Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division advises the public that work on the Kamehameha Highway Repair and Repaint Karsten Thot Bridge project will start Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.  This project will prolong the life expectancy of Karsten Thot Bridge while improving vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian safety. The steel truss bridge was ...
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HONOLULU— Oahu residents are advised to prepare a 7-day Disaster Supply Kit. Although Hurricane Guillermo may weaken before the system approaches the Hawaiian Islands next week, strong winds, heavy rains and high surf could potentially result in evacuations or other problems. With Hawaii’s remoteness, in a major disaster it could be as long as a ...
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HONOLULU – At approximately 1 p.m. Deputy Sheriffs located and arrested missing extended furlough inmate Dyson Kepano in the Kona area.  He is being transported to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Kepano is serving time for Burglary, Theft and Forgery.  Escape 2 is expected to be added to his charges. His next parole hearing was ...
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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) continues to work with emergency management and civil defense partners to monitor Hurricane Guillermo, which was 1425 miles east-southeast of Hilo at 11 a.m. today. “The National Weather Service has advised us that the uncertainty in Guillermo’s projected track is high,” said Doug Mayne, Administrator ...
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HONOLULU – Attorney General Douglas Chin announced today that Honolulu Police Officer Siave Seti, 29, has been charged with Assault in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year jail and/or a $2,000 fine. The complaint alleges that on February 24, 2015, Mr. Seti caused bodily injury to a Palolo Valley ...
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“The emergency rules were enacted to ensure public safety and access after the road was blocked by boulders. The state has made sure people are aware of and understand the emergency rules before taking the next step. While we had hoped arrests would not have to be made in the process of citing violators last ...
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Early Friday morning, July 31, 2015, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement arrested seven men, camping in the restricted area on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. The Hawaii County Police Department provided transportation support and rangers from the Office of Mauna Kea Management provided logistical support. An additional six men were ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2015, at 11:45 a.m. Kauai residents should be aware that eight new outdoor warning ...
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HONOLULU – Extended furlough inmates Dyson Kepano and Donald Soares failed to report to a Kona extended furlough house for their scheduled check-in yesterday evening.  Hawaii Police were notified. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at various times throughout the month. 23-year old Kepano ...
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KAHULUI – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will implement a new parking plan in the Maalaea Small Boat Harbor beginning Monday, August 3, 2015. DOBOR has selected Diamond Parking to manage the entire parking area at Maalaea.  The facility will have approximately 208 regular parking ...
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