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Egg laying hens stolen from Waimea Middle School Friday (Jan 4)

Seven laying hens that lived in the one-acre Mala’ai Garden of Waimea Middle School were stolen sometime during the night of Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

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January 2019 events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout January 2019 – which is Volcano Awareness Month.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 20, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of the middle ERZ.

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Volcano Watch: A Field Trip to the Mountain of Water

The field day begins with a summit weather check at first light. It is a reflective moment at 6:15 a.m. atop Kīlauea Volcano, and the….

Thermal camera image at Mile Marker 14.5 on Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) Image courtesy HDOT

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 13, 2018

Thermal camera imagery of Route 130 show steam. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Earthquakes continue to occur primarily at Kīlauea’s summit area and south flank.

Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapse, shown here on July 28 (left), and the lower East Rift Zone fissure 8 lava flow, shown here on July 2 (right), will be the focus of “Volcano Awareness Month” talks offered in January 2019. For details, please visit the “HVO News” corner on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website homepage (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-200/Talks_2019%20VAM.pdf). USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month

January 2019 marks the 10th annual “Volcano Awareness Month” on the Island of Hawaiʻi.

Flood Advisory canceled for North Hawaii Friday (Jan 18)

January 18, 2019

This is a Civil Defense Flood Advisory Update for 6 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019. The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Advisory for the Kohala and Hamakua Districts of Hawaii Island. Areas may still experience rainfall so please drive carefully. You will be notified of any changes that may affect your safety. Have […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

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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Hiilei Peneku

Police are searching for a Honokaa girl reported missing

January 18, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old female who was reported missing from the Honokaʻa Town area since, (January 16). She is identified as Hiilei Peneku, about 5-feet-7-inches, 150 pounds, brown eyes, long brown hair, light complexion, and has a tattoo of a sunflower on her right shoulder.

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Police identify Keaau man killed in Kona crash

January 18, 2019

A Keaʻau man died following a one-vehicle collision on Tuesday, (January 15), in Captain Cook on Highway 11, .3 miles south of the 99-mile marker. The 30-year-old male has been positively identified as Jason Andrew Becerril. Responding to a 10:55 p.m. call, police determined that a white 1993 Nissan pickup truck heading north had crossed […]

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Police identify skeleton found near Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona

January 17, 2019

Big Island Police have identified the skeletal remains found on, (December 12, 2018), on an empty lot off of Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, as 52-year-old Kevin Anderson, of Kailua-Kona. Positive identification was established by dental records.

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Community meeting on Waikoloa reservoir earthquake repairs project

January 17, 2019

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Waikoloa Reservoir No. 1 Earthquake Repairs Project in Waimea.

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Carmen Nozaki

Police are searching for a Kona girl reported missing

January 17, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Carmen Nozaki who is missing. She was last seen in Kailua-Kona on, (September 7), wearing a beige romper with floral design, carrying a “Carmel Cabalis” jacket, black slippers and a black and grey backpack. She is 5-feet-8-inches, 170 pounds with a tan complexion, […]

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All transfer stations and landfills closed on Martin Luther King Day (Jan 21)

January 16, 2019

The County of Hawaiʻi’s Recycling and Transfer Stations and Landfills island-wide will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We respectfully ask for your kōkua. Please do not litter or illegally dump any solid waste at the closed Recycling and Transfer Stations.

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Keaau man dies after Kona crash Tuesday (Jan 15)

January 16, 2019

A 30-year-old Keaʻau man died following a single vehicle collision on Tuesday, (January 15), in Captain Cook on Highway 11, .3 miles south of the 99-mile marker. The 30-year-old male has not positively identified. Responding to an 11:55 p.m. call, police determined that a white 1993 Nissan pickup truck heading north had crossed double solid […]

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Laupāhoehoe Point Beach Park to close January 22 to February 7 for Water Line Repairs

January 16, 2019

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Laupāhoehoe Point Beach Park will be closed from January 22 – February 7, 2019, due to water line repairs. The presence of large machinery and open trenches as Department staff work to reroute the park’s water lines will make the beach park […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of January 7-13, 2019

January 15, 2019

During the week of January 7, 2019, through January 13, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested sixteen, (16), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 30 DUI arrests compared with 35 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14.3 percent.

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Police locate a Puna boy reported missing Tuesday (Jan 15)

January 15, 2019

Hawaii Island Police have located Anthony Mooney-Kanahele. Police thank you for the tips and assistance.

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Police charge Hilo man and woman in Puako Beach robbery

January 14, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 34-year-old Hilo man and a 27-year-old Hilo woman with a variety of offenses after police determined that the two were involved in a robbery that occurred in the Puako Beach area on, (January 07).

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Police charge man for selling drugs in Hilo

January 14, 2019

A 60-year-old Hilo man is in police custody following a narcotics operation at a county park in Hilo. On Friday, (January 11), Officers and detectives from the Area I Vice Section, Area I Criminal Investigations Section, and South Hilo Community Policing Section conducted an undercover operation at Kealoha Beach Park.

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