Archive | May, 2012

Lingle: Hirono continues to pad resume

Lingle: Hirono continues to pad resume

MEDIA RELEASE According to the Lingle Campaign, opponent Mazie Hirono is again exaggerating her record by taking credit for bringing South Korean tourists to Hawaii. Speaking to the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA), Hirono boasted about her tourism record, taking credit for achievements of the Lingle Administration, while simultaneously trumpeting the VISIT USA Act […]

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Marx files Congressional nomination papers

Marx files Congressional nomination papers

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, candidate for Hawaii’s Second Congressional District, has filed nomination papers with the Office of Elections. Marx is the only candidate from a neighbor island. Marx spoke to a group of people this week in Keaau, discussing the problems faced by areas on the neighbor islands and in rural Oahu. “I am […]

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A 51-year-old Kona man was arrested Wednesday (May 30) in connection with threatening comments made about a Big Island hospital.

Kona Patrol Officers responded to a call from Kona Community Hospital at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that a man had made phone calls threatening to “shoot up” the hospital.

Police arrest Kona man threatening to ‘shoot up’ a Big Island hospital

A 51-year-old Kona man was arrested Wednesday (May 30) in connection with threatening comments made about a Big Island hospital. Kona Patrol Officers responded to a call from Kona Community Hospital at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that a man had made phone calls threatening to “shoot up” the hospital.

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The Reliance Water Tanks building on Kipimana Street in the Shipman Industrial Park. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Police open burglary and arson investigations in Shipman Industrial Park fire Wednesday (May 30)

Fire crews responded to a 5:18 a.m. alarm Wednesday (May 30) to Shipman Industrial Park for a fire at the Reliance Water Tanks warehouse on Kipimauna Street. Investigation by police found that burglars cut a front gate chain and stole a truck and machinery.

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During the week of May 21, 2012, through May 27, 2012, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. 

So far this year, there have been 587 DUI arrests compared with 601 during the same period last year, a decrease of 2.3 percent.

DUI stats for the week of May 21–27, 2012

During the week of May 21, 2012, through May 27, 2012, Big Island police arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 587 DUI arrests compared with 601 during the same period last year, […]

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Bicycle stems recalled by Ridley Bikes due to fall hazard

About 105 Ridley Bikes stems handlebar stems are recalled. The bicycle handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. The firm received one report of a handlebar stem breaking resulting in minor injuries.

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Governor releases $8.1M for watershed protection, management

Governor releases $8.1M for watershed protection, management

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $8.1 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that protect and manage Hawaii’s watershed and water resources. “These CIP funds support my administration’s commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment, while also furthering the creation of local jobs as part of a […]

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Hanohano O Kona Lecture covers pa‘u riding (May 30)

Hanohano O Kona Lecture covers pa‘u riding (May 30)

MEDIA RELEASE “Pa‘u Riding: Perpetuating the Tradition in Today’s Generation” is the topic for the presentation in the Kona Historical Society’s Hanohano O Kona lecture series 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the West Hawaii Civic Center.. A 10-person, multigenerational panel comprised of members of ranching families and pa‘u riders will provide insights into the […]

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State releases report on zipline fatality; KapohoKine responds

State releases report on zipline fatality; KapohoKine responds

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) has completed its investigation of the Sept. 21, 2011 zipline accident that claimed the life of one employee of GoZip LLC (GoZip) and seriously injured another. The investigation concluded the tower collapsed because the soil in which the […]

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Papaya destruction in Kapoho in July 2011. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Reward of up to $30K offered in Puna papaya destruction cases

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping farmers protect their crops. On June 30, 2010, and again on July 19, 2011, many acres of papaya trees were cut down on Alohilani Road in the Kapoho area. Police have received a lot of information about these cases, but not enough that would […]

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Big Island police have identified a man wanted for questioning in connection with a stabbing last week in Kailua-Kona.

Police are looking for 29-year-old Tommy Eugan Howard. He is described as African-American with black hair and brown eyes. He may wear contact lenses that alter his eye color. He has a tattoo of a chain of musical notes that runs from his left shoulder down along his left arm. He sometimes goes by the names Casino, Tommy Washington and Cesar Waltz.

Police identify man wanted for questioning in connection with stabbing in Kailua-Kona

Big Island police have identified a man wanted for questioning in connection with a stabbing last week in Kailua-Kona. Police are looking for 29-year-old Tommy Eugan Howard. He is described as African-American with black hair and brown eyes. He may wear contact lenses that alter his eye color. He has a tattoo of a chain […]

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The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test at a hydrant along West Kāwili Street on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The affected area may experience slight discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test.

Fire hydrant test on West Kawili Street Wednesday (May 30)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test at a hydrant along West Kāwili Street on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The affected area may experience slight discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test.

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EPA public hearings on proposed haze plan (June 1)

EPA public hearings on proposed haze plan (June 1)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host two public hearings on the proposed Clean Air Act Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan for Hawaii – May 31 in Kahului, Maui and June 1 in Hilo. Regional haze is visibility impairment caused by the cumulative air pollutant emissions from numerous sources over a wide geographic area. […]

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

Expect traffic delays between Hilo and PTA due to military convoys (May 30-31)

Hilo-based military units will convoy from Keaukaha Military Reserve (KMR) to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on May 30-31 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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