Archive | April, 2016

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Hilo man faces theft charge after being found with county two-way radio

A Hilo man faces a theft charge after being found in possession of property belonging to Hawaiʻi County. On Wednesday morning (April 27), police arrested 26-year-old Winson Reiong of Hilo on a bench warrant for contempt of court. He was in possession of a two-way radio belonging to a county agency. Police determined that the […]

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Ching Nagata is confirmed as district court judge

Members of the State Senate today confirmed Darien W.L. Ching Nagata to serve as a district court judge of the Third Circuit, State of Hawai‘i.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of three U.S. government vehicles from Hilo.

Early Tuesday morning (April 26), a gray 2011 Ford pickup truck, a white 2014 Ford flatbed truck and a black 2013 Ford Explorer were removed from the 600 block of Aohoku Place in Hilo. All three vehicles had federal license plates.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-2272 or donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov

Three government vehicles stolen in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of three U.S. government vehicles from Hilo. Early Tuesday morning (April 26), a gray 2011 Ford pickup truck, a white 2014 Ford flatbed truck and a black 2013 Ford Explorer were removed from the 600 block of Aohoku Place in Hilo. All three vehicles had federal license plates. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of weapons during a burglary in Hilo.

Sometime between April 15 and April 20, personal items, including numerous firearms, were removed from a house on the 800 block of Kaumana Drive.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Donovan Kohara at 961-2272 or donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov

Police are investigating a theft of items including firearms in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of weapons during a burglary in Hilo. Sometime between April 15 and April 20, personal items, including numerous firearms, were removed from a house on the 800 block of Kaumana Drive. Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 […]

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A TEM micrograph showing Dengue virus virions (the cluster of dark dots near the center).

IT’S OVER! Dengue Fever outbreak ends, no new cases over past month

The state and Hawai‘i County are standing down certain emergency response activities related to the dengue fever outbreak after 30 days of no new locally acquired cases. This decision rests on the fact that three periods of the maximum human incubation period of ten days have passed.

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An autopsy was conducted Wednesday (April 27) on the body of a man who died Monday (April 25) outside a house in the Hawaiian Ocean View subdivision after police responded to a report of a shooting.

The results of the autopsy are inconclusive pending toxicology results.

Coroner’s results still pending for Ka‘u man who died with gunshot wound to leg

An autopsy was conducted Wednesday (April 27) on the body of a man who died Monday (April 25) outside a house in the Hawaiian Ocean View subdivision after police responded to a report of a shooting. The results of the autopsy are inconclusive pending toxicology results.

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Lobster and Kona Crab season closes Sunday (May 1)

If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, you’d best catch it quick because the season closes this Sunday. The closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time it’s illegal to take, possess, or sell these […]

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PGV to conduct siren test Wednesday morning (April 27) in Puna

The Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant be conducting a test of the emergency warning systems to include the sounding of the drill rig warning siren Wednesday (April 27) at about 11:30 a.m. This is only a test that is necessary to ensure the proper working order and function of their warning system. Residents in the […]

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There have been no outbreak-related dengue cases with onset in the 30 days since the end of the last infectious period. Although the Department of Health (DOH) will continue to carefully monitor mosquito-borne illnesses, further updates will not be forthcoming unless there is any kind of change.

Dengue Fever outbreak is over Tuesday (April 26)

There have been no outbreak-related dengue cases with onset in the 30 days since the end of the last infectious period. Although the Department of Health (DOH) will continue to carefully monitor mosquito-borne illnesses, further updates will not be forthcoming unless there is any kind of change.

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A Kaʻū man died Monday (April 25) after police responded to a report of a shooting.

He has been identified as 46-year-old Jonathan Watson of Ocean View.

At 9:51 a.m. Monday, the Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a man who said he had been shot. When officers arrived at a home on the 92-2600 block of Hukilau Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision, a man with a bandage on his left leg came out of the house in an aggressive manner and began fighting with the officers. The officers took him into custody.

Ocean View man is dead after police respond to site of reported shooting

A Kaʻū man died Monday (April 25) after police responded to a report of a shooting. He has been identified as 46-year-old Jonathan Watson of Ocean View. At 9:51 a.m. Monday, the Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a man who said he had been shot. When officers arrived at a home on the […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of April 18-24, 2016

During the week of April 18, 2016, through April 24, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 341 DUI arrests compared […]

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A 54-year-old man died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Monday morning (April 25) in Kailua-Kona just south of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Kealakehe Parkway intersection.

He has been identified as Christopher Allen of Hōlualoa.

Responding to a 6:37 a.m. call, police determined that Allen had been operating a 2004 Toyota pickup truck and traveling north on Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway (Route 19) just south of the intersection with Kealakehe Parkway when  he ran off the east shoulder of the roadway, struck a utility pole and overturned his vehicle in a lava field adjacent to the highway.

Kona man in fatal Monday morning crash is identified

A 54-year-old man died in a single-vehicle traffic crash Monday morning (April 25) in Kailua-Kona just south of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Kealakehe Parkway intersection. He has been identified as Christopher Allen of Hōlualoa. Responding to a 6:37 a.m. call, police determined that Allen had been operating a 2004 Toyota pickup truck and traveling […]

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The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1 p.m. Monday (April 25) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since the previous upadate. 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 Monday (April 25)

The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1 p.m. Monday (April 25) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since the previous upadate. 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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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.14/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2.5 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.14/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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