Archive | March, 2017

Paauilo woman dies after head-on crash in Kohala

A 20-year-old Paʻauilo woman died following a two-vehicle crash Monday night (March 27) on Highway 270 just South of the 13 mile marker. She was identified as Makaylyn Kalani. Responding to a 8:40 p.m. call Monday evening, police determined that a 2008 Honda four-door sedan operated by Kalani had been traveling North on Highway 270 […]

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Volunteers complete successful Ocean Count of Humpback Whales

More than 380 volunteers gathered data from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the last count of the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. Ocean Count serves to promote public awareness about humpback whales, the sanctuary, and shore-based whale watching opportunities. The count is conducted three times per […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 4.3 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Zellner: Hawaii’s citizens won’t wait 132 extra years for renewable transportation

Although we are currently relying on fossil fuels that are bad for the economy, the environment, and our health, senator Inouye’s original Senate Bill 1580 lays out a plan that will allow Hawai’i eliminate our use of fossil fuels used for transportation by the year 2045. However, the bill was altered by the House. The […]

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Three swimmers rescued off Keaau Beach after two swept out by currents

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:04 p.m. alarm Saturday (March 25) to Keaau Beach (aka Shipman Beach, Haena Beach) for three swimmers in distress about 100-150 yards offshore. Two girls had been swept out into the ocean due to a current and a man went into the ocean to assist them.

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Roadwork to begin in Kaumana Tuesday (March 28)

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Highways Division will begin resurfacing work on Ainako Ave. and Manulele St. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to Friday, March 31, 2017. Work is scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting.

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Police are searching for Mason D. Beck in connection with robberies

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Mason D. Beck who is wanted for questioning in connection with another robbery reported to have occurred today (March 24) in Keaʻau.

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Applicants sought for Hawaii Island Forestry Advisory Council positions

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, is now accepting applications for vacant seats on the Laupāhoehoe Advisory Council (LAC) and the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Advisory Council (PAC) on Hawai‘i island.

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Police are searching for a California woman reported missing, last seen in Naalehu

Police are asking for the Public’s assistant in locating a missing California woman named Margaret Hooper. She was last seen in the Naalehu area. Described as caucasian, 5-foot-8 in height, brown shoulder length wavy hair, about 140 pounds. Last seen wearing jeans and a colored blouse.

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2017 Hawaii Next 50 Contest Winners

Dempsey of Kealakehe High School honored with other students in Honolulu

Third annual contest involved finding technology solutions to address affordable housing, food sustainability or creation of innovative industries.

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Hawaiian Airlines and pilots sign new contract agreement

Pilots approved the contract amendment outlined in a tentative agreement reached last month between Hawaiian and ALPA. The amendment takes effect April 1 and its term extends through July 1, 2022.

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Police charge two men in connection with Waiakea Uka burglary

Big Island police have charged two men in connection with a burglary that occurred on Monday night in the Waiākea Uka area of South Hilo. The homeowner, a 37-year-old Hilo man, reported that while remotely checking his video surveillance on his cell phone, he observed a male in his garage that was carrying the victim’s […]

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Police locate a Hilo man wanted for bail jumping

Big Island police have located a 22-year-old Hilo man initially wanted for bail jumping. Austin Juanito Fernandez was last seen leaving the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center on Thursday (March 23) at about 8 a.m. He failed to return to the correctional center later that day at 1 p.m. as ordered by the court.

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Police warrants list for Friday, March 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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