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California resident identified as moped driver killed in Makena crash

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at approximately 02:00 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Makena Alanui Road south of Kaukahi Street in Makena. The collision occurred as a black 2016 Huzhou Daixi Zhenhua Moped was traveling north-bound on Makena Alanui Road when it crossed left of center and collided into a white 2018 Chevrolet flatbed truck traveling south-bound. The …

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Maui Police arrest suspect after chasing stolen vehicle in South Kihei

On August 14, 2017 at about 11:30 a.m., Kihei Patrol officers were following a stolen vehicle traveling on South Kihei.  The operator of the vehicle refused to obey officer’s orders to stop and drove recklessly toward North Kihei Road.  Once the vehicle got onto Honoapiilani Highway, officers lost sight of it in Waikapu. Officers from the Crime Reduction Unit along with Community …

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Fire crews respond to a small brush fire in Waiehu

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, Wailuku firefighters responded to a small brush fire in the old macadamia nut fields mauka of Kahekili Highway, near Makaala Drive . Firefighters arrived at 7:58 p.m. and found a 50 foot by 150 foot strip if brush burning on an old plantation road about a quarter-mile in from Kahekili Highway. There were no injuries …

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Haiku man partially ejected, dies in Hali’imaile crash

On Monday, August 14, at approximately 6:56 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Accident occurred on Haliimaile Road near Hoomalie Place in Haiku. The accident occurred as a brown 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe multi-purpose vehicle was traveling south on Haliimaile Road when the operator lost control and the vehicle rolled over in the roadway. The lone male operator was partially ejected where he …

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Gunshot Draws Police to Kahului Neighborhood

The sound of a gunshot filled the streets of a Kahului neighborhood Sunday night. Maui Police Department confirms the incident, noting that at about 10:30 p.m. officers responded to a residence on Niihau Street after receiving a report for an armed robbery. Police say two men in masks armed with a rifle and a handgun appeared at a gathering. The …

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Sailboat Runs Aground off Molokai’s South Shore

At 10:19 p.m. Sunday, emergency dispatchers on Molokai received a call from a mariner that his 30 foot sailboat had run aground off of Kalaeloa Point in Keawanui, on Molokai’s south shore. The location is about 12 miles east of Kaunakakai town. Pukoo firefighters investigated Sunday night and spotted the vessel stranded on the reef about a half-mile from shore, …

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Central Landfill, Olowalu Recycling & Refuse Reopen Following Area Fire

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced Monday that the Central Landfill and the Olowalu Recycling and Refuse Convenience Center have reopen under regular hours. The Central Landfill was closed Saturday after being affected by smoke caused by an ongoing fire at the Maui EKO Systems composting site adjacent to the landfill. Fire fighters anticipate that flareups may …

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County crews clear Oil Spill this weekend in Kihei

At 4:31 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017, Wailea firefighters responded to an oil spill at the intersection of Piilani Highway and East Waipuilani Road. When firefighters arrived they found 4 jugs of what appeared to be used motor oil on the roadway of the far right south-bound lane of Piilani Highway. Vehicles had driven over the containers and spread …

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Maui EKO Green Waste Fire Still Burns into Sunday

On Sunday, the green waste fire at the Maui EKO Systems composting facility has been burning now into the third day, since the fire erupted at 2:40 p.m. on Friday afternoon. An engine company and water tanker from Kahului spent Sunday morning cooling hot spots as heavy equipment pulled apart sections of the 15 foot high pile of green waste …

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Maui Dispensary Forced to Suspend Sales at Hands of Lab Delay

Maui Grown Therapies, the states first licensed medical cannabis dispensary to receive the green light from the Department of Health, is putting a temporary halt on sales. The company reported over the weekend that as a result of high demand and Hawai`i State Labs Division delays, the business has no other choice than to suspend sales. A sell out of …

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