Archive | May, 2009

Dept of Homeland Security offering $500M in grants for fire stations, port & transit security

Dept of Homeland Security offering $500M in grants for fire stations, port & transit security

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released application guidance for more than $500 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants for fire station construction, port and transit security—funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “These Recovery Act funds will strengthen our economy while improving our ability to […]

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Fake phone calls, emails and text messages preying on CU Hawaii members

Fake phone calls, emails and text messages preying on CU Hawaii members

Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Fake phone calls, emails and text messages claiming to be from CU Hawaii are contacting residents phishing for credit and debit card account information. One of the phone calls received by Hawaii247.com Saturday (May 30) was a recorded message saying there was ‘unusual activity’ on the account and gave a phone number to […]

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Australian triathletes scoop Big Island titles in modified race course

Ironman 70.3 Hawaii crowns for Alexander, Granger

Australian triathletes scoop Big Island titles in modified race course

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One lane closed in downtown Hilo Tuesday, June 2

One lane closed in downtown Hilo Tuesday, June 2

View Larger Map MEDIA RELEASE Traffic will be diverted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m by off duty police officers around a manhole located at the corner of Haili and Keawe Streets in downtown Hilo, on Tuesday, June 2. as Hawaiian Telcom makes repairs

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Overdue Maile pickers rescued in Kapapala Forest Reserve

View Larger Map Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 4:33 a.m. alarm Friday (May 29) to Kapapala Forest Reserve for overdue Maile pickers Miles Enos, 24 years-old, and Justin Hanohano, 22 years-old, who entered the forest on Thursday. The area is at the 3,800 foot elevation level in old-growth, heavily forested and mountainous terrain on the […]

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Nine new novel H1N1 Flu confirmations on Oahu

Nine new novel H1N1 Flu confirmations on Oahu

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com The Department of Health reported nine new novel H1N1 Flu cases today (May 29) bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 82. The nine case are on Oahu of these cases three are from public schools. Affected schools are from Kaimuki High, Mililani Middle and Niu Valley […]

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Bayfront soccer field closed for repair

Bayfront soccer field closed for repair

MEDIA RELEASE Effective Monday, June 1st, the Hilo Bayfront Soccer Field #7 (located above canal – next to restrooms) will be closed for improvements for approximately six weeks while volunteers from AYSO and other organizations work to repair the field. The staff of the Department of Parks and Recreation would like to express their appreciation […]

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Two arrested and tickets issued during 'Click It or Ticket' campaign Wednesday

Two arrested and tickets issued during ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign Wednesday

MEDIA RELEASE Traffic Enforcement Unit officers conducted their first nighttime seat belt checkpoint Wednesday night (May 27) in downtown Hilo in conjunction with the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign. “Statistics show that a high number of people don’t wear their seatbelts at night because they think that officers won’t be able to see them,” […]

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Burglars steal $8,000 of football jerseys from Konawaena

Burglars steal $8,000 of football jerseys from Konawaena

MEDIA RELEASE On May 25, 2009 Kona patrol officers responded to a reported burglary of the Konawaena High School locker room. Unknown persons broke into the locker room and removed approximately 100 green-and-white football jerseys valued at $8,000. Police ask that anyone with information on this case call Detective Scott Kurashige at 326-4646, extension 265, […]

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Wind advisory for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Friday

Wind advisory for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Friday

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 330 PM HST THU MAY 28 2009 BIG ISLAND SUMMITS- 330 PM HST THU MAY 28 2009 …WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST FRIDAY… EXPECT WESTERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS […]

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Police blood drive collects 145 pints

Police blood drive collects 145 pints

MEDIA RELEASE Employees of the Hawai’i Police Department, their families and members of the community gave the “Gift of Life” during the Police Department’s annual blood drive for the Blood Bank of Hawai’i on Wednesday (May 27). The blood drive collected 145 pints of blood from 171 donors, exceeding the Police Department’s goal of 140 […]

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Honoka‘a Park closed at night for electrical repair

Honoka‘a Park closed at night for electrical repair

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Honoka`a Park (Upper Baseball Field and Track) will be closed nightly for safety reasons until the electrical meter is repaired and power restored. The staff of the Department of Parks and Recreation thanks all patrons for their patience during this temporary […]

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Department of Health conducts public meeting on pandemic vaccine allocation priorities

Department of Health conducts public meeting on pandemic vaccine allocation priorities

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) is inviting the public to give their input on the subject of vaccine allocation priorities in the event of a severe pandemic. A public meeting will be held this Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ward Warehouse second […]

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UH-Hilo summer soccer camps

UH-Hilo summer soccer camps

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii at Hilo summer soccer camps. Session I will be held on the Old Kona Airport Soccer Field from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Session II will be held on the UHH Baseball Field from Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31 between […]

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