Archive | July, 2014

Theodore “Kahui” Casuga

Police arrest one, three more still wanted for credit card fraud

Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested one of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card. Theodore “Kahui” Casuga, 39, of Kailua-Kona was arrested Tuesday morning (July 29) in Kailua-Kona on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card, theft, promoting a dangerous drug, illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangering, resisting […]

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Tourism to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park creates $124,937,400

MEDIA RELEASE A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2013 shows that the 1,583,209 visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spent $124,937,400 in communities near the park. This spending supported 1,476 jobs in the local area. “We are pleased to again report a steady annual increase of visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a […]

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HIBT 2104: Day 1

Teams from five countries on the scoreboard; China Sea Wolf Club leading the way

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Thirty Meter Telescope ready to begin construction

Henry Yang: ‘It has been an amazing journey for TMT, from idea to shovel-ready project’

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McDonald’s sponsors pedestrian safety decals at schools

MEDIA RELEASE Ronald McDonald’s famous red shoeprints will once again make an appearance across the state as part of this year’s McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program. Over the past three years, McDonald’s will have installed 66 decals in more than 50 elementary schools. The program is part of the State of […]

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Damage to coastal trail near Honokohau Beach

Public informational meeting regarding the protection of water resources (July 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Makani Hou o Kaloko-Honokohau will sponsor an informational meeting regarding the protection of water resources on July 31. The meeting is open to the public and will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the County Council Chambers (building A) at the West Hawaii Civic Center. Present will be Fred Cachola, President of Makani […]

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Park offers free Hawaiian music songwriting retreat

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is offering a two-day Hawaiian music songwriting retreat for beginners on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. Hawaiian music, language and haku mele (Hawaiian song) experts Kenneth Makuakane and Kaliko Trapp-Beamer will lead the workshops. Both workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be held […]

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Report shows Access Learning pilot enhances teaching and student learning

MEDIA RELEASE A first-year report on the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Access Learning pilot presented to the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) today shows the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools. Last year, the DOE unveiled Access Learning, […]

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Youth choral society accepting registrations

MEDIA RELEASE Kona choral society youth chorus is accepting registrations from all students, grades 3 – 12 for the 2014-15 year. As a gift to the community in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Kona Choral Society organization, tuition fees, representing $300 per student, are waived for the current year. The year long program […]

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State general fund ending balance at $664.8 million

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii concluded fiscal year 2014 with a $664.8 million ending balance, according to the preliminary close of 2014 accounts by the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS). The Department of Budget and Finance is providing this release as an annual update to the budgetary ending balance concluding fiscal year […]

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Police investigate May robbery on Waipo Valley Road

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an armed robbery in late May in the Hāmākua area. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report from a 54-year-old Florida man that while walking up Waipio Valley Road, a dark Jeep Wrangler drove past him and stopped approximately 50 yards […]

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Police DUI stats for July 21-27, 2014

During the week of July 21, 2014, through July 27, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 683 DUI arrests compared with 701 during […]

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Police change Honaunau case to murder after victim dies

The victim of a July 3 shooting in Hōnaunau has died from his injuries. As a result, Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified the case from attempted murder to murder. Todd Shaver, 52, of Hōnaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday (July 26). An autopsy has been ordered to determine the […]

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Police investigate murder of infant in Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified a suspicious death of an infant to murder following an eight-month investigation and recent results of an autopsy. On November 25, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. Responding officers learned that Fire Department rescue personnel had taken an unresponsive 18-month-old boy to the hospital with […]

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