Archive | February, 2014

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Coffee Berry Borer bill moves out of House finance committee

House Bill 1514, introduced by Representative Nicole Lowen (District 6-Kailua Kona, Holualoa), cleared a major hurdle last night as it was unanimously passed out of the House Committee on Finance. The bill creates and funds a subsidy program in the Department of Agriculture (DOA) and appropriates funds for education and outreach to farmers through the […]

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Hilo Exchange Club board member Joey Estrella presents "Officer of the Month" awards to Charrise Wakita and Earl Haskell

Balberde, Wakita and Haskell East Hawaii’s Officers of the Month

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer John Balberde as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for January and Officers Charisse Wakita and Earl Haskell as “Officers of the Month” for February.

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Volcano Watch: A look at the inner workings of HVO’s seismic lab

Soon after a large earthquake occurs, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory publicizes the preliminary location and magnitude. Ever wonder why the location and magnitude sometimes change?

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Scam emails pretending to be from Hawaii State Judiciary

The Hawaii State Judiciary continues to receive reports of email scams, in which emails purporting to come from Hawaii State Judiciary offices or staff are being sent to individuals worldwide. The most recent email scam claims to be from a bailiff and instructs the individual to vacate his or her premises and to click on […]

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Kilohana Hunter Checking Station. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Bow and Shotgun turkey hunting at PTA March 1-2, 2014

Army officials are opening the Keamuku training area for shotgun or archery (bow) Bearded Turkey (Gobbler only) hunting only, here, March 1 – 2, 2014 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Senator J. Kalani English message about plane crash on Lanai

“It is with great sadness that I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of those who passed in last night’s fatal plane crash on Lāna‘i. I continue to keep the survivors who are currently under the care of Queen’s Medical Center in my thoughts and prayers.”

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Police are investigating a robbery at Carlsmith Beach Park

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery at a public beach earlier in the month. At 11:33 a.m. on February 14, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery two hours earlier in the parking lot of Carlsmith Beach Park in Keaukaha. A 58-year-old Hilo man was reportedly loading his car after […]

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Police are searching for a 72-year-old woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 72-year-old woman who was reported missing. Carol Westbrook, who has no permanent address, was last heard from by her family during the first week of February. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with gray or graying hair. She may be in Hilo or Puna and she […]

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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

Military convoys February 26-28 and March 5 to impact traffic

Military convoys will deploy from Keaukaha Military Reserve (KMR) and Kawaihae to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Feb. 26 – 28, 2014 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Hilo man arrested and charged after running into person twice with SUV

A Hilo man has been charged with nine offenses after he allegedly banged into another man twice with a sports-utility vehicle. At 7:17 p.m. on February 2, police responded to Hilo Medical Center, where it was reported that a 49-year-old Hilo man had been in a discussion with the suspect in the parking lot of […]

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Thieves steal 800 pounds of coffee parchment in Naalehu

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a theft in Nāʻālehu. On February 11, at about 4:06 p.m., police received a call from a 53-year-old homeowner reporting that unknown suspects had removed 10 80-pound brown burlap bags of coffee parchment, a 10-foot by 10-foot instant gazebo and an […]

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Police are searching for a man wanted for abuse of a family/household member

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about the whereabouts of 21-year-old Moala Kuahuia Kaupu of Kailua-Kona, who is wanted for abuse of a family/household member. He is described as 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown eyes and short curly black hair. Both his ears are pierced and he has a scripture tattoo on […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park flight operations to occur

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans: Thurs., Feb. 27, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. over the Great Crack in the southwest rift zone of Kīlauea to the coast near Keauhou within the national park. Park biologists will survey and control invasive fountain grass populations below […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of February 17-23, 2013

During the week of February 17, 2014, through February 23, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 195 DUI arrests […]

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