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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of December 8-14, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 68 and 69 on Monday, Dec. 10, through Friday Dec. 14, from 8 […]

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High surf warning and additional advisories for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Warning for the north facing shores and a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 a.m. Monday (Dec 10).

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Honokohau Small Boat Harbor

Public hearings to be scheduled on fee increases at small harbors

The Board of Land & Natural Resources (BLNR) voted today to approve a proposal by the DLNR Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to move forward with public hearings on new proposed fees at small boat harbors.

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Police warrants list for Friday, December 7, 2018

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Kealakehe student arrested after bomb talk and school lockdown

On Friday (December 7) at approximately 9:00 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a possible weapons incident at Kealakehe High School which resulted in a school lockdown. A check was conducted at the school, and no one was found in possession of any weapons. Further investigation reveals the incident involved a student […]

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Kailua-Kona pedestrian is dead after being hit by pickup truck

A 70-year-old Kailua-Kona man died from his injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday evening (December 5) on Ane Keohokalole Highway at the intersection with Manawalea Street in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi. The identification of the victim is still pending.

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Navy extends public comment period for special operations training

The Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) is extending the public comment period for the Naval Special Operations Training State of Hawaii Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) until Jan. 7, 2019 to allow the public more time to submit comments. NSWC prepared the Draft EA to analyze the potential impacts of proposed naval special operations training in […]

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Volcano Watch: Ninety days with no lava – a milestone for Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption

One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”

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Lower East Rift Zone in Puna Saturday, May 26, 2018. Photos courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Mayor Kim issues sixth supplementary emergency proclamation

WHEREAS, on May 3, 2018, the Mayor of the County of Hawaii and the Governor of the State of Hawaii issued respective Emergency Proclamations declaring states of emergency due to active lava erupting along the East Rift Zone in Lower Puna, County and State of Hawaii; and

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Aerial view of Lava Tree State Monument on right with Kilauea Eruption lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road on the left on June 21, 2018. Image courtesy of DLNR.

Lava Tree State Monument reopens today (Dec 6)

Today (Dec 6) at 7:45 a.m. the gate to Lava Tree State Monument in the Puna District on Hawai‘i Island will open for the first time in more than seven months.

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Hawaii based soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to support ISIS

Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army formerly stationed at Schofield Barracks, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Kang was sentenced to 240 months on Counts 2, 3, […]

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Lava approaching Isaac Hale Beach Park on July 30, 2018. Photo courtesy of HCCD

Isaac Hale Beach Park to reopen at 12 noon today (Dec 6)

The Department of Parks and Recreation will open the gate at the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12 noon today. A blessing will be held at 1 p.m. The Department of Public Works will open the emergency road to the Isaac Hale Beach Park at 12:00 noon for access into the park. Be advised you […]

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Douglas K. Louis

Police are searching for a man considered dangerous, wanted on a warrant

Hawaiʻi Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Douglas K. Louis, a 38-year-old male who frequents Pahala in the District of Kaʻū. Louis is wanted for a Hawaiʻi Paroling Authority Warrant of Arrest. He is described as 5-foot-7, 170 pounds, and should be considered a danger if approached.

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Hawaiian Airlines offers business class auction upgrades

Hawaiian Airlines today announced the expansion of its Business Class auction upgrade service – Bid Up by Hawaiian Airlines – to flights operating between Hawaiʻi and Japan and South Korea. “Bid Up has been extremely popular since we first launched the service in 2016, and we’re excited to offer our guests in Japan and Korea […]

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