Archive | October, 2014

Police to continue service at Pahoa station, planning Lower Puna site

MEDIA RELEASE The Puna police station in Pāhoa remains open and police have no plans to close it. A misleading news report wrongly implied that the Pāhoa station was no longer occupied. If and when lava blocks access to the Puna station to residents of lower Puna, police will set up a secondary location somewhere […]

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Police to ramp-up DUI checkpoints this Halloween weekend

Hawaiʻi County police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in conjunction with Halloween. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

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Waikoloa man dies after falling off a flatbed truck in Waimea

A 36-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when he fell from a moving vehicle on October 10. He has been identified as Leo Koichy of Waikoloa. At 8:43 a.m. on October 10, police responded to Lalamilo Farm Road in Waimea. Koichy had been riding in the back of a flatbed truck that was […]

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Kona man robs pharmacy of drugs after threatening to blow it up

A 55-year-old Kona man was arrested shortly after a robbery at a Kailua-Kona pharmacy on Saturday (October 25). At 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Kona patrol officers responded to a pharmacy at the corner of Kuakini Highway and Walua Road. They learned that a man had entered the pharmacy and threatened to blow it up unless he […]

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LavaTalk: October 28, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct 28) the lava flow has advanced 90 yards and is within 510 yards from Pahoa Village Road.

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Pāhoa Hele-On Bus schedule changes effective October 27, 2014

Starting Oct. 27, the bus stops fronting the Pāhoa 7-Eleven, and at Pāhoa School will not be serviced by Hele-On. New stops have been established along Highway 130 and Highway 132 due to the Pāhoa Village Road closure because of the pending lava flows.

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DOE suspends classes for Keonepoko Elementary starting Wednesday (Oct 29), other Puna schools to follow

Mary Correa, complex superintendent for Ka‘u, Kea‘au, Pahoa, has announced that beginning Wednesday, October 29, there will be no school for students at Keonepoko Elementary School. This is to allow DOE faculty, staff, administrators, facilities’ teams enough time to complete administrative work in preparation of the new facility to receive students.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 20-26, 2014

During the week of October 20, 2014, through October 26, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 944 DUI arrests compared with 1,063 during […]

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LavaTalk: October 27, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 6 p.m. Monday (Oct 27) the lava flow has advanced and is within 70 yards of the nearest residential property. Pahoa Village Road between Apa‘a Street and Post Office Road is closed as the lava flow approaches.

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Ocean View man dies after being ejected from back of pick-up truck

MEDIA RELEASE A 41-year-old Ocean View man died from a single vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 25) in Ocean View. He was identified as Michael J. Anderson. Responding to an 8:08 a.m. call Saturday, police determined that Anderson was standing in the bed of a Toyota pickup truck traveling west on Walaka Drive when the […]

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Game bird hunting season to begin November 1, 2014

The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2014-2015 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Monday, January 19, 2015, with legal hunting days on Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays.

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Big Island lane closures for October 25-31, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF VOLCANO TO KAPAPALA RANCH Alternating single lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 46 and 39 in the vicinity of […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 0.5 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.06/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.05/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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The Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve trailhead at the end of Captain's Drive/Ala Kapena Drive in Glenwood, Hawaii. Officially the trail is closed but hikers and hunters often enter the area. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Hikers are rescued from forest reserve in Volcano Sunday (Oct 26)

Fire/rescue crews answered an 11:34 a.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 26) for two lost hikers on the Captain’s Drive/Ala Kapena Drive trail in the Volcano area. Ground crews and Chopper One were dispatched for the search.

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