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Brush fire scorches 60 acres in Kaanapali

At 11:45AM this morning, a brush fire started above the Kaanapali Coffee farm. An area of about 60 acres are reportedly involved. 3 Engine companies, 3 MFD Tankers, 2 Mini brush trucks were on scene; with the Department of Public Works and West Maui Land supplying additional equipment and tankers. There are no injuries to report and no structures are …

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Arkansas resident, 58, dies on snorkel cruise near Lanai

On 09/08/14 at about 10:35 a.m., Lanai Patrol Officers responded to Manele Small Boat Harbor regarding an unresponsive female victim, later identified as Jane DORN (58), from Alexander, Arkansas. Investigation revealed DORN was a guest upon the Pacific Whale Foundation “Discovery” snorkel cruise. She had been found unresponsive while snorkeling. She was brought back on board the vessel where cardiopulmonary …

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Honolulu resident dies in night diving accident on Lanai

On 09/06/14 at about 10:12 p.m., Lanai Patrol Officers responded to the bay area at the end of Lapaiki Trail regarding a unresponsive male victim, Frank PABLO 42 of Honolulu. Police discovered that PABLO was diving with a friend who found him floating and unresponsive in the water. PABLO was taken to shore where Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation was conducted then …

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Updated Report To Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensary System in Hawaii Released

The Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has announced the release of a newly updated report on the policies and procedures for access, distribution, security, and other relevant issues related to the medical use of marijuana in Hawaii. The report was produced by the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) and updates findings released in an earlier report first published in …

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Police assisted with child birth fronting Lahaina Station

On September 6, 2014 at about 12:05 a.m., Ulises Benjamin-Lozano brought his wife Samantha Garcia to the Lahaina Police Station requesting assistance in the delivery of their first born child. Officer John Salomon went to the Benjamin-Lozano’s vehicle that was parked fronting the police station, to assist with the delivery. Sergeant Dale Corpuz, Officer Coulson Joy and Officer Rahul Mehra, …

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New Chief of Police for the County of Maui

On September 5, 2014, at about 10:00 a.m., the County of Maui Police Commission selected Captain Tivoli Faaumu as the new Chief of Police for the County of Maui. He has been the Patrol Commander for District VI, Kihei; since January 16th, 2011 and is a 29 year veteran of the Maui Police Department. He served in the US Army …

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Maui Residents Sue Over Central Maui Sports Complex

Maui Lani Neighbors, Inc., a non-profit organization representing Central Maui homeowners, filed a lawsuit today in state court challenging the legality of the Central Maui Sports Complex. In July, the organization sent a letter to one of the main proponents of the project, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, as well as to the developer of the project, the State Department of …

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Council calls for immediate solutions to landfill hours and holiday trash pick-up

Budget and Finance Committee members called for the Arakawa administration to step-up, show leadership and solve the problem of holiday trash pick-up and the reduction in landfill hours. “The impact on residents trash pick-up and access to landfill hours was caused by the administration, and in the short-term, can be easily fixed by them without Council action,” said Committee Chair …

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Water Shutdown Scheduled for Wailuku Industrial Area

Some customers in the Wailuku Industrial Area will have no water on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, while contractors change a water lateral on Alua Street. The project is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and will only affect customers on Alua Street from the Hookahi Street intersection to Kolu Street. The work will take place on the side of …

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Autopsy ordered for 4-year old child found dead in Lahaina

On 08/29/14 at about 1:00 PM, a child, 4 year old female from Lahaina, was found unresponsive within a vehicle in the parking lot located at 3500 Lower Honoapiilani Road. Police, Maui Fire Department, and Medics responded to the scene and conducted life saving measures. The child was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment, however, later …

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