Archive | November, 2018

Police warrants list for Friday, November 30, 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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Very strong 7.0 magnitude quake in Alaska, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 occurred in Southern Alaska at 7:29 a.m. HST on Friday, November 30, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii from this earthquake. The Tsunami Warning for Alaska has been canceled as there has been no tsunami observed.

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Paul Field instructs volunteers on vegetation management at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo

December 2018 events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout December.

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Volcano Watch: Now is an exciting time at Kīlauea

This is, without a doubt, the most intellectually exciting time to be a volcanologist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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A close-up of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) used by USGS scientists to measure volcanic gases in remote areas of Kīlauea. The fissure 21 cone is visible in the far right background. Photo taken Monday, November 26, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 29, 2018

Deformation signals are consistent with slow refilling the middle East Rift Zone. At the summit, tiltmeters showed little significant change this week.

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Mayor Kim receives Homeland Heroes award

Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim has been selected for a prestigious Homeland Heroes award for his ongoing efforts to keep the people of Hawai‘i County safe. The award from Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) based in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday named Kim a Mission Awardee for 2018.

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Fire hydrant flow test along Kawaihae Road Thursday (Nov 29)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Kawaihae Road between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting Tuesday (Nov 27)

Hawaiʻi Island Police have identified the man shot and killed in the officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday, (November 27), as 42-year-old Bert E. Mercado of Hawaiian Beaches. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, (November 30), to determine the exact cause of his death.

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The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station early Saturday morning. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station stargazing to be suspended during construction work

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) will adjust its closing time from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Friday, December 7, for an infrastructure project that will improve visitor safety and better protect natural, historic and cultural resources. Preparations will begin in December with construction slated to start in January 2019. The project is expected […]

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Two Iranian men wanted by FBI for ransomware which crippled operations of hospitals and others

Two Iranian men have been charged with deploying a sinister type of ransomware that crippled the operations of hospitals, municipalities, public institutions, and other critical networks in the United States and Canada, officials from the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today.

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SBA offers disaster assistance to businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Lane

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Hawaii businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Lane, including wildfires and floods, that occurred Aug. 22-29, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial of the state’s appeal for a major disaster declaration […]

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Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Isaac Hale Beach Park and Pohoiki to reopen to public on Thursday (Dec 6)

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki Beach Park, will reopen at 1 p.m., on December 6, following a blessing ceremony. The public is invited to attend the blessing ceremony. This new park created is dedicated as a safe and peaceful place […]

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Officer-involved shooting in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision, man with rifle dead

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday (November 27) in Puna. Officers responded to the report of a 42-year-old man who had stabbed himself with a knife at a home on Kahakai Boulevard, in Hawaiian Beaches. Upon their arrival, they were confronted with an adult male next […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of November 19-25, 2018

During the week of November 19 through November 25, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen, (13), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 980 DUI arrests compared with 1,040 during the same period last year, a […]

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