“Hawaii police investigate active shooter hoax call at Keaau High School.”
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Police are investigating a false report of an active shooter at Kea‘au High School.
Mauna Loa eruption Day 11: Civil Defense officials are reminding the public all areas adjacent to Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Old Saddle Road, and near the lava flow are closed, as the flow front of Fissure 3 slows. We’ll have more following officials’ latest daily briefing at 9 a.m.
Nonprofit organization For Children to Flourish recently took 43 Pāhoa kids on the ocean. Organizers say the purpose of the excursions is to get keiki smiling while planting messages of sustaining the ocean.
A Big Island wind advisory has been upgraded to a high wind warning by the National Weather Service, which reports dangerous and severe sustained winds may continue through tomorrow evening.
UH-Hilo basketball players Kāmalū Kamakawiwoʻole and Nadjrick Peat have been named PacWest defenders of the week.
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Central Dispatch received a call at 10:01 a.m. in which the caller claimed there was a Caucasian male on campus with a firearm who had shot multiple students in a classroom and was now roaming the campus. Within minutes of dispatch receiving the call, multiple resources responded to the scene that included specialized service divisions and the Hawaiʻi Fire Department.
Kea‘au High School was placed on lockdown at 10:45 a.m. Other schools in the immediate vicinity also were placed on lockdown as a precaution due to the potential seriousness of the call.
The Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency is reminding the public all areas adjacent to Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Old Saddle Road, and near the lava flow are closed, as the flow front of Fissure 3 slows.
The flow front of Fissure 3 has slowed and remains 1.75 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway, which remains open in both directions. No communities are currently at risk.
Mauna Loa update from the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
Forty-three Pāhoa kids were taken out on the Pacific by For Children to Flourish, a nonprofit organization that provides free ocean adventures for local children, families and those working for and with the next generation.
The children ranged from 5th to 12th grade and are part of a youth group with the Solid Rock Church in Pāhoa.
This post was updated at 7:49 p.m. Dec. 7
The National Weather Service has upgraded a wind advisory in North and South Kohala to a high wind warning. The warning is in effect through Friday evening.
A University of Hawai‘i women’s basketball player stole the show during the first week of Pacific West Conference play, earning her the title of PacWest Defender of the Week for the week of Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.
Kāmalū Kamakawiwoʻole of Kaimukī, Oʻahu, and a Utah State transfer also tried to steal a couple of wins for the Vulcans last week.
A University of Hawai‘i at Hilo men’s basketball player’s defensive skills on the hardwood during the opening week of conference action landed him the title of Pacific West Conference Defender of the Week for Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.
Nadjrick Peat, a 6-foot, 1-inch forward/center from Alexandria, Jamaica, totaled 16 rebounds with six blocks and a double-double in two gams last week. Peat made his large defensive presence known during road victories against Hawai‘i Pacific University and Chaminade. He also had 31 points on the offensive end.
Intermittent closures of Hāna Highway (Route 360) at Waikani Stream Bridge that was originally scheduled for Dec. 9, has been postponed to Dec. 14, weather permitting.
The information was shared as Maui Now inquired about five separate missing persons cases involving adult men in the East Maui area recently. The cases were reported over a span of 10 months, and the list of missing includes both residents and visitors ranging in age from 40-61. Assistant Chief Gregg Okamoto with the Maui Police Department said none of the cases are linked, and there is no suspicion of foul play involved. He said each case is being actively investigated separately as there is no indication that they are related.
The flow front remains nearly two miles from Saddle Road, which remains open in both directions.
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