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July 31, 2012
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Arrests, charges in alleged Hilo recyclables burglary

HILO, Hawaii: Recyclables allegedly stolen from a business in Hilo on Friday morning has led to the arrest of a Hilo man and woman. Jesse Idebond Sablan, 36, and Dana Sablan, 21, were charged at 11:10 a.m. Friday with one count each of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Bail was set at $11,000 for Jesse Sablan and … Full article →

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July 23, 2012
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VIDEO: Fire burns Saddle Road after vehicle crash

SADDLE ROAD, Hawaii: Some incredible video of a car engulfed in flames on Saturday, after a crash along Saddle Road at the 50 mile marker. This video was taken by Gavin Tanouye – known to KWXX radio listeners as G Cruz – who happened to be in the area when the two-car crash occurred. This footage … Full article →

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July 10, 2012
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VIDEO: Hawaii kayak guides return to Kaawaloa after deadly waves

KAAWALOA, Hawaii: One day after the end of search and rescue operations for 15 year old Tyler Madoff, swept out to sea by large waves at Kaawaloa Lighthouse near Kealakekua Bay, the guides who were with Madoff’s tour group on July 4th return to the scene of the tragedy. In this video, shot by Matt … Full article →

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July 6, 2012
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VIDEO: Waves sweep New York boy to sea in Hawaii, another injured

KAAWALOA, Hawaii: A tragic situation is unfolding at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay. One visiting 15-year old boy has been hospitalized and another 15-year old boy is missing following a public accident at the Ka’awaloa Light House on July 4th. The Coast Guard Hawaii identified the missing boy as Tyler Madoff of White Plains, New York. … Full article →

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June 26, 2012
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VIDEO: Pahala brushfire – the aftermath

PAHALA, Hawaii: At the beginning of last week, two fast moving wildfires – fanned by gusting winds – burned through the brush on either side of Pahala Town, forcing the closure of roads, prompting evacuations, and blanketing the Ka’u region in smoke. Julia Neal is the publisher of the Ka’u Calendar, a monthly newspaper based out … Full article →

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June 20, 2012
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VIDEO: Pahala brushfire update

Hawaii County Firefighters battle the brushfire that threatens Pahala on either side of town.

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June 19, 2012
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VIDEO: Brushfires burn through Ka’u, force evacuation

Two fast moving brush fires burned through Pahala on Monday afternoon and evening, closing roads and forcing some evacuations.

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June 12, 2012
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Papaya vandals strike again in Puna

KEAAU, Hawaii: For the third time in as many years, at the same time of year, trees at a papaya farm have been hacked down by apparent vandals, but this time the suspects were seen in the act. [JULY 2011: VIDEO: Hawaii papaya farms attacked, farmers hui in Puna] [JULY 2010: VIDEO: Papaya farmer wonders … Full article →

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June 5, 2012
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“Whopping” number of earthquakes shake around Hawaii volcano

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: A large number of earthquakes has been rattling the Volcano area on Hawaii Island over the last few days. The quakes have been small, with no damage reported. Still, a handful of those temblors have been 3.0 magnitude and over. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s “Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii” page … Full article →

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May 30, 2012
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VIDEO: Fatal zipline accident investigation completed

HONOLII, Hawaii: The state’s investigation into last September’s fatal zipline accident in Pauka’a that claimed the life of one employee of GoZip LLC and seriously injured another, has been completed. Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, has concluded that, “the tower collapsed because the soil … Full article →

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May 25, 2012
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Kona water update: system stabilized, restriction continues

Backup sources for the failed QLT Well are on line, and water tank levels have stabilized, but North Kona water customers remain on water restriction until June 1, 2012.

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May 22, 2012
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Kona well fails, residents under water restriction

KONA, Hawaii: North Kona water customers are being advised to restrict their water use by as much as 25 percent, after the Queen Liliuokalani Trust Well above Mamalahoa Highway failed on Monday. The Department of Water supply reports backup sources are on line, but due to low water tank levels, these sources are not able … Full article →

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May 21, 2012
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Hawaii Police focus on unsafe motorcycle operation

In light of several recent motorcycle fatalities, Big Island Police will focus enforcement efforts on unsafe operation of motorcycles, including equipment violations.

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May 15, 2012
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DeJarnette indicted, arrested for alleged murder of wife in 2006

Daniel DeJarnette, a reported former Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective, was arrested Monday, after a Grand Jury indicted him for murder in the 2006 death of his wife.

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May 14, 2012
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Hawaiian Beaches man located, arrested for alleged stabbing

PUNA, Hawaii: The hunt for Brannon Ramirez has ended. The 27-year-old Hawaiian Beaches man who police say goes by the name “Listo” and who was wanted in connection with a stabbing in Puna on Friday turned himself in at the Pāhoa police station at 5:42 p.m. Saturday. He was held at the Hilo police cellblock … Full article →