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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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Valentine Storm Photo Gallery

A stormy start to Valentine’s Day is bringing downed trees and power outages across parts of Maui County. The storm is expected to spread down the County into this afternoon (with the heaviest rain then concentrated over Molokai, Lanai and Maui during the second half of the day). There is also potential for localized heavy rain and a slight chance …

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Vehicle fire spreads to cane field

Roughly 10 acres of sugar cane burned early this morning after a vehicle fire spread to nearby cane. At about 5:10 am today, emergency dispatchers received a call for a large brush fire near the Pulehu Rd. and Omaopio Rd. junction. Kula firefighters arrived at 5:27 am and found about 2 acres of sugar cane burning ½ mile above the …

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Ex-Maui High coach arrested for attempted sexual assault

On Thursday, February 12th 2015 at about 6:05 PM; 39 year old defendant David V. BUI of Wailuku, was placed under arrest for the offense of Sexual Assault I (Attempted) by detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division’s Sex Assault Unit. Investigation revealed that text messages were exchanged between BUI and a female high school student; that of which were of …

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UPDATE: Police have located Anabelle O’Connell

UPDATE: Ms. O’Connell has been located and is in good health. Police are requesting assistance on a locating Anabelle O’Connell (19) who was reported missing by friends after she failed to make contact as she normally does. O’Connell does not have a local address and is known to frequent the Pukalani, Upcountry and Kihei areas. O’Connell is described as a …

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Female fall victim Medevac’d to Maui Memorial Center

At about 12:45 pm today, Hana firefighters, the Air 1 rescue helicopter, and Rescue 10 from Kahului were called to the trail leading to Red Sands beach for a hiker that fell over the side of a cliff. Hana fire crews arrived 10 minutes later and found a 68 year old female laying on the shoreline below the trail. She …

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Wailuku man airlifted to safety off Kahekili Highway

At about 1:45 pm today, Wailuku firefighters were called for a man found exhausted, on the shoreline near milepost 5, off of Kahekili Highway in Waihee. Wailuku firefighters were not able to get to the man, who was at the bottom of an estimated 100 foot sheer cliff. The Fire Dept.’s Air 1 helicopter with a Kahului rescue crew onboard, …

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Democrats receive 13 applications for House District 13

The Maui County Democratic Party has received 13 applications from registered Democrats in good standing who live in House District 13, which encompasses Paia, Haiku, East Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe to replace the seat left vacated by Representative Mele Carroll. Applicants include Lori Buchanan of Molokai, Shay Chan Hodges of Haiku, Scott Crawford of Hana, Lynn DeCoite of Molokai, …

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