Archive | February, 2017

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Kahaluu Beach Park closed due to plumbing problems

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Kahalu`u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona is closed until further notice due to plumbing issues. The Department of Parks & Recreation apologizes for any inconvenience the closure may cause, and thanks the public for their understanding. For more information please contact Charmaine Kamaka at 961-8311.

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Police warrants list for Friday, February 24, 2017

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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Police Chief Ferreira promotes three to the rank of captain

Police Chief Paul Ferreira has announced three promotions to the rank of captain. Gilbert Gaspar will be the captain in charge of Kona patrol. He joined the Police Department in July 1982 and has spent the bulk of his police career working in West Hawaiʻi. Since July 2008, he has been the lieutenant in charge […]

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Strong quake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami generated

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred south of the Fiji Islands at 7:29 a.m. HST on Friday, February 24, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Ocean View man arrested in auto theft case has burglary and other charges added

A man arrested this week in Ocean View in connection with a stolen car has been linked to the burglary of a business in the same area. A Ford Bronco was stolen from a home on the 92-8800 block of Lotus Blossom Lane in Ocean View sometime between February 10 and February 11. Tuesday (February […]

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Police remind public to register firearms within five days of ownership in Hawaii

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds firearms owners that after obtaining the proper permit to purchase a firearm (both pistol and long gun) and after the firearm has been purchased, it is the owner’s responsibility to register it within five days. Likewise, a firearm brought into the State of Hawaiʻi must be registered within five days.

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Bidal is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for February

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Puna Patrol Officer Conrad Bidal on Thursday (February 23) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for February. Bidal, who has less than a year of service with the Police Department, was honored for what Sergeant William Derr described as his “extreme courage” while evacuating occupants […]

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Wednesday (February 22, 2017), the breakout along the eastern edge of Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g flow remains active and had advanced approximately 570 m (620 yards) since it was last mapped on February 14. The flow front consisted of sluggish, oozing pāhoehoe that was approximately 730 m (0.5 miles) from the ocean and 540 m (0.3 miles) from the emergency route road. Channelized lava flows have been recently reported on Pūlama pali, but no active channels were seen by HVO geologists while working in the area this afternoon. They did, however, observe scattered breakouts on the pali. Photo taken Wednesday, February 22, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 23, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and on the coastal plain about 730 m (about 0.5 mi) inland of the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: Remotely measuring the temperature of Kīlauea lava

A remote sensing instrument that can determine the temperature of distant objects based on their incandescent color is called an optical pyrometer. “Remote sensing” refers to the use of imaging technology that acts as extensions of our eyes.

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Akaka Falls Park closed due to fallen tree on pathway

Due to damage done to the pathway (trail) by fallen trees, the pathway at Akaka Falls on Hawaii Island will be temporarily closed today and be re-opened tomorrow Friday (Feb 24).

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Police DUI stats for the week of February 13-19, 2017

During the week of February 13, 2017, through February 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 178 DUI arrests compared […]

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Police seek info on person seen on camera during a Puna theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person whose image was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 14, an unknown male entered the victim’s property in the Kalapana Black Sands subdivision and removed power tools, a generator and other […]

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Rep. Gabbard seeks students for Kaha Kiʻi art competition

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawaiʻi high school artists in the 2nd Congressional District for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.9 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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