Archive | July, 2015

Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita

Police continue to search for a Hilo woman wanted on a bench warrant

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Cristinalynn Kainani Wakita is wanted for contempt of court. She is also wanted for questioning in other investigations. She is described as 5-foot-4, 117 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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Chas Akiona

Papaikou man charged with first-degree theft

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the owner of an antique pistol with an ivory handle that was recovered during a police investigation. Thanks to tips from the public, officers identified the owner on July 20. Further investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 26-year-old Chas Akiona of Pāpaʻikou, who was in custody at Hawaiʻi […]

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NVIDIA recalls tablet computers due to fire hazard

About 83,000 NVIDIA tablet computers are recalled. NVIDIA has received four reports of batteries overheating due to thermal runaway, including two reports of damage to flooring.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s helping in providing information about a suspicious fire at an unoccupied house in the Puna District.

In the early hours of June 12, police and firefighters responded to a house on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, one-tenth of a mile in from Route 11, to find the structure totally engulfed in flames. Upon further investigation it was determined that the house had been vacant for some time and was unoccupied.

Police conduct arson investigation for Glenwood house fire in June

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s helping in providing information about a suspicious fire at an unoccupied house in the Puna District. In the early hours of June 12, police and firefighters responded to a house on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, one-tenth of a mile in from Route 11, to find the […]

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Stene: TMT debate is extremely divisive for our community

The debate over the Thirty Meter Telescope has become extremely divisive for our community. These protests segued from protecting Mauna Kea to a debate over the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom and questioning the legitimacy of the State of Hawaii. The lack of enforcement by Hawaii County and the State of Hawaii isn’t helping matters.

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2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014. GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

Gas price drops to accelerate from Labor Day forward

2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014. GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

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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, July 31, 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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This is an emergency water main break repair information update for Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

Water system services are now restored in areas affected by yesterday’s water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo. The water restriction advisory is no longer in effect for area customers.

Emergency water main break repairs completed in Kaumana

This is an emergency water main break repair information update for Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. Water system services are now restored in areas affected by yesterday’s water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo. The water restriction advisory is no longer in effect for area customers.

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Hurricane Guillermo strengthens, headed towards Hawaii

Guillermo strengthens to a Category Two Hurricane according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Two extended furlough inmates fail to check in at Kona furlough house

Extended furlough inmate Dyson Kepano captured in Kona by Sheriffs. Donald Soares is still missing. If you see Soares, call 911.

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Raymond and Whitcomb party “making lava specimens” at Kīlauea in 1893. Photograph by J.J. Williams from the HVO photo archives.

Volcano Watch: Detective work breathes new life into old volcano photos

By comparing archival material with current observations of volcanic activity, scientists can gain a better understanding of past events and future possibilities for Hawaiian volcanoes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 30, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated this past week between about 50 and 70 m (164 – 230 ft) below the vent rim. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone “June 27th lava flow” continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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This is an emergency water main break repair information notice for Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.

Due to a water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in Sunrise Estates, Sunrise Ridge, and Hilo Hillside subdivisions; all subdivisions, side streets, & private roads along Kaūmana Drive from Chong Street down to Pilialoha Street; as well as all services along Chong Street from Na‘auao Street to Lewa Nu‘u Street, including Lawelawe Circle; and Nowelo Street extension (mauka of Komohana Street). Please see the above map for the affected area.

Emergency repairs to water main break in Kaumana Thursday (July 30)

This is an emergency water main break repair information notice for Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. Due to a water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in Sunrise Estates, Sunrise Ridge, and Hilo Hillside subdivisions; all subdivisions, side streets, […]

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Hurricane Guillermo headed towards Hawaii

Guillermo has strengthened to Hurricane status according to the National Hurricane Center. The forecast is for Guillermo to remain a hurricane through the beginning of next week.

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