 p.m.

Chinese visitor apparently drowns at a Waikoloa resort

July 22, 2015

A Chinese national apparently drowned Wednesday (July 22) at a Waikoloa resort. South Kohala police officers responded to a 12:36 p.m. report of a possible drowning at a resort on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive and found a man unconscious on the shore with medics attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. The medics were unable to […]

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A 34-year-old man died Wednesday (July 22) as the result of an industrial accident at a Waikoloa resort.

South Kohala officers responding to an 8:44 a.m. call learned that a subcontractor had been doing renovations at the resort on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive when he suffered a fatal electric shock. He was taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m.

Honokaa man electrocuted in Waikoloa accident

July 22, 2015

A 34-year-old man died Wednesday (July 22) as the result of an industrial accident at a Waikoloa resort. South Kohala officers responding to an 8:44 a.m. call learned that a subcontractor had been doing renovations at the resort on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive when he suffered a fatal electric shock. He was […]

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Michael Kenui

Man charged in Hilo burglary case

July 21, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a man in connection with a burglary in Hilo late last year or early this year. Sometime between December 27 and January 9, a house on Komohana Street was broken into and a laptop computer and jewelry were removed.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for the East facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Wednesday (July 22).

Surf is forecast to be in the five to eight foot range along east facing shores. The surf will be building tonight and continue through Wednesday.

High surf advisory issued for east facing shores of the Big Island

July 21, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for the East facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Wednesday (July 22). Surf is forecast to be in the five to eight foot range along east facing shores. The surf will be building tonight and continue through Wednesday.

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 21, 2015

At the direction of President of the United States, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 25, 2015. This action is a sign of respect for the service members killed last week in Chattanooga.

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An autopsy conducted Tuesday (July 21) determined that a man who died Saturday (July 18) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo died from a medical condition.

He has been identified as 61-year-old Thomas Pokorski of Covina, California.

California man who died after Hilo crash died from a medical condition

July 21, 2015

An autopsy conducted Tuesday (July 21) determined that a man who died Saturday (July 18) after being involved in a one-vehicle traffic collision on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo died from a medical condition. He has been identified as 61-year-old Thomas Pokorski of Covina, California.

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Stolen ATV

Police are searching for an ATV stolen in Mountain View

July 21, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public’s help in locating an all-terrain vehicle stolen during a burglary at a Mountain View coffee plantation on June 10. Some of the items taken during the burglary have since been recovered. The ATV is among the items still outstanding. It is described as a Kawasaki 750 “Brute Force” […]

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Alan Filoteo

Hilo man charged with burglary, theft and drug offenses

July 21, 2015

A Hilo man has been charged with burglary, theft and drug offenses in connection with a break-in last week in Hilo. The burglary was reported after someone stole personal items from a home on Iolani Street last Wednesday (July 15). Police investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 37-year-old Alan Filoteo of Hilo.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for three unknown persons in connection with an armed robbery in Puna Monday (July 20) followed by the discharge of a firearm about three hours later.

Police are searching for people involved in an armed robbery

July 21, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are looking for three unknown persons in connection with an armed robbery in Puna Monday (July 20) followed by the discharge of a firearm about three hours later.

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