Archive | November, 2017

The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions, notably the Banyan Drive Hawai'i Redevelopment Agency, Environmental Management Commission, Game Management Advisory Commission and Transportation Commission.

Hawaii County seeks applicants for Boards and Commissions

The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions, notably the Banyan Drive Hawai’i Redevelopment Agency, Environmental Management Commission, Game Management Advisory Commission and Transportation Commission.

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection events in December

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency, non-profit agency or farm wastes are not allowed. NO electronic waste and no tires will be accepted.

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Hawaiian Electric offers ‘Energy Gift’ option to pay bills for others

This holiday season, consider giving family members and friends – or anyone in need – a payment toward their electric bills by using the ʻOhana Energy Gift Program offered by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light.

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During the week of November 20, 2017, through November 26, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Five of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 1,046 DUI arrests compared with 988 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.9 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of November 20-26, 2017

During the week of November 20, 2017, through November 26, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Five of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,046 DUI arrests […]

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Hawai`i Island Police are investigating the possible drowning of a 62-year-old woman and is searching for a 61-year-old man after they were swept down the Wailuku River. 

At 12:39 p.m., Saturday, (November 25), police and fire personnel responded to the Rainbow Falls State Park for a report of a couple who fell into the water while crossing the river above the falls.

Victim swept away in Wailuku River identified as California woman

Hawai`i Island Police are investigating the possible drowning of a 62-year-old woman and is searching for a 61-year-old man after they were swept down the Wailuku River. At 12:39 p.m., Saturday, (November 25), police and fire personnel responded to the Rainbow Falls State Park for a report of a couple who fell into the water […]

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The overturned 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, 110 miles southeast of Hawaii Island, Hawaii, Nov. 27, 2017. The six fishermen on board were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and will be taken back to Hawaii where they will be met by emergency medical services and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Six fishermen rescued 110 miles southeast of Hawaii Island

The Coast Guard, and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, Monday (Nov 27). The six fishermen were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and are en route to Hawaii where they will be […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island from Monday evening (Nov 27) through Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple weather advisories for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island from Monday evening (Nov 27) through Tuesday afternoon.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:40 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 25) to the Wailuku River upstream from Rainbow Falls in Hilo for a missing male and female swept into the waters.

Witnesses reported seeing a male and female having difficulty swimming in the Wailuku River about 100 yards upstream from Rainbow Falls. The witnesses said they saw the two go under the water and did not surface.

Search and rescue operations at Rainbow Falls for missing people

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 12:40 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 25) to the Wailuku River upstream from Rainbow Falls in Hilo for a missing male and female swept into the waters. Witnesses reported seeing a male and female having difficulty swimming in the Wailuku River about 100 yards upstream from Rainbow Falls. The witnesses said […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.49/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 4.2 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.49/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Mayor Harry Kim’s administration has done a poor job interacting with the public over the first year he’s been in office. It hasn’t helped that he’s repeated the same mistakes that plagued his last term. These mistakes include imposing restrictions on how I interact with Department of Public Works employees.

Stene: Lack of public interaction from Mayor’s administration continues

Mayor Harry Kim’s administration has done a poor job interacting with the public over the first year he’s been in office. It hasn’t helped that he’s repeated the same mistakes that plagued his last term. These mistakes include imposing restrictions on how I interact with Department of Public Works employees.

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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, November 24, 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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Pahoa man stabbed in road rage incident Wednesday (Nov 22)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a stabbing in connection with a road rage incident. At 3:29 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, (November 22), a 25-year-old Pāhoa man told police he was stabbed in the chest by the driver of a light-colored sedan following an argument on Moho Road, (Road 8), in the Hawaiian Acres Subdivision.

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Police are searching for a suspect in a Hilo theft case

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a Theft that occurred at a retail store within the 300 block of Kīlauea Avenue in Hilo On Saturday, (October 14), at approximately 4:15 p.m., an unidentified male party entered the store, selected a watch from a display, and left the store in an unknown direction without paying for the […]

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Volcano Watch: What do we call new land at Kīlauea Volcano’s ocean entries?

“Lava delta” is now the accepted geologic characterization. But, because the word “bench” was used for so long, it can be hard to transition to a different name. As we all know, bad habits are hard to break.

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