Moon enthusiasts in California remotely operate 700-pound planetary rover in Kailua-Kona.
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Late last night, Hawaii police reported they had arrested two individuals in Kona where an officer was shot at. More details on this case will be provided as they become available.
Fishers now must obtain an annual permit to use lay nets in State waters. The permit is free for residents and military.
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Moon enthusiasts in California remotely operate 700-pound planetary rover in Kailua-Kona
The 700-pound rover wasn’t on the moon — it was on rugged volcanic terrain that mimics the lunar surface, in Kailua-Kona. The drivers operating the rover were not in Hawaiʻi, but more than 2,000 miles away in California.
During Wednesday’s simulation of space exploration, 15 drivers from private industry and academia remotely navigated the PISCES planetary rover called Helelani (heavenly travels) at Hawaiʻi Ocean Science and Technology Park. They gained valuable experience in operating a rover from a great distance.
Fishers now must obtain a permit to use lay nets in State waters
Fishers will now have to obtain a permit from the DLNR to use lay nets in State waters, effective 10 days after the governor signs off.
This rule change, approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources Thursday, eliminates the requirement that lay net fishers register each lay net with the department. For Hawai‘i residents, active-duty military personnel and their family members, annual lay net permits will be issued free of charge.
Big Island weekly lane closures: Nov. 12-18
The state Department of Transportation announces weekly lane closures for Nov. 12-18. Lane closure schedules can change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.
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Police: Two arrested in ongoing investigation of incident that involved shooting at an officer
Two people from West Hawai‘i have been arrested in connection with an incident Thursday evening in Kona that involved an armed robbery, a traffic collision and a suspect shooting at an officer.
Big Island police arrested 27-year-old Dyllan Paulo-Leslie of Kailua-Kona for first-degree attempted murder, robbery and reckless endangering and 34-year-old Brittany Johnson of Holualoa for robbery in the same incident.
Many veterans continue serving after their military careers are over By Nathan Christophel
When most people think about Veterans Day, it is to honor the service, bravery and commitment of veterans who have sacrificed so much in defense of the nation.
But for many veterans, their commitment to the nation doesn’t end when their military service is over. They become firefighters, police officers or even hold public office. There also are former military personnel who return to the Armed Services in a civilian capacity.
Runaway teen twins found in good health
Update: Maiya and Shaiya Mattos-Eblacas, who were previously reported as runaways, were located Nov. 9 in good health in Puna.
Original story: Authorities seek the public’s help locating twin 15-year-old girls who were reported as runaways.
Two missing hikers in Honoka‘a found safe
Two missing hikers in the Honoka‘a area were found safe Thursday afternoon.
Hawai‘i Fire Department first responded to a report of the lost hikers — a 67-year-old and 51-year-old woman — in the Kalōpā State Recreation area. Crews responded at 12:52 p.m. and discovered the party’s vehicle in the parking lot.
Maui Kahu Wayne Higa holds on to faith in effort to restore 146-year-old Kaʻahumanu Church, an early symbol of women’s rights
Preserving a Hawaiian church more than 140 years old takes perseverance and patience–traits that Kahu Wayne Higa has a lot of, as he embarks on a task to honor its historic legacy.
Video surveillance shows clumsy thief in smash-and-grab burglary at Hi-Tech Pāʻia
The suspect is seen browsing the sunglass rack, dropping items along the way and taking a handful of merchandise including skateboards, eyewear and backpacks.
Kauai Weather Forecast for November 12, 2022
Moderate to breezy trades will continue through the weekend, before dropping to moderate levels Monday and Tuesday, then easing into the light to moderate…
Kauai Surf Forecast for November 12, 2022
A moderate size, short period north northeast swell (20-30 degrees) has been filling in this morning but has been a little underwhelming with relation to…
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