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One dead as fire destroys Hilo home Saturday (Sept 15)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:35 a.m. alarm Saturday (Sept 15) for a structure fire located between Kinoole St. and Alenaio Lane in Hilo. Crews found a two-story plantation style home on a post-and-pier foundation with the rear garage area engulfed in flames spreading fire through the home to the front, Kinoole Street, side and […]

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State road paving crews in Papaikou on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of September 15-21, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KURTISTOWN TO MOUNTAIN VIEW (WEEKEND WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 15 and 17 in the vicinity of […]

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Pahoa Neighborhood Facility

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center hours changing

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be changing its hours next week. The Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will adopt new hours beginning Monday, Sept. 17. Current hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 […]

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County Wastewater Division to conduct dye test of wastewater treatment plant outfall pipe in Puhi Bay

The County of Hawaii, Department of Environmental Management, Wastewater Division, will be conducting a dye test of the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe. The dye test will be completed September 21, 2018, and will provide information for inspection of the outfall pipe. The inspection is being done to confirm the integrity of repairs completed […]

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Sign at Honokohau Harbor dry storage facility. Photo courtesy of DLNR

Boat owners at Honokohau Harbor dry storage must get leases from new facility operator

DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “Misinformation about current tenant’s need to vacate the property is being circulated. It is not accurate. Tenants are able to negotiate new storage agreements with the new operator that will allow continued use of the space they are already occupying.” For more information boat owners can contact mahalo@honokohaustorage.com or begin […]

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Three vent sites in Leilani Estates subdivision at 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. The area has been evacuated due to fumes, fire and lava hazards. Photos by Steven Royston | Special to Hawaii 24/7

HELCO to restore power to parts of Leilani Estates Friday (Sept 14)

Over the last two weeks, Hawai‘i Electric Light crews have been working in Leilani Estates to remove damaged electrical equipment and poles, and repair and replace equipment damaged by the eruption and seismic activity. Crews will re-energize parts of Leilani Estates starting Friday, Sept. 14.

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Hirota and Hosaka are two newest members of Mayor Harry Kim’s administration

Mayor Harry Kim has announced that Sharon L. Hirota is the County’s new Administrator of the Office of Housing and Community Development, effective October 1, 2018. Barett Otani, a veteran public relations specialist, joined the Office of the Mayor as an executive assistant on August 1, as the administration tackles an array of challenges, including […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, September 14, 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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State road paving crews in Papaikou on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the weekend of September 14-16, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — VOLCANO ROAD/MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KURTISTOWN TO MOUNTAIN VIEW (WEEKEND WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Mile Markers 15 and 17 in the vicinity of […]

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Moku Ola (Coconut Island) closed on Friday (Sept 14) for Hurricane Lane clean-up

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo will be closed on Friday, September 14, 2018, while Parks Maintenance personnel remove debris associated with Hurricane Lane. The Department is working diligently to remove debris associated with Hurricane Lane at all parks and recreational facilities, and thanks park users […]

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"Officer of the Year" Candidates

Roberg is the Hawaii Police Department’s Officer of the Year

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee has named Officer Adam Roberg as the “Officer of the Year.” Officer Roberg was honored along with ten other officers at an awards ceremony yesterday, (September 12). Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira praised all of the officers for serving their communities with honor and distinction. He also had high praise […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 13, 2018

Since the beginning of September, small lava flows have been observed within the fissure 8 cone, but none have extended outside the walls of the cone.

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Autopsy results in for suspect suicide while in police cell

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday morning, (September 12), on Thomas Lional Woods. Preliminary results indicate that Woods died at the North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, due to asphyxiation stemming from a self-inflicted injury while being held within a temporary cell at the South Kohala Police Station.

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County set to open Mauna Kea Recreation Area cabins October 1, 2018

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Mauna Kea Recreation Area (MKRA) cabins will be available for lodging, beginning October 1, 2018. Each available cabin is intended for use by a maximum of six occupants and may be reserved for up to seven consecutive nights. There are seven cabins, two of which are ADA-accessible […]

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