Archive | December, 2017

Sarah Burgess Has been located by police.

Police locate a woman reported missing in Puna

Sarah Burgess Has been located by police.

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Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System study will review the short range Aids to Navigation system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and all U.S. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police, concerned about illegal aerial fireworks, are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting information about the location of these dangerous and illegal pyrotechnic devices as well as the identity of people in possession of them.

Police ask public to report illegal aerial fireworks

Hawaiʻi Island police, concerned about illegal aerial fireworks, are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting information about the location of these dangerous and illegal pyrotechnic devices as well as the identity of people in possession of them.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 28.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 28.8 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 28.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.43/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Police are investigating murder in Puna Monday (Dec 25)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a suspicious death after a body, burnt beyond recognition, was found within a truck in a remote Puna subdivision. At approximately 10:00 a.m. Monday morning (December 25), police and fire units responded to a side road off 39th Avenue near Pōhaku Drive in the Orchidland subdivision to a reported vehicle […]

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Wish you were here? A White Christmas in Hawaii

Snowfall on the summit of Mauna Kea. Time-lapse video December 19-25, 2017 via the Gemini Telescope and UK Infrared Telescope cameras.

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Police locate a Hilo man reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 62-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing (December 24). Walbert Lee Loy was located (December 27), in good health in Hilo. Police appreciate the public’s assistance for their calls on his possible whereabouts during that period.

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Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas opens at Queens’ MarketPlace

A first of its kind for Hawai’i Island, Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas (WLC) opened its doors Friday (Dec 22) to an excited crowd of movie-goers, eager to see first run films in the fun and elegant new environment at Queens’ MarketPlace.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Specialty State License Plate.

National Parks license plates raises $25,000 in first quarter sales

The first specialty license plates in Hawaiʻi became available from Hawaiʻi Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices in August 2017, and feature colorful, iconic scenes from Haleakalā National Park and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

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Kulani prison escapees are captured

Hawaii Police have confirmed they located and arrested Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) inmates Matthew Alani and Lorrin Nakapalau. The two inmates are now in Hawaii PD custody. Alani and Nakapalau were reported missing from a headcount at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Friday. How they escaped is under investigation.

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One-way traffic on Kapiolani Street in Hilo next to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

One-way traffic next to St. Joseph Church Sunday and Monday (Dec 24 & 25)

In observance of the 2017 Christmas season activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hilo, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiʻolani Street. Traffic will be allowed only in the Puna, or southerly, direction on Kapiʻolani Street, between Waiānuenue Avenue and Haili Street during certain hours.

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Two Kulani prison inmates escape from facility

Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) inmates Matthew Alani and Lorrin Nakapalau were reported missing from a headcount at approximately 8:35 p.m. Hawaii County Police were immediately notified. How they escaped is under investigation.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found on December 5th along the Kalapana coastline in Puna.

The victim was identified by dental records as 61 year-old Michael Clay Hughes who had no permanent address.

On December 5, 2017, officers responded to the Kalapana Gardens area after a hiker discovered a decomposing body in a remote location along the coastline.  Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene, but due to darkness and limited accessibility to the area, patrol officers secured the scene until the following morning.

Police identify body found along Kalapana coastline

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the body found on December 5th along the Kalapana coastline in Puna. The victim was identified by dental records as 61 year-old Michael Clay Hughes who had no permanent address. On December 5, 2017, officers responded to the Kalapana Gardens area after a hiker discovered a decomposing body in a […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion that occurred in Puna on Monday evening (December 18).

At 11:31 p.m. police responded to a Kahukai Street address in the Leilani Estates Subdivision for a reported assault.  The victim, a 34 year-old man who lives at the residence, told police that he heard voices and saw the headlights of a vehicle in his driveway.  When he went out to the front yard to see who they were, he was immediately attacked by two unidentified men who repeatedly struck him in the face and head.

Puna man receives skull fractures after catching burglars at his home

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion that occurred in Puna on Monday evening (December 18). At 11:31 p.m. police responded to a Kahukai Street address in the Leilani Estates Subdivision for a reported assault. The victim, a 34 year-old man who lives at the residence, told police that he heard voices and saw […]

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