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Two occupants displaced by Waiehu fire

At about 11:12 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to a structure fire on Kilou Street, in Waiehu. Wailuku firefighters arrived at 11:21 a.m. and saw smoke coming from the rear portion of the single-story residence. Crews found a room towards the back of the home on fire and were able to contain it to the room of origin 4 minutes …

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Photovoltaic panel sparks brushfire

At 1:03 p.m. this afternoon, firefighters responded to a brushfire on Lipoa Parkway, near the Maui High Tech Park, in Kihei. Kihei firefighters arrived at 1:10 p.m. and found about a half-acre of grass on fire. Workers from Goodfellow Brothers Construction were cutting a firebreak around the fire with a front loader and containing the fire spread with a water …

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NEW FEMA FLOOD MAPS FOR MAUI COUNTY TO TAKE EFFECT NOV. 4, 2015 WITH MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Public information meetings to explain possible new insurance requirements HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and County of Maui are inviting home and business owners to attend important upcoming public information meetings on changes in the new FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Maui County. These map changes, primarily …

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Maui Stream Research Traces the Life and Movement of Tiny Creatures

Skippy Hau, an aquatics biologist with the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) has dedicated much of his career to studying the life cycles and movements of fresh water fishes, shrimp, and snails. Carefully navigating the slippery stream beds and rocks of east and central Maui, Hau has collected reams of data on the movements of five fishes (‘o‘opu), shrimp …

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Ukumehame Valley hiker airlifted after multiple bee stings

At 4:43 p.m. this afternoon, firefighters responded to Ukumehame Valley, in West Maui, for a hiker having an allergic reaction to bee stings. Lahaina firefighters reached the 72-year-old male hiker at around 5:30 p.m., about a mile into Ukumehame Valley. The man was already being treated by a paramedic for severe allergic reactions to multiple bee stings. The man was …

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11 year old sustained third degree burns in Kipahulu

On 07/13/15, at about 10:11 a.m., Police Officers and Medical Personnel responded to the Kipahulu camp grounds located within the Haleakala National Park for a report of a Miscellaneous Accident. Investigation revealed that an 11 year old boy, from El Paso, Texas, sustained third degree burns caused by a pot of boiling water that accidently fell on him. The victim …

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Work begins this week on Ma’alaea Small Boat Harbor Ferry Pier

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation begins a $2.8 million project this week to remove and replace a badly deteriorated pier adjacent to the Ma‘alaea Small Boat Harbor new ferry terminal building. When completed it will provide a new pier for the Lana‘i ferry and other vessels to load and unload passengers. It …

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Ho’okele St. crash victims families speak out

Maui Police released the man accused of killing a Washington man and an Idaho teenager in a two-vehicle crash in Kahului Monday night. Police sources say 36-year old Roman Semes did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance when the truck he was driving allegedly slammed into a Ford Taurus. The driver of the car, 72-year-old Ronald Dean, died …

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Suspect in sex assault sought by police

This week the Maui Police Department and Maui Crime Stoppers asks for the public’s assistance. On 07/05/15 between the hours of 1:00 AM –3:30 AM, a twenty one (21) years old Caucasian victim was sexually assaulted by a male known only as “Sam” within the parking lot of the Maui Ocean Center. Female was hitchhiking when she got a ride …

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Vehicle operator from Ho’okele St. crash arrested

On Monday, July 6th, 2015 at approximately 8:49 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred as a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling east on Hana Highway and collided with a Ford Taurus 4 door sedan which was conducting a left turn onto Hookele Street. The Ford Taurus was traveling north on Hana Highway prior to executing the left turn onto …

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