Archive | October, 2017

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West Hawaii Forum: What Can Hawaii Learn from Puerto Rico?

Join the West Hawai’i Community Forum on November 16th (Thursday), West Hawai’i Civic Center, 6 – 8 pm. Experts will explore plans and options for addressing the fragility of island living, its vulnerabilities to emergencies, disasters, and supply-chain disruptions.

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A 61-year-old Kailua-Kona man was involved in a single-vehicle traffic casualty on Thursday afternoon, (October 26), in Keāhole, North Kona at the intersection of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and the Keāhole Airport Road.

He has been identified as James Sakai.

Kailua-Kona bicyclist is dead after collision in Keahole

A 61-year-old Kailua-Kona man was involved in a single-vehicle traffic casualty on Thursday afternoon, (October 26), in Keāhole, North Kona at the intersection of the Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and the Keāhole Airport Road. He has been identified as James Sakai.

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Volcano Watch: USGS maps identify lava inundation zones for Mauna Loa

Lava inundation maps provide a good first-order understanding of specific areas that could be affected by Mauna Loa lava flows. This information is critical for response planning.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 26, 2017

Mauna Loa is not erupting. Small-magnitude earthquakes occurred beneath the summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone, mostly at depths less than 3 miles, with some deeper events at depths of 3–8 miles.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for the following Wanted individuals:

Joshua Barros, 27-years-old, part Hawaiian, tan complexion, 6-feet, 200 pounds with brown eyes short brown hair. He is believed to frequent the Hilo and Kailua-Kona areas. He is wanted on several warrants and in connection with ongoing investigations.

Police seek info on three people wanted in investigations

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for the following Wanted individuals: Joshua Barros, 27-years-old, part Hawaiian, tan complexion, 6-feet, 200 pounds with brown eyes short brown hair. He is believed to frequent the Hilo and Kailua-Kona areas. He is wanted on several warrants and in connection with ongoing investigations.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting incident and structure fire at a Puna residence Tuesday evening, (October 24).

At 7:03 p.m.,  police and fire department personnel responded to a report of a house fire on Rainbow Drive in the Ainaloa Subdivision. The resident, a 35-year-old man, told police that when he returned home, an unidentified intruder inside the house shot at him before the suspect fled on foot. Shortly thereafter, the victim heard an explosion on the outside of the house that set the structure on fire.

Police investigate shooting and fire at Ainaloa home Tuesday (Oct 24)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a shooting incident and structure fire at a Puna residence Tuesday evening, (October 24). At 7:03 p.m., police and fire department personnel responded to a report of a house fire on Rainbow Drive in the Ainaloa Subdivision. The resident, a 35-year-old man, told police that when he returned home, an […]

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Firefighters responded to a 7:02 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 24) to 16-2181 Rainbow Drive in Puna for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a single-story, single family home with half of the structure engulfed in flames. Residents of the home had escaped the fire before crews arrived.

Fire burns Ainaloa home Tuesday night (Oct 24)

Firefighters responded to a 7:02 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 24) to 16-2181 Rainbow Drive in Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story, single family home with half of the structure engulfed in flames. Residents of the home had escaped the fire before crews arrived.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 4,600 customers in various parts of Hawai‘i Island experienced power interruptions caused by heavy rain, lightning and breezy weather conditions that are impacting the state of Hawai‘i.
 
As of early Tuesday afternoon, about 250 customers are without power in Kailua-Kona, lower Puna, Volcano, Ka‘u, and along the Hāmākua Coast.

Storm knocks out power to 4,600 customers on Hawaii Island

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 4,600 customers in various parts of Hawai‘i Island experienced power interruptions caused by heavy rain, lightning and breezy weather conditions that are impacting the state of Hawai‘i. As of early Tuesday afternoon, about 250 customers are without power in Kailua-Kona, lower Puna, Volcano, Ka‘u, and along the Hāmākua Coast.

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The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Hawaii Island until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means dangerous flooding is occurring or imminent; and may pose a threat to life and property. Heavy thunder showers are expected to continue through today.

Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning issued for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Hawaii Island until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means dangerous flooding is occurring or imminent; and may pose a threat to life and property. Heavy thunder showers are expected to continue through today.

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Mass Transit community meeting in Hilo is cancelled due to weather Tuesday (Oct 24)

The County of Hawai’i’s Mass Transit Agency informs the public that the Transit Master Plan Community meeting,scheduled for tonight (October 24, 2017) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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Police arrest Mountain View man in sexual assault case

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with a sexual assault investigation. On Monday morning, (October 23), a juvenile female reported a sexual assault that occurred at a residence in the Puna District. On Monday afternoon, Clifton Kua of Mt. View, was arrested and was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives […]

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Hawaiian Electric seeks renewable energy projects in 2018

To continue their progress toward achieving Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals, the Hawaiian Electric Companies plan to seek new renewable energy projects for O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island beginning in early 2018.

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During the week of October 16, 2017, through October 22, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 935 DUI arrests compared with 884 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of October 16-22, 2017

During the week of October 16, 2017, through October 22, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 935 DUI arrests […]

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Police arrest Honaunau man in counterfeit money case

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a Hōnaunau man following several counterfeit money investigations. On October 10), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a counterfeit $100 bill that had been passed the previous day at a business establishment in Honalo. Officers also responded to reports of a counterfeit $100 bill that had been passed during […]

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