Archive | September, 2014

Police add Victim Notification link on their website

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has added to its website a link to a service that allows victims and witnesses to be notified when undocumented foreign nationals are released from the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Kick off Energy Action Month at clean energy fair (Sept. 27)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light’s Clean Energy Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Prince Kuhio Plaza. The fair kicks off Energy Action Month in October to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of businesses and organizations who are paving the way for a sustainable, clean energy future for Hawaii. The Clean Energy Fair […]

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Kona man arrested after barking dog alerts owner of truck break-in

A Kona man was arrested after a dog alerted its owner that strangers were breaking into his truck. On Sunday (September 21), Kona Patrol officers responded to the old industrial area of Kailua-Kona, where a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that he was working at his business on Alapa Street when he heard his dog barking.

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The leading edge of the June 27th flow stalled over the weekend, but active breakouts persist near the flow front, a short distance behind this stalled front. Today, lava was slowly advancing on a different front, along the north margin of the flow. The burn scar from a brush fire triggered by the lava this weekend covers much of the lower portion of the photograph. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 24, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the leading surface lava flow is slow and has not advanced since yesterday. A breakout on the North side of the flow has advanced 100 yards since yesterday but remains uphill of the leading edge of the flow.

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National drug take-back day (Sept. 27)

MEDIA RELEASE The Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative being sponsored in Hawaii by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the state Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety. On Saturday, Sept. 27, members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired […]

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Fire damages Kona townhouse

Post by John Wicart. (Video courtesy of John Wicart) Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire caused $200,000 damage Tuesday afternoon to an Alii Drive townhouse, according to the Fire Department. Crews were alerted at 1:09 p.m. and arrived at Na Hale O Keauhou condominium complex to find the carport and second floor bedroom engulfed. The blaze was […]

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Rep. Gabbard opposes limited use of Keauhou Aquifer

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today wrote a letter to the Commission on Water Resource Management to oppose designating the Keauhou Aquifer System as a Water Management Area (WMA). Scientists monitoring the aquifer’s sustainability do not agree it meets the threshold for such a designation, which would limit the ability for surrounding communities to access water needed […]

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Police locate Hilo girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 17-year-old, Teani Evangelista of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed in Hilo on Friday afternoon, December 12, 2014.

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Looking upslope from the lava flow front where the flow had exited a ground crack and widened in the forest. Photo taken September 20, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7, Air Transportation by Paradise Helicopters

LavaTalk: September 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the surface lava flow has remained slow and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front is about 100 yards wide.

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Governor signs supplemental emergency proclamation to rebuild Chain of Craters Road

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to include the repair, restorations, rebuilding, or reestablishment of Chain of Craters Road, for use as an alternate emergency route should the June 27th lava flow cross Highway 130 near Pahoa and isolate communities in lower Puna from the rest of Hawaii County.

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Cars lined-up on the mauka side of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near the turn-around. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna

The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

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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 between Hilo and PTA begin Tuesday (Sept 23)

Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy between Keaukaha Military Reservation (Hilo) and Pōhakuloa Training Area, beginning Tuesday. Convoys will travel from KMR to PTA Sept. 23, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and will return from PTA to KMR Sept. 25, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Police DUI stats for the week of September 15-21, 2014

During the week of September 15, 2014, through September 21, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 11 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 842 DUI arrests compared with 935 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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Ka‘u man arrested for break-in and promotion of marijuana

The discovery of an intruder in a neighbor’s house has led to his arrest for the break-in and for commercial promotion of marijuana. Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to a 2:51 p.m. report Saturday (September 20) at a home on Lehua Lane near Coral Parkway. A 42-year-old woman reported that when she arrived home she found […]

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