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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.

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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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 4.1 cents per gallon the past week

January 14, 2019

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.24/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 12-18, 2018

January 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) between Mile Markers 56 and 57 in the vicinity of Ninole Loop Road on Monday Jan. 14, through Friday […]

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Police are searching for a boy last seen in Puna in December 2018

January 11, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Tonio Thomas who was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area on, (December 19). Thomas is 15-years-old, approximately 5-feet-8-inches, 140 pounds. with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his location to call Officer Lisa Ebesugawa at the Pāhoa […]

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Old Hilo jail ceremony before being demolished. Photo courtesy of DPS

Ceremony held Thursday (Jan 10) for old Hilo jail before demolition

January 11, 2019

A ceremony was held today in Hilo to remember the Old Hilo County Jail building which is set to be demolished in the coming weeks. Several local lawmakers, law enforcement officials and government representatives were on hand to mark the occasion. Senator Lorraine Inouye, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe, and Hawaii Police Department representatives […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11, 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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HELCO reaches out to customers who had payments in Hilo dropbox broken into

January 11, 2019

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company is notifying all customers who made a payment at the Kilauea Avenue drop box between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, about a security incident that may have affected their personal information.

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Police charge man with disorderly conduct and assault in Waimea

January 10, 2019

Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 36-year-old male in connection with a behavior disorder report on Puu Huluhulu Road in the Lalamilo Farm Lots area. On Wednesday, (January 8), at 4:51 p.m., officers from the South Kohala District responded to Puu Huluhulu Road for a report of an individual male yelling and swearing at residence […]

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