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Volcano Watch: Ninety days with no lava – a milestone for Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption

One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 6, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

Aerial view of Lava Tree State Monument on right with Kilauea Eruption lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road on the left on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy of DLNR.

Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6)

Today (Dec 6) at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.

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2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week schedule for Hilo

The County of Hawaii Presents 2018 Magic of the Season Holiday Week for food, games, and entertainment from December 10-14, 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Now is an exciting time at Kīlauea

This is, without a doubt, the most intellectually exciting time to be a volcanologist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

A close-up of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) used by USGS scientists to measure volcanic gases in remote areas of Kīlauea. The fissure 21 cone is visible in the far right background. Photo taken Monday, November 26, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 29, 2018

Deformation signals are consistent with slow refilling the middle East Rift Zone. At the summit, tiltmeters showed little significant change this week.

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Police are searching for a man reported missing

December 13, 2018

Hawaii Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 40-year-old Ralpheal Alfred Kanani Silva. He is 5-feet-6 inches, 190 pounds with short dark hair (possibly dyed on top). He was last seen on Auwae Road in Hilo on Thanksgiving Day, (November 22). Silva has numerous tattoos on both arms, chest, and abdomen.

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Police charge Puna man with terroristic threatening for Fern Acres incident

December 13, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 48-year-old Puna man in connection with the incident which prompted the response of the Special Response Team to Fern Acres Subdivision on Tuesday morning, (December 11). Police charged Eric J. Ragragola at 8 p.m. last night, (December 12), with the offenses of first-degree Terroristic Threatening, Abuse of Family or […]

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Police to step-up DUI checkpoints for the holiday season

December 12, 2018

The Hawai‘i Police Department is kicking off their 2018 Christmas Season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. HPD Officers are always vigilant in their efforts to stop drunk drivers from hurting themselves or others on our roadways, but citizens will see that intensify over the next few weeks. From December 13-31, HPD Officers will […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of December 3-9, 2018

December 12, 2018

During the week of December 3,  through December  9, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-three (23), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 1,020 DUI arrests compared with 1,085 during the same period last year, a […]

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Police identify Kona pedestrian killed by pickup truck Wednesday (Dec 5)

December 12, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man who died from his injuries sustained in a vehicle-pedestrian crash on Wednesday evening (December 5) on Ane Keohokalole Highway at the intersection with Manawalea Street. He was identified as 70-year-old Peter Finnegan of Kailua-Kona.

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Police SRT deployed to Fern Acres home after man with rifle makes threats

December 11, 2018

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna on Tuesday morning (December 11) after a male party with a rifle threatened a female victim during a verbal dispute, refusing to allow her to leave the property.

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Woman with rifle dies after being shot by police during warrant arrest

December 11, 2018

This morning, (December 11), at approximately 7:45 am, Puna District Police Officers stopped to check on a car parked with its hazard lights activated on the shoulder of Kahakai Boulevard near the intersection with Kikoʻu Street. An officer made contact with a female and lone occupant of the vehicle and subsequently determined she had an […]

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Governor Ige hosts Western Governors’ Association conference in Kona

December 10, 2018

Gov. David Ige is hosting the Western Governors’ Association’s (WGA) Winter Meeting in Kona, featuring public roundtable discussions on critical issues facing western states. Topics include renewable energy, outdoor recreation economy, healthcare, veterans’ issues, and the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative, launched by Gov. Ige.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 15.9 cents per gallon the past week

December 10, 2018

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 15.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.71/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.41/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of December 8-14, 2018

December 9, 2018

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) in both directions between mile markers 68 and 69 on Monday, Dec. 10, through Friday Dec. 14, from 8 […]

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High surf warning and additional advisories for Hawaii Island

December 9, 2018

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning for the north facing shores and a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Monday (Dec 10).

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Public hearings to be scheduled on fee increases at small harbors

December 9, 2018

The Board of Land & Natural Resources (BLNR) voted today to approve a proposal by the DLNR Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to move forward with public hearings on new proposed fees at small boat harbors.

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Police warrants list for Friday, December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018

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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Kealakehe student arrested after bomb talk and school lockdown

December 7, 2018

On Friday (December 7) at approximately 9:00 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a possible weapons incident at Kealakehe High School which resulted in a school lockdown. A check was conducted at the school, and no one was found in possession of any weapons. Further investigation reveals the incident involved a student […]

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