Archive | April, 2015

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Explosion in Halemaumau’s lava lake hurls molten lava into old observation area

A rockfall into Halemaumau’s lava lake Tuesday morning (April 28) caused an explosion of lava sending molten lava and fragments 280 feet up onto the old observation area. Tuesday evening about 9 p.m. webcams recorded the lava lake overflowing onto Halemamau crater’s floor.

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Pu'u 'O'o Crater's North Flank from the North Rim. April 28, 2015. Image courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: April 28, 2015 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The recent rise of the lava lake within the Halema‘uma‘u Crater vent at the summit of Kīlauea has not resulted in any significant change or increased activity at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing their investigation into the death Monday (April 27) of a 50-year-old woman in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna.

Police continue investigation into death of Fern Acres woman

Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing their investigation into the death Monday (April 27) of a 50-year-old woman in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna.

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Halemaumau Crater's Overlook vent on the morning of Monday, April 27, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Kilauea Volcano’s lava lake rises to new heights Monday (April 27)

Halemaumau Overlook Crater lava lake rose to within seven feet of Halemaumau’s floor according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory daily update Monday, April 27, 2015.

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Police locate a Hilo man wanted on a warrant

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 23-year-old Kalyp Rapoza of Hilo, who was wanted on warrants and for questioning in a terroristic threatening investigation. Rapoza was arrested Friday night and charged with contempt of court, violating terms of release and discharge of sureties.

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During the week of April 20, 2015, through April 26, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 306 DUI arrests compared with 418 during the same period last year, a decrease of 26.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of April 20-26, 2015

During the week of April 20, 2015, through April 26, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 17 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 306 DUI arrests compared with 418 during […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.8 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Lava lake rises to within 13 feet of the floor of Halemaumau

Halemaumau’s Overlook Crater’s lava lake again push upwards as the summit of Kilauea Volcano continued to inflate Sunday (April 26).

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Halemaumau treats visitors to clear views of its lava lake

The lava lake in the Overlook Crater of Halemaumau continues to rise giving visitors a spectacular treat viewing the surface of the lava and spatters from rockfall explosions.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a stabbing Saturday morning (April 25) on a Hele-On bus in Honokaʻa.

At 9:34 a.m. Saturday, Hāmākua Patrol officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a stabbing victim at the Hele-On bus stop on Lehua Street in Honokaʻa. The victim, a 40-year-old Hilo man, sustained a laceration to his forehead and was taken in serious condition to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hilo man stabbed on Hele-On bus in Honokaa Saturday (April 25)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a stabbing Saturday morning (April 25) on a Hele-On bus in Honokaʻa. At 9:34 a.m. Saturday, Hāmākua Patrol officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department medics responded to a report of a stabbing victim at the Hele-On bus stop on Lehua Street in Honokaʻa. The victim, a 40-year-old Hilo man, sustained a […]

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Public hearing on proposed Kahaluu rules (April 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Heavy usage of Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay. Proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four (4) permittees […]

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Hawaii Community Correctional Center lockdown is lifted after attempted escape

The lockdown initiated at Hawaii Community Correctional Center after an overnight attempted escape has been lifted. At approximately 2 a.m. four inmates at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center attempted to escape. The four inmates are identified as Malaki McBride, Airiel Jost, Douglas Kamiola, and Kawaipuna Noa. The inmates used a piece of furniture to ram […]

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Police are searching for a Kona man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 57-year-old Kona man who was reported missing. William Frederick Combs, also known as Richard Wayne Kowski, also known as Tony Eugene Combs, was last seen in Kailua-Kona in January. He is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall, 175 pounds with green eyes, gray hair and tattoos on both arms.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, April 24, 2015

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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