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UPDATE: Police Stop Traffic Near Hansen Road Due to Landfill Fire

UPDATE at 6:30 PM: The road is now open. Pulehu Road in Kahului is currently closed, as of 5:25 p.m., to traffic between Hansen Road and the y-intersection above it. This is the second fire to burn in the area Friday. Officials say the fire is burning in an area two miles above the Central Maui Landfill, where the earlier …

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Maui Police Request Assistance in Locating Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Desiderio Agader who was reported missing. Agader was last seen on August 9, 2017 leaving his residence in Kahului. He is described as 32 years old, 5’9″, 190lbs. with black hair (currently shaved) and brown eyes. If you have any information on Agader’s whereabouts, please contact Detective Sagun at (808)244-6434 …

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Police Request Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Kara Platt who was reported missing. She was last seen on August 8, 2017 in Makawao. Kara Platt is described as a 29 year old female, 5’4″ tall, 120 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes. She has a piercing in her right nostril and a tattoo on her right …

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UPDATE: Officials revise wastewater discharge warnings in Kahului

This is an update for the wastewater discharge in Kahului. Updated information from Maui County has indicated that the discharge did not enter Kahului Harbor. The entry area is north of the harbor. The public is advised to remain out of the waters between Kanaloa Avenue to Linekona Street. Volume estimates have also been updated. Approximately 68,000 gallons of the …

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UPDATE: Liquor Commission Rules Draw Ire of Nonprofits

Update as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 9. Following the executive session, the Maui Liquor Commission accepted a motion to review both their own proposed amendments to the rules regulating one-day liquor sales at nonprofit fundraisers and the version submitted by Yuki Lei Suigimura. The material included in these two draft versions will be published for public notice on Sunday …

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MPD Crime Reduction Unit Snags Thief

On August 8, members of the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit were assigned to the Twin Falls area in Haiku in response to numerous reports of recent car break-ins.   While MPD was there, a male was observed reaching into a rental vehicle after breaking a window.  As officers approached, the male tried to run away but was quickly apprehended.  A vehicle …

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First Rat Lungworm Case of 2017 Confirmed on Oahu

The Hawai`i State Department of Health has confirmed one new case of rat lungworm disease in an Oahu resident. This is the first case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Oahu in 2017, bringing the statewide total of confirmed cases to 16 for this year. The adult case is currently hospitalized and the department confirmed their illness late on Tuesday afternoon. The …

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Frustration Mounts Over Non-Profit Liquor Rules

Wednesday’s meeting of the Maui County Liquor Commission went into executive session at 12:30 p.m. to consider revising drastic rules which affect the ability of nonprofit organizations to serve alcohol during one-day fundraising events. These “Class 10” special permits are now a topic of urgent concern as non-profits seek to push back against recent rules changes which would require fingerprinting, …

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Fire crews respond to a fire in Kula and a mountain rescue in Wailuku

KULA STRUCTURE FIRE REPORT: At 11:51 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017, upcountry firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1000 block of Polipoli Road. Kula firefighters arrived in the area at 12:03 a.m. and did not see any signs of fire. Firefighters had trouble accessing the narrow driveway but eventually reached the one-story 1,500 sq. ft. residence. The …

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