Archive | December, 2012

High surf advisory continues for Kona-Kohala Coast

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Monday (Dec 31) for West facing shores of the Big Island. Surf is forecast to be six to ten feet tonight through Monday along the Kona-Kohala Coast. The large breaking waves will cause hazardous conditions in the surf zone including deadly rip currents.

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Man murdered in Hilo shooting, suspect on the loose, Bayfront Highway closed

Hawaiʻi Island police continue to requests the public’s assistance in a murder investigation following the discovery of a body along Bayfront Highway in Hilo. Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section and an evidence specialist continued processing the scene Sunday morning (December 30) and recovered evidence, which will be sent to a forensic lab […]

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Mochi pounding in Wailea Village keeps traditions alive

It was hammer time in the small town of Wailea Village as they pounded mochi rice during their 15th annual mochi-tsuki celebration to welcome the New Year.

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Opihi picker apparently drowns off OTEC Road

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire crews were alerted to a man floating in the ocean Saturday afternoon off OTEC Road and were able to recover the body. The man – believed to be in his 40s – reportedly went to pick opihi around 9 a.m. and was spotted around 3:30 p.m. floating face down about 100 […]

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High surf advisory issued with 6-10 foot surf forecast for West Hawaii

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for West facing shores of the Big Island from 6 a.m. Sunday (Dec 30) to 6 a.m. Tuesday (Jan 2). Surf is forecast to rise to six to 10 feet peaking Sunday night and Monday along the Kona-Kohala coast.

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Hapuna Beach, Kekaha Kai parks to close early New Year’s Eve

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kekaha Kai State Park early on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Hapuna Beach SRA, including the Waialea Bay section, and Kekaha Kai State Park, including the Maniniowali (Kua Bay) and Mahaiula sections, will both close at […]

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Police find body of California man reported missing, last seen in Hilo

Hawaiʻi County police have identified the body of a 31-year-old California man who was reported missing. Yogi Yoswara was last seen in Hilo at 9 p.m. on December 19. He is described as 5-foot-7, 140 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

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Pacific Radio Group changes company name

Effective January 1, Pacific Radio Group will change its company name to reflect the changing atmosphere of radio broadcasting. The company will shed the word “Radio” and replace it with “Media,” effectively branding the company as Pacific Media Group (PMG).

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Hilo bow hunter Lloyd Rubio shot this Billy on Nov. 17 in the Keamuku parcel. Photo courtesy of Pohakuloa Training Area.

PTA open to hunting this weekend December 29-30, 2012

U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa will open the Keamuku Maneuver Area for shotgun bird hunting only on Dec. 29 and 30. No shotgun slugs are allowed. Pōhakuloa will also open Training Areas 1-4 and 9-15 for bow hunting of mammals on Dec. 29 and 30.

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Abercrombie appoints Judge Dean Ochiai to First Circuit Court

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of District Court Judge Dean E. Ochiai to the Hawaii First Circuit Court. Judge Ochiai, 57, will fill a vacancy left by Judge Richard Pollack, who became Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Ochiai’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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Civil Defense siren in Hakalau is replaced

The siren at Hakalau in North Hilo, on Highway 19 just north of mile marker 15 near Chin Chuck Road, has been replaced. The old siren was removed after being rendered unusable as a result of a traffic accident in 2011. A final inspection was completed Thursday (Dec 27) to verify the installation and function […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 27, 2012

On Kilauea’s east rift zone, surface lava flows remain active on the coastal plain, but were not entering the ocean as of December 27.

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Volcano Watch: The Kilauea Visit that was a Prelude to Revolution

To the scientists who monitor the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater, the scene in this photo seems familiar. A rising lava lake forms a symmetrical, perched lava pond as frequent overflows build steep levee walls higher and higher.

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Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force presents report

MEDIA RELEASE The nine-member Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force has presented its findings and recommendations to the Hawaii Legislature. The 28-page report reflects the perspectives and insights of more than 159 people who participated in various community meetings across the state in July and August. The meetings prompted the Task Force’s 49 findings and 38 […]

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