Archive | December, 2017

Police are searching for Puna kidnap suspects: Joshua Sosa a male 25-years-old, Nicole Nasario woman 26-years-old, Claude Carvalho a male 32-years-old, Paul Alisa a male 34-years-old. Call police with info or whereabouts. They are consider armed and dangerous.

Police are searching for Puna kidnapping suspects

Police are searching for Puna kidnap suspects: Joshua Sosa a male 25-years-old, Nicole Nasario woman 26-years-old, Claude Carvalho a male 32-years-old, Paul Alisa a male 34-years-old. Call police with info or whereabouts. They are consider armed and dangerous.

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Police have re-opened Mamalahoa Highway in Ka‘u following crash

Hawaii Police were investigating a one-car vehicle crash near the area of Ninoole Loop and Hwy 11. A primer colored Ford truck traveling North-bound lost control and ran off the roadway and overturned. The driver was transported to the Kona Community Hospital by helicopter in critical condition. Police are continuing their investigation into the crash.

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Police have located a Puna girl reported missing earlier

Hawai’i Island police have located 15-year-old Raven Franco who was reported missing. She was found in Hilo in good condition.

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Police are searching for a Puna man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 67-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. Douglas Vernon Don is described as 6-feet, weighing 135 pounds with a slim build, having green eyes and brown hair. He is known to frequent the lower Puna area and was last heard from on Friday,(December 23).

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Melville Direct recalls fiber optic christmas trees due to fire hazard

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters, unplug them from the Christmas Tree and contact Melville for a full refund and free shipping. Melville is contacting purchasers directly. The firm has received 449 reports of the AC power adapter overheating. There was one injury reported.

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Hawaii wildlife conservation stamp contest seeks art entries for 2018-19

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking entries in an art contest to depict a Game Mammal and Game Bird for its 2018-2019 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp. The conservation stamp is required on the Hawai‘i state hunting license, and the game bird stamp is […]

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The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is proposing to develop a master plan for a new public park within Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) in Keaau, Puna District. The new park would be located on a County-owned, 20-acre parcel bordered by Kaloli Drive, 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue. This park would serve the HPP subdivision to support and encourage healthy lifestyles and healthy families

Meetings for new park located in Hawaiian Paradise Park coming up in 2018

The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is proposing to develop a master plan for a new public park within Hawaiian Paradise Park (HPP) in Keaau, Puna District. The new park would be located on a County-owned, 20-acre parcel bordered by Kaloli Drive, 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue. This park would serve […]

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Breakouts were also active on the coastal plain, close to the base of the pali. Here, an HVO geologist marks a GPS waypoint. Photo taken Thursday, December 21, 2017 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 28, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g lava flow remained active downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with scattered breakouts on the pali and coastal plain, but no ocean entry.

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Volcano Watch: Happy birthday Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō! A look back at what happened in 2017

On January 3, 2018, Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone reaches its 35th birthday.

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AARP volunteers in Hilo at the movies.

AARP Hawaii is looking for East Hawaii volunteers in 2018

If making East Hawaii a better place to live is on your agenda for 2018, consider becoming an AARP Hawai’i volunteer. AARP volunteers work with Hawai’i’s Congressional delegation, the Legislature and county governments to advocate for caregivers and kupuna and to protect Medicare and Social Security. Our community service volunteers work on projects in the […]

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge fireworks safety during New Year celebrations

As tens of thousands of residents plan to ring in 2018 with fireworks, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light would like to urge caution and offer these safety tips: Carefully set up and use fireworks in an area clear of overhead power lines. Do not string fireworks on utility poles. Ensure a 10-foot […]

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During the week of December 18, 2017, through December 24, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 1,135 DUI arrests compared with 1,088 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.3 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of December 18-24, 2017

During the week of December 18, 2017, through December 24, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 1,135 DUI arrests compared with 1,088 during the same period last year, an […]

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Police investigate theft of vehicle in North Kohala

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of a Land Pride utility vehicle in North Kohala. According to police, the theft occurred between Friday, (December 22), at 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, (December 26), at 8:15 a.m. Suspect(s) entered onto the property at Kohala Plants nursery and stole the vehicle which was parked under a tent.

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Hilo Harbor’s cargo and passenger projects are completed

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Harbors Division, celebrated the blessing of Hilo Harbor’s newly completed Pier 4 cargo wharf project, the Pier 1 cargo yard and passenger terminal improvements.

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