Archive | July, 2017

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Gov. Ige considers list of nominees for Hawaii Island court judges

Gov. David Ige has received a list of nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for the vacancies created by the retirement of former Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaiʻi) Judges Glenn S. Hara and Ronald Ibarra.

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Police arrest another man in connection with a shooting in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 36-year-old Puna man in connection with the ongoing investigation into a shooting incident in Puna Sunday (July 30). On (July 31), at 3 p.m., Tyson Keola Lewi was taken into custody without incident at the Pāhoa Police Station. He was arrested for first degree assault and taken to the […]

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Police catch HCCC escapee in the shower with woman

On (July 29), officers were sent to 33 Hualālai St., in Hilo, on a report that escapee, Spencer Feary , 30-years-old, was located in the apartment. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Angie Montgomery who let officers in to her apartment where Feary was located in the shower with Azysalyn Lee-Wai, 23-years-old, who had a […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 4.8 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Police arrest man for attempted murder in Puna shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 49-year-old Puna man for attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident in Puna (July 30). At 6:21 p.m., police responded to a report of gunshots fired at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki, located in lower Puna.

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No camping at Old Airport Park in Kona after Wednesday (August 2)

The County of Hawai’i will enforce a no-camping policy at the Old Airport Park in Kona from Wednesday, August 2, 2017, and all belongings and housing structures in the park must be removed by that date. This is aimed at improving this facility as a community park.

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Man in critical condition after tumble into the Wailuku River

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:57 p.m. alarm Sunday (July 30) to the Boiling Pots area of the Wailuku River for an injured man. Crews arrived to find that a 44-year-old man had slipped, struck his head and fallen into the river. The man’s family described the area where he fell and Chopper One flew […]

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Possible drowning victim pulled from water at Liliuokalani Park Saturday (July 29)

Fire/Rescue crews answered a 3:46 p.m. alarm Saturday (July 29) to the waters just offshore Liliuokalani Park and Moku Ola for a possible drowning. A bystander thought the person was snorkling until he realized the body was just floating in the water face down. He waded out, pulled the victim onto the rocks offshore and […]

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake between the Islands of Maui and Hawaii Sunday (July 30)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake in the ‘Alenuihāhā Channel between the Islands of Maui and Hawaiʻi on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 2:01 a.m. HST. The earthquake was located 26 km (16 mi) southeast of Kaupō, Maui, and 33 km (21 mi) northwest of Hāwī, Hawaiʻi, at a […]

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Hawaii County firefighters receive Canary home security systems donated by State Farm. Courtesy Photo.

State Farm donates 500 home security systems to county firefighters

State Farm Insurance officially donated 500 home security systems on Monday (July 24) to Hawai’i County firefighters, in appreciation for the protection they provide to the community.

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Hawaii County Planning Department named Blue Zones worksite

The County of Hawaii Planning Department took the principles of healthy best practices to heart, earning recognition as the first County Department in the State of Hawaii to receive the Blue Zones Approved™ worksite designation.

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U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, operate an M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzer during Spartan Fury at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the big island of Hawaii, March 23, 2017. Spartan Fury is a Battalion level pre-deployment training exercise designed to improve sustainment training for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex Kouns/Released)

PTA training schedule for August 2017

Military units are scheduled to conduct various types of training here in August that may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities. This monthly schedule is produced to alert neighbors of upcoming training activities that are louder in nature and may be heard

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‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament registration deadline extended until Monday (July 31)

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation invites anglers to register for the 21st Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament on August 18-20, 2017.

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HELCO warns customers about utility impersonators

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company warns electric customers about an apparent telephone scam targeting business customers on Hawai‘i Island. Customers reported receiving calls threatening immediate disconnection unless they pay their bill by making a money transfer or cash express payment via a bill payment machine at a retail establishment.

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