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Police make arrest for April 2014 fatal crash

On Friday January 23, 2015 at 11:15 am Maui Police Department Vehicle Homicide investigators arrested Michael Angelo Cattaneo (29) of Kula for a warrant following indictment. Mr. Cattaneo was arrested in connection with the fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday April 12, 2014 on Piilani Highway that claimed the life of Karl B. Hagen of Wailea. Mr. Cattaneo …

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All Ocean Recreation Commercial Operations Now Require Permits

New fees and permit requirements are now in effect for commercial recreational operations in state small boat harbors, facilities, and near shore waters. Any company or individual conducting commercial activity is now required to contact the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) for a permit. DOBOR Administrator Ed Underwood explains, “This includes surf and stand-up paddle boarding schools, …

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World War II Mortar Found At Ulua Beach

On 1/22/15 at about 11:15 a.m. a male visitor, (69) from Washington State, brought an unspent, rusted/corroded artillery round type ordinance to the Kihei Station. He reported finding the ordinance in the sand at Ulua Beach, Kihei. Sgt. Carl YOB of the Army E.O.D. was contacted and apprised of the incident. Sgt. C. YOB indicated the mortar appeared to be …

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PHOTOS: Molokai Plane Crash near Halawa Falls

On Friday, January 16, 2015, Maui Fire Department teams successfully conducted rescue operations of a Cessna type aircraft down on the island of Molokai near Halawa Falls at the 3000 ft elevation. Four victims aboard the aircraft were airlifted by MFD Rescue 10 personnel to a landing zone at Pu’u o Hoku Ranch. At that point 3 victims with minor …

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Representative Mele Carroll submits letter of resignation

Representative Mele Carroll delivered today letters to Governor Ige and House Speaker Souki announcing that on February 1, 2015, with the support of her family and friends, she is resigning from representing the 13th District in the Hawaii State House Representatives. After consulting with doctors, contemplating her situation, and confirming with her husband and family, Rep. Carroll decided to resign …

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Structure fire in Waikapu does over $300,000 in damages

At approximately 4:38 PM on 1/18/15, Maui Fire Department personnel from the Wailuku and Kahului stations were dispatched to a report of a possible structure fire at 60 Wilikona Place, Wailuku. Engine 1 arrived on scene and discovered a single-story, 2600 sqf residential structure on fire. Flames could be seen erupting from the roof area of the center of the …

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EXCLUSIVE: BJ Penn arrested at Maui hotel after bar altercation

Anonymous reports to MAUIWatch have confirmed that Hawaii MMA star BJ Penn (36) was arrested Saturday night at his hotel room after an altercation between him and his friend. Hawaii News Now later reported that Penn was staying at the Kea Lani Hotel in Wailea instead of the Four Seasons as originally reported. Sources say police responded and encountered an …

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Early morning fire damages storage shed in Wailuku

At approximately 1:50am (1/17/15), MFD’s Engine-1, Engine-10, and Rescue 10 were dispatched to a possible structure fire on Naniloa Drive in Wailuku. Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a 16′ x 20′ storage building showing light gray smoke. Engine 1 (Wailuku) brought the fire under control then canceled all the other responding units. Damages are estimated at $6000 to …

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UPDATE: Woman missing after not making flight to Seattle- FOUND

UPDATE: On Monday, January 19, 2015, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a member of the public, reported seeing a female matching the description of Audra SHARP (40), who had been reported missing. Patrol Officers responded and were able to confirm Ms. SHARP’s identity. Ms. Sharp appeared to be in good health. We thank the public for their assistance in locating missing …

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Plane goes down near Halawa Falls, Moloka’i

Maui Fire Department units: Engine 4, Engine 9, Engine 12, and Rescue 10 aboard Air 1 responded to a report of a Cessna type aircraft down on the island of Molokai near Halawa Falls at the 3000 ft elevation. They were confirmed 4 people on-board. Maui Medevac also had 1 unit on scene. A Coast Guard aircraft was also dispatched …

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