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Crime Stoppers seek the public’s assistance for intentional home fire case

This week the Maui Police Department and Maui Crime Stoppers asks for the public’s assistance in identifying person(s) responsible for setting a home on fire in Makawao Ranch Acres. On December 17, 2014 at about 6:25 a.m., the occupants of the home reported unknown individual(s) used an accelerant to set fire to their home. Anyone with information concerning the identity …

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Gov appoints Lynn DeCoite to State House Dist. 13

Governor David Ige has officially announced that he has appointed Lynn DeCoite of Moloka‘i to the Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 13 seat. The 13th District is a true canoe district that includes East Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe and Molokini. Ms. DeCoite is the owner of L&R Farm Enterprises and R.J. Snacks. Along with her husband Russell, they run …

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Makena State Park Reopens – No Hazard Found

The ‘Pu‘u Olai area (Little Beach) of Makena Beach State Park was reopened today at noon by the DLNR Division of State Parks. A U.S. Army explosive ordnance detail (EOD) expert determined there was no danger to people after a shock cord was discovered on Tuesday. The cord was a remnant from a rockfall mitigation project in the 1990’s and …

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Maui State House Representative Mele Carroll dead at 50

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former state House Representative Diana “Mele” Carroll.  She passed at 3:50am on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 with her family at her side.  At this time services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Representative Carroll was re-elected on November 4, 2014 to begin her sixth term, …

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Portion of Makena State Park to close tomorrow

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks will close the Pu‘u Olai area (Little Beach) and a portion of Makena Beach State Park tomorrow February 18, while DLNR staff and military ordnance experts investigate a potential hazardous situation fronting the beach at Pu‘u Olai. Remnants of detonation wire have become exposed, which may pose a …

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Humane Society offering free zeuterin training and low cost sterilizations

As part of an ongoing campaign to lower the number of unplanned and unwanted litters on the island, the Maui Humane Society, in association with Animal Balance, is offering a free Zeuterin training on March 3, 2015 to any veterinarian or vet tech who would like to attend. The Zeuterin method uses a chemical sterilization process versus the traditional surgical …

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Multiple drowning incidents take place across the island

President’s Day drowning incidents claim lives across the island. At about 1:30 PM today, firefighters responded to two swimmers in the ocean needing assistance near Honokohau Bay. Napili firefighters met with the caller, who witnessed the female victim get swept into the ocean by a large wave. The male victim was seen jumping into the water to help the woman. …

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UPDATE: Two victims from Kahului drown near Honokohau Bay

UPDATE: On 02/16/15, at about 12:00 PM, Edelene PARILLA (18) and Emmanuel TABBAY (19), both residence of Kahului, were at an area known as “Chutes and Ladders.” The two were accompanied with two other friends. “Chutes and Ladders” is located just north of Honokau Valley. All four parties were walking along the rocks near the shore line to see the …

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Winds wreak havoc on Maui County’s electrical system

As of 5:00pm, approximately 1870 customers of the total 3400 customers affected from the onset of the storm last night, remain without power as fierce winds continue to whip through Maui County. Crews responded last night and throughout the day to several outages in areas of upcountry including Piiholo, Olinda, Haiku and Kula, as well as parts of Kahului and …

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Buchanan, Decoite, & De Naie forwarded to Governor for House District 13

The House District 13 Council Nominating Committee has completed its selection process and has forwarded three names to the governor. “I am extremely impressed with the three applicants that we forwarded to the governor for consideration,” said Emillia Noordhoek, District 13 Council Vice-Chair who ran the proceedings. “All were well-qualified, thoughtful and I know we can be proud to call …

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