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MPD in Search of Man Wanted in Robbery Case

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 46-year-old Damion Michael Emeson. Emeson is wanted in connection with a Robbery in the First Degree case under Report Number 18-014797. He is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-6-inches and 150 pounds. In addition, he has short brown hair and brown eyes. MPD is also seeking information on Emeson’s vehicle, a …

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Power Restored to Various Parts of Maui Following ‘Load Shed’ Event

About 9,182 customers in various parts of Maui,  including areas of Lahaina, Upcountry Maui, Haiku, Paia, parts of Kahului, Wailea, and East Maui, experienced a power outage around 8:40 a.m. on Friday. Maui Electric reports that the outages occurred after an incident on the electrical system triggered an automatic “load shed” or safety mechanism that starts to drop circuits in …

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Skip the Romaine: CDC Expands Warning Following E. Coli Outbreak

The Center for Disease Control has expanded its warning to consumers following an E. Coli outbreak in romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. Friday’s warning expansion now includes all types of romain from the region, which includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes that contain romaine. The …

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Kahului Drive to Malama Kaua`i Relief Efforts

A Mālama Kaua’i community drive to collect items in support of Kauai residents impacted by the recent severe flooding will take place in Kahului Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. Items will be collected at the empty lot fronting Hoaloha park next to First Hawaiian Bank in Kahului from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weekend drive. Items requested by residents and supporting organizations …

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Hawai`i Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.1%

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.1 percent, the same for the sixth consecutive month. Statewide, 670,500 were employed and 14,050 unemployed in March for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 684,550. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in March, also …

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MPD Seeks Help Locating Woman Reported Missing

Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person. According to authorities, Amber Rose Langdon was reported missing on Wednesday. The reporting party they hadn’t heard from Langdon for thirteen days. MPD reports that the reporting party was worried about her safety since the woman is currently homeless and was living on the beach in …

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Water Shutdown Scheduled for Part of Kihei

The Department of Water Supply will be working with contractors to check valves in preparation for an upcoming tie-in on Kanani Road in the central Kihei area on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25. The work is a continuation of the valve checks which were performed on March 27 and 28, 2018, in the same area. Some customers will …

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Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Accepting Applications

The State of Hawai`i”s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program began accepting applications for licenses to grow the crop on Wednesday. This is according to the State of Hawai`i Department of Agriculture. The objective of the pilot program is to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in Hawai`i for the purposes of agricultural and academic research. The HDOA will open the program …

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