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Falling Rock Kills Indiana Visitor at Oheo Gulch

Fire crews and park rangers from Haleakala National Park on Sunday morning recovered the body of a 34-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana man who was fatally injured by a falling rock near the Waimoku Falls in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park in East Maui. Emergency dispatchers received the call at 6:21 p.m. Saturday, May 5, from a man who …

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Denver Woman Pulled from West Maui Waters

At 12:14 p.m. on Friday, emergency responders were called to an adult female being pulled from the water at Kapalua Bay in West Maui. When police officers arrived at 12:24 p.m. bystanders on the beach, including a vacationing physician were performing CPR on the woman. Paramedics and firefighters arrived soon after and continued advanced life-saving efforts. The woman was eventually …

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Three Newly Graduated Corrections Officers Headed to MCCC

The Department of Public Safety on Friday welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Twenty-three recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class (BCRC) 18-01 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state. BCRC is a 9-week training that includes 360 hours of classroom time …

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Southwest Details Planned Service to Hawai`i From California

Southwest Airlines on Thursday shared more details in the carrier’s service plans for Hawai`i by announcing initial gateway cities in California that would offer nonstop service pending required regulatory approvals. Oakland Metropolitan Airport (OAK), San Diego International Airport (SAN), Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) would gain Hawai`i service in the carrier’s flight schedules following FAA authorization for Hawai`i service. Last week, Southwest announced its initial plan …

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Crews Extinguish Kihei Grass Fire Tuesday Night

At 9:56 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire reported in a field to the north of the Kihei Recycling and Redemption Center on East Welakahao Road. Firefighters arrived at 10 p.m. and found a small fire burning in the grass field between East Welakahao Road and the South Maui Community Park at the end …

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Near Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on North Kihei Road

On Wednesday, May 2 at about 10:33 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred on North Kihei Road about two miles south of Honoapiilani Highway in Kihei.   The collision occurred as a white 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck, parked facing south on the makai side shoulder of North Kihei Road, made a u-turn onto the roadway causing a garbage truck traveling …

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Hawai`i Public Schools to Launch New Online Lunch Payment System

Parents and guardians of public school students will now be able to conveniently manage, monitor and pay for their child’s school meal account online and through a mobile app. The Hawai`i State Department of Education will launch the online school lunch payment system, EZSchoolPay, on Monday, May 7.  EZSchoolPay is a secure service being offered through Harris School Solutions (eTrition). The …

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UPDATE: North Kihei Road Reopens Following Major Traffic Accident

Updated at 2:45 p.m. North Kihei Road is now open. Motorists can continue to expect delays until traffic flow returns to normal. Original story published at 11:43 a.m. At around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Maui County emergency response crews from the Maui Police, Fire, and EMS agencies responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a major vehicle accident on North Kihei …

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UPDATE: Missing Kihei Man Located

Updated at 2:30 p.m. Maui Police Department officials say Paul Enns has been located. Original story published at 8:33 a.m. The Maui Police Department is requesting the publics assistance looking for Paul Enns, who has been reported as missing. Enns was last seen leaving his Kihei residence on Tuesday. He was driving a gold 1996 Mercury SUV, Hawai`i license plates …

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