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“Wreckage, flight crew recovered from Hawai’i Life Flight in deep water.”

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023

Good morning Big Island,

There was good news yesterday with the report that the wreckage and bodies of the three crew members of Hawai’i Life Flight were recovered in deep waters between Maui and the Big Island. It will take months to years to determine exactly what went wrong during the air ambulance flight that crashed on Dec. 15 en route to pick up a patient in Waimea. The body of a badly burned female in a banyan tree in Hilo also was identified.

Today, the high surf advisory was extended for north-facing shores of the Big Island, police need help finding a stolen heirloom and pieces of the uniform worn by members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, and firework permits for New Year’s Eve were at their highest levels since at least 2006.

And we have a few other posts about recycling events, new state division to address human trafficking and UH grant from the U.S. Navy to address marine and energy issues.

Have a great day and thank you for reading.

HAWAII STATE NEWS

Wreckage, flight crew recovered from Hawai‘i Life Flight in deep waters between Maui, Big Island

Federal authorities have recovered the wreckage of the Hawai‘i Life Flight air ambulance N13GZ that crashed Dec. 15, 2022, into the Maui Channel off the coast of Kaupo, Maui, while flying to Waimea on the Big Island to pick up a patient. They also recovered the bodies of the three people on board: the pilot, flight paramedic and flight nurse.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Female body badly burned in a banyan tree in Hilo identified by Hawai’i Island Police

Hawai’i Island police have identified the badly burned female body that was discovered on Jan. 2, 2023, in a large banyan tree on Banyan Drive in Hilo. She was a Hilo resident.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Big Island police looking for stolen heirloom necklace with walrus ivory palaoa pendant

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance for information about a theft on Dec. 21 at a storage facility on Kalanianaʻole Avenue in Hilo. The victim reported that numerous items were stolen, including pieces of the uniform worn by members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.

 

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

UPDATE High surf advisory extended for portions of Big Island until 6 a.m. Friday

Updated 7 a.m. Jan. 12: The National Weather Service has extended its high surf advisory for north-facing shores of the Big island until 6 a.m. Friday. Surf is forecast for 15 to 20 feet today and gradually diminishing tonight.

 

   

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HAWAII STATE NEWS

UH receives $2.4M to improve energy, marine technologies

The University of Hawaiʻi was awarded $2.4 million from a U.S. Navy research agency that will be used to develop and advance energy, marine and other blue economy technologies and opportunities aimed at strengthening the state’s economy and workforce.

 

   

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NEWS

Firework permits for New Year’s Eve 2022 were up on Big Island; but no major incidents By Nathan Christophel

Michael Matsui, the Fire Department’s fireworks auditor, reported that 3,075 fireworks permits were sold from Dec. 26-31, 2022, in Hawai‘i County, the most sold for New Year’s since he started as fireworks auditor in 2006.

 

   

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EAST HAWAII NEWS

Electronics recycling collection events scheduled in January

Do you have old or unusable electronics sitting around your house or office that you want to recycle? Two upcoming Hawai‘i County events are right up your alley.

 

   

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HAWAII STATE NEWS

State AG’s new Special Division joins fight against human trafficking

A new division of the Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General has joined the battle to stamp out human trafficking. The Special Investigation and Prosecution Division was created after funds were appropriated in 2022 by the Hawaiʻi Legislature.

 

   

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
MAUI

Maui Ocean Safety crews conduct multiple rescues as XL swell peaks

Ocean Safety crews on Maui used rescue watercraft to make multiple rescues Wednesday as an XL swell peaked along the north and west facing shores.

   

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Jaws’ big wave surfers put on a show; and provide a broken surfboard souvenir

Pro surfer Matahi Drollet wiped out at Jaws on Maui and broke his board, but a local found the tail piece and is returning it to him because keeping the fins of somebody else is “bad luck.”

   

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KAUAI

Kauai Weather Forecast for January 12, 2023

Moderate trades will turn southeasterly tonight giving rise to a land and sea breeze pattern over the smaller islands that will continue through Saturday. No…

   

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Kauai Surf Forecast for January 12, 2023

An extra-large northwest swell will be slow to diminish today, then shift to the north tonight and Friday as it gradually eases. Another powerful, but…

   

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Russ Roberts

https://hawaiinewsdigest.net

https://hawaiidigestscience.com

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