Archive | July, 2012

Lauren Selden holds up her 'Fighter' sign in the video. (Special to Hawaii 24/7)

Welcome home, ‘Roarin’ Lauren

Hilo derby girl returns to Hilo after battling bone cancer

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Big Island students entering the John A. Burns School of Medicine. (Photo courtesy of UH)

Eight Big Isle students enter medical school

Three of the doctor candidates graduated from Waiakea High School

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UH Hilo joins Hawaii Conservation Alliance

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo recently became a member of the Hawaii Conservation Alliance, a statewide joint partnership between conservation-focused government, education, and non-profit organizations. There are 19 members of the collaborative group working together to manage the biodiversity of Hawaii’s lands and waters. HCA members also include those who work with […]

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During the week of July 23, 2012, through July 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 784 DUI arrests compared with 826 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent.

DUI stats for the week of July 23-29, 2012

During the week of July 23, 2012, through July 29, 2012, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 784 DUI arrests compared with 826 during the same period last year, […]

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A Japanese visitor apparently drowned Monday (July 30) in Kailua-Kona.

At 11 a.m. Monday, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a possible drowning in waters fronting a resort at 75-5852 Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona. Arriving officers learned that resort personnel and bystanders had pulled an unconscious male snorkeler from the water and attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Japanese visitor dead after apparent drowning in Kona Monday (July 30)

A Japanese visitor apparently drowned Monday (July 30) in Kailua-Kona. At 11 a.m. Monday, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a possible drowning in waters fronting a resort at 75-5852 Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona. Arriving officers learned that resort personnel and bystanders had pulled an unconscious male snorkeler from the water and attempted […]

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Motion sensing lights sold at Home Depot recalled due to electrical shock hazard

About 7,800 Motion Security Lights by HeathCo are recalled. This recall involves Heath®/Zenith 270° Motion Security Lights with model number SL-5414-WH. The internal wiring can be damaged during installation, bulb replacement or adjustment, posing an electric shock hazard.

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all national and Hawai'i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai'i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, July 31, 2012, as a mark of respect for the memory of former State Representative John Justin Medeiros.

Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday (July 31) in honor of Representative Medeiros

Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all national and Hawai’i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, July 31, 2012, as a mark of respect for the memory of former State Representative John Justin Medeiros.

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Police arrest Hilo man and woman in connection with burglary Friday (July 27)

Big Island police have charged a Hilo man and woman in connection with a burglary that occurred Friday morning (July 27) in Hilo. Jesse Idebond Sablan, 36, and Dana Sablan, 21, were charged at 11:10 a.m. Friday with one count each of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Bail was set at $11,000 for Jesse Sablan […]

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Two more federally funded projects slated

MEDIA RELEASE The Reed’s Island Bridge Structural Rehabilitation project in South Hilo will bring the bridge into compliance with today’s load capacity standards. The $6.4 million project was awarded to ABHE & Svoboda, Inc. The wooden deck will be replaced with steel beams and a steel grating deck. Concrete rock anchors and micro piles will […]

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A 25-year-old Hilo man died Sunday (July 29) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on July 23 on South Point Road approximately 5.5 miles south of Kamāʻoa Road.

Hilo man dead after single car crash in Ka‘u Sunday (July 29)

A 25-year-old Hilo man died Sunday (July 29) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on July 23 on South Point Road approximately 5.5 miles south of Kamāʻoa Road.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.12/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices fall 2.1 cents per gallon the past week in Hawaii

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.12/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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Hawaiian reports 2012 second quarter financial results

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., has reported consolidated net income for the three months ended June 30, 2012 of $3.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, on total operating revenue of $484.6 million. This compares to a net loss of $50.0 million, or $0.99 per basic and diluted share, […]

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HPA announces new administrative appointments

MEDIA RELEASE Headmaster Lindsay Barnes has announced the following administrative appointments at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, effective July 1: * Martin Ferrell has been named dean of academics, overseeing all aspects of the school’s K-12 academic program. He also will teach and serve as a member of the school’s residential life team. Ferrell most recently was […]

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Big Island lane closures for the week of July 30-August 3, 2012

Big Island lane closures for the week of July 30-August 3, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — AKONI PULE HIGHWAY — 1) MAHUKONA Alternating single lane closures on Akoni Pule Highway in both directions between Milepost Markers 5 and 15, in the vicinity of Mahukona, on Monday, July 30, through Friday, […]

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