Archive | August, 2018

Jen Ruggles

Councilwoman Ruggles refrains from legislative duties citing possible war crimes liability

Council member Jen Ruggles released a letter today in response to Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela’s opinion regarding possible criminal liability for war crimes. In a letter on Corporation Counsel letterhead dated August 22, 2018, Kamelamela’s answer consisted of two sentences stating, “we opine that you will not incur criminal liability under state, federal and international […]

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Very strong 7.1M quake Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 occurred Southeast of the Loyalty islands at 5:52 p.m. HST Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Based on all available data the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii from this earthquake.

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County reminds public how to dispose of trash and debris after Hurricane Lane

Household refuse which is usually generated by a family’s activities at their place of residence, including shrubbery, yard trimmings, and any other allowable material not exceeding fifty pounds or four feet in length, can be deposited into any solid waste transfer station container during normal working hours. Materials prohibited from being deposited at a transfer […]

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Eleven Alala birds in the wild doing fine after Hurricane Lane

In their forest home in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on Hawai‘i Island, eleven ʻAlalā (native Hawaiian crows) appear to have little difficulty following several days of heavy rains generated by Hurricane Lane. The critically endangered birds, the first to have been successfully released into the wild from conservation breeding facilities last fall, are […]

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Police seek info on Kapoho burglary suspects

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in multiple burglaries of a Kapoho business in the Puna District. The two suspects were captured on surveillance. Police ask anyone with information on the identities of these suspects to call Officer Bryson Pilor at the Pāhoa Police Station number (808) 965-2716 […]

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Flash Flood Watch issued for all Hawaiian Island through Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Island through Tuesday afternoon (Aug 28). Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding.

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Ke‘ala Kawa‘auhau (right) sings onstage in the group Sudden Rush at the 2016 KWXX Hoolaulea in Hilo, Hawaii. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

KWXX co-host, Sudden Rush member Ke‘ala Kawa‘auhau passes at the age of 47

New West Broadcasting Monday (Aug 27) announced the passing of KWXX morning show personality Ke‘ala Kawa‘auhau at the age of 47.

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Hawaiian Airlines extends travel waivers for customers affected by Hurricane Lane

Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel on Hawaiian Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines codeshare flights departing to/from/via Hawaii Island (ITO/KOA) or Maui (OGG/JHM), from August 21, 2018 through September 5, 2018 will be permitted the following waivers:

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Some Hilo Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed due to damage from Hurricane Lane

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the following facilities will be closed until further notice due to damage caused by Hurricane Lane. Once the facilities are repaired and safe for use, the public will be notified and the facilities will re-open.

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Eleven cited in hazardous closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Eleven people who illegally entered Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday were cited by National Park Service (NPS) law enforcement rangers for disobeying a lawful closure and disorderly conduct. The group snuck past numerous closure signs and ventured down to the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater below Jaggar Museum. They were spotted by a National Park […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of August 20-26, 2018

During the week of August 20, through August 26, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Five of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 735 DUI arrests compared […]

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Kailua-Kona woman tries to take a child from Kealakehe Elementary School, stopped by staff member

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 42-year-old Kailua-Kona woman with Custodial Interference in the First Degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Kailua-Kona, on the morning of (August 27). Kona patrol officers responded to a report of an unknown woman attempting to take children away from Kealakehe Elementary School in Kailua-Kona, while school […]

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Civil Defense shares guidelines from Dept. of Health on Hurricane Lane clean-up

This is a Civil Defense update for 12 noon, Monday, August 27, 2018.  The Department of Public Works, partnering with the American Red Cross and local CERT teams, continues their damage assessments from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the storm, please call 808-643-5555. Please be careful when traveling on the roads. Closures […]

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Arizona Sen. John McCain

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset […]

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