Archive | June, 2014

Cabel named 2014 school-based Big Brother of the Year

MEDIA RELEASE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island recently announced their pick for the 2014 School-Based Big Brother of the Year, Jerold Cabel. Cabel has been a Big Brother to his Little Brother Nathan for the past two years at Keaau Elementary School’s mentoring program and was nominated as his senior class president. He […]

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Governor signs, vetoes dozens of bills

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed House Bill 2590 (Act 166), a measure that will allow voter registration at absentee polling places beginning in 2016 and late voter registration, including on Election Day, beginning in 2018. “Our system of government depends on individuals exercising their right to vote, one of our most cherished duties […]

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Voluntary foster care program helps young adults move forward

MEDIA RELEASE On July 1, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) will launch Imua Kakou, its new young adult voluntary foster care program designed to help young adults transition to adulthood, independence and self-sufficiency. Signed one year ago by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Act 252 (Senate Bill 1340 – Relating to Foster Care) allows former […]

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Governor releases $22.6M for airport construction projects

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $22.6 million for capital improvement projects (CIP) at seven airports to inject momentum into Hawaii’s construction industry, which is forecast to lead the state’s economic growth over the next two years. “Since 2011, this administration has released nearly $1 billion for projects to improve Hawaii’s airports […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of June 23-29, 2014

During the week of June 23, 2014, through June 29, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 16 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 616 DUI arrests compared with 625 during […]

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Police urge mo-ped riders to follow the law

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding the public about laws pertaining to the use of mopeds on county and state highways: Every person operating a moped on a roadway shall be granted all the rights as any other motor vehicle. If a moped is traveling at less than the normal speed of traffic moving […]

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Strange white foam seen along Hilo shoreline determined to be algae

The Fire Department responded to a 12:20 p.m. alarm Monday (June 30) to Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo when a foamy white substance was seen along the shoreline and in the water.

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Police remind public that electronic stun devices are illegal

Hawaiʻi Island police recovered two electronic stun devices from a vendor at the Makuʻu Farmers Market on Sunday morning (June 29) and have initiated a criminal investigation into violations of laws specific to electric guns, possession and sale. Devices that were recovered had the appearance of a cellular phone. Police received additional information that other […]

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Police investigate shooting at Eden Roc, man shot, suspect still loose

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported shooting over the weekend in the Puna District. At about 11:07 a.m. Saturday (June 28), police received a call of an in-progress threat incident in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View involving a man brandishing a machete. Responding officers arriving on 6th Street discovered the 30-year-old male […]

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Hawaii Community College to offer Certified Nurses’ Aides course

Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) is pleased to announce it is offering an 8-credit Nurses’ Aide Course this fall that prepares students to become Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNA). After successfully completing the course, students are prepared to take the OBRA exam that allows them to be a CNA. The deadline to apply for the course […]

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Crews working along Palani Road in Kona

The department of Public Works, Highway Maintenance division resumed trimming tree branches along Palani Road, this morning (June 30). The crew is working above Lili‘uokalani Gardens subdivision. They will end at Palani Junction. The crew will remain on Palani Road, but shift to work on the road shoulders that are makai of Konalani Street. Alternate […]

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Police are searching for a Pepeekeo man reported missing and wanted on a warrant

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 24-year-old Pepeʻekeo man reported missing Sunday (June 29). Leigh Alafanso also goes by the name Jason Rich. He is described as 5-foot-6, 150 pounds with brown eyes, long black hair and a mustache. He is also wanted on a bench warrant for contempt […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.2 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Thursday (July 3)

Oahu-based Marines will convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area, July 3, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Convoys will use Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Military police will escort the convoys. The PTA Department of Army police are working closely with local authorities […]

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