Archive | October, 2019

Two HVO geologists document road cutting activities on HWY 132 on August 7, 2019. One geologist is taking visual photographs while another geologist is taking thermal photographs to make a tandem pair for comparison. The temperature of the solidified lava was measured to 425° C (800° F) at the digging site. Photograph by USGS geologist K. Mulliken.

Volcano Watch: Why is the 2018 lava still so hot?

As roads are recut into Kīlauea’s 2018 lava flow field, many have been surprised at how hot the lava remains under the surface, even though it is solidified.

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Police arrest four women in Kona drug bust

MEDIA RELEASE Barbara MartinDevon HensonJennifer ConwayMariah Ancona On Wednesday (October 30), at approximately 9:35 a.m., officers from the Area II Vice section, along with officers from Community Policing and Criminal Intelligence Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence off Ahulani Street in Kona. Upon searching the residence, officers recovered a zip-type baggie containing 70.1 […]

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Police continue traffic enforcement on DKI Hwy

MEDIA RELEASE Police assigned to be in place for the TMT protestor blockade and encampment on Mauna Kea access road continued the stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) which began on (August 15).  The continuing efforts of police during the new weeklong period covering last Thursday (October 24) to date […]

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Halloween tips to stay safe

MEDIA RELEASE Halloween is a fun time of year for children and adults alike. Vampires, Werewolves, and Unicorns will be walking through our neighborhoods looking for treats. Being safe is no trick; using a few common-sense safety tips can help make the evening enjoyable for everyone. The Hawaiʻi Police Department asks people to follow a […]

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Halloween by the numbers

MEDIA RELEASE Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes. The following facts are made possible by the invaluable […]

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The Naha and Pinao Stones fronting the Hilo Public Library. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Events at the Hilo Public Library

MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Hilo Public Library Book-Sale 1.) PREVIEW NIGHT FOR FRIENDS (Join for $10 at the door)- Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 2.) Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3.) Friday, November 1, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4.) Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9 a.m. […]

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Police seek ID of man in connection with a sexual assault case

MEDIA RELEASE Surveillance Image Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is wanted for questioning relative to a Sexual Assault investigation involving an adult female that occurred on (June 15) in the area of Banyan Drive, Hilo. The image above was captured on video surveillance and depicts the […]

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Fire destroys home in Hilo Wednesday (Oct 30)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:31 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Oct 30) to a structure fire on Kou Lane in Hilo. Firefighters responded to a structure fire with a home, approximately 600 square-feet in size, engulfed in flames. Accessing the fire scene was difficult due to the lack of a roadway and […]

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Hawaii Island Police need 47 new officers

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i Police Department needs 47 New Police Officers “Committed to Preserving the Spirit of Aloha” The Hawai‘i Police Department will soon be filling vacancies and is looking for 47 qualified people interested in serving our Big Island community. Interested individuals can apply online at www.hawaiicounty.gov. Recruitment Opens on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and Closes at 11:59 […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo teen reported missing

MEDIA RELEASE Ashley Panela Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing. Ashley Panela was last seen in Kurtistown on (October 7).  He is described as being 5-feet-8-inches, approximately 140pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer James Steffen […]

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Governor Ige appoints former prisons director Ted Sakai to new corrections oversight commission

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige appointed former prisons director Ted Sakai to the new Hawai‘i Correctional System Oversight Commission. He joins three other commissioners — retired judge Ronald Ibarra (appointed by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald), Mark Patterson (appointed by Office of Hawaiian Affairs chair Colette Machado), and Michael Town (appointed by Sen. President […]

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Police continue to seek whereabouts of Tyler Gorloff last seen in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE Tyler Gorloff Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Tyler Gorloff, who was reported as missing. He was last seen at MacKenzie State Park on Thursday (April 25).  His vehicle was located the same day at the MacKenzie State Park parking area. He has not been seen […]

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Police announce promotions

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police are announcing fourteen (14) promotions, which go into effect Friday, November 1, 2019. They are: Darren Cho  – Detective, Area II VICECurrent position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal Intelligence UnitBrian Souki – Police Sergeant, Area I – Puna Patrol DivisionCurrent position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal […]

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Police are searching for an escapee from Hale Nani Correctional Facility

MEDIA RELEASE Bryce Dustin Feary Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who allegedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility.  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at the correctional facility on (October 1) at about 10 a.m. He is described as a “local male,” […]

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