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Recent Power Outages Caused by Heavy Equipment

With two outages in two days caused by operators of heavy equipment bringing down overhead power lines, Maui Electric urges customers to use caution when working near overhead and underground power lines. On Tuesday, around 12:20 p.m., 286 customers on Moloka‘i experienced a power outage when a truck snagged utility lines, bringing down a utility pole and overhead lines near …

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UPDATE: Power Restored in Wailuku, Waiehu, Waihee

***Updated at 9:17 a.m.*** Maui Electric Company officials say that service to customers in Wailuku, Wiaehu, and Waihee areas has been restored. The outage was the result of a heavy construction equipment operator making contact and brining down a portion of overhead lines in Wailuku.  ***Original post*** Maui Electric Company announced just after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday that customers in …

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Maui Electric to Reopen Molokai Office

Maui Electric Company will reopen its Moloka‘i Customer Service Office to accept walk-in bill payments starting Tuesday, April 25. The office will be open on Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., excluding holidays. The Moloka’i Office is located on 32A Ulili St in Kaunakakai. “We appreciate the feedback from the Moloka‘i community about the need to have an in-person …

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Location, Time Changed for Thursday’s Informational Session in Kula for Growers, Landscapers, Gardeners

A change in location was announced by the UH Manoa Cooperative Extension, College of Tropical Agricultural and Human Resources (CTAHR) for the Kula informational session on Rat Lungworm Disease (Angiostrongyliasis) scheduled for this Thursday, April 20, 2017. The session, which will target growers, landscapers and gardeners, will be held Thursday at the Kula Community Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. A …

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Maui police seek help in finding wanted man

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Kevin Michael Kealoha. He is described as 33 years old, 6′ tall and weighing 190 pounds. If you have any information, please call police at (808)244-6400 or 911 in an emergency. DO NOT APPROACH OR FOLLOW. *MAUIWatch has reached out to MPD for more information as to what the suspect …

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Maui police ask for help finding families of deceased

The Maui Police Department currently has six unclaimed bodies at the forensic facility. Officials are requesting assistance in contacting family members of the deceased. If the bodies go unclaimed in a reasonable amount of time, they will be cremated. Michael Andrew Miranda Date of Death: 01/26/17 Height: 5’8 ½” Weight: 147 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown/white with male pattern baldness …

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Lettuce and kale sales drop as response to rat lungworm disease grow

Lettuce and kale sales have dropped on Maui, a direct response to an unusually high number of rat lungworm cases recently. The “Maui News” reports one grocery store manager is saying everyone is really sensitive to where produce is coming from. It has prompted some stores to buy produce from neighbor islands and that could cripple Maui farmers. More on …

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Real Property Tax Sale Set for May 16

The County of Maui Department of Finance announced it will be holding a real property tax sale on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and will continue the sale on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 if necessary. The sale will auction off properties that have been delinquent for three or more years and have received their final notice of tax sale. The tax …

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United Airlines revises policy to avoid another Flight 3411-like incident

Earlier this week, United Airlines has taken a good look at their policies for employees being able to bump passengers who paid for their seats prior to the employee being booked on the same flight. This was released in a report covered by other news media agencies. Earlier today, we were in contact with United Airlines and received the following …

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Maui Man dies in waters off Spreckelsville Beach

At 6:23 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, emergency responders were called to an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean at a North Shore beach known as, “Camp One,” off of Stable Road in Spreckelsville. Paia firefighters and police arrived at around 6:30 p.m. and took over CPR from beachgoers. Paramedics arrived a short time later and provided advanced care …

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