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Driver Leaves Scene of Deadly Pedestrian Crash in Makawao

At about 7 p.m. on Saturday, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Makani Road east of Mokuahi Street in Makawao. The collision occurred as a 71-year-old male pedestrian was walking on the makai shoulder of the roadway and was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound. Authorities say the vehicle failed to stop and fled the scene prior to police arrival. …

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Haleakala National Park Summit District Closed Due To Winter Storm

The National Park Service has closed the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park to all visitation due to snowy and icy road conditions and power outages throughout the District. This closure will remain in effect at least through 9 am Monday, February 11, 2019, with no sunrise visitation allowed. The Summit District will be reopened when condition improve. Closures will be implemented to protect …

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UPDATE: Winter Storm to Close Several Maui Parks

All South Maui parks as well as Baldwin and Kanaha beach parks will be closed Sunday due to a severe winter storm impacting the entire state. The following is an updated list of Maui County parks closed Sunday because of a severe winter storm impacting the state of Hawaii. In South Maui, all beach parks are closed. In other regions: …

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Overnight Kihei Crash

At 1:19 a.m. on Saturday, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Maui Veteran’s Highway south of mile-marker 6 in Kihei. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a 22-year-old male pedestrian was walking within the outermost northbound lane of the roadway when he was struck by a red 1996 Jeep Cherokee traveling north in the same lane. The …

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California Visitor Found Unresponsive off Napili Bay Dies

At 11:54 a.m. on Friday, Maui firefighters were dispatched to reports of two swimmers in distress on the north side of Napili Bay. Engine 11 (Napili) and Jetski 11 from DT Fleming Beach responded. On scene, crews found an unresponsive male already on shore with CPR being administered by bystanders. Fire personnel took over CPR efforts. In the meantime, Jetski …

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Registration Renewals Available at Wailuku Safeway Kiosk

Maui motorists have a new way to renew their vehicle registrations annually, the Department of Finance reported Friday while announcing the state’s first grand opening celebration of a self-serve kiosk next week. Now, instead of waiting in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles at the Maui County Service Center at the Maui Mall, car owners can visit a kiosk …

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End of nominations: GET votes Approval for Goode; Disapproval for Spence

Goode: 5 Yes, 3 No, 1 Excused David Goode, Mayor Victorino’s nominee to continue as Director of Public Works passed the council’s Governance, Ethics and Transparency (GET) Committee on Feb. 7  by a vote of 5 to 3 with one excused. It is expected to go to the full council later this month. On a motion for approval voting YES …

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MFD Assists Couple At ‘Olivine Pools’

At about noon on Thursday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to the area known as Olivine Pools on the northwest coast of Maui for reports of people unable to make their way back up a trail from the shoreline. Firefighters from Napili and Lahaina responded. On scene, witnesses stated that a couple was apparently swimming in one of the …

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Wong goes down, McLean survives as County Council votes on Mayor’s nominees

Patrick Wong, acting Maui Corporation Counsel was rejected by the GET Committee of the Maui County Council by a vote of 5 to 4 (NO: Sinenci, King, Rawlins-Fernandez, Paltin, Kama; YES: Molina, Lee, Hokama, Sugimura). Wong, who served in the post for the last eight years during the Arakawa administration has a long been a controversial figure in county government. …

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Police Investigating Lahaina ‘Stranger Danger’ Incident

Maui Police Department officers are investigating a “stranger danger” incident that took place in Lahaina on Monday between 7:15 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Police say an 11-year-old female was walking with another 6-year-old female on Lahainaluna Road near Kelawea Park when they were approached by a vehicle. An unknown male reportedly exited the vehicle while holding a bat and told …

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