Archive | January, 2010

The Keaau Cougars and the Waiakea Warriors met in a battle for first place  Saturday (Jan 30).

Keaau defeats Waiakea in basketball showdown

The Keaau Cougars and the Waiakea Warriors met in a battle for first place Saturday (Jan 30).

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Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:03 p.m. alarm Saturday (Jan 30) for a structure fire at 13-617 Hinalo Street in Pahoa.

Upon arrival crews found a single-story, one bedroom home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 2:30 p.m.

The 900 square foot single family residence was reported to be a total loss with a value of $94,952. There were no injuries reported and no roads blocked. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Home destroyed by fire in Pahoa Saturday

Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:03 p.m. alarm Saturday (Jan 30) for a structure fire at 13-617 Hinalo Street in Pahoa. Upon arrival crews found a single-story, one bedroom home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 2:30 p.m. The 900 square foot single family residence was reported to be a total […]

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UH-Hilo hosted their own when the annual Alumni softball and baseball games were held on campus. Photos from the games.

UH-Hilo Alumni Softball and Baseball Games

UH-Hilo hosted their own when the annual Alumni softball and baseball games were held on campus. Photos from the games.

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A defect in the battery can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels. The model number can be found on a label on the back of the unit. These touch panels can be used as remote controls for residential or commercial audio/visual systems.

Rechargeable batteries used with touch panels for audio/visual systems recalled by AMX due to fire and burn hazards

A defect in the battery can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels. The model number can be found on a label on the back of the unit. These touch panels can be […]

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WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING...

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. WIND SENSORS ATOP MAUNA KEA ARE STILL INDICATING SPEEDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH SUSTAINED. SO THE WIND ADVISORY CONTINUES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY.

Wind advisory for Big Island summits

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING… THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING. WIND SENSORS ATOP MAUNA KEA ARE STILL INDICATING SPEEDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH SUSTAINED. SO THE WIND ADVISORY CONTINUES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… THESE STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH […]

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Elarionoff named ‘Officer of the Month’ (Feb. 3)

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee “Officer of the Month” luncheon will feature Officer Grad Elarionoff as the honoree. The setting for the noon Wednesday, Feb. 3 event will be The Paddlers Restaurant at The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Elarionoff is being recognized for his investigation of narcotics, leading to two arrests, and recovery of […]

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The county rolled two new Hele On buses into the fleet Friday (Jan 29) with a blessing and seats full of kids.

County puts new buses into service for the Puna area

The county rolled two new Hele On buses into the fleet Friday (Jan 29) with a blessing and seats full of kids.

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Lighters can produce an excessive flame when adjusted to maximum flame setting, posing a burn hazard to consumers. About 17,500 manufactured.

Zippo recalls candle lighters due to burn hazard

Lighters can produce an excessive flame when adjusted to maximum flame setting, posing a burn hazard to consumers. About 17,500 manufactured.

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The recalled necklaces contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain necklace in a crown hinged box.

FAF Inc. recalls children’s necklaces sold exclusively at Walmart stores due to high levels of cadmium

The recalled necklaces contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain necklace in a crown hinged box.

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Firefighters are mopping up the Kealakekua fire as hazards and risks have been greatly reduced, Chief Darryl Oliveira reported today. Demobilization of Hawai‘i County firefighting crews on the scene is under way.

Secure fire breaks have been established and only a few smoldering hot spots remain. The hot spots are more than a quarter-mile inside the fire breaks and do not pose a threat at this time.

County mopping up remains of Kealakekua fire

Firefighters are mopping up the Kealakekua fire as hazards and risks have been greatly reduced, Chief Darryl Oliveira reported today. Demobilization of Hawai‘i County firefighting crews on the scene is under way. Secure fire breaks have been established and only a few smoldering hot spots remain. The hot spots are more than a quarter-mile inside […]

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A Kailua-Kona man was charged on Friday (January 29) with various drug offenses.

Officers from the Area II Vice Section served a search warrant on Thursday (January 28) at a Kanaka Street residence in Kailua-Kona. A 24-year-old man was arrested after officers recovered 23 grams of powdered cocaine, 7.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 9 grams of hashish, 7 grams of dried marijuana and 24 marijuana plants from the residence.

Police charge Kailua-Kona man in drug bust

A Kailua-Kona man was charged on Friday (January 29) with various drug offenses. Officers from the Area II Vice Section served a search warrant on Thursday (January 28) at a Kanaka Street residence in Kailua-Kona. A 24-year-old man was arrested after officers recovered 23 grams of powdered cocaine, 7.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 9 grams […]

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Firefighters along with Chopper One responded to a fire in the treetops at Kealoha Beach Park in Keaukaha. Photos and video.

Fire in treetops at Kealoha Beach Park

Firefighters along with Chopper One responded to a fire in the treetops at Kealoha Beach Park in Keaukaha. Photos and video.

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A 32-year-old Hilo man was safely taken into custody Thursday night (January 28) following an approximately two-hour standoff with police. 

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a home on Lanikāula Street in the House Lots area of Hilo for a behavioral disturbance call.

Police standoff in Hilo ends with man in custody

A 32-year-old Hilo man was safely taken into custody Thursday night (January 28) following an approximately two-hour standoff with police. Around 10 p.m. Thursday, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a home on Lanikāula Street in the House Lots area of Hilo for a behavioral disturbance call.

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The County of Hawaii announced today that beginning Monday, February 1, 2010, all State of Hawaii driver’s licenses will be issued with a new design.

The last design change took place in January of 2005.

Hawaii State driver’s license gets a new look beginning Monday

The County of Hawaii announced today that beginning Monday, February 1, 2010, all State of Hawaii driver’s licenses will be issued with a new design. The last design change took place in January of 2005.

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