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HONOLULU – The catch of the 71 ft. longline fishing vessel Lady Ann Margret was seized early Monday morning March 7 at Pier 38 in Honolulu harbor, in a joint enforcement action conducted by NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), aided by Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).  ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that Susan Escobar (Escobar) and her daughter, Yolanda Cristina Escobar Hiro (Hiro), pled guilty yesterday to Theft in the Second Degree for committing Medicaid fraud. The defendants were sentenced by Judge Glenn Hara in the Third Circuit Court. Escobar, the former office manager of Mastercare, a home health ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of February 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii.  These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings ...
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HANA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists that Hana Highway (Route 360) will be closed at Milepost 6.1 near the Nailiilihaele Stream Bridge, on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Crews have removed material from the hillside after a minor landslide occurred yesterday. Crews will assess the area ...
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HONOLULU — Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) work furlough inmate Levon Kahee failed to return to the YWCA Fernhurst furlough home in Makiki this morning. She left for work at 2pm yesterday but did not return to the home at the designated time of 1:30 a.m.  Honolulu Police and Sheriffs were notified. 36-year old Kahee ...
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  HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed today a new locally-acquired case of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. The individual does not have a history of recent travel outside of Hawaii, so the new case has been added to the local outbreak. This case comes after nearly two weeks of no ...
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  LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex (KNWRC) are reminding Kaua‘i residents that March is the middle of the breeding season for Hawaii’s native goose, the Nēnē, which typically runs from September to April. Reports of loose dogs and cats hunting Nēnē have been ...
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HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety was notified this evening that extended furlough inmate John Luna was arrested by Honolulu Police. Luna failed to report to OCCC Module 20 for his scheduled check-in on January 27. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the Pali Highway will be closed in the Honolulu-bound direction between Kamehameha Highway and Waokanaka Street from 7 p.m. on Saturday night, March 12, 2016, through 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 13, 2016, for routine tunnel maintenance and cleaning. Electronic message boards ...
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HONOLULU – The White House announced today the next round of 15 new TechHire regions, which includes Hawai‘i. President Obama selected the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), an attached agency to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, to participate in the program.  HTDC has led the effort to demonstrate Hawai‘i’s ability to ...
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