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Brown Water Advisory issued for the Island of Maui

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay …

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Power failure reported in the Upcountry area, MECO crews en route

At around 0900 this morning, power failed in parts of the Upcountry area.  It is unknown what cause that power failure.  MECO has informed MAUIWatch that crews are en route and are aware of the situation. If you’re experiencing a power failure, please contact MECO at their dispatch call center at (808) 871-7777 and let them know.

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Maui Electric partners with local businesses to save money, stabilize the grid and use more renewable energy

Maui Electric Company, in partnership with commercial and industrial customers, this month filled the current capacity of its expanded Fast Demand Response program. The program is designed to help participating businesses save on their electric bills while they help the company maintain stability on the electric grid and use more renewable resources. Last July, the Public Utilities Commission approved Maui Electric’s proposal to expand its pilot Fast DR …

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Police Want Man for Questioning

The Maui Police Department is seeking information from the public on the whereabouts of Nahinu Freitas who is wanted for questioning. Thirty-five-year-old Freitas is described by authorities as 6-foot-one-inches and 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Any information regarding the whereabouts of Freitas should call Maui Central Dispatch at 808 244-6400. Maui Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards …

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‘Infofinder i’ Web App Provides School Bus Transportation Information

As part of the Hawai`i State Department of Education’s ongoing effort to modernize Hawai`i’s pupil transportation system, the Student Transportation Services Branch has launched a bus stop locator/bus schedule information web application called, “Infofinder i.”  “We’re pleased to offer this new platform that will incorporate technology and our student transportation system,” said Dann Carlson, assistant superintendent of the Office of …

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Fire crews battling a brush fire near the Kula Agriculture Park

At approximately 2:15 pm this afternoon, MFD crews were called to reports of a brush fire in the area of the Kula Agriculture Park in Pulehu. First arriving crews found active fire in the predominantly light, dry brush in the area. Shifting winds and difficult access made for challenging conditions. Crews had to strategically work to protect farm equipment and …

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in Kahului

On Saturday at approximately 5:12 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Kaahumanu and Papa Avenues in Kahului. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a white 1999 Ford Econoline van, traveling east on Kaahumanu Avenue, collided into a pedestrian crossing the intersection diagonally in the southeast direction, out of the marked crosswalk. The pedestrian …

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Liquor Audit extended to September 21

The performance audit of the Department of Liquor Control has been extended to September 21, 2018, Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura announced today. The Council authorized the Council Chair to contract for the audit in February. The selected auditors, Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC, have been working on the audit since May 21. “To ensure the auditors have enough time to …

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UPDATE: Kaahumanu Ave reopened after fatal traffic accident

UPDATE at 8:45 am – Kaahumanu Avenue at the intersection of Papa Avenue, Kaahumanu Avenue and Wahine Pio has been REOPENED. Latest Update: CLICK HERE. At 5:30 am Kaahumanu Avenue was closed at the intersection of Papa Avenue, Kaahumanu Avenue and Wahine Pio due to a fatal traffic accident. Emergency units are on scene. Traffic is being rerouted away from …

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Maui police searching for missing man in Pukalani

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Riki Maeda who was reported missing. He was last seen on 08/02/18 at about 8:00 AM at his home in Pukalani. Mr. Maeda is described as being 54 years old, 5’3″ tall weighing 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a …

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