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19 medals stolen from Iolani swimmers on Maui

Shattered glass meant shattered dreams for 14-year-old Jon Reiter Not long after Reiter and his sister hauled in medal after medal at a swim competition in Kihei someone hauled off with everything inside their rental car including those medals. “I was very astonished we walked up to the car and all the glass on the ground and it was very …

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MPD Investigates Gun Incident in Kihei

The Maui Police Department is investigating a gun incident that was reported in Kihei Wednesday morning. According to MPD officials, a maintenance worker reported that at about 9:30 a.m. he was walking along a vacant property behind the Salvation Army on Hale Kuai Street in Kihei when he was confronted by an unknown male who pointed a handgun at him …

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Update: ʻIao Valley State Monument now expected to reopen in August 2017

‘Iao Valley State Monument is now not expected to reopen until early August 2017, as the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) continues work to complete repairs to make the park safe for public visitation following major flooding and damage in late 2016. It remains closed until further notice for public safety reasons. Interim slope stabilization in the ‘Iao …

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Police request assistance in the identification of subject in photo

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the male depicted in this photo. On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m., an assault occurred at a resort in the South Maui area. The male depicted in the photo is a person of interest and may have information pertaining to this investigation. The male was possibly a …

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Five acres of brush scorched in former Wailuku Macadamia Nut Fields

At 1:29 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017, fire crews responded to a brush fire in the former macadamia nut fields mauka of Kahekili Highway, between Makaala Drive and Waiehu Beach Road. The fire scorched about 5 acres by the time it was contained late Monday night. Wailuku firefighters were on scene at 1:39 p.m. and found heavy smoke about …

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Kihei man arrested for selling drugs to minors at Makena Park

Maui Police Department Juvenile Crime Prevention Division officers received information that a 57 year old male, identified as Francis Oliveto of Kihei, was supplying minors at Makena State Park with marijuana, marijuana concentrate and marijuana edibles. On July 17, 2017 at about 8:20 a.m., officers from the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division, Vice Division and a special agent from Homeland Security …

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Makawao Art Gallery robbed of valuable Ni’ihau shell lei collection

Cassanovas Maui posted via its Facebook page, an image of a person that broke into the Maui Hands Art Gallery in Makawao and stole a valuable collection of necklaces from Ni’ihau. “Keep an eye on easy deals on shell necklaces.”, the post said. The store’s owner is offering a generous reward for information leading to the recovery of the stolen …

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Two Paddleboarders Rescued off Kihei

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 1:14 p.m., Kihei firefighters, and ocean safety personnel were dispatched to a report of a 57-year-old visitor and his 10-year-old niece, who had been blown out to sea while on a stand-up paddleboard. Both visitors from California had been paddling on a single paddleboard fronting the Maalaea Surf Resort in North Kihei when the …

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Multiple alarm brush fire reported in Waiehu

At around 12:45 this afternoon, Maui Fire crews and police officers responded to a report of a brush fire in Waiehu.  This is the area of Kahekili Highway in the old macadamia nut farm lands. Once fire crews arrived, they confirmed the fire and the first due fire company sounded additional alarms to have more fire crews and activated aviation …

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