Archive | June, 2018

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Hawaii to receive EPA funds for beach water quality monitoring

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing more than $300,000 to the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) to support beach water quality monitoring and information-sharing throughout the state. “This funding allows the state of Hawaii to monitor beach water quality and make the results more easily available to the public,” said EPA Pacific Southwest […]

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Community Police Officers Scott Amaral, left, and Sandor Finkey pose with volunteers of the Kea'au Nutrition Center, who donated 25 bags to a backpack charity drive in 2009.

Police backpack drive to get students ready for school

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to participate again in a backpack drive for children who cannot afford to buy them. As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for persons interested in helping children in need. Backpacks may be dropped off between now and (August 31).

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Jozan Mei-Ling Buckley-Francisco

Police seeking a Hilo woman wanted for an auto theft

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 52-year-old Hilo woman who is wanted for Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Motor Vehicle. Jozan Mei-Ling Buckley-Francisco also known as Kaleo Francisco frequents the Puna and Hilo area and may be operating a silver 2016 Jeep Latitude, license number ZDD520. She is described as 5-feet-8-inches, 132 pounds with […]

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A small overflow from the lava channel (left side of image) captured by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Small overflows on both sides of the channel occurred shortly after midnight in the uppermost part of channel. None of these overflows extended past the existing flow field. Image by the U.S. Geological Survey and Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior. Photo taken Wednesday, June 27, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow and summit quakes continue Wednesday (June 27)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is expanding south along the shoreline. Due to frequent earthquakes, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.

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This rendering shows the unmanned and autonomous marine vehicle prototype that Tridentis AMV is developing for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency. NOAA will use the marine vehicles to test water quality and monitor endangered coral reefs. (Photo courtesy Tridentis AMV)

National tech company expands to Kona developing advanced marine vehicle

With support from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles (AMV) launched in Kona last November to continue its development of the world’s most advanced autonomous and unmanned marine vehicles, working with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).

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A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Four men cited by DOCARE in Kilauea eruption disaster area

Four more people have been cited by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement for being in an East Rift Zone Eruption closed area. Monday afternoon at about 4:45, four men were spotted by DOCARE officers in an area north of MacKenzie State Recreation Area. All four were cited on two charges: […]

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Solid waste disposal rate increase for Hawaii County

On July 1, 2018, the Solid Waste Disposal rates for the County of Hawaiʻi will increase. Ordinance 18-005 amends the Hawaiʻi County Code, Chapter 20, relating to solid waste fees effective July 1, 2018. The ordinance reduces the annual finance charge from 18% to 12%, amends when the finance charge will be imposed, and increases […]

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Couple at Pu‘u o Lokuana in Kahuku-t

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park hikes, & events, June 26-July 1, 2018

Everyone is invited to find their park and experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events and more from Ka‘ū to Volcano to Hilo.

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Kolten Mychal Quevedo

Police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant and other crime investigations

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Kolten Mychal Quevedo who frequents the South Hilo areas of Papaikou, Pepeekeo, Honomu, and Hakalau. Quevedo is 5-feet-4-inches and about 147 pounds. He is bald and has numerous tattoos, including one visible on the left side of his neck.

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Brian Lee Smith

Police charge Honaunau man with murder, attempted murder and other charges

Hawai’i Island police have charged a 49-year-old Hōnaunau man in connection with the shooting incident on Painted Church Road in South Kona on Saturday afternoon, (June 23). On Tuesday morning, (June 26), after conferring with county prosecutor’s, Brian Lee Smith was charged with one count of attempted-Murder in the First Degree, one count of Murder […]

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Deborah Wiley

Police renew request to public for information about a Kona woman reported missing

Police are renewing their request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who remains missing from Kinue Road since Sunday evening, (May 13). Wiley is described as 5-feet-3-inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark bluish colored long-sleeved shirt, blue colored jeans, […]

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Police arrest and charge Kailua-Kona man in robbery case

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested and charged a Kailua-Kona man in connection with a robbery incident At 11:47 a.m., Sunday morning, (June 24), the victim, a 65-year-old Kailua-Kona man told police that he was stopped on Kuakini Highway at a local gas station where he stepped out of his running vehicle to clean his windshield, […]

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Lava from fissure 8 is entering the sea this morning on the southern portion of the flow front primarily through the open channel, but also along this 1 km (0.6 mi) wide area with multiple laze plumes from smaller oozing lobes. Photo taken Tuesday, June 26, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow continues, community meeting tonight Tuesday (June 26)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full lava channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho.

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Endangered species protected under an agreement between government & Kamehameha Schools

The State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kamehameha Schools (KS) signed a historic agreement today to promote the recovery of 32 federally-endangered species and one threatened species on the Island of Hawaiʻi.

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