“Federal funds sought for Mauna Loa’s eruption damage, expenses.”
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The state is seeking a federal disaster declaration to hopefully recoup some of the funds spent on the response to the 2022 Mauna Loa eruption.
An officer with the Hawai’i Police Department was named the Kona Crime Prevention Committee’s Officer of the Month for his work in tracking down a stolen car in Kona last winter.
Big Island police are again asking for the public’s help with locating a woman, who might be in the company of her 5-year-old daughter, wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning relative to a custodial interference investigation.
And in case you missed it, the East Hawai’i Master Gardeners are having their annual Plant Sale this weekend in person for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have a great day!
Federal funds sought for Mauna Loa eruption’s damage, expenses By Nathan Christophel
While Hawai‘i County was spared from a huge disaster when Mauna Loa’s lava march toward Daniel K. Inouye Highway stalled just 1.7 miles away, the volcano’s first eruption in 38 years did cause damage and expenses.
The State of Hawai‘i is seeking a federal disaster declaration to try to recoup some of those expenses and fix damage to public infrastructure, mainly Mauna Loa Observatory Road, on the volcano’s unpopulated northeast flank.
Hawai‘i police officer recognized for work in recovering a stolen vehicle in Kona
A Hawai‘i police officer with just two years on the force, was recognized by the Kona Crime Prevention Committee as Officer of the Month for his work in tracking down a stolen car in Kona last winter.
Soares was recognized during an awards ceremony at Huggo’s on the Rocks in Kona, on Jan. 4.
Hawai‘i police renew request in locating wanted woman in connection to custody interference case
Hawai‘i police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance with locating Tara Lasham, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning relative to a custodial interference investigation.
Lasham may be in the company of her 5-year-old daughter Solenne Grimes.
East Hawai‘i Master Gardeners Plant Sale blooms again
If you’re looking for a fun-filled day with the prospect of picking up a plant or two for your garden, the East Hawai‘i Master Gardeners have an upcoming event grown just for you.
The group’s first in-person Plant Sale since before the COVID-19 pandemic is blooming from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Komohana Research and Extension Center in Hilo. The sale will feature succulents, perennial edibles, natives, seed starts from the University of Hawai‘i, ornamentals, pollinator plants, seeds and more.
Stolen Hawaiian feather helmet still missing; can you identify person in image?
Investigators with the National Park Service are continuing their probe into the theft of a contemporary replica of a traditional Hawaiian feather helmet from a hotel at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and are asking the public to help identify a person of interest wanted for questioning in the case.
At about 11:45 p.m. Jan. 13, the mahiole replica, a helmet worn by high-ranking Hawaiian chiefs and painstakingly crafted using feathers and native fibers such as the roots of the ‘ie‘ie vine, was stolen from the Volcano House. An image from one of the hotel’s surveillance cameras shows a man carrying a large item beneath a red cloth in front of the hotel’s front desk. The person of interest appears to be a man wearing a dark ball cap and bandana face covering.
21-year-old with schizophrenia indicted for murdering grandparents in their Hilo home
A Hilo grand jury on Wednesday indicted 21-year-old Joshua Ho for double murder of his grandparents on Jan. 16 while they were at their Panaewa home on Makalika Street.
Ho is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Hilo Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. He remains in custody with bail set at $2.75 million.
Soldiers volunteer to help Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i prep for summer camps
A group of U.S. Army support soldiers who were training on the Big Island did more than just sharpen their skills during their trip, they also gave back to the community.
Several men and women assigned to the 25th Division Support Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, volunteered Jan. 24 to fix windows and perform other maintenance projects at Camp Kilohana to help prepare the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i for summer camps on the Big Island.
Big Island police seek 3 people wanted on outstanding warrants
Big Island police ask the public for its assistance with locating three people wanted on outstanding bench warrants and also for questioning in other criminal investigations.
The three people are:
Hawaii County Surf Forecast for January 28, 2023
Photo Credit: James Grenz
Public schools on Maui to receive more than $7.4 million in extra academic support
US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i K-12 schools will receive a projected $73 million in new federal funding for the 2023-2024 school year, including more than $7.4 million for schools in Maui County.
Ordinance limiting commercial bicycle tours takes effect Feb. 1
The ordinance will require commercial bicycle tours to obtain a permit on county and state property, including Haleakalā Highway, Baldwin Avenue and Olinda Road.
Kauai Weather Forecast for January 28, 2023
A surface trough near Maui County will support wet weather across portions of the state, especially from Oahu to Maui, through the weekend. Enhanced…
Kauai Surf Forecast for January 28, 2023
The current northwest swell will continue to lower today. A series of moderate, medium to short period north swells will move through the local waters today…