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Capobianco sentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend

Steven Capobianco stood before Second Circuit Judge Joe Cardoza on Friday afternoon to be sentenced for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Carly “Charli” Scott, who was last seen in February 2014. Capobianco was convicted on December 28, 2016, and was denied a new trial on March 6. In January the jury gave the judge latitude to sentence Capobianco to life …

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Kahului Structure Fire Displaces Three

At 6:49 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, Maui Fire Department crews were dispatched to the report of a structure fire at a home on Puunene Avenue in Kahului. Kahului fire crews arrived at 6:54 p.m. to find a single story dwelling with heavy smoke pouring from the front corner of the building. Prior to the fire fighters arrival, residents were …

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DLNR to host public meeting on sea level rise vulnerability in Wailuku

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be holding its third public information meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Planning Conference rooms located in the Kalana Pāku‘i building at 250 S. High Street, room 200, in Wailuku, Maui. This …

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KMart to close Maui’s Dairy Road Store

MAUIWatch can confirm that the island’s only KMart is closing. KMart sent a statement to MAUIWatch, We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Kmart store at 424 Dairy Road in Kahului. The store will close to the public in mid-June. Until then, the store will remain open for customers. The store will begin its liquidation sale …

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Lokelani Intermediate student enjoys helping her peers and teachers

Helping peers and teachers is all part of an ordinary day for one special student at Lokelani Intermediate School. Lucy Dryhurst has a unique gift of what her teachers describe as “kid talk”. The ability to speak to her peers to help understand the teacher and assignments. Lucy is very proactive in helping her fellow students if someone is having …

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POLLWatch: Do some rocks in Hawaii have sacred meaning?

This morning on a local TV network, Mayor Alan Arakawa said, ‘No such thing’ as sacred rocks when speaking about the flood clean-up efforts in Iao Valley. We want to know what you think. Do you agree with the Mayor? Disclaimer: MAUIWatch.com online polls are not intended to be a scientific sample of local or national opinion. Instead, they are …

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Makawao Elementary promotes kindness to improve classroom environment

Kindness has been the theme of the schools on Maui. And, Makawao Elementary promotes kindness throughout the school, with weekly kindness quotes (take a drive past Makawao school to see the weekly quote on their marquee!) and fun activities with assemblies for all students and staff. These are the cutest kind students ever! The School Spotlight feature is brought to …

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Maui resident wins Hawaii’s first Grammy in Regional Roots Album Category

Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui won his first Grammy Sunday night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. It was Hawaii’s lone entry in the regional roots album category. Kalani released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Peʻa is all about perpetuating …

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King Kekaulike Junior Chandler Cowell supports students with Autism

Chandler Cowell is a junior at King Kekaulike High School (KKHS) and has all of her life befriended and supported students with Autism. Till today she is very close to one student with autism who is also at KKHS whom she has been friends with since small kid time. Chandler is currently active in the KKHS Best Buddies program and …

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