Archive | December, 2018

A field artilleryman with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, pulls the lanyard on a M327 120 mm mortar system during Operation Spartan Fury at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Feb. 21, 2013. The Alpha Battery Marines used the mortar system for the first time during the training exercise and were mentored by Marines from Bravo Battery to become familiar with the new weaponry. Photo courtesy USMC

PTA training set for U.S. Marines in January 2019

U.S. Marine Corps units home-based on Oahu, are scheduled to conduct various types of small unit training here involving helicopters, mortars and artillery beginning Jan. 7 through the end of the month. This training may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities.

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Navy welcomes public comments on training by January 7, 2019

The public still has seven days to comment on the Naval Special Operations Training State of Hawaii Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA). The Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) welcomes public comments, which must be postmarked or received online by Jan. 7, 2019, for consideration in the final EA.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2.5 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.25/g, according to GasBuddy.

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West Hawaii state parks to close early for New Year’s Eve

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reminding the public that West Hawai‘i State Parks will close early at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early include Hāpuna, Kīholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahai’ula and Kua Bay sections).

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Police sweep leads to more arrests in Leilani Estates

Hawaiʻi Island Police in the Puna District continued with enforcement efforts in the Leilani Estates area on December 28, 2018, and arrested and charged seven people wanted for outstanding warrants. In a continued effort to safeguard the neighborhood of Leilani Estates, police conducted another sweep in the area specifically aimed at unlawful occupancy of residences. […]

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Police arrest Kona robbery suspect

Big Island police have arrested and charged a Kona robbery suspect. On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, just before noon, Kona patrol officers responded to the 76-5900 block of the Hōlualoa area where a 71-year old male reported that his backpack was taken by force. The victim sustained minor injuries while being struck and from falling […]

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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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Brushfire burns about 30 acres in Kona Friday (Dec 28)

Firefighters responded to a 2:05 p.m. alarm Friday (Dec 28) to the area mauka of Kauhola Street in Kona for a brushfire. Crews arrived to find about 1/2 acre of open land burning. The fire could be seen widely throughout the area with large columns of smoke and tall flames at times. Residents of the […]

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Brake fire on trailer carrying 38,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen in Hilo

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:18 a.m. alarm Saturday (Dec 29) to Silva Street in Hilo for a fire in the wheel/brake area of a tanker-trailer. Crews arrived to find a tanker-trailer carrying 38,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen with a fire in the wheel/brake area. Firefighters put out the fire and cooled down the tank […]

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Very strong 7.0M quake in the Philippines, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 has occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 5:39 p.m. HST, Friday, December 28, 2018. There is no longer a tsunami threat from this earthquake. Based on all available data there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

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Ebesugawa is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for November 2018

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi has honored Officer Lisa Ebesugawa as the November 2018 Officer of the Month. On, (October 12), Officer Ebesugawa responded to an active motor vehicle theft. However, the suspects left before police arrived. She conducted detailed interviews and gathered evidence promptly leading to the positive identificcation of the two […]

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training in Hilo

With the lava eruption and heavy rain earlier this year, are you better prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster? Your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has scheduled an in-depth, 4-day Community Emergency Response Team or CERT Basic Training Course in Hilo. Training will take place over 4 Saturdays starting January 12th and will […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, December 28, 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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Police arrest trespassers in Leilani Estates on Christmas Day

A 47-year-old man and his 47-year-old female accomplice were arrested by Hawaiʻi Island Police, (December 25), following complaints by the Leilani Estates residents of trespassers in a home on Maile Street. Police investigating the 11:18 a.m. incident near the 3500 block, found David Kainoa Paio and Tina Yoon in a vacant home. Police determined that […]

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