Archive | October, 2012

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Hawaiian’s New York flights may resume Wednesday

MEDIA RELEAE Hawaiian Airlines canceled its scheduled service between Honolulu and New York City for the third consecutive day Tuesday, as the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey grapples with airport cleanup in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. An additional flight to New York to accommodate passengers on previously grounded flights has also […]

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Police identify pedestrian apparently hit, killed in South Kona

A woman died Tuesday evening after apparently being struck by a vehicle along near Highway 11 mile marker 107 in South Kona. According to the Fire Department, crews were alerted at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday and arrived to find the woman, about age 30, along the mauka side of the roadway. She had no pulse and […]

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Hoffmann: The siren sounds of silence

County Councilman Pete Hoffmann submitted the following: Last Saturday evening, we were visited once again by a frequent, if not welcomed, visitor, i.e. the threat of a tsunami. This was the third such event in the past 32 months and permitted island residents and agencies to participate in what is fast becoming an island staple, […]

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Girls volleyball: HPA wins; Hilo, Konawaena out

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Of the three Big Island girls volleyball teams in first round action at the state tournament, only one proved successful. Unseeded in Division II, Hawaii Preparatory Academy needed all five sets to conquer Hawaii Baptist and move into the quarterfinals. HPA plays No. 3 seed Seabury at 5 p.m. Wednesday. In Division […]

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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 2012 schedule of events

Talent Night to Aloha Makahiki Concert and everything in between (Nov. 2-11)

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Police locate a Puna man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified human remains as that of a 47-year-old man reported missing in 2012. Robert Allen Park of Mountain View was reported missing on October 22, 2012.

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Pepeekeo man arrested in gasoline theft case

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for stealing gasoline from a business. Gasoline was stolen from a warehouse in Pāpaʻikou at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (October 28). A video surveillance camera on the property caught the suspect returning at 11:37 p.m. and attempting to steal gasoline again.

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Keaukaha homes fall victim to burglaries during tsunami evacuation Saturday (Oct 27)

Big Island police are investigating several break-ins that took place in the Keaukaha area of Hilo during the tsunami evacuation Saturday night (October 27). Eight residential burglaries were reported on Kalanianaʻole Avenue.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 22-28, 2012

During the week of October 22, 2012, through October 28, 2012, Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,206 DUI arrests compared with 1,225 during the same period last year, […]

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FBI releases 2011 crime statistics

MEDIA RELEASE According to the figures released Monday by the FBI, the estimated number of violent crimes in 2011 declined for the fifth consecutive year. Property crimes also decreased, marking the ninth straight year that the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2011 statistics show the estimated volumes of violent and property crimes declined […]

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Hawaii executive to chair national network for nonprofits

MEDIA RELEASE Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofit organizations, foundations and corporate giving programs, recently appointed Hawaii-native Kelvin Taketa, president and CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation, as its board chair. As an organization striving to advance the common good in America, Independent Sector works towards promoting public policies and serves as an advocate for […]

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Stanis expected to complete island run in Kona (Oct. 30)

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Editor’s Note: Stanis expects to finish her 240-mile run around the island about noon at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Hina Lani Street. She is still accepting donations to benefit PATH (People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) and Hawaii Conservation Alliance. A quick update from the road: I’m resting well, […]

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Storms in the South Pacific on Feb. 8, 2012. (Image courtesy Digital Typhoon, National Institute of Informatics)

Researchers explain uncertainty of South Pacific rainfall projections

MEDIA RELEASE With greenhouse warming, rainfall in the South Pacific islands will depend on two competing effects – an increase due to overall warming and a decrease due to changes in atmospheric water transport – according to a study by an international team of scientists led by Matthew Widlansky and Axel Timmermann at the International […]

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UH Hilo awarded NSF grant to promote female STEM faculty

MEDIA RELEASE The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Hawaii at Hilo an ADVANCE IT-Catalyst grant to increase the representation and advancement of female faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines. The two-year, $160,000 award runs from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2014 and will fund the Exploring Diversity and […]

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