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Fierce And Fast Winter Storms Grounds Boats Across The State

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and several of its divisions responded to reports of at least six vessels adrift or grounded, as a result of a short, but severe winter storm on Jan. 2 and 3. A 75-foot, 84-ton sailing ketch, Hawaii Aloha ran aground in the wave zone fronting the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort on Hawaii …

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Waiehu Golf Course burglarized on New Years Day

On January 1, 2015, at approximately 9:18 p.m. the Waiehu Pro Shop, located at the Waiehu Golf Course, Maui, was burglarized. An undetermined amount of cash and property were taken. There is no further information regarding this incident as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information please contact the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400 or Crime Stoppers at 808-242-6966. Click …

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UPDATE: Alleged murder victim identified in Molokai Akau St. incident

UPDATE: On January 2, 2015 at about 8:28 p.m. Keoni Vinuya Tomas (25), from Kahului was arrested in connection with the death of Gail Otsuka and released pending further investigation. Hawaii News Now reported that police found the woman with multiple stab wounds in the home on Molokai Akau Street in Kahului last Friday. The killer also tried to set …

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UPDATE: ATM heist at Hula Cookies in Maalaea under investigation

UPDATE: On January 4, 2015, at approximately 3:45 a.m., unknown suspect(s) shattered the window of a business, located at the Maalaea Shops. The suspect(s) removed an ATM and fled the area. Damages to the business are estimated at $5000.00. There is no further information regarding this incident as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information please contact the Maui Police Department …

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County Civil Defense Agency Has Storm Damage Form Available Online

The Maui County Civil Defense Agency asks individuals and businesses to report damages from last night’s high wind events. The information gathered will ensure that the County of Maui has a complete picture of the scope of damage caused by the high winds. The data collected will allow County officials to determine if our jurisdiction qualifies for any state or …

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UPDATE: Maui Electric restorations continue to bring customers back online

Maui Electric crews expect to bring full restoration to all customers in parts of Upcountry Maui, Paia and Haiku later this evening. Approximately 350 remaining customers in Piiholo and Olinda, and Keanae to Nahiku can expect an extended outage as restoration efforts will resume at 6 a.m. tomorrow when working and lighting conditions in these remote areas are safer for …

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UPDATE: Water Customers in Central, South Maui and Upcountry Asked to Continue Conserving Water

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply asks water consumers in Makawao/Olinda, Upper Kula, Kahului to Kihei, including Maui Meadows, and Iao Valley to continue conserving water. Power failures and downed trees have impacted the water pumping capacity in these areas. The Department requests that all consumers in these areas –residents and businesses– please conserve water and avoid any …

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MECO offers safety measures before, during and after a power outage

Maui Electric urges customers to consider the following safety measures before, during and after a power outage: Before the storm hits: Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electric equipment and appliances until the storm has passed. If your power goes out: Use flashlights instead of candles or kerosene lamps which can pose a fire risk. Leave one light on so …

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Central Maui starts the 2015 New Year with a BANG!

Like every year the central Maui explodes with great colors and sounds of fireworks. This year we wanted to know how it actually looks like on New Year’s Eve from above. Well, here is a video with an exclusive view of Kahului and Upcountry from Wailuku when the clock struck at midnight last night as the moment the year 2015 …

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Catamaran rescued off Kihei shores from taking on water

The Coast Guard responded to a distress call from the crew of the Mahana Nai’a catamaran which was approximately a mile off shore of the Kihei boat ramp and indicated that the vessel was taking on water. The call indicated about 3 feet of water was on the vessel with 55 people on board. Maui Fire Rescue crews along with …

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