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Paddle boarder assisted to shore Sunday afternoon

On Sunday 11/8/15, at 4:19 p.m., rescue crews responded to a standup paddle boarder in distress about half-mile off the Sugar Beach area of North Kihei. At 4:28 p.m., Kihei firefighters met with the caller at the old pier near Kihei Canoe Club, in North Kihei. The caller was on a one-man canoe and saw a male standup paddle boarder …

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DOH fines HC&S for dust

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued Notices and Findings of Violations and Orders (NOVOs) against four facilities in the state. Responsible parties may request a hearing to contest the violations and penalty fees. Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) was cited for a fugitive dust violation that occurred on Dec. 13, 2014. The alleged …

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Stolen vehicle evades police at Kahului Jack in the Box

On 11/08/15 at approximately 1:19 a.m., an Officer observed a vehicle within the drive thru at the Kahului Jack in a Box Restaurant located at 150 E. Kamehameha Avenue. This same vehicle appeared to match the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that the Officer observed speeding earlier. The Officer was able to obtain the license plates of the vehicle and discovered …

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Unresponsive man pulled from the ocean near Black Rock

On Friday, 11/06/15, at 4:33 p.m., firefighters were called to the beach fronting the Sheraton Maui Resort in West Maui, for an unresponsive person pulled from the ocean. Lahaina firefighters arrived at 4:39 p.m. and found bystanders performing CPR on a male victim. Beachgoers pulled the victim ashore after finding the man unresponsive in the water about 75 feet from …

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WWII era building burns

On Friday, 11/06/15, at 10:24 a.m., firefighters responded to a structure fire just north of the Hawaii Army National Guard’s, Puunene Armory off of Mokulele Highway. Kihei firefighters arrived at 10:29 and learned it was a 10×10 foot 1940’s, WWII era building which housed a water pump for an old swimming pool. Only the wood shake roof of the building …

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Report: Smoke alarm helps man escape from Kihei house fire

On Thursday, 11/5/15, at 3:08 p.m., firefighters responded to a two-story residential structure fire on Kawailani Circle, in Kihei. Kihei firefighters arrived at 3:15 and found flames coming from a first floor window to the back of the home. Flames also spread up into the attic space above it, causing additional damages. Crews had the fire contained at 3:24 and …

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Police warn of reported IRS scam via telephone

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually …

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Staff Shortage Affects Refuse Pickups in Wailuku

The County of Maui Dept. of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, announced that due to a staff shortage, a residential refuse collection route in the Wailuku area was not picked up today. All missed pickups are expected to be completed tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, 2015. Affected areas include: WAIEHU TERRACE WAIEHU HAWAIIAN HOMES WAILUKU COUNTRY ESTATES KAAE rOAD UKALI ROAD …

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Police release their Halloween Night Traffic Enforcement Results

In an effort to keep our streets safe during Halloween, the Maui Police Department-Traffic Section conducted multiple DUI Checkpoints on Halloween night to prevent and apprehend impaired drivers. Halloween rivals, like St. Patrick’s Day and New Years as the busiest night for the Traffic Section’s Vehicle Homicide Unit and DUI Task Force Unit. While large numbers of people were out …

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No injuries reported in Kihei house fire

Firefighters from Kihei, Wailea, Kahului and a battalion chief are mopping up a two-story structure fire on Kawailani Circle in Kihei. One occupant was at home and got out safely. No injuries were reported. Flames were coming from the first floor of the home when crews arrived. No estimates on damages or fire cause have been determined yet. Alarm time …

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