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Power Restored After Generation Loss, Downed Tree

Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday about 23,900 customers in various parts of Lahaina, Upcountry, South Maui, Kahului and Wailuku experienced an outage for about five minutes to two hours in different areas due to sudden loss of generation from a generating unit at the Maalaea Power Plant and two of the independent wind farms. The loss of generation triggered an automatic …

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Fallen tree causes Hana Highway closure

At around 10:45 this morning, Maui Police officers responded to Hana Highway near mile marker 6 due to reports of a fallen tree.  When officers arrived, they confirmed the tree was blocking the Hana Highway. At present time, Hana Highway in Haiku near Twin Falls is CLOSED.  State Highway’s Division has been notified and are en route.  Maui Police and …

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Arson suspected in Kahului Elementary school fire

On Friday, November 24, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-alarm fire at Kahului Elementary School located at 410 Hina Avenue in Kahului. A building in the middle of the campus was partially on fire, which also damaged the exterior of an adjacent building. A portable classroom closer to the Maui High School parking lot was …

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Crews respond to fire at Kahului elementary school

Fire crews are responding to a structure fire on the Lono Avenue side of Kahului elementary school. Initial reports indicate that one of the portables (M1) was fully engulfed. Multiple engine companies are on the scene and a fire investigator is in route. Police have the area near the intersection of Hina and Lono blocked off to traffic. Details are …

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Public’s Help Sought in IDing Owner of Dive Float Located Off La Parouse Bay

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float found just offshore of La Parouse Bay on Friday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to search the area along with a helicopter aircrew from the Maui County Fire Department and jet ski crews from Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services. …

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DLNR holds hearing on wind farm plan

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), State of Hawaiʻi, pursuant to Chapter 195D, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the Kaheawa Wind Power II Draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Amendment. Based on monitoring data obtained since the start of operations, the incidental take of the Hawaiian …

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MPD Seeks Public Help in Search for Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating George Thomas, who was reported missing on November 19. Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas is described as 5’10” tall and about 170 pounds. In addition, Thomas has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6400 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. …

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Christmas tree shortage this year

Since it takes 10 years to grow a tree, now there isn’t enough of them to go around. For some sellers whose businesses have been in their families for decades, prices are hitting them where it hurts.

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