Archive | May, 2011

Big Island police are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault of a female minor. The assault occurred on October 1, 2010, between 7 and 7:30 p.m. in Kurtistown in the Puna District.

Police looking for suspect in sex assault of a minor

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault of a female minor. The assault occurred on October 1, 2010, between 7 and 7:30 p.m. in Kurtistown in the Puna District.

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Officers from the Area II Vice Section—assisted by detectives from the Area II Juvenile Aid and Criminal Investigations sections, the Area I Vice Section and the Criminal Intelligence Unit—served a search warrant shortly after noon Sunday at a macadamia nut orchard in Pāhala, where the cockfight was taking place.

Five men were arrested Sunday (May 29) at a cockfight in Ka‘u

Officers from the Area II Vice Section—assisted by detectives from the Area II Juvenile Aid and Criminal Investigations sections, the Area I Vice Section and the Criminal Intelligence Unit—served a search warrant shortly after noon Sunday at a macadamia nut orchard in Pāhala, where the cockfight was taking place.

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The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public to be aware of angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm). DOH has identified 4 probable cases of illness in 2011, and all were residents of the Big Island.

Dept of Health reports four probable Rat Lungworm cases this year

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public to be aware of angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm). DOH has identified 4 probable cases of illness in 2011, and all were residents of the Big Island.

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Zimmerman bail up to $2M, preliminary hearing postponed

Zimmerman bail up to $2M, preliminary hearing postponed

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor A preliminary hearing to determine whether Howard Philip Zimmerman will be tried in the death of his girlfriend has been delayed until at least next week. Zimmerman appeared Tuesday in District Judge Mel Fujino’s courtroom in Waimea, but the hearing was postponed while Fujino considers Zimmerman’s request for a […]

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Big Island police are searching for a 57-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

Robert Dalpe, who has no permanent address, frequents the Hilo area. His family last heard from him in February.

He is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-1 about 150 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Police searching for man reported missing since February

Big Island police are searching for a 57-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. Robert Dalpe, who has no permanent address, frequents the Hilo area. His family last heard from him in February. He is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-1 about 150 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

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Entries due for 2011 KOC Beautification Award (June 1)

Entries due for 2011 KOC Beautification Award (June 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Entries are due June 1, for the 2011 Kona Outdoor Circle Beautification Award. Kona’s home gardeners are invited to claim some bragging rights for their their beautiful and bountiful backyard, front yard, and lanai gardens. Share your hard work and bounty as you keep Kona clean, green, and beautiful. Email a photo of […]

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Police traffic investigators have charged Keolaokalani W. Kailianu, 41, of a Hilo address with negligent homicide in the first degree, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and accident involving death or serious injury stemming from a motor vehicle/moped crash at the intersection of Kino'ole Street and Hualālai Street on May 28.

Hilo man charged with negligent homicide in mo-ped crash Saturday (May 28)

Police traffic investigators have charged Keolaokalani W. Kailianu, 41, of a Hilo address with negligent homicide in the first degree, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and accident involving death or serious injury stemming from a motor vehicle/moped crash at the intersection of Kino’ole Street and Hualālai Street on May 28.

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Auction to benefit Malaai School Garden (June 12)

Auction to benefit Malaai School Garden (June 12)

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE: 10 p.m. Monday, June 6 RARE AUCTION TREASURES BENEFIT MALAAI SCHOOL GARDEN Not since about 1860 has a halau of hula dancers worn kapa garments in a public performance. That is, until this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival, when Hilo’s Halau o Kekuhi, in collaboration with Waimea kapa masters Marie McDonald and Roen […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 13.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.04/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii drop 13.3 cents per gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 13.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.04/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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Oahu-based military units will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area June 1-2, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., via Akoni Pule-Queen Kaahumanu corridor, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and Saddle Road.

Military convoys heading from Kawaihae to PTA Wednesday-Thursday (June 1-2)

Oahu-based military units will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area June 1-2, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., via Akoni Pule-Queen Kaahumanu corridor, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and Saddle Road.

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Vlieks returns to Honu to close a chapter

Vlieks returns to Honu to close a chapter

(Dawn Henry profiles a triathlete who had to fight back to compete at the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii) When age-grouper Dirk Vlieks dipped his toes in the waters of sparkling Hapuna Bay to begin the 2006 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, he was at the peak of his game. He had been participating in the sport for […]

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In their third bout, Paradise Roller Girls fall victim to inter-island rivals, 148-82; next bout slated for Aug. 13

Maui comes out on top at Spring Fling-Her

In their third bout, Paradise Roller Girls fall victim to inter-island rivals, 148-82; next bout slated for Aug. 13

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A 28 year-old man and 32 year-old woman were hiking out of the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve when they wandered off the main trail and ended up lost .6 miles Southeast of the trail. Unable to find their way back out of the forest the pair were able to call the fire department via a cellphone which had intermittent signal coverage in the forest.

Hikers rescued from dense rainforest on Pu‘u O‘o trail Monday (May 30)

A 28 year-old man and 32 year-old woman were hiking out of the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve when they wandered off the main trail and ended up lost .6 miles Southeast of the trail. Unable to find their way back out of the forest the pair were able to call the fire department via a […]

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Asians, Pacific Islanders showcase culture in Iraq

Asians, Pacific Islanders showcase culture in Iraq

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Spc. Charlene Apatang Mendiola BAGHDAD — The United States Forces – Iraq equal opportunity office hosted a capstone showcase for deployed service members May 21 to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Al Faw Palace. The U.S. celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of […]

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