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HVNP Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium to temporarily close for electrical work

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii National Park, HI – Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium will be closed Thursday-Friday (March 21-22) for electrical rewiring in advance of a planned upgrade slated April 8-15, 2019. The auditorium will again close temporarily from April 8 through April 15 for system upgrades. The visitor center will remain open during both closures, but park films normally shown in the auditorium […]

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Police investigate a shooting in Puna Monday (March 18)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting in Puna on Monday morning, (March 18), that left one man dead. At about 12:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres subdivision after receiving a report of a man with a gunshot wound lying on the driveway of a Plumeria Street residence. Officers arriving […]

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High Surf Warning continues for north facing shores Monday (March 18)

Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message This is a Civil Defense message for 7 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2019. The National Weather Service continues the High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island through today. A High Surf Warning means large breaking surf, significant shore-break, and dangerous currents make entering the water very […]

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Gas prices in Hawaii rise 10.5 cents per gallon the past week

Hawaii gas prices have risen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations. Gas prices in Hawaii are 8.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 17.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island through Monday evening. The swell will build today and is expected to peak on Monday. The most dangerous time along the coast is during periods of high tide forecast to occur around 1:30 a.m. Monday (March 18).

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High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message This is a Civil Defense message for 6:45 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island beginning midnight tonight through Monday evening. A High Surf Warning means large breaking surf, significant shore-break, and dangerous currents make […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of March 16-22, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.  — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11/190) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 56 and 57 in the vicinity of Ninole Loop Road on Monday, March 18, […]

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Police charge Kailua-Kona man with multiple offenses

MEDIA RELEASE Christopher Mundon On, (March 15), 43-year-old Christopher Mundon, of Kailua-Kona was arrested and charged on the strength of an arrest warrant for reckless driving, reckless endangerment 2, obeying police, resisting an order to stop, excessive speed, refusing to show identification, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, driving without a valid license, […]

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Large ocean swell to arrive this weekend

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County Civil Defense weather statement This is a Civil Defense message for 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 The National Weather Service is tracking a large ocean swell that is expected to arrive Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday.  Warning level surf is expected Sunday afternoon on North facing shores of Hawaii Island. […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, March 15, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE As of Friday, March 15, 2019, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: This is the official list from the Hawaii County Police Department Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this list call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. […]

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Volcano Watch: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake – a bump in the night toward a mo​re typical seismic background

This is the same fault that was responsible for last May’s M6.9 earthquake.

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Police are searching for three men involved in a cellphone theft in Pahoa

MEDIA RELEASE Puna surveillance image 1Puna surveillance image 2Puna surveillance image 3 Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three men responsible for a theft of a cellular phone on, (March 5), between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. at the Pāhoa Subway restaurant.  Video surveillance revealed that these unknown male parties […]

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Big Island Press Club reveals awards of honor and dishonor for 2018

The Big Island Press Club awards its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to County Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy and the Lava Tube dishonor award to the county Civil Defense Agency. The Torch of Light award is given to an individual or entity who brightens the public’s right to know

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Police charge Keaau man with drug and firearms offenses

MEDIA RELEASE Harvey Damo Sr. Police have charged a 58-year-old Keaʻau man for drug and firearms offenses after executing a search warrant at a residence in Keaʻau. After conferring with prosecutors, Harvey Damo Sr. was charged with first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia, first-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, two […]

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