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Video shows teen stowaway exiting plane in Maui

HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii transportation officials have released video of a California teen hopping from a jet’s wheel well after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight to Maui. The teen is seen dropping out of the wheel well about 15 seconds into the above video. The Hawaii Department of Transportation released six minutes of security footage Tuesday showing 15-year-old Yahya …

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INJUNCTIONWatch: Mamuad vs County of Maui Update

Attorneys for plaintiff Neldon Mamuad filed a reply brief (*see below) after Maui County (“County”) filed an opposition brief in federal court against a preliminary injunction. The lawsuit alleges unconstitutional interference with Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed. Cooperating attorneys Marcus Landsberg IV and Maui-based attorneys Phillip Lowenthal and Samuel MacRoberts are assisting with the case. NOTE: The Maui County Council …

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Budget and Finance Committee approves $604 million fiscal year 2015 budget

Late Saturday evening, the council’s Budget and Finance Committee voted to approve a $604 million budget for fiscal year 2015 — $18.5 million lower than the budget proposed by the mayor, announced Maui County Councilmember Mike White, who chairs the committee. Consistent with White’s proposal, real property tax rates were reduced by 3.1 percent across the board from fiscal year …

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UPDATE: Power Restored in Pukalani at 9:57pm.

UPDATE @ 9:55pm:  Power has been restored to all of Pukalani. JUST IN: MECO reports that power is out in ALL of Pukalani at this hour. They do not know the cause and are asking MPD if there are any accidents or downed poles. The following traffic signals are out, please drive with caution: -Haleakala Hwy./Haili’imaile Rd. -Old Haleakala Hwy./Pukalani …

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80 ft. Pine Tree Falls in Hana – 2 injured

Emergency responders in Hana are heading to Hasegawa General Store for a male trapped under a fallen tree – approx. 80 ft. tall. There is also another female with a broken arm. There may also be a live electric line down as well. MECO being advised.

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Hana Hwy. CLOSED Due to Landslide

Hana Hwy. is closed in both directions in the the area of Honomanu Bay due to a large landslide. MPD reports several tons of debris blocking both lanes. Heavy equipment from the Dept. of Public Works in Hana are heading to the scene now to help clear the roadway. For those heading into Hana early for the Taro Fest tomorrow, …

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Large Landslide Closes Hana Hwy.

Emergency responders are heading to a landslide on Hana Hwy., Hana side of Honomanu Bay. The landslide is apparently blocking both lanes and callers are reporting that a white sedan may be stuck in/buried under the landslide. MFD activating Air-1 for this rescue. More on this story as it develops.

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Fatal Zipline Accident at Pi’iholo Ranch

BREAKING: A 29 y/o female fell approximately 150 ft. feet into a gulch in a zipline accident at Pi’iholo Ranch this morning. MFD Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene along with the Air-1 helicopter. Rescue crews hiked on foot to the female where they declared her DOA. Maui police are currently investigating the incident. We will share more on …

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LAWSUITWatch 4/21

LAWSUITWatch: Over the past few weeks, the #1 question asked by MAUIWatchers has been: “What’s happening with the lawsuit?” Well, the gloves are now off and I am able to give you an update as to the present state of our litigation: The County has apparently walked! We thought we were about to finalize a settlement agreement, but the County …

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Popular “MAUIWatch” Facebook Page Founder Files Federal Lawsuit Against Maui County For Unlawful Attempts to Silence Speech

The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (“ACLU”) announced today that a lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) have been filed against Maui County based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed. The lawsuit asks for a court order declaring the County’s actions to be unconstitutional as well as …

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