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Morning NEWSWatch Update 10/21

Your daily news brief for October 21, 2014 with Dan Cooke, Hawaii News Now: Early Walk in Voting State Parks Back Open Brown Water Warning Maui Shark Attacks New State Ebola Task Force Hawaii’s Unemployment Air Travel Rate Hikes Hawaii Weather Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.

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DLNR Reopens State Parks, Forest Areas, Harbors

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will reopen all state parks, state small boat harbors, and managed forest areas on all islands tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21. These state lands were closed on Friday for public safety due to anticipated heavy rains, flooding, high surf and surge. Assessments conducted by DLNR personnel have found minimal impacts from Hurricane Ana, …

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Second Shark Interaction In Brown Water

For the second time in three days, a shark interaction on Maui, prompted a reminder from the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for all ocean users to stay out of murky water statewide. This morning DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers responded to a report of a shark interaction in Kahului Harbor. A 58 year …

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“STOP OR GET STOPPED” Campaign End Results

Between October 6th and 19th, members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division, in conjunction with similar efforts by the Patrol Divisions, participated in a two week enforcement campaign targeting stop sign and red traffic light violations on our roadways. Police conduct these traffic enforcement campaigns because they have an obligation to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities in the community. As …

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All County Parks to Reopen Sunday

The Dept. of Parks and Recreation today announced that all County of Maui parks, recreational facilities and campgrounds are scheduled to reopen tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.   Parks facilities were closed due to the unpredictability of weather conditions related to Tropical Cyclone Ana, and will remain closed for the remainder of today. A Flash Flood Watch and High Surf …

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Faaumu selects Rickard as new Deputy Police Chief

Chief Tivoli Faaumu has selected Assistant Chief Dean Rickard to be his new Deputy Police Chief. Rickard, a 27-year police veteran was just recently promoted in January to Assistant Chief where he was responsible for the administrative support and internal control functions comprised of the Technical Services Division, Communications Section, Community Relations Section, Plans, Training, Research and Development Section; and …

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Feliciano, 61, being held for Attempted Murder and Assault in Stabbing Case

On 08/22/14 at about 04:21 p.m., Officers responded to a Haiku Residence for an in progress abuse case. The Officers arrived at the scene and found the female victim laying on the ground with injuries. The victim, spouse of the suspect, was transported to the hospital in critical condition for further treatment. Investigation revealed that the suspect, Gary FELICIANO (61) …

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Landfills Expected to Remain Open; Parks, Recreational Facilities, Campgrounds to Close

Due to the high level of uncertainty as to Tropical Cyclone Ana’s track and strength, County parks, campgrounds and recreational facilities will be closed Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Facilities will reopen following appropriate safety assessments at each Park site. Campsites will be closed starting today, Friday, Oct. 17. Unless weather conditions are worse than predicted, all Maui County landfills are …

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