Archive | March, 2016

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Light 4.7M quake shakes Hawaii Island, and state, Thursday night (March 31), no tsunami threat

A light quake with the magnitude of 4.7 struck the area of north of Hawaii Island’s Hamakua Coast at 11:16 p.m. Thursday (March 31) according to the United States Geological Survey. According to the USGS’s ‘Did You Feel It’ website the temblor was widely felt on the island with reports coming in from Volcano, Naalehu, […]

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Kona man is charged with offenses from attacking astronomy facility

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Kona man with seven offenses in connection with a property damage incident at one of the astronomy facilities near the summit of Mauna Kea on Tuesday morning (March 29).

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A Kona man is in police custody in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday morning (March 31) in Kona.

In response to a report of a woman with a gunshot wound at a home in the Kona Highland subdivision, officers found the woman unresponsive with a fatal gunshot wound to the head at a home on the 73-1200 block of Mahilani Drive.

Kona man arrested after a fatal shooting Thursday (March 31)

A Kona man is in police custody in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday morning (March 31) in Kona. In response to a report of a woman with a gunshot wound at a home in the Kona Highland subdivision, officers found the woman unresponsive with a fatal gunshot wound to the head at a home […]

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Hawaiian Electric submits proposal to PUC for smart grid technology

The Companies are requesting permission to install smart grid technology for more than 455,000 customers on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and in Maui County. The project will consist of a modern wireless communication network, smart meters and enhanced technology that will upgrade the existing electric grid to be more automated and energy efficient.

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Paauilo man wanted for assault turns himself in

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 32-year-old Bruno A. Facchini of Paʻauilo who was wanted for assault. He turned himself in to Hāmākua police on Wednesday (April 7) at 10 a.m., was arrested, and released pending further investigation.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 31, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake was relatively stable.

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As of 1 p.m. Thursday (March 31) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

No new Dengue Fever cases Thursday (March 31)

As of 1 p.m. Thursday (March 31) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Everyone should be reminded that this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future.

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Volcano Watch: HVO Welcomes a New Seismic Network Manager

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is excited to welcome geophysicist Brian Shiro to its team! Brian is HVO’s new Seismic Network Manager.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a series of crimes involving a stolen tractor and trailer.

At 7:17 p.m. Wednesday (March 30), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a tractor and trailer that struck two other vehicles and a house on Pilipaʻa Street in Hilo.

Man arrested for stealing tractor and trailer, hitting utility pole, car and house

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a series of crimes involving a stolen tractor and trailer. At 7:17 p.m. Wednesday (March 30), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a tractor and trailer that struck two other vehicles and a house on Pilipaʻa Street in Hilo.

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for the west facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. this evening.

Surf along west facing shores of Hawaii Island are forecst to be in the 10-12 foot range.

Hawaii County Ocean Safety Officials and parks personnel are reporting high surf and hazardous conditions at some beach parks in the Kailua-Kona area. Peak surf conditions may coincide with the high tides at 10:40 a.m. this morning and 11:15 p.m. tonight.

High surf advisory issued for west facing shores of Hawaii Island, three beach parks closed

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for the west facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. this evening. Surf along west facing shores of Hawaii Island are forecst to be in the 10-12 foot range. Hawaii County Ocean Safety Officials and parks personnel are reporting high surf and hazardous conditions […]

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Pilipaa Street in Hilo reopens after being closed to down utility lines

Pilipaa Street in Hilo is now fully open to traffic.

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As of 1 p.m. Wednesday (March 30) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday.

No new Dengue Fever cases Wednesday (March 30)

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday (March 30) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday.

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Eddins: 'The County of Hawaii is not out one penny. Mayor Kenoi has not enriched himself one penny.'

Kenoi pleads not guilty to theft charges

Eddins: ‘The County of Hawaii is not out one penny. Mayor Kenoi has not enriched himself one penny.’

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Hamakua Springs shares free bananas from final harvest in Hilo Friday (April 1)

Hamakua Springs Country Farms will be giving away 300 boxes of bananas from its final banana harvest this Friday, April 1, 2016 (no fooling).

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