Archive | November, 2016

Multiple weather advisories issued for Hawaii Island

A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday (Dec 2) for Hawaii Island east facing shores along south, north and east coasts. Surf in the 6-10 foot range is forecast. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Hawaii Island summits from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

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Police warn about increase in counterfeit money being used

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an increase in counterfeit money in circulation. Kona police officers have been responding to numerous calls about fake $100 bills. The phony money looks, feels and appears to be real even after using the test pen, so police advise businesses and individuals to look for security features […]

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Traffic signal installation on Henry Street in Kailua-Kona starting Thursday (Dec 1)

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the new traffic signals at the Henry St. and Alahou St. intersection beginning on Thursday, December 1st and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Daily work hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather conditions permitting. There will be no work on the weekend.

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Boxing makes a return to the HI-PAL sports program

The Hawaiʻi Police Department announces the return to West Hawaiʻi of the HI-PAL boxing program for boys and girls ages 8-17. Events will begin in February 2017. For information on how to participate in the program—including registration details and information about scheduling pre-entry physical appointments—interested youth, parents and coaches may contact Community Police Officer Kapelieli […]

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Op-Ed by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard – Giving Voice to Millions of Americans: End U.S. Wars of Intervention

I recently met with President-elect Donald Trump to give voice to the millions of Americans, including my fellow veterans, who desperately want to end our country’s illegal, counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government. We had an hour-long, meaningful, back-and-forth discussion about the problems with current U.S. policy in Syria and where to go from […]

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Rapid Ohia Death Summit held on Oahu, calls for $10M in funding

The fungal disease has devastated more than 50,000 acres of native ʻōhiʻa, one of Hawaii’i’s most prized and culturally important forest trees.

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Police located a Waimea girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 16-year-old Alexia Galeon of Kamuela, who was reported missing. She was found in Puna on December 4.

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Woman leaves Hilo salon without paying, police investigating

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a theft from a retail establishment on the 100 block of East Puainako Street in Hilo. The suspect’s image was captured on video surveillance. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on November 19, an unidentified woman left a salon without paying for services. The suspect is believed to be in her early […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of November 21-27, 2016

During the week of November 21, 2016, through November 27, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 25 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. So far this year, there have been 996 DUI arrests compared with 980 during the same period last year, an increase […]

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Police warn of telephone scams pretending to be resorts

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about a series of telephone scams by callers claiming to represent resort hotels. A recorded messages claims that the recipient is an awards member of the resort and has earned either free accommodations or a discounted vacation package. The recipient is then asked to press “1” after which […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo boy reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing. George Price-Apo was last seen in Hilo on October 19. He is described as Hawaiian, 6-foot-1, 140 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at […]

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LavaTalk: Explosion of lava at Kilauea summit due to rockfall Monday (Nov 28)

At 11:59 a.m., a rockfall from the south wall of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater triggered a small explosive event in the summit lava lake.

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HELCO completes line upgrades in West Hawaii ahead of schedule

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces the completion of transmission line upgrades along sections of Highway 190 from just south of Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a (23-mile marker) to Makalei Golf Course (32-mile marker). The project involved upgrading about nine miles of transmission lines and equipment to improve system reliability and was completed ahead of schedule. Hawai‘i Electric Light […]

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status update for Sunday (Nov 27)

The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō breakout that originated in the uppermost part of the 61g flow field near Puʻu Halulu continues and satellite images show its front at roughly 1km from where it first issued lava.

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