Archive | May, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision Friday (May 27) at the Keaʻau Transfer Station.

In response to an 11:13 a.m. call Friday, officers determined that 78-year-old Gary S. Ambrose of Keaʻau was facing west at a trash shoot to dump garbage when he was struck by a 1990 Dodge van being operated by 66-year-old Perla Whitehawk-Taylor of Hilo.

Police seek witnesses to fatality at Keaau Transfer Station Friday (May 27)

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking witnesses to a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision Friday (May 27) at the Keaʻau Transfer Station. In response to an 11:13 a.m. call Friday, officers determined that 78-year-old Gary S. Ambrose of Keaʻau was facing west at a trash shoot to dump garbage when he was struck by a 1990 Dodge van […]

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Two arrested after Texas visitor is attacked and robbed in Kona

Two people were arrested after a Texas man reported a robbery Friday (May 27) at Koloko-Honokōhou National Historical Park. In response to 7:15 p.m. call Friday, Kona Patrol officers determined that when a 25-year-old man from Bellaire, Texas, was at the fish pond, he saw a local man rummaging through his bag. The suspect then […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 4.4 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Activity continues on Kilauea Volcano at Halemaumau and Pu‘u ‘O‘o

The lava lake level has risen slightly from Friday’s (May 27) measurement of 39.5 m (130 ft) below the floor of Halema’uma’u crater.

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Strong 6.6M earthquake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 7:39 p.m. HST on Friday, May 27, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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A 78-year-old Puna man died Friday (May 27) in a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the Keaʻau Transfer Station.

He has been identified as Gary S. Ambrose of Keaʻau.

In response to an 11:13 a.m. call, officers determined that Abrose was facing west at a trash shoot to dump garbage when he was struck by a 1990 Dodge van being operated by 66-year-old Perla Whitehawk-Taylor of Hilo. He was pronounced dead at Hilo Medical Center at 2:40 p.m.

Man struck and killed at Keaau Transfer Station Friday (May 27)

A 78-year-old Puna man died Friday (May 27) in a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the Keaʻau Transfer Station. He has been identified as Gary S. Ambrose of Keaʻau. In response to an 11:13 a.m. call, officers determined that Abrose was facing west at a trash shoot to dump garbage when he was struck by a 1990 […]

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Police arrest reckless driver and file multiple drug and weapon charges

Tips from motorists about a reckless driver have led to multiple drug and weapons charges against a convicted felon. At 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, (May 25) South Kohala Patrol Officers responded to reports of a reckless driver operating a red two-door sedan on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) at the 16-mile marker headed in […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident in the Nānāwale Estates subdivision Thursday evening (May 26).

A 34-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was walking southbound on Nānāwale Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a car traveling in the same direction at a high rate of speed struck him and left the scene.

Police looking for a hit-and-run driver that struck a man on Nanawale Blvd.

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident in the Nānāwale Estates subdivision Thursday evening (May 26). A 34-year-old Pāhoa man reported that he was walking southbound on Nānāwale Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a car traveling in the same direction at a high rate of speed struck him and left the scene.

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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, May 27, 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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New episode of Crime Stoppers airs Friday (May 27)

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a Puna man wanted for questioning in theft investigation, a Kona man wanted for abuse and a Puna man wanted on drug warrants. The new episode begins airing Friday (May 27).

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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Summer Steenolsen was last seen in Hilo on April 3. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 135 pounds with green eyes and blond shoulder-length hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 26, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, new lava flows broke out in two places on the flanks of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone on May 24, but these flows had advanced only about 1 km (0.6 mi) as of this morning (May 26).

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Cabatu is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for May

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Officer Jared Cabatu on Thursday (May 26) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for May. Cabatu was honored for his outstanding accomplishment in patrol operations that led to the recovery of a stolen federal vehicle.

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