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Maui Police Warn Businesses of Bomb Threat Scam as Nationwide Threats Occur

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about an e-mail scam that occurred on Thursday and has affected private businesses and public/government offices throughout Maui County. The scam involves e-mails that state a bomb has been placed in/near the recipient’s business/office and that it will go off unless payment is made to the sender. The sender instructs the recipient …

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Fire Burns Structure in Upper Kanaio

Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the upper Kanaio area at 8:09 a.m. on Thursday. Crews from Kula, Makawao, and Kahului responded along with Air 1. When crews arrived on scene in the remote area above upper Kanaio road, they found a structure approximately 600 square feet that had already been completely destroyed by …

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Maui Fire Department Announces New Year’s Eve Fireworks Information

The County of Maui’s, Department of Fire and Public Safety has announced the sale of New Year’s Eve fireworks beginning on Monday, December 17 and ending on Tuesday, January 1 at 12:01 a.m. A fireworks permit is not required for consumer fireworks such as sparklers, snakes, and cylindrical or cone fountains which emit effects not higher than 12 feet off …

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MFD: Kitchen Fire in Wailuku Quickly Extinguished

At 8:40 a.m. on Thursday morning, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at the Sugar Town Suites in Wailuku. Two engines along with Hazmat 10 and a Battalion Chief responded. On scene, crews found smoke coming from a third story unit. Firefighters made entry in to the unit and quickly extinguished a fire in the kitchen area. …

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Near Fatal Kihei Collision Under Investigation

A near fatal motor vehicle collision occurred around 10:34 p.m. on Wednesday on South Kihei Road south of Nohokai Street in Kihei. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a black Yongfu moped, operated by a 25-year old-male from Kihei, was traveling southbound against traffic within the northbound lane of South Kihei Road and collided into a silver …

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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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Mayor-Elect Victorino Announces Appointments

Mayor-Elect Mike Victorino has announced twelve choices to key jobs in his upcoming administration. He takes office January 2. The soon-to-be mayor said he got over 300 applications for the top jobs and his selection committee worked diligently to make the recommendations. Victorino said about 90 percent of those recommended by the selection committee ended up being his picks. “I am …

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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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Hawaii placed 2nd for worst drivers across the nation, according to study

It may be no surprise, but California is the worst state for drivers. Who came in second place? The Aloha State! Personal finance site Bankrate.com has ranked the best and worst states for drivers related to cost, safety, and driving quality. The Golden State ranked worst in the nation and it’s not just because of the long wait times. According …

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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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