Archive | August, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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 $3.34/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.36/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Hawaii commits to FirstNet network to protect lives, communities

Hawai‘i has become the latest state in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet, leveraging advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities. Gov. David Y. Ige signed the letter of intent last week.

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Admiralty Islands region, Papua New Guinea at 6:18 p.m. HST on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) near Puuanahulu reduced to one lane of contraflow traffic during roadwork Thursday, March 30, 2017. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of August 26 to September 1, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA (HWY 190) — 1) PUUANAHULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 22, over a twenty-four hour period, seven days […]

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North Kona emergency water restriction continues but allows some plant watering

The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes). Due to a significant level of overall compliance, water levels in the tanks have remained stable. The Department appreciates the community’s efforts […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested three men for an assault that occurred Thursday evening (August 24), in Hilo. 

At 7:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a 26-year-old Hilo man being punched and kicked by several men as the victim sat in his truck in front of a Pūnāwai Street residence in Hilo. The victim told police that he was also struck with a wrench by one of the suspects, all of whom later fled in a van before police arrived.

Police arrest three, looking for two involved in a Hilo assault

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested three men for an assault that occurred Thursday evening (August 24), in Hilo. At 7:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a 26-year-old Hilo man being punched and kicked by several men as the victim sat in his truck in front of a Pūnāwai Street residence in Hilo. The […]

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Police arrest Pepeekeo man in burglary case, second man being sought

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Pepeʻekeo man in connection with a residential burglary in Nīnole. On (August 8), police responded to a break-in at a residence along the Old Māmalahoa Highway after the caretaker arrived to find the front door open. A paddle and countertop, both made from Koʻa wood, along with Hawaiian quilts, […]

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Man arrested in Hilo and charged for later assaulting police officer

Hawaiʻi Island police responded to a man yelling and waving his arms on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo shortly after midnight on (August 25). Officers stopped to assist the man, identified as 28-year-old Stacen Deponte of Hilo, to see if he needed assistance. He was arrested and charged with liquor violations and promoting dangerous drugs and […]

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Officer Wyatt Kaili-Leong with Club President Curtis Chong

Kaili-Leong is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for August

Officer Wyatt Kaili-Leong, a (6-year police veteran), has been named as the East Hawaiʻi Aloha Exchange Club’s August Officer of the Month. On (July 14), at approximately 6:00 p.m., Officer Kaili-Leong was flagged down by a female in Keaʻau who reported the theft of a purse from her parked and unlocked vehicle. She reported that […]

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As the major hurricane takes aim for Texas, several refineries have shut down in Corpus Christi, while a major refining hub in Houston continues to operate, but may come under attack from Harvey over the weekend, resulting in a possible large disruption to gasoline supply, sending gas prices higher across not only the South, but much of the country. The shutdowns have led wholesale gasoline prices to rise nearly 10 cents per gallon, varying by location with the largest jumps in the Gulf, unsurprisingly.

Hurricane Harvey pushes U.S. gas prices up

As the major hurricane takes aim for Texas, several refineries have shut down in Corpus Christi, while a major refining hub in Houston continues to operate, but may come under attack from Harvey over the weekend, resulting in a possible large disruption to gasoline supply, sending gas prices higher across not only the South, but […]

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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.

Police warrants list for Friday, August 25, 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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A 39-year-old Pāhoa man died following a 2-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon (August 24), in Pāhoa. 

He was identified as Ernest Jackson. 

Responding to a 2:52 p.m., call, police determined that a 1991 Nissan pickup that was traveling south on Highway 130, failed to yield the right-of-way, making a left hand turn onto Highway 132 and was broadsided by a 1996 Yamaha motorcycle that was traveling north bound on Highway 130, through the intersection.

Police identify motorcyclist killed in crash Thursday (Aug 24)

A 39-year-old Pāhoa man died following a 2-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon (August 24), in Pāhoa. He was identified as Ernest Jackson. Responding to a 2:52 p.m., call, police determined that a 1991 Nissan pickup that was traveling south on Highway 130, failed to yield the right-of-way, making a left hand turn onto Highway 132 and […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:51 p.m. alarm Thursday (Aug 24) to the intersection of Pahoa Bypass Road (Route 130) and Kapoho Road (Route 132) for a fatal crash between a motorcycle rider and pickup truck.

Crash between motorcycle and pickup truck leaves one dead in Puna

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:51 p.m. alarm Thursday (Aug 24) to the intersection of Pahoa Bypass Road (Route 130) and Kapoho Road (Route 132) for a fatal crash between a motorcycle rider and pickup truck.

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Police locate and arrest a Kailua-Kona man last seen in Hilo reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Dylan Naope turned himself in at the Hilo station on Thursday evening (August 24). He had been reported missing but was also wanted at that time on a warrant. He has now been arrested and charged with Terroristic Threatening and Criminal Property Damage. Bail was set at $13,500. He was […]

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