Archive | August, 2015

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Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening.

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Hawaii Red Cross prepares for Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

The Hawaii Red Cross has been working throughout the week calling down hundreds of volunteers in preparation for Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena. The Red Cross is watching the situation closely and working with local and state officials, ready to respond as needed.

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Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 8 a.m. HST Friay, August 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Emergency proclamation signed by Gov Ige for arrival of Hurricane Ignacio

This afternoon, Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that even though Ignacio’s track is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state.

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The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting on Thursday, September 3.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring the downtown businesses and residents together with the police department to create a safe and better environment for Downtown Hilo.

Police to hold Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting Thursday (Sept 3)

The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association and the Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a Downtown Hilo Business Watch meeting on Thursday, September 3. The purpose of the meeting is to bring the downtown businesses and residents together with the police department to create a safe and better environment for Downtown Hilo.

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Stene: Union’s status quo is unsustainable

I am very annoyed by the United Public Worker’s (UPW’s) slickly produced ads that state health care is people. Yes, health care is people, I get it. However, the overhead cost of these same people is strangling the hospitals to death. I don’t see the unions, such as the UPW, helping matters by reducing that […]

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Police release photos of murdered Kona man and his truck

Hawaiʻi Island police have released a photo of a man whose body was found August 9 in Captain Cook. The victim, 69-year-old Dolores Borja Valle of Hōlualoa, was also known as “Lolo.” An autopsy determined that he died from sharp and blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident Wednesday evening in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna.

In response to an 8:25 p.m. call, officers received a report that two men wearing masks had gone to a home on 23rd Avenue and assaulted a 64-year-old man. The men then reportedly fled the area in a white pickup truck described as possibly a Nissan or Datsun.

Police investigate assault in Hawaiian Paradise Park

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident Wednesday evening in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna. In response to an 8:25 p.m. call, officers received a report that two men wearing masks had gone to a home on 23rd Avenue and assaulted a 64-year-old man. The men then reportedly fled the area in a […]

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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, August 28, 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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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 from Pohakuloa to Kawaihae, beginning Sunday (Aug 30)

Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy from Pohakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Convoys will use the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Mamalahoa Highway, Waikoloa Road, Queen Kaahumanu and Akoni Pule Corridor. Military police will escort the convoys.

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Police seek suspect caught on camera during burglary

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person whose image was captured on a surveillance camera during a burglary in Hilo. On May 22, someone broke into a building on the 100 block of Kamakahonu Street in Hilo and removed exercise equipment, electronic items and cash. Value of the stolen […]

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena tracking towards Hawaii

Ignacio is forecast to slowly strengthen through late Saturday (Aug 29). Behind Ignacio is Hurricane Jimena in the Eastern Pacific which has been strengthening.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 148–190 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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1950 Mauna Loa eruption. Label on back: “Official Photo, U.S. Air Force.”

Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean?

Does lava continue to flow exactly as it did on land or does it behave differently after it enters the ocean?

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Souki is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for August

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Brian Souki on Thursday (August 27) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for August

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