Archive | September, 2015

During the week of September 21, 2015, through September 27, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 784 DUI arrests compared with 857 during the same period last year, a decrease of 8.5 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of September 21-27, 2015

During the week of September 21, 2015, through September 27, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 784 DUI arrests compared with 857 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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Police seek to identify Hilo burglary suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a burglary investigation. An unknown person entered a house on the 800 block of Kukuau Street in the Sunrise Estates subdivision in Hilo without permission. The suspect’s image was captured on surveillance video.

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Police locate a Hilo man who had been reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 36-year-old Mica Newberry of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was found Tuesday in Puna.

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Police are searching for a teenage girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing. Kuuipo Taketa was last seen in Hilo on July 1. She is described as Japanese/Filipino, 5-foot-2, 103 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, a fair complexion and a slim build. She has scars on her left forearms and on both thighs.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has not moved  in the last week to $2.29/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 5.3 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.29/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Niala now a tropical depression and weakening away from Hawaii

Tropical Storm Niala is moving farther away from Hawaii Island and the system is weakening. Strong trade winds will still bring high surf to Hawaii Island.

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A high surf advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii Island through 6 p.m. Monday (Sept 28).

Strong trade winds will drive rough surf along southeast facing shores of Hawaii Island to heights of 5-8 feet through the afternoon.

High surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii

A high surf advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii Island through 6 p.m. Monday (Sept 28). Strong trade winds will drive rough surf along southeast facing shores of Hawaii Island to heights of 5-8 feet through the afternoon.

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Search crews spent Sunday (Sept 27) searching for a missing fisherman at the Kaloli Point area of Hawaiian Paradise Park.

A witness saw the fisherman swept off the shoreline cliff by high surf conditions about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was last seen floating in the water about 50 meters offshore.

Still no sign of missing fisherman off Kaloli Point in Puna

Search crews spent Sunday (Sept 27) searching for a missing fisherman at the Kaloli Point area of Hawaiian Paradise Park. A witness saw the fisherman swept off the shoreline cliff by high surf conditions about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was last seen floating in the water about 50 meters offshore.

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Tropical Storm Niala moving away from Hawaii Island

Tropical Storm Niala is moving farther away from Hawaii Island and the system is weakening. Strong trade winds will still bring rain and surf to Hawaii Island.

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A flash flood watch is in effect for Hawaii Island through tonight (Sept 27).

Rain from Tropical Storm Niala will spread across Hawaii Island with the eastern and southern slopes seeing the heaviest rainfall.

Flash flood watch for Hawaii Island

A flash flood watch is in effect for Hawaii Island through tonight (Sept 27). Rain from Tropical Storm Niala will spread across Hawaii Island with the eastern and southern slopes seeing the heaviest rainfall.

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A high surf advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii Island through 6 a.m. Monday (Sept 28).

Strong trade winds will drive rough surf along southeast facing shores of Hawaii Island to heights of 6-10 feet into tonight lowering by Monday.

High surf advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii

A high surf advisory is in effect for east facing shores of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii Island through 6 a.m. Monday (Sept 28). Strong trade winds will drive rough surf along southeast facing shores of Hawaii Island to heights of 6-10 feet into tonight lowering by Monday.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for all Hawaiian Islands until 6 a.m. Monday (Sept 28).

Winds generated by Tropical Storm Niala and a high pressure area north of the state will produce gusty and locally windy conditions across all island through tonight.

Wind advisory issued for Hawaii

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for all Hawaiian Islands until 6 a.m. Monday (Sept 28). Winds generated by Tropical Storm Niala and a high pressure area north of the state will produce gusty and locally windy conditions across all island through tonight.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:33 p.m. alarm Saturday (Sept 26) to the shoreline off Kaloli Point at Hawaiian Paradise Park for a missing fisherman.

A witness saw the fisherman swept off the shoreline cliff by high surf conditions. The man was last seen in the water about 50 meters off shore.

Fisherman swept off Puna shoreline cliff by storm generated waves

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:33 p.m. alarm Saturday (Sept 26) to the shoreline off Kaloli Point at Hawaiian Paradise Park for a missing fisherman. A witness saw the fisherman swept off the shoreline cliff by high surf conditions. The man was last seen in the water about 50 meters off shore.

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Tropical Storm Watch still in effect for Hawaii Island as T.S. Niala weakens

Rainfall amounts of 2-8 inches are forecast with isolated maximum amounts up to 12 inches on Hawaii Island this weekend.

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