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Spills Sends 62,500 Gallons of Wastewater into Ocean

A wastewater overflow of approximately 62,500 gallons occurred on Wednesday off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku. The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reports that the overflow was caused by an electrical failure. The overflow was reported at 10:20 a.m. and was stopped by 10:45 a.m. The wastewater flowed over a dirt access road and into the ocean.  The spill site was …

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Man arrested in student kidnapping attempt in Kihei

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 a School Resource Officer at Lokelani Intermediate School received a report that about 7:18 a.m. two female students were walking down Aliilani Place in Kihei to a bus stop on their way to school when they were approached by a black Mercedes sedan. Two males inside the Mercedes allegedly made repeated attempts to lure the …

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State Slates Public Meeting Ahead of Lahaina Harbor Dredging

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting to explain to Maui boaters and community the project scope and planned fall schedule for maintenance dredging at Lahaina Harbor and Mala Boat Ramp. DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation staff will accept input/comments on current shoaling conditions, and answer questions. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, …

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Ross Dress for Less to Open a New Store in Kihei

Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”) will open a new store in Kihei on October 6, 2017. The 19,200 square foot Kihei store is located in Piilani Village Shopping Center at the intersection of Piilani Highway and Piikea Avenue. This new location will increase the store count to 20 in Hawaii. The opening is part of the retailer’s 2017 proposed expansion …

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Suspicious monk seal death investigated on Molokai

The federal government is investigating what it calls a suspicious monk seal death on Molokai. An administrator with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the seal died about a month ago. NOAA would not confirm where the seal died and it wouldn’t say why the case is considered suspicious. Neither NOAA nor the state Department of Land and Natural …

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Brush Fire Scorches Two Acres near Lahainaluna High School

West Maui fire crews responded to a brush fire near the Lahainaluna High School campus just before 1 p.m. on Monday. According to the Maui Fire Department, multiple callers reported viewing the smoke from the Lahaina bypass. Upon arrival firefighters found about an acre of dry grass and brush burning in a vacant lot above the school’s football field. The …

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MFD Responds to Small Kahului Brush Fire

Firefighters responded to a small grass fire starting up near the intersection of Pakaula Street and the Airport Access Road Sunday afternoon. A Kahului engine and water tanker arrived on scene at 2:36 p.m. and found a strip of grass 10 feet wide and 300 feet long burning on the south shoulder of the Airport Access Road fronting the Panda …

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6 Tons of Rubbish Collected by Volunteers at the 13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up

The 13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up was held on Saturday September 16, 2017. After the weigh in, Maui Disposal reported 6 tons of materials collected at the Lahaina Town Clean Up. Over 300 volunteers including school groups, civic clubs, local businesses, residents, and visitors, spent the day cleaning up Lahaina streets, harbors and beaches from Puamana to the Māla …

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Kihei Brush Fire Scorches 5 Acres on Saturday

South Maui fire crews responded to a brush fire that scorched around 5 acres on the mauka side of Piilani Highway near Kaonoulu Street on Saturday. Kihei firefighters were on scene at 2:48 p.m. and found about a half-acre of brush on fire. Crews from Wailea also arrived to assist in battling the fire that was spreading quickly. MFD’s Air-1 …

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New Jersey Couple Airlifted After Fall at Kaihalulu Beach, Hana

At 1:06 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, East Maui emergency crews responded to Kaihalulu Beach, commonly known as Red Sand Beach, for two people that fell off a cliff ledge on the trail leading to the popular beach. When the Hana fire crew and paramedics reached the cove, bystanders had already helped the male and female victims off of …

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