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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.

Papaikou transfer station closes early Tuesday (Jan 22)

January 22, 2019

Due to unexpected staff shortages in East Hawaiʻi, the Pāpaʽikou Transfer Station will close at 11:00 a.m. today (Tuesday, January 22, 2019), and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Friday, January 25, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. For this afternoon, the public can take their trash to the Hilo Transfer Station, which is open seven days […]

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TSA reports longer checkpoint times at airports due to staffing during the shutdown

January 22, 2019

While national average wait times are within normal TSA times of 30 minutes for standard lanes and 10 minutes for TSA Pre, some airports experienced longer than usual wait times.

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Police are searching for a woman reported missing

January 22, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old Daysha Carter who was last seen in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area on January 7, 2019. Carter is approximately 5-foot-5, 146 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask that anyone with information on the location of Carter call Officer Conrad Bidal […]

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Hawaii’s FAFSA Data Dashboard launched to track progress in college financial aid applications

January 22, 2019

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) has launched a new online tool to track completion rates for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, submittals. Hawaii’s FAFSA Data Dashboard tracks the current number of completed applications at high schools statewide and illustrates schools’ progress individually, comparatively to other schools in the same complex […]

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Police charge man in Mountain View stabbing Saturday (Jan 19)

January 22, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 21-year-old Mountain View man in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Mountain View Saturday night. On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at about 11:38 pm, police responded to a reported stabbing and learned that the victim, a 21-year-old Puna man was stabbed during a confrontation with the suspect, also […]

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Police charge two in Puna after large stash of drugs found in home

January 22, 2019

Hawaiʻi police recovered a large cache of illegal narcotics during the execution of a search warrant at a Pāhoa residence. On January 18, 2019 (Friday) officers and detectives from the Area I Vice Section, Criminal Investigations Section, and Criminal Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the Ainaloa subdivision in the Puna […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 3.2 cents per gallon the past week

January 21, 2019

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.24/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Strong quake near Chile, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Saturday (Jan 19)

January 19, 2019

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred near the coast of Central Chile at 3:33 p.m. HST on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 19-25, 2019

January 19, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. There will be no daytime lane closures on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11/190) — 1) NORTH KONA Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa […]

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Roadwork north of Hilo town to cause traffic delays

January 19, 2019

State Highways and Glover Contracting are continuing paving from Papaikou to the Paukaa area of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). The public can expect long delays reported as long as one hour or more. The road closes to one-way traffic from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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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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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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