Earthquakes on Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption

In this Saturday, May 9, 2015 photo, molten rock lights up the night as it spews into a lake of lava near the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. The lava lake had reached a record high level on May 8 and then began descending, making scientists wonder where the molten rock will go next. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

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Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market

Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is pictured having crossed Cemetery Road, on Hawaii's Big Island

Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano is pictured having crossed Cemetery Road, while lava upslope creeps towards the village of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island December 8, 2014. The slow-moving lava flow from an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island incinerated a house last month, marking the first home devoured by a stream of molten rock that has crept toward the village of Pahoa for weeks, civil defense officials said. The home had been evacuated some time ago, and no injuries were reported from the river of lava, which began oozing from Kilauea Volcano in late June. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said no other dwellings were immediately threatened. REUTERS/Karin Stanton (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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Hawaii Lava Flow: Molten Rock Now Within Yards of Pahoa Homes

Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Town

This image, taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, shows just how close the lava flow has gotten to the town of Pahoa. (USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)

Looters Reportedly Hit Evacuated Houses

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Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie Signs Emergency Proclamation Ahead of Tropical Cyclones Iselle and Julio

Shoppers lift cases of bottled water in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy).

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School bus driver arrested after crash for being under the influence


COURTESY KAUAI COUNTY    Lawrence Koth

By Star Advertiser staff  –  Aug 08, 2013

Police arrested a 74-year-old bus driver after he crashed a school bus with children onboard into a boat in Kapaa this morning while allegedly under the influence of an intoxicant. 

At about 7:20 a.m., Kauai police dispatch received calls that the bus enroute to Kapaa Middle School appeared to be swerving on the roadway. Police located and saw the bus swerving on Kamalu Road, according to a news release by the Kauai Police Department. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Olohena Road near the Puuopae Road junction. 

The bus driver, Lawrence Koth, of Kapaa, attempted to pull to the shoulder of the roadway when it sideswiped a parked boat and trailer, police said.

Police said Koth and four Kapaa Middle students aboard the bus were not injured. 

Police arrested Koth for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant after he failed a sobriety test. He was released after posting bail.