Archive | April, 2016

The Hawai'i Police department reports that Hualalai road is now open, it was previously closed due to a brush fire.

Portion of Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona was closed due to a brush fire Saturday (April 30)

The Hawai’i Police department reports that Hualalai road is now open, it was previously closed due to a brush fire.

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Pohakuloa Training Area entrance Hawaii 24/7 file photo

Hunting at PTA closed through May due to military training

Hunting will be closed, here, through the end of May due to military training. Army officials anticipate resuming hunting June 4, pending training area availability. The Army typically opens PTA for hunting most weekends; however, hunting opportunities here are subject to service members’ training needs and schedules, which take priority.

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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, April 29, 2016

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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Charita Lopez

Kailua-Kona woman wanted for abuse and contempt of court

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Kailua-Kona woman wanted for abuse and contempt of court. Charita Lopez is described as 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may […]

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A ripe & healthy cannabis plant. Photo courtesy of CTU

State approves two medical marijuana dispensaries for Hawaii Island

After receiving more than 60 applications in January a four-member selection panel reviewed and scored applications. The Hawaii State Department of Health awarded two licenses for the County of Hawaii.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying one or more persons involved in recent reports of criminal property damage at the Pāhoa Post Office.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday (April 26 and April 27), locking mechanisms were pried open on three post office boxes, causing damage. The monetary value of the damage is still pending.

Police seeking info on Pahoa Post Office boxes pried open

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying one or more persons involved in recent reports of criminal property damage at the Pāhoa Post Office. Between Tuesday and Wednesday (April 26 and April 27), locking mechanisms were pried open on three post office boxes, causing damage. The monetary value of the damage […]

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Firefighters responded to a 10:35 alarm Thursday (April 28) to an area near Hualalai Road and Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona for a brush fire.

Arriving crews found about 1.5 acres burning with 5 mph winds blowing from the west pushing the fire mauka.

Fire consumes 3 acres in Kailua-Kona, may have started from a homeless campfire

Firefighters responded to a 10:35 alarm Thursday (April 28) to an area near Hualalai Road and Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona for a brush fire. Arriving crews found about 1.5 acres burning with 5 mph winds blowing from the west pushing the fire mauka.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 28, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 31.5 and 39 m (103–128 ft) below the vent rim.

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira at a community meeting at Pahoa High School on September 18, 2014 regarding the June 27th Lava Flow threatening the community. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Volcano Watch: Right person at the right time for the right job—Mahalo nui loa, Darryl Oliveira!

This past week was Darryl Oliveira’s last as the Administrator of Hawai‘i County CD, a position he has held since early 2013. He retires effective May 1, 2016.

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Murder charges filed against ‘Peter Boy’ Kema’s parents

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Pāhoa couple with murder in connection with the disappearance of their son 19 years ago. Forty-five-year-old Peter Kema Sr. and his 46-year-old wife, Jaylin Kema, were arrested Thursday afternoon (April 28) on the strength of a Grand Jury indictment for the death of Peter Kema Jr.

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Strong 6.8M quake in Pacific south of Mexico, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 occurred near the northern East Pacific Rise at 3:34 p.m. HST on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Officers Kuwabara and Horton are East Hawaii’s Officers of the Month

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi on Thursday (April 28) recognized Hilo Patrol Officer Daniel Kuwabara as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for March and Puna Patrol Officer Gregory Horton as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for April.

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Hawaii Police Department reports that Hualalai Road from Alii Drive to the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Extension (Route 11) is now open. It was previously closed due to a brushfire. Motorists are urged to exercise caution in the area as emergency crews are still on scene.

Police report road re-opens in Kailua-Kona after a brush fire

Hawaii Police Department reports that Hualalai Road from Alii Drive to the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Extension (Route 11) is now open. It was previously closed due to a brushfire. Motorists are urged to exercise caution in the area as emergency crews are still on scene.

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Very strong 7.0 magnitude quake in Vanuatu Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred in the Vanuatu islands at 9:33 a.m. HST on Thursday, April 28, 2016. There is no tsunami threat to any coastal regions as the timing for the threat has passed. Areas near the eipcenter may notice sea level fluctuations.

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