Archive | December, 2017

Search for UH-Hilo chancellor begins

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Chancellor Search Advisory Committee has been appointed, and the committee will begin meeting immediately. A local, national and international search will be opened with the assistance of a professional firm, and the committee hopes to begin screening applicants and nominees by the end of February 2018.

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As of yesterday afternoon, Keōpū Deepwell installation is complete. The Department has begun the disinfection and water quality testing process, which once successfully completed, will render the Keōpū Deepwell fully operational and ready for use. The Department anticipates this will happen by Monday, December 25, 2017.

Keopu Deepwell in Kona projected to be in service by Christmas day

As of yesterday afternoon, Keōpū Deepwell installation is complete. The Department has begun the disinfection and water quality testing process, which once successfully completed, will render the Keōpū Deepwell fully operational and ready for use. The Department anticipates this will happen by Monday, December 25, 2017.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of chainsaws and other equipment in North Kohala.

The theft occurred between Tuesday, (December 19), at 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday,(December 20) at 8:00 a.m.

Suspects entered a locked tool storage at the Kohala Plants Nursery and stole four chainsaws, a Stihl 25, 18”, Stihl 26-22”, Echo CS340-14”, and Echo CS341-14”.  They also took a cordless Milwaukee Sawzall, 18V Dewalt drill, and driver and an Electric Winch.

Police are investigating a North Kohala theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the theft of chainsaws and other equipment in North Kohala. The theft occurred between Tuesday, (December 19), at 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday,(December 20) at 8:00 a.m. Suspects entered a locked tool storage at the Kohala Plants Nursery and stole four chainsaws, a Stihl 25, 18”, Stihl 26-22”, Echo CS340-14”, and […]

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Volcano Watch: Evolving tube network blocked and diverted lava from the Kamokuna delta

Geologists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory last observed active lava atop the delta on November 17, 2017.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 21, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation and ranged about 30-44 m (98–144 ft) below the vent rim.

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Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Free Wi-Fi offered at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is pleased to deliver free Wi-Fi at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) just in time for the holidays. A soft launch began December 14, 2017 and within minutes travelers discovered the free Wi-Fi and immediately connected to the new service. The Wi-Fi is available through […]

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A Pāhoa man arrested Tuesday afternoon, (December 19), in connection with a hostage situation in Puna was flown to an Oʻahu hospital for additional treatment of his injuries.

At 5:39 a.m., that morning, police responded to a report of a shooting on Nohea Street in the Leilani Estates Subdivision. Officers located the victim, a 25-year-old Keaʻau man, on the side of the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Pahoa man involved in shooting arrested for attempted murder, flown to Oahu hospital

A Pāhoa man arrested Tuesday afternoon, (December 19), in connection with a hostage situation in Puna was flown to an Oʻahu hospital for additional treatment of his injuries. At 5:39 a.m., that morning, police responded to a report of a shooting on Nohea Street in the Leilani Estates Subdivision. Officers located the victim, a 25-year-old […]

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Winter storm, flash flood and marine advisories continue

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 a.m. Thursday (Dec 21). The National Weather Service has downgraded the Warning to a Flash Flood Watch. A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is still possible.

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Ka‘u man wanted by police in a terror threat and property damage case

Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Ka‘ū man wanted for questioning in a terror threat and criminal property damage investigation. Police investigating the complaints identified Jeffery Belanio Jr. He is known to frequent the Ocean View and South Kona areas and drives a purple colored, Toyota 4Runner, with Hawaiʻi license […]

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A UH-1Y Huey Venom helicopter lands on a runway at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, September 28, 2017. The squadron conducted aerial live-fire training in Okinawa, which is crucial to maintaining a stronger, more capable, forward deployed force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently forward deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

Military reminds public that aiming a laser at aircraft is a federal crime

On Dec. 5, 2017, a UH-1Y Huey helicopter aircrew with Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, was involved in a lasing incident while flying routine operations near Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.

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Winter storm warning and flash flood watch in effect for Hawaii Island

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 a.m. Thursday (Dec 21).

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Hostage incident ends in Puna with the arrest of a 33-year-old Leilani man.

A hostage standoff in Leilani Estates ended just after 2 p.m. after the suspect emerged from the residence he barricaded himself in since early this morning. After coming out of the home, the suspect shot himself in the facial area with a rifle. Medics were on scene and he was immediately transported to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment. The suspect has been identified as Jovin Chang of Leilani Estates.

Shooting and hostage situation in Leilani Estates

Hostage incident ends in Puna with the arrest of a 33-year-old Leilani man. A hostage standoff in Leilani Estates ended just after 2 p.m. after the suspect emerged from the residence he barricaded himself in since early this morning. After coming out of the home, the suspect shot himself in the facial area with a […]

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Police are searching for a Waimea boy reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island Police are searching for a 16-year-old Kamuela youth who was reported missing. Jacob Mead was last seen on (August 8), in Hilo. He is described as 5-feet-8-inches, 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311

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During the week of December 11, 2017, through December 17, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five 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 1,115 DUI arrests compared with 1,061 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of December 11-17, 2017

During the week of December 11, 2017, through December 17, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five 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 1,115 DUI arrests […]

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