Repairs to start at small boat harbor.


Keauhou Small Boat Harbor targeted for repair.

Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

 

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says repairs will start Wednesday at the Keauhou Small Boat Harbor in Kona to the last remaining areas damaged by the March 2011 Japan tsunami.  The work should be done by 07 January 2015.  Project contractor Drayco Construction will complete the repairs at a cost of $428,000.  Aloha, Russ.

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Lava continues to advance.


Lava approaches homes near the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve.

Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

 

Lava continued to advance northeast Sunday through the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, and was approximately 1.2 miles from a rural neighborhood on the reserve’s eastern boundary. The lava flow has left a ground crack at its most distant point and is creating brush fires as it moves through the forest.  Hawaii County Civil Defense will host additional community meetings about the flow at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Pahoa High School cafeteria.  For more information, visit http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php.  Aloha, Russ.

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Man dies after beach rescue.


Arizona man dies despite rescue efforts.

Source:  Associated Press (Kaanapali, Maui).

 

An Arizona man died after being pulled from a beach in west Maui. Police said 60-year-old Greg Eveloff of Scottsdale was swimming in waters near the Sheraton Resort in Kaanapali on Saturday when he experienced difficulties.  Eveloff lost consciousness as he was being brought to shore.  Rescuers applied CPR, but he died at the scene.  Aloha, Russ.

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Date set for agent’s possible 3rd trial.


Prosecutors recommend a trial for murder and assault.

Source:  Associated Press (Honolulu).

 

A judge tentatively scheduled a possible third trial for a federal agent recently found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of a man in a Waikiki McDonalds Restaurant.  Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Janice Futa said after the jury acquitted Christopher Deedy of murder that she’ll recommend another trial for manslaughter and assault. The jury wasn’t able to agree on those lesser charges. The first jury a year ago deadlocked and a mistrial was declared.   Judge Karen Ahn met with attorneys Friday in her chambers.  According to court records, Ahn scheduled trial for the week of 08 September 2014 if the defense doesn’t prevail in motions to stop another trial.  Aloha, Russ.

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Budget shortfall scrubs drill.


Hawaii Army National Guard cancels drills.

Source:  Associated Press (Honolulu).

 

The Hawaii Army National Guard is cancelling monthly drills for 3,000 soldiers scheduled for next weekend because of a nationwide budget shortfall.  The shortfall means Hawaii won’t receive $1 million for training it expected to get this month.  This prompted the Guard to  cancel drills set for 06-07 September.  It’s also curtailing training trave for the rest of the year, which ends 30 September.  Hawaii National Guard spokesman Lt. Colonel Charles Anthony said the National Guard Bureau outside Washington informed local commanders on Friday.  Aloha, Russ.

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Woman charged with alleged carjacking.


Incident occurred Friday afternoon.

Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

 

Twenty-eight-year-old Ashley Leialoha Hamada of Mountain View has been charged for an alleged Friday afternoon kinife-point carjacking in downtown Hilo.  According to police Lt. James Gusman, Hamada is facing one count of robbery and one count of auto theft.  At 4:41 p.m. Friday, police received a report of a knifepoint robbery and auto theft at the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Furneaux Lane in downtown Hilo.  A 22-year-old man told police that a woman had what Gusman called a "box cutter type knife" and took his car.  The man resisted and sustained minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.  Hamada is also suspected in the theft of a new car from the Chevron gas station shortly after 4 p.m. Friday at Makaala Street near the Hilo Walmart store.  She was released pending further investigation in connection with that incident.  Also, a warrant for Hamada’s arrest was issued 29 July for allegedly violating her probation and she was subsequently arrested.  A hearing for that violation is set for Tuesday.  Currently, Hamada remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail, pending her intitial court appearance Tuesday.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii Lava Flow Update for Friday, August 29 – Big Island Video News


Big Island Video News Hawaii Lava Flow Update for Friday, August 29 Big Island Video News Thursday night in Pahoa, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Jim Kauahikaua…

Source: www.bigislandvideonews.com

Here is the latest  lava flow update from "Big Island Video News." Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira provides a daily radio update for island residents, which includes important information for homeowners and businesses located in the path of lava activity.  Stay alert.  Be informed.  Aloha, Russ.

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