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Sakamoto Pool Closed for Half-Day Training

Due to staff training the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial pool will open to the public from noon to 4:30 p.m. on February 24, 2016. The Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division apologizes for the inconvenience. Call Fran Yamamoto at 270-6138 for more information.

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State mobilizes to prevent mosquito borne illnesses

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Friday, as a preventive measure against mosquito borne illnesses that include dengue fever and Zika. This follows the recent decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to open its emergency operations center at Level 1 to prepare for and mitigate the Zika risk. “There have been no locally acquired Zika …

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Teen arrested in front of MPD HQ after acting ‘erratically’

On 02/11/16 at about 08:10 a.m., the suspect, a juvenile male (17) from Waihee, was operating a vehicle which stalled in front of the entrance of the Maui Police Department in Wailuku. Officers attempted to speak with the suspect, however, he did not listen to officers’ commands. Acting erratically, the suspect reached for an object from within his vehicle. As …

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Kite Surfer Pulled From Waters off Kanaha Identified

UPDATE On 02/11/16 at about 3:52 p.m., Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to respond to the area of Kanaha Beach Park, located in Kahului, in regards to a report of an unresponsive male floating face down in the ocean. Bystanders tried to assist the victim to shore however, due to strong winds and heavy surf they were unable to. Maui …

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Fire fighters respond to a brush fire in Lahaina

On 02/09/16 at 1:10 p.m., firefighters responded to a brush fire near Lahainaluna Road and Kuhua Street in Lahaina. Lahaina firefighters arrived at 1:14 p.m. and found that employees and two water tankers from West Maui Land Co. had already knocked down the fire in the old Pioneer Mill property off of Lahainaluna Road. Lahaina crews called the 30 by …

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Fire fighters respond to a brush fire in Kahikinui

On 02/09/16 at 7:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a smoldering brush fire in the area of mile post 26 on Piilani Highway, in Kahikinui. Kula firefighters arrived at 8:13 p.m. and found a 50 by 60 foot area of smoldering grass at the same site of a previous 25 acre brush fire on November 30, 2015. Most of the grassy …

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Fire fighters respond to a brush fire in Pukoo

At 2:52 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, firefighters on Molokai responded to a report of smoke in the mountains above the Pukoo Fire Station. Firefighters reported seeing smoke in the forest area of Wailau Trail, about a mile above the trailhead. The fire department’s Air 1 helicopter was brought in at around 4:00 p.m. and found a 200 by 100 foot fire …

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Emergency Response Drill scheduled for 2 Kihei schools

Members of the Maui Police Department will be participating in two (2), Joint Agency Emergency Preparedness Exercises. The first exercise will be conducted on Friday, February 12, 2016, at Lokelani Intermediate School in Kihei from approximately 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The second exercise will be conducted on Friday, February 12, 2016, at Kamali’i Elementary School in Kihei from approximately …

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Fire Fighters respond to a brush fire in Waihee

On 02/06/16, at 2:00 a.m., firefighters responded to an early morning brush fire in Waihee. Someone traveling the highway discovered the fire and reported it. Wailuku firefighters arrived on scene at 2:12 a.m., and found a 20 x 20 foot area of brush burning on the makai side of Kahekili Highway, near River Road. Crews had the fire extinguished by …

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Salvage work to begin in removing a beached vessel off of Molokai

A 43 foot sailing vessel, “Mithrandir’s Dream,” ran aground about 2 a.m. last night a half-mile off the Molokai coast at Onealii near Kanoa fishpond. Investigation by DLNR’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is ongoing. Salvage company Parker Marine will be assessing the situation to determine how to free the grounded vessel and tow it to mooring The vessel …

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