Archive | June, 2017

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HELCO power outage due to Keahole power plant tripping offline Wedensday (June 28)

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 21,000 customers in various areas of the island experienced a brief power interruption this afternoon due to a sudden loss of generation when a combustion turbine unit (CT5) at its Keahole Power Plant tripped offline.

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County extends vehicle registration deadline for June due to computer outages

The County of Hawai’i’s Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division announced Wednesday that it will be extending the renewal deadline for vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses from June 30 to July 7, amid an outage of the computer system used for processing.

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Police arrest four people in 2015 Holualoa murder case

Hawaii Police have arrested four individuals for the murder of a 71-year-old Hōlualoa man from August 2015. Stemming from an ongoing investigation that began with finding the decedent, Dolores Borja Valle, M-71, in a coffee field in the Captain Cook area of Kona, Area II Criminal Investigation Section detectives arrested on June 26, 2017, the […]

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Pāhoa HI-5 redemption center will be closed until further notice

Effective July 1, 2017, the Pāhoa HI-5 Certified Redemption Center located at the Pāhoa Recycling & Transfer Station will be closed until further notice.

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Police have located a Hilo man wanted on warrants

Acting on tips from the public, Hawai’i Island police located a 32-year-old Hilo man who was wanted for outstanding warrants. At 1:20 p.m., Tuesday afternoon (June 27), Jeffrey P. DeCastro Jr. was arrested without incident at an Awapuhi Street residence in Hilo. He was charged with criminal contempt of court and two counts of violating […]

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Fireworks ready for lighting for the Chinese New Year celebration in downtown Hilo Saturday, February 21, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Fireworks sales and regulations for the 4th of July

Fire Chief Darren Rosario announced that firework permits will be issued beginning Thursday, June 29, 2017, and ends on Tuesday July 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. Permits may be purchased at the following locations….

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Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in HVNP reopens to the public

The Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after being closed since February to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area.

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Police are searching for four men wanted on bench warrants

Hawaii Island police are asking the public’s assistance with locating four men wanted for outstanding bench warrants. Christopher K. Lucrisia is a 31-year-old Mountain View man who is described as 5-feet-9-inches, about 250 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. Jeffrey P. DeCastro Jr. is a 32-year-old Hilo man who is described as 5-feet-11-inches, about […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of June 19-25, 2017

During the week of June 19, 2017, through June 25, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 560 DUI arrests […]

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Rapoza is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for June

Officer Duane Rapoza, Jr. (4-year police veteran) has been selected as the East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club’s June 2017 Officer of the Month. Officer Rapoza was selected for singlehandedly locating and arresting two individuals in high profile cases, the most recent being a person who had fled the scene of a fatal traffic collision, the […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.1 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.25/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Fire destroys home in Fern Acres Saturday evening (June 24)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 6 p.m. alarm Saturday (June 24) to 11-3189 Lehua Street in Fern Acres for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 25-by-25 square foot two-story home with an iron roof engulfed in flames. The person in the home said the fire started on the second floor while he was outside […]

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Police have located a Puna man reported missing

Missing Person Matthew Machado, a 31-year-old man, has been located.

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Fire hydrant flow test in Waimea Tuesday (June 27)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Māmalahoa Highway for the North Hawai‘i Community Hospital between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

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