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Egg laying hens stolen from Waimea Middle School Friday (Jan 4)

Seven laying hens that lived in the one-acre Mala’ai Garden of Waimea Middle School were stolen sometime during the night of Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

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January 2019 events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout January 2019 – which is Volcano Awareness Month.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 20, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of the middle ERZ.

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Volcano Watch: A Field Trip to the Mountain of Water

The field day begins with a summit weather check at first light. It is a reflective moment at 6:15 a.m. atop Kīlauea Volcano, and the….

Thermal camera image at Mile Marker 14.5 on Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) Image courtesy HDOT

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 13, 2018

Thermal camera imagery of Route 130 show steam. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week. Earthquakes continue to occur primarily at Kīlauea’s summit area and south flank.

Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapse, shown here on July 28 (left), and the lower East Rift Zone fissure 8 lava flow, shown here on July 2 (right), will be the focus of “Volcano Awareness Month” talks offered in January 2019. For details, please visit the “HVO News” corner on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website homepage (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-200/Talks_2019%20VAM.pdf). USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: January is Volcano Awareness Month

January 2019 marks the 10th annual “Volcano Awareness Month” on the Island of Hawaiʻi.

Police warrants list for Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

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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HELCO reaches out to customers who had payments in Hilo dropbox broken into

January 11, 2019

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company is notifying all customers who made a payment at the Kilauea Avenue drop box between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, about a security incident that may have affected their personal information.

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Police charge man with disorderly conduct and assault in Waimea

January 10, 2019

Hawai’i Island Police have charged a 36-year-old male in connection with a behavior disorder report on Puu Huluhulu Road in the Lalamilo Farm Lots area. On Wednesday, (January 8), at 4:51 p.m., officers from the South Kohala District responded to Puu Huluhulu Road for a report of an individual male yelling and swearing at residence […]

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High surf advisory remains in effect for east facing shores

January 10, 2019

The National Weather Service has canceled the High Surf Advisory for North facing shores of Hawaii Island. The High Surf Advisory for East facing shores remains in place through 6 p.m. today. A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property form the surf.

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Fire destroys structure in Hawaiian Acres Wednesday night (Jan 9)

January 10, 2019

Fire/rescue responded to a 9 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Jan 9) to Hawaiian Acres Road B between roads four and five for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story, wooden 25-foot by 30-foot post and pier structure engulfed in flames. No occupants were found at the scene, and no electrical lines were connected to […]

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Police charge man for numerous offenses after Fern Acres arrest

January 9, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police received several complaints of a reckless driver that had been reported periodically in the area of the Fern Acres subdivision. Police responded to the complaint at about 11:45 a.m., observed a gray primer colored four-door sedan that matched the description given of the reckless driver. The vehicle was parked near the shoulder […]

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High surf warning in effect for east facing shores

January 9, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for East facing shores of Hawaii Island today through Thursday. A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.

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Police identify motorcycle rider who died in custody after crash

January 9, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police report that an autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning, (January 8), on the body of a man who died after being in police custody who was earlier involved in a motorcycle collision on, (January 5). The man was identified as 64-year-old Collin Miller of Hilo.

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Police promotions announced

January 9, 2019

Chief Paul K. Ferreira has announced promotions of four employees from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain and one employee from Major to Assistant Chief. Police Lieutenant Miles Chong, a 24-year veteran of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, (Area I CIS), is now Police Captain, Area II Kaʻū Patrol. Police Lieutenant Jeremie Evangelista, a 24-year veteran […]

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County reports all transfer stations are open

January 9, 2019

All West Hawai`i transfer stations are open and operating as of Sunday, January 6, 2019. The Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management thanks our West Hawai`i patrons for their patience and understanding during last week’s unexpected post-holiday staffing shortage.

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Yamamoto is Hawaii County’s new Director of Public Works

January 9, 2019

Long-time County engineer David Yamamoto has been confirmed by the Hawai‘i County Council as the new Director of Public Works. His appointment is effective February 1, 2019. Yamamoto, a registered Professional Engineer, has more than 26 years of experience as an engineer and program management professional. He has held the position of Building Chief in […]

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Hawaiian Airlines check-in for interisland flights in Honolulu moving to Lobby 3

January 8, 2019

Beginning Jan. 9, 2019, the check-in for all Hawaiian Airlines neighbor island flights will move from Lobby 2 to Lobby 3 in Terminal 1, as planned. Check-in operations for Hawaiian’s North American flights will remain at Lobby 2.

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

January 8, 2019

Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing. Jaysha Gardner was last seen in Hilo, during the early evening hours on, (November 28). She is described as being 5-feet 3-inches tall, 140 pounds with brown eyes and long black hair. Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts is […]

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Community meeting for the Kaʻieʻie Mauka facility improvements project in Pāpaʻikou

January 8, 2019

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Kaʻieʻie Mauka Facility Improvements Project near the top of Kaʻieʻie Road in Pāpaʻikou.

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