Archive | February, 2018

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 22, 2018

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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Police charge man in domestic violence incidents

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 38-year-old Big Island man in connection with two separate domestic violence-related incidents. Teodolfo Kaleo Pascubillo was arrested by officers assigned to the Area I Special Enforcement Unit on Wednesday, (February 21), at 5:30 p.m., in the Ainaloa Subdivision of Puna. He was later charged by Area II Juvenile Aid […]

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Update: Police locate a woman reported missing in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 37-year-old Mt. View woman who was reported missing Thursday morning, (February 22). Naomi Glimane was located in Keaʻau Thursday evening in good health.

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Police identify Pahoa man arrested for attempted murder of a police officer

Hawai‘i Island police have identified the Pāhoa man who was arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer in Puna. At 7 a.m., Thursday morning (February 22), 65-year-old Albert Pu‘u was taken into custody without incident after the department’s Special Response Team located him in a shed behind his Oio Street residence […]

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Jabola-Carolus appointed director of Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women

The Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women has appointed Khara Jabola-Carolus as its new Executive Director. Jabola-Carolus begins her tenure on February 26, 2018. “Khara’s immense experience in advocacy and working for all women will help propel the Commission forward. For more than 50 years, the Commission has been a guiding light of […]

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Officer shot in Puna subdivision, suspect arrested

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted murder after a police officer was shot in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision in lower Puna. At 10:22 p.m., Wednesday evening, (February 21), officers were called to a reported assault on Oio Street. As officers approached the suspect’s residence, a man at the residence fired a single gunshot at […]

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Flood Advisory issued for Hawaii Island

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawaii through this evening. Heavy rains and thunderstorms are possible.

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Woman walking on roadway killed after being struck by car Tuesday night (Feb 20)

An adult female pedestrian died following a vehicle/pedestrian crash Tuesday night, (February 20), in Pāhoa. Her name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of her family. Responding to a 9:40 p.m. call, police determined that a 2006 Ford sedan was traveling southbound on Highway 130 near Launahele Road when it struck the female […]

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Police step-up presence at Pahoa and Keaau high schools after gun threat

In response to social media posts on, (January 29), which were brought to school official’s attention yesterday, (February 20), police were summoned to the Pāhoa High School campus. It was reported that during a back and forth Instagram text between two female teenagers in which insults were exchanged, a 16-year-old female made a comment referencing […]

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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Alan Aleman with Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, uses the top of a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) as a vantage point during Spartan Fury at the Pohakuloa Training Area, on the big island of Hawaii, March 21, 2017. Spartan Fury is a Battalion level pre-deployment training exercise designed to improve sustainment training for future deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alex Kouns/Released)

Military convoys between Hilo and PTA February 22, 23, and 25

Soldiers from the 871st Engineer Company are scheduled to convoy from the Hilo Army Reserve Forces Center to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Feb. 22-23; convoys begin at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 and at 8 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2018.

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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center hosts free family day celebrating Hawaiian Language Sunday (Feb 25)

This year’s theme, Celebrating ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, will feature exciting outdoor and indoor activities for the entire ‘ohana centered around the theme of Hawaiian Language.

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Police to station officers at Konawaena and Pahoa schools after threats

On February 20, 2018 at about 11:30 a.m., police received a report of a social media posting from a male party, the posting made a reference to “shooting up local schools”. Investigation into this posting reveal it was posted by a 17 year old male juvenile.

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Police DUI stats for the week of February 12-18, 2018

During the week of February 12, through February 18, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 142 DUI arrests compared […]

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Waiohinu recycling and transfer station damaged by rainstorm

Recent heavy rains that fell over the Ka’ū District has caused damage to the Solid Waste Transfer Station in Wai’ōhinu. A portion of the retaining wall adjacent to the disposal chute was impacted, and as a result, the Solid Waste Division has taken steps to prevent further damage to the disposal area.

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