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DOH conducts TB testing at Lihikai Elementary School due to possible exposure

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is notifying the parents of students and staff members of Lihikai Elementary School on Maui of possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB) at the school. An informational session for affected families and employees will be held next week. Precautionary TB testing will be offered to roughly 80 individuals who may have had exposure. “The …

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Coast Guard seeks public’s help identifying owner of found dive float off Launiupoko

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float found approximately three miles off Launiupoko, Maui, Thursday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched to search the area. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout eye …

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Overnight fire on Oahu impacting multiple telcom services

An overnight fire on Oahu under the Airport Viaduct on Nimitz Highway is apparently impacting multiple services Thursday, including Hawaiian Telcom. Crews are at the scene assessing the damage. Hawaiian Telcom says the fire impacted phone and some Internet service to some 30 businesses and government customers. The company says the vast majority of customers were not affected. Technicians are …

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Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First A321neo, Readies for U.S. West Coast Expansion from Maui

Hawaiian Airlines today welcomed to Honolulu the first of 18 Airbus A321neo aircraft that will shortly begin flying between Hawai‘i and the U.S. West Coast. The company’s new fleet of single-aisle aircraft will offer guests non-stop flights to more islands, starting with service to Kaua‘i, Maui, and the Kona Coast on the Island of Hawai‘i. Hawaiian held a blessing ceremony …

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Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito caught

Honolulu police were notified that Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito was captured in California Wednesday. According to ABC affiliate KGO, sheriffs arrested Saito in San Joaquin County about 100 miles north of San Francisco. According to San Joaquin Sheriffs, the arrest was made as the result of a tip received from an alert taxi cab driver. Saito was arrested …

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Hawaii AG: Half a million dollar arrest warrant put out for Randall Saito

Attorney General Doug Chin announced that his office yesterday charged Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall T. Saito with felony escape. A bench warrant has been issued for Saito’s arrest in the amount of $500,000.00. Law enforcement authorities in all 50 U.S. states may enforce an arrest warrant issued by the state of Hawaii. Saito, 59, escaped from the Hawaii State …

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Duo arrested on drug charges in a public park

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at about 5:30 p.m., officers from the Maui Police Department’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Division and Wailuku and Kihei Patrol Division, acting upon information received about the sale of illegal drugs at the West Maui Skate Park, conducted an undercover drug operation. While at the park, officers observed a drug transaction between two adult males.  Police arrested the two …

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Island Air files for Chapter 7 liquidation

Island Air shut down on Friday, putting 400 employees out of work after it failed to get an infusion of cash to keep it operating. 24-hour security is in place at the commuter terminal as well as Island Air’s facility off lagoon drive where the planes are stored. The recently leased planes sit grounded. Wells Fargo Bank, the lessor, tried …

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UPDATE: Escapee from State Hospital left Maui on flight

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Randall Toshio Saito escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital on Oahu. Shortly after, Saito boarded a plane and traveled to Maui. His current whereabouts are unknown. Saito is described as 59 years old, 6’ tall, heavy set with black hair and brown eyes. *Hair is shorter than in the picture. DO NOT APPROACH OR TRY TO …

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