Archive | November, 2015

During the week of November 23, 2015, through November 29, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 992 DUI arrests compared with 1,062 during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of November 23-29, 2015

During the week of November 23, 2015, through November 29, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 992 DUI arrests compared with 1,062 during […]

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Autopsy shows Hilo man died of gunshot wound to the chest on Thanksgiving

An autopsy conducted Monday (November 30) has determined that 39-year-old Keola Penovaroff of Hilo died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting took place on Thanksgiving evening (November 26) on West Kawailani Street in Hilo.

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As of 1 p.m. Monday (Nov 30) the Department of Health has reported 112 confirmed cases originating on Hawaii Island. These cases include 98 residents and 14 visitors.

Confirmed Dengue Fever cases rises to 112, info meeting tonight in Waimea

As of 1 p.m. Monday (Nov 30) the Department of Health has reported 112 confirmed cases originating on Hawaii Island. These cases include 98 residents and 14 visitors.

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Police are searching for a Kailua-Kona girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 17-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Noelani Coughlin was last seen in Kailua-Kona on September 13. She is described as “local Caucasian mix,” 5-foot-6, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair with blond and green highlights. She has tattoos of vines and dead flowers on one […]

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Police arrest and charge man with Hilo Thanksgiving Day murder

At 6 p.m. Sunday (November 29), 34-year-old Kalani Lono Kaohimaunu was charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, ownership of a firearm prohibited and place to keep a firearm. His bail was set at $1 million.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the Kohala Mountains and Waimea until 6 p.m. this evening (Nov 28). The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for the north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Sunday (Nov 29).

Wind, High Surf and Small Craft Advisories for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the Kohala Mountains and Waimea until 6 p.m. this evening (Nov 28). The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for the north and east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Sunday (Nov 29).

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The next Dengue Fever community information meeting will be held 6 p.m. tonight, Friday (Nov 27) at the Ocean View Community Center in Ka‘u. Of the confirmed cases, 93 are Hawaii residents and 14 are visitors with 83 cases adults; 24 have been children (less than 18 years of age).

Dengue Fever meeting to be held in Ka‘u tonight, confirmed cases rises to 107

The next Dengue Fever community information meeting will be held 6 p.m. tonight, Friday (Nov 27) at the Ocean View Community Center in Ka‘u. Of the confirmed cases, 93 are Hawaii residents and 14 are visitors with 83 cases adults; 24 have been children (less than 18 years of age).

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Police seek to identify attempted burglary suspects

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two adults wanted in connection with an attempted burglary investigation in Hilo. At about 7:45 a.m. Friday (November 27) an unknown man and woman attempted to enter a home on the 800 block of Kūkūau Street in the Sunrise Estates subdivision.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:38 p.m. alarm Thursday (Nov 26) to the 30 mile marker near Piimauna Drive on the Mamalahoa Highway for a fatal crash.

Fatal crash in Volcano Thursday night (Nov 26)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:38 p.m. alarm Thursday (Nov 26) to the 30 mile marker near Piimauna Drive on the Mamalahoa Highway for a fatal crash.

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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, November 27, 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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Police are searching for a murder suspect last seen in Kalapana Friday (Nov 27)

Police have identified a suspect as 34-year-old Kalani Lono Kaohimaunu. He is described as 5-foot 10, 160 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen in Kalapana at 9 a.m. Friday (November 27) driving a dark blue Honda 4-door sedan.

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Police are trying to ID a man seen on Kurtistown store security video

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man observed on video surveillance removing a vehicle from the parking lot of a convenience store in Kurtistown on October 21.

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The next Dengue Fever community information meeting will be held 6 p.m. Friday (Nov 27) at the Ocean View Community Center in Ka‘u. The Department of Health plans to conduct spraying for mosquitos at various areas of South Kona, Hilo, Puna and Ka‘u Friday (Nov 27).

Next Dengue Fever meeting to be held in Ka‘u, spraying to resume Friday (Nov 27)

The next Dengue Fever community information meeting will be held 6 p.m. Friday (Nov 27) at the Ocean View Community Center in Ka‘u. The Department of Health plans to conduct spraying for mosquitos at various areas of South Kona, Hilo, Puna and Ka‘u Friday (Nov 27).

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Mount Fuji on the island of Honshu, Japan. The snow-capped inactive volcano, surrounded at lower levels by clouds in this image, lies several miles south of Tokyo. January 26, 2003 Photo via the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia mission by NASA.

Volcano Watch: Mount Fuji workshop focused on how to manage tourism on active volcanoes

In early November, volcano scientists from participated in a workshop at the Mount Fuji Research Institute in Japan. Talks and discussions during this workshop were focused on the best ways to protect tourists in active volcanic areas.

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