Archive | August, 2018

Police are investigating an assault in Keaukaha Sunday evening (Aug 26)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an Assault case that occurred on Sunday evening in Hilo, on Kalanianaole Ave. along the seawall, near the entrance to James Kealoha Beach Park (4 Mile Beach Park). At approximately 5:45 p.m, Sunday, (August 26), during a heated dispute the victim, in this case, was struck in the face by […]

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Spencer Beach Park is closed Monday, August 27 until 12 noon for debris cleanup

The County of Hawai’i Department of Parks and Recreation announced that Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park in Kohala is closed today, August 27, 2018, until 12 noon for debris clean-up. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding. For further information, please call Parks and Recreation at 961-8311.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.1 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.83/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Ocean View man dead after single-car crash Sunday (Aug 26)

A 24-year-old Ocean View man died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday, (August 26), in Ocean View near the 82-mile marker of Hawaiʻi Belt Road, Highway 11. He has been identified as Derick Tokjen. Responding to a 7:09 a.m. call, police determined that a gray 2005 Honda sedan being operated by Tokjen had been traveling North […]

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Civil Defense update on the recovery process after Hurricane Lane for Sunday (Aug 26)

This is a Civil Defense update for 4 p.m., Sunday, August 26, 2018. The Department of Public Works, partnering with the American Red Cross and local CERT teams, began the process of damage assessment from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the storm, please call 808-643-5555. Rain will continue through early next week […]

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Public schools and Dept of Education offices to resume Monday (Aug 27)

Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) public schools and offices statewide will resume normal operations tomorrow, Aug. 27, with the exception of four schools in Lahaina that will be closed for students. The Department continues to work with county, state and federal emergency management agencies to assess campuses and offices for impacts from the storm. […]

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Most state forest lands and parks reopen after Hurricane Lane

At noon Sunday (Aug 26) most lands under the jurisdiction of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) reopened to public use following the threat of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Lane. Early last week, in the interest of public safety, DOFAW and the DLNR Division of State Parks closed all lands under their jurisdictions. DOFAW Administrator […]

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All Post Offices statewide, except for Pepeekeo, will be open Monday (Aug 27)

The U.S. Postal Service announced the following Hurricane Lane-related adjustments to its operations for Monday, Aug. 27: All post offices statewide except for the Pepeekeo Post Office (Hawaii Island) will be open and providing mail delivery on Monday; mail will be picked up from blue USPS mail boxes The Pepeekeo Post Office will be closed […]

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Fatal single vehicle crash in South Kona Sunday morning (Aug 26)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7:09 a.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 26) to the area between the 82-83 mile markers of Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) for a crash. Crews arrived to find an overturned vehicle about 20 yards off the roadway. In the vehicle was a man about 40-years-old dead with fatal injuries.

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Bank of Hawaii East Hawaii branches resume normal hours Sunday (Aug 26)

Bank of Hawaii’s East Hawaii island branches will resume normal operating hours beginning Sunday, Aug. 26. The two branches open on Sundays include In-Store Branch-KTA Puainako and In-Store Branch-Safeway Hilo. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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A look back at Hurricane Lane from space

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, only one other category 5 hurricane in database records passed within 560 kilometers (350 miles) of Hawaii.

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Landslides, flooding and debris shutdown roadways on Hawaii Island

Numerous roadways are either closed or limited for traffic due to flooding, landslides and debris. Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Lane, two emergency shelters are open on the east side of Hawaii Island. These shelters are for your convenience, but there is NO mandatory evacuation at this time. The shelters are available if […]

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Updated 8 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning extended for Hawaii Island Saturday (Aug 25)

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island extended until 11 p.m. HST Saturday, August 25, 2018. At 7:27 p.m. HST, radar and rain gauges showed persistent heavy rain over the lower Puna District. The most intense rainfall of 2 to 4 inches per hour was around Pahoa and Hawaiian Beaches, extending along Highway 130 toward Hawaiian […]

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All state courts will be open Monday (Aug 27)

The Hawaii State Judiciary announced today that all courthouses and facilities will resume normal operations on Monday, Aug. 27. The courts had been closed due to Hurricane Lane. Anyone scheduled to appear at a courthouse on Monday, should appear as scheduled. Hearings or trials postponed due to the closure of the courts will be rescheduled […]

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