Archive | April, 2017

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Strong quake in Philippines, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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The best day of week to buy gas revealed

Gasoline prices are currently the most expensive they’ve been in more than 19 months and will continue to increase with summer driving season approaching. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting more than 60 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today issued a new study that found the best and worst days of the week […]

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Hawaiian Airlines seeks Japanese and Korean speaking flight attendants

Hawaiian Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier for service between Japan and Hawai‘i, is seeking candidates who speak Japanese or Korean for flight attendant positions as the airline continues to grow internationally with a focus on Asia.

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Fume rises from lava fountains erupting along a six-mile long fissure on Mauna Loa's Southwest Rift Zone on June 2, 1950. Such fume may have ultimately been responsible for the Mystery Haze in Honolulu on June 13. Credit: Air National Guard, 199th Fighter Squadron.

Volcano Watch: The Mystery Haze of 1950 – vog by another name would look as clear

On June 13, 1950, Honolulu was suddenly blanketed by the thickest haze seen since recordkeeping began there in 1906. The haze was first noticed four days earlier at Johnston Island, 800 miles southwest of O‘ahu.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 27, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 13-22 m (43-72 ft) below the vent rim.

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Police identify Keaau man arrested in stabbing incident Monday (April 24)

Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man who was arrested on Monday (April 24) for first degree assault. At 5:13 p.m. Monday afternoon, officers responded to the 16-500 block of the Old Volcano Highway in Keaʻau for a report of a man who stabbed another man in the leg with a knife. The men were […]

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Police are seeking the ID of a male seen on camera in connection with a theft at Longs

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male (shown holding a skateboard in surveillance video footage) wanted for questioning for a theft committed on late Tuesday evening, April 11, 2017, from a drugstore located on Kilauea Avenue near Downtown Hilo.

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys from Kawaihae Harbor to PTA, April 27-30, 2017

Oahu-based service members are scheduled to convoy from Kawaihae Harbor to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), April 27-30. The scheduled convoy times are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Convoys will use the Akoni Pule Corridor, Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Waikoloa Road, Mamalahoa Highway, and Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Military units will escort the convoys. The PTA […]

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Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM)

Admiral Harris of U.S. Pacific Command confirms North Korea missile threat to Hawaii

In a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Admiral Harry Harris confirmed the threat of North Korea to Hawaiʻi and detailed potential vulnerabilities.

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Nissan Leaf $10K rebate offer extended for new owners

Nissan North America’s offer of a $10,000 rebate on the all- electric LEAF® sedan has been extended through June 30, 2017 for Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light Companies’ customers.

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Police arrest and charge Puna man who eluded them earlier

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 31-year-old Puna man for an incident that occurred in Hilo on Saturday (April 22). At 5:10 p.m. on Monday (April 24), Joshua Michael Corbin, of no permanent address but known to frequent the Puna and Kaʻu districts, was charged with the felony offense of resisting an order to stop. […]

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Fire scorches Hilo apartment early Wednesday (April 26)

Firefighers responded to a 4:13 a.m. alarm for a structure fire at 271 Haili Street Wednesday (April 26). Crews arrived to find light smoke coming from an apartment complex. Upon entering a unit filled with smoke flames were seen in the center of the studio apartment. The fire was out by 4:30 a.m. with the […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 13-year-old Hilo girl, who was reported missing. Jesstina-Lynn Gomes-Balberdi was last seen in Hilo on Tuesday morning (April 25). She is described as part-Hawaiian, about 5-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency […]

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Two brushfires erupt in remote areas of Ka‘u Tuesday (April 25)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:55 p.m. alarm Tuesday (April 25) for two brushfires along Kaalaiki Road in Ka‘u. Crews arrived to find brushfire directly off Kaalaiki Road. Crews put out the fire and while concluding operations discovered another fire about one mile down Kaalaiki Road in a remote gulch above a Macadamia Nut orchard.

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