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Police Warn Against Phone Scam

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about a recent phone scam. A resident in Lahaina reported receiving a phone call from an unknown male selling Google play cards. While the resident was on the phone they received another call from a female threatening to call the police if they didn’t comply. MPD officials say the caller i.d. showed …

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DOE Seeks More Local Farmers, Vendors to Supply Fresh Produce for Student Meals

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is seeking more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student meals on their island, with an emphasis on locally grown fruits and vegetables. This is part of the Department’s efforts to introduce fresh, locally grown products in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono programs, including Farm to School and Harvest of …

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Maui Fire Department’s 34th Recruit Class Graduates

At a luncheon ceremony, on Friday, September 28, the Department of Fire & Public Safety celebrated the graduation of its 34th firefighter recruit class at the Café Olei Restaurant located in the Dunes Maui Lani Clubhouse. Twenty-three firefighters graduated from the Maui Fire Department’s 26-week recruit training program. Maui Fire Department’s training program, also includes firefighter recruits for the State …

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DOH Declares Mumps Outbreak Over

The Hawai‘i Department of Health has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. The outbreak began in March 2017 with two clusters of cases involving nine individuals on O‘ahu, and climbed steadily to 900 cases within a year. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the statewide outbreak. “We are able to declare the outbreak over because …

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Storm Water Runoff Prompts Brown Water Advisory Along the North Shore

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at North shore from Hookipa to Waihe’e on Maui. The Department of Health reports that 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, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, …

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Truck Climbs Hill at Ho’okipa and Kills Woman Sunbathing

At approximately 5:04 p.m. on Sunday, a motor vehicle collision occurred near the lower parking lot of Ho’okipa Beach Park. Authorities report that a silver 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck climbed over a small grassy hill adjacent to the lower parking lot and drove over a female sunbathing near the top of the hill. The female sunbather sustained critical life-threatening …

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Hiker Rescued After Falling 60 Feet

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Kahikinui for a report of a hiker in need of rescue on Saturday. At approximately 5:41 p.m., Engine 13 and Mini 13 from the Kula Fire Station and were dispatched to an area near mile marker 28 on Piilani Highway for a report of a hiker in need of rescue. Enroute to the incident, …

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Fires Burn Structures in Honokohau Valley

On Thursday, Maui Fire Department personnel responded to two separate fire incidents located within the Honokohau Valley area. At approximately 2:43 p.m., Engine 11 and Mini 11 from the Napili Fire Station and Tanker 3 from the Lahaina Fire Station were dispatched to the Honokohau Valley area for a report of a structure fire. Crews from the Napili Fire Station …

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MPD Asks for Help IDing Suspect in Dumpster Fire

The Maui Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying the person depicted in a surveillance image in connection to a dumpster fire at Ace Printing on Sunday. Officials say that at approximately 8:40 p.m. the suspect caused the fire located on Mill Street. The suspect reportedly had a key to unlock the dumpster and was seen riding …

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Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman off Maui

The United States Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului on Wednesday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly,” said Lt. j.g. Celesta Brosowsky, a command duty officer with Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our aircrews worked effectively with the fishermen …

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