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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.

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Police charge Puna man and woman for numerous offenses

January 7, 2019

Hawai’i Island police have charged a 31-year-old Puna male and a 27-year-old female in connection with a search warrant executed on a residence located in the Fern Forest Subdivision on Friday,(January 4).

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 1.6 cents per gallon the past week

January 7, 2019

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.22/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hilo man dies in police custody after motorcycle crash

January 6, 2019

A 63-year-old Hilo man died Sunday morning, (January 6), after being in police custody. Responding to a 3:10 p.m. motorcycle crash Saturday, (January 5), Hilo patrol officers determined that the driver of 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling west on Makaʻala Street rear-ended a Toyota sedan and was thrown from the motorcycle.

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Police are searching for a woman reported missing

January 6, 2019

Police are searching for Carmen Walker-Torres, a 24-year-old woman described as part-Hawaiian. Walker-Torres is 4 feet, 6 inches tall, about 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Walker-Torres was last seen in the Pahoa area on Saturday (Jan 5). Police and family members are concerned about her welfare.

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Very strong quake near Indonesia, no tsunami threat

January 6, 2019

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 7.0 has ocurred in the area of Indonesia at 7:27 a.m. HST Sunday, January 6, 2019. Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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Closures for Hawaii Island transfer stations

January 5, 2019

Due to staff shortages, the Keʻei Recycling and Transfer Station will be closed the remainder of today (Friday, 1/4/19), and the greenwaste drop-off chute at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station will be closed until further notice.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of January 5-11, 2019

January 5, 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) — 1) KEAAU Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions in the vicinity of Mile Markers 9 and 11 on Monday, Jan. 7, through Friday, Jan. […]

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Police have located a Kona man wanted on a warrant

January 4, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police report that Dohnavynne Kahalioumi who was wanted was arrested in Kona on Sunday evening, (January 6).

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Police continue to seek info related to a murder case

January 4, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request seeking information related to a murder investigation. On, (November 24, 2018), the body of 45-year-old Denton Freitas of Mountain View was found on Anthurium Road in Mountain View in the Puna District. This after patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision at about 1:45 p.m., after receiving […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, January 4, 2019

January 4, 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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Police DUI stats for the week of December 24-30, 2018

January 3, 2019

During the week of December 24,  through December  30, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested nineteen, (19), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of age of 21.

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Honokaa swimming pool closed until April 2, 2019

January 3, 2019

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Honoka‘a Pool is closed until April 2, 2019 while repairs and upgrades are completed on the pool and the building housing the administration office, changing rooms and showers. The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause and thanks pool users and the general […]

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Community meeting for the Waiaha water system project in North Kona

January 3, 2019

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) invites the community to attend an informational meeting regarding the upcoming Waiʻaha Water System Improvement (Transmission) Project in the Waiʻaha area along Māmalahoa Highway from Water Pipe Road (south of UCC Hawaiʻi Coffee) to Kamila Place (near Iokepa Estates).

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Open Space Commission seeks suggestions for lands to be permanently preserved

January 3, 2019

Do you know of a special property in Hawai‘i County that should be permanently preserved? The County of Hawai‘i Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) is seeking suggestions from the public regarding lands that should be preserved because of cultural or historic significance.

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