Archive | December, 2013

Police warrants list for Friday, December 27, 2013

As of Friday, December 27, 2013, the listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Police seek witnesses to Sunday Honomu crash

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating witnesses to a serious traffic collision Sunday (December 22) on Highway 19 (Hawaiʻi Belt Road) near the Akaka Falls Road junction in Honomū.

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Police charge Hilo man with theft and other offenses

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man with theft and six other offenses in connection with the theft of a check. In July, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a financial institution in Hilo for a report that the suspect had cashed two stolen checks on two separate days. The checks were from […]

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High surf and small craft advisories for Kona

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for West facing shores of the Big Island until 6 p.m. this evening (Dec 27). A small craft advisory is in effect for Big Island Leeward and Southeast waters until 6 p.m. this evening.

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Weather advisories due to high surf to continue

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued a high surf advisory for the West facing shores of the Big Island until 6 a.m. Friday (Dec 27). Surf is forecast to be in the eight to 12 foot range along West facing shores overnight rising to 10-14 feet Thursday (Dec 26).

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The weather outside was a little rainy but more delightful than frightful on Christmas Day in Waimea. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Wish you were here? Waimea on Christmas Day

The weather outside was a little rainy but more delightful than frightful on Christmas Day in Waimea.

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Firefighters find body in remains of Eden Roc structure fire

Fire/rescue units responded for a 7:09 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Dec 24) to 11-2830 Palainui Avenue in the Eden Roc subdivision for a structure fire. Crews found a 600 square foot single story structure engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze crews found the remains of a body in the structure.

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Police DUI stats for the week of December 16-22, 2013

During the week of December 16, 2013, through December 22, 2013, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,314 DUI arrests compared with 1,456 during the same period last year, […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii remain steady this past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.90/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.23/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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3.2 quake shakes Kona Coast

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Residents along the Kona Coast felt a 3.2 earthquake Saturday night, but no damage was reported. The USGS and Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported the temblor occurred at 9:27 p.m., was centered 17 miles northwest of Kailua-Kona and at a depth of nearly 10 miles. Residents from Waimea to South Kona felt the […]

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Foundation’s annual fundraising gala a success

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Hospital Foundation hosted its most successful benefit fundraiser ever. As a result the Foundation will be purchasing $250,000 worth of New Operating Room Technology for Kona Community Hospital. The 12th annual “Life, Health and Giving” gala benefit last month at the Four Seasons Resort was emceed by Lyman Medeiros and featured […]

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Lawsuit seeks puuhonua at Kulani

MEDIA RELEASE The nonprofit Ohana Hoopakele has announced three Hawaii County residents presently incarcerated at Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Ariz. have joined a lawsuit to prevent the State’s planned reactivation of Kulani prison unless and until it has considered a Kulani puuhonua as an alternative. According to Hoopakele President Palikapu Dedman, “Hawaii prisons already […]

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Property tax ‘amnesty’ offered for agricultural program

MEDIA RELEASE On Jan. 1, the county Department of Finance will begin additional review of all taxpayers who claim property tax discounts through the Non-Dedicated Agricultural Use Program. During the final weeks in December, the Finance Department is encouraging any taxpayers who believe they may be claiming that agricultural use discount in error to participate […]

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Flags at half-staff in remembrance of Fuddy

MEDIA RELEASE As a mark of respect for the memory of Hawaii Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard from sunrise to […]

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