HAWAII ISLAND: 20 foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts are possible for areas of Hawaii Island this weekend, especially for north facing shores and the Kohala Mountains.
HILO: The suspect in an alleged murder that took place in Hilo on Thanksgiving night is still at large, police say, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
The National Park Service says the single-vehicle accident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. near mile marker 30 and the Pi‘i Mauna Drive intersection.
HAWAII ISLAND: A huge breakout on the north flank of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on the East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano is sending waves of molten lava cascading downslope. Video of the event was recorded on Thanksgiving by Mick Kalber, filming from a Paradise Helicopters overflight.
HILO: The number of confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island has risen to 107. The Hawaii Department of Health updated the numbers of the locally-acquired mosquito-borne illness on Thanksgiving Day, saying 93 of the cases are Hawaii residents and 14 are visitors. 83 cases have been adults; twenty-four have been children under the age of 18.
The number of confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island has passed the 100 mark. The count is now up to 101, according to today’s 1 p.m. update from the Hawaii Department of Health.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says lava began to erupt from a vent within Puʻu ʻŌʻō onto the floor of the crater at about 6 a.m., while earlier in the morning a section of the Kilauea summit vent wall collapsed.
The Hawaii County Council will be holding a Special Meeting in Hilo to discuss the outbreak on December 2, as today one new confirmed case of locally-acquired dengue fever on Hawaii Island surfaces. The count is now up to 93.
MAUNA KEA: The University of Hawaii is confirming that the planned location for the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Northern Plateau of the Mauna Kea summit will be the “last new area on the mountain where a telescope project will be contemplated or sought.”
KONA: On November 17, state law enforcement stood down after a tense week leading up to what many expected would be another confrontation on Mauna Kea over the Thirty Meter Telescope project. That day the Hawaii State Supreme Court granted a last minute Emergency Motion for Stay Upon Appeal, filed by opponents of the TMT project. By coincidence, the supreme court’s Associate Justice Michael D. Wilson was in Kona that very day, where he was addressing the Hawaii County Council.