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76-year-old woman pulled from waters off Wailea beach

At 10:37 a.m. this morning, emergency crews responded to a female pulled from the water at Ulua beach, in South Maui. When Wailea firefighters arrived at 10:42, they found bystanders performing CPR on the woman. Beachgoers noticed the woman unresponsive and floating on the surface with snorkel gear, then brought her to shore. Paramedics rushed her to Maui Memorial Medical …

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Kahului man dies from fatal moped crash Saturday morning

On Saturday June 20th, 2015 at 7:19 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on S Papa Avenue near the intersection of Maalo Street in Kahului. The crash occurred when a blue 2009 Honda CR-V that was traveling north, effecting a left turn into a residential driveway on S. Papa Avenue, was struck by a black Vespa moped. The moped was …

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UH researcher discovers deep sea sharks are buoyant

In a study published recently, scientists from UH Mānoa and the University of Tokyo revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, sixgill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant – they have to work harder to swim downward than up, and they can glide uphill for minutes at a time without using their tails. Conventional wisdom suggests that sharks are negatively, …

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Another armed robber hits Longs Pukalani Wednesday night

On Wednesday June 17 a male wearing a hooded sweatshirt with his face covered jumped over the pharmacy counter at the Longer Drugs pharmacy in Pukalani and demanded drugs. Police are currently investigating the robbery where the suspect went to the pharmacy counter in the back of the store, jumped over the counter, brandished a handgun and demanded drugs. Lt. …

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Emergency Rules Proposed to Ban Sea Cucumber Harvesting

The Department of Land and Natural Resources has been investigating and has now confirmed a new commercial fishery in which mass harvesting of sea cucumbers is occurring on both Oahu and Maui. Additionally, recent reports from the public confirm the harvesting of large quantities of sea cucumber on both Oahu and Maui. While taking sea cucumbers from the ocean is …

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Police release 911 call of the fatal shark attack incident last April

On 4/29/15 at approximately 8:30 am, Margaret Cruse (65) of Kihei was found floating in the waters off Ahihi Kinau Bay, La Perouse, Kihei. She was brought to shore by other beach goers. Police, Fire and Medics arrived on scene. Despite lifesaving efforts, Cruse sustained fatal injuries consistent with a shark attack. As a result of this incident Department of …

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Victims ejected from the vehicle in late night collision in Lahaina

On Wednesday, June 17th at about 10:53 PM, a single unit Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highwyay (30) about 77 feet north of Wahikuli Road (MP 22), Lahaina. The collision occurred as the operator of a green 1999 Jeep Wrangler multi-purpose vehicle was traveling North on Honoapiilani Highway near Wahikuli Road when he lost control of his vehicle. After …

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Police REOPEN Honoapi’ilani Hwy at Wahikuli Road

Last night at approximately 11pm 6/17/15 Police and EMS crews responded to a vehicle accident on Honoapi’ilani Hwy at Wahikuli Road in Lahaina. North bound traffic was rerouted through Malo Street. Witnesses say it appeared to be a single vehicle accident, with 2 males involved; both looked to have apparently been ejected from the vehicle. The status of the victims …

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Police confirm shooting suspect shot himself

Investigation continues regarding the Attempted Murder I case that occurred on 6/13/15. The deceased has been identified as Shawn Akamine (46), of Wailuku. It is confirmed that Akamine shot himself during the altercation with police. The officers involved are a five (5) year and a four (4) veterans of the Maui Police Department. They are on paid administrative leave, pending …

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Boy airlifted after fall on Bamboo Forest Trail

At 11:08 a.m., Sunday, June 14, firefighters from Paia and Kahului were called to the Bamboo Forest trail in the Kailua area of east Maui, for a 13-year-old male that was injured in a fall. A Kahului rescue crew aboard the Air 1 helicopter located the boy at about 11:45, at the base of the 2nd waterfall on the Bamboo …

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