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Authorities Investigating Kahului Attempted Kidnapping

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about an alleged attempted kidnapping that occurred near Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului. According to authorities, the incident occurred between 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday. An 11-year-old female student was reportedly walking home from Maui Waena Intermediate School when she was approached by a “local” male operating a tan …

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Brown water advisory in place for Honolua Bay

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue …

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Maui Police Seek Help in Locating Assault Suspects

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for an assault that occurred on Friday, December 7 between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. According to authorities, an adult male was assaulted in the parking lot of Saigon Palace at 310 Ho’okahi Street in Wailuku and once again along the roadway in front of Surf Truck Rentals …

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County Plans Holiday Tree, Electronic Recycling

The County of Maui is reminding residents about options for recycling Christmas trees and unwanted electronics this holiday season. CHRISTMAS TREE DROP-OFF RECYCLING Tree recycling is available at the following five locations. All decorations must be removed, including tinsel, for safe composting. Call individual sites for additional requirements. EKO Compost, Central Maui Landfill (572-8844) Olowalu Convenience Center (893-0932) Hana Landfill …

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Police Warn Public About Officer Impersonation Scam Call

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be an officer and that the person they are calling has outstanding warrants and needs to go and pay at the Sheriff’s office. Authorities say that the recipient of the call is then instructed to seek reimbursement from the County. The caller …

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Maui Rescue Dog’s Story Earns MHS Petco Grant

A dog’s healing touch helped the Maui Humane Society earn a grant from the Petco Foundation. MHS was the recipient of a $10,000 grant through the foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, thanks to a story submitted by Maui resident Josephine Tempongko, who shared how her rescue dog got her family through a harrowing ordeal. Shortly after the birth of Tempongko’s son, …

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Maui Electric Night Work to Require Kahului Closure

Maui Electric will be conducting upgrades to electrical equipment that will require a road closure at Alamaha Street and Wakea Avenue in Kahului, including the right and left turn lanes from Alamaha onto Wakea, on Thursday, December 6, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. The work consists of upgrading a utility pole along Wakea Ave. and restringing power lines in the …

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Firefighters Battled Tuesday Fire in Honokohau Valley

Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the area of Honokohau Valley on Tuesday at 5:34 p.m. Engines from Napili, and Lahaina responded along with tankers from Lahaina and Wailea. On scene, crews found a makeshift structure fully involved by fire along with an area of 60 ft x 40 ft of loose piled items …

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Woman

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Loan Huynh who was reported missing on November 14. Huynh, 34, was last known to possibly be in the Wailuku area. She is described as 5-feet-2-inches tall and 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (808)244-6400 or 911 in an emergency.

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Male Visitor Dies in Makena Drowning

Maui County Fire Department firefighters and ocean safety personnel were called at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday to reports of a possible drowning on the north end of Maluaka Beach in Makena. The victim was reported to have been snorkeling with his wife when she noticed him unresponsive and called for help. Bystanders assisted in getting him to shore and began …

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