Archive | August, 2016

During the week of August 22, 2016, through August 28, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 691 DUI arrests compared with 688 during the same period last year, an increase of 0.4 percent.

Police DUI stats for August 22-28, 2016

During the week of August 22, 2016, through August 28, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 691 DUI arrests compared […]

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To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, sections of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close starting at 5 p.m. today as hurricanes Madeline and Lester approach Hawai‘i Island.

Partial closures at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as Hurricanes approach

To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, sections of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close starting at 5 p.m. today as hurricanes Madeline and Lester approach Hawai‘i Island.

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Hawaiian Airlines offers reservation change waivers for Hawaii Island travel due to Hurricane Madeline

Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel to/from/via the Island of Hawaii—Kona (KOA) and Hilo (ITO)—on Hawaiian Airlines flights between August 31, 2016, through September 1, 2016, will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee.

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Police are searching for a Kapaau man wanted for sexual assault

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Kapaau man who is wanted for sexual assault. Jesulito Juan is wanted on bench warrants for Grand Jury indictments on two counts of first-degree sexual assault. He is described as 5-foot-6, 134 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts […]

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Waikoloa Village Market to convert into KTA store Thursday (Sept 1)

Effective Thursday, September 1, 2016 the Waikoloa Village Market will become a full-fledged member of the KTA Super Stores family and will be re-named KTA Super Stores Waikoloa Village. Opened in 1990 as a partner location, the Waikoloa Village Market recently began accepting KTA Super Stores advertised specials and coupons. Beginning September 1st, the Waikoloa […]

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NSP and Warriors take the championships at Click It or Ticket basketball tournament

A total of 134 youths from 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Back 2 School Bash basketball tournament this past weekend at Papaʻikou Gym. In the 10-and-Under division finals, Kohala’s NSP defeated Fly Girls 21-14 to claim the title. Layden Kauka led NSP with 7 points. Maela Honma tallied 9 points […]

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Feds provide $497,000 additional funds for Rapid Ohia Death response and treatment

The State of Hawaiʻi applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior and Senator Brian Schatz of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of native forest on Hawaiʻi Island.

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Hurricane Watch for Hawaii County as Madeline strengthens to Category 4 status

Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Madeline is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some weakening is forecast through late Wednesday.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island on Wednesday and Thursday. Large and damaging surf is possible along east facing shores. Surf is expected to build to 10 to 18 feet on Tuesday and to 15 to 25 feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning issued in advance of Hurricane Madeline

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island on Wednesday and Thursday. Large and damaging surf is possible along east facing shores. Surf is expected to build to 10 to 18 feet on Tuesday and to 15 to 25 feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

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Police arrest trio after theft of purse in Waimea restaurant

A man and a woman have been charged with theft and other offenses stemming from an incident at a restaurant in Waimea on Friday afternoon (August 26). At 2:30 p.m. Friday, a 64-year-old Paʻauilo woman reported that she was at a restaurant in a shopping center on the 67-1100 block of Māmālahoa Highway when a […]

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Ocean View man charged with offenses after being found in stolen county truck

An Ocean View man has been charged with seven offenses after being found in a stolen county vehicle. On Thursday (August 25), officers responded to a 6:38 a.m. report of a burglary at an office of the Department of Public Works on the 81-6300 block of Highway 11 in South Kona. They learned that the […]

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Police locate a woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 42-year-old Ananda S. Chang, who was reported missing. She was located in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Tuesday morning (August 30).

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One 61-year-old man died in a single motor vehicle traffic crash Monday morning (August 29) in South Kona near the 85-mile marker of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11).

He has been identified as Brysson Lorenzo Sr. of Nāʻālehu.

Responding to a 2:57 a.m. call, police determined that Lorenzo had been operating a 1994 Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on Hawaiʻi Belt Road near the 85-mile marker when he ran off the right shoulder of the roadway and collided with a rock embankment.

Police identify man killed in South Kona crash Monday morning (Aug 29)

One 61-year-old man died in a single motor vehicle traffic crash Monday morning (August 29) in South Kona near the 85-mile marker of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11). He has been identified as Brysson Lorenzo Sr. of Nāʻālehu. Responding to a 2:57 a.m. call, police determined that Lorenzo had been operating a 1994 Kenworth tractor-trailer […]

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Highway 130 in Puna was closed due to trees and debris blocking the roadway from Tropical Storm Iselle Friday, August 8, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii Electric Light offers safety tips for its customers preparing for hurricanes

“Keeping our employees and our community safe is our top priority as we prepare for and respond to storms,” said Rhea Lee-Moku, public information officer. “We strongly encourage everyone to complete their emergency preparations and monitor local news to stay informed.

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