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New Siren Testing on Maui Scheduled for May 17-19

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii EMA), together with the Maui Emergency Management Agency will conduct siren testing at the following locations and times. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) • Honokawai Beach Park, Lahaina • Napili Park, Lahaina Thursday, May 18, 2017 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) • Kilohana Park, Kihei • Kamaole Park, Kihei • …

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Makawao Man Airlifted from Makamakaole Gulch in Kahakuloa

At 3:20 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, fire rescue crews responded to Makamakaole Gulch near mile marker 8 of Kahekili Highway for a male that was not able to climb back up a 30 foot waterfall. Wailuku firefighters arrived at 3:39 p.m. and met with the father of the 20-year-old Makawao man that was stuck at the bottom of …

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Graduation Balloons Present Power Outage Concern

Metallic streamers sprayed from a “confetti cannon” onto power lines caused an outage that affected about 300 customers in the Keeaumoku area early today. With school graduations underway, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are urging the public to hold onto metallic balloons and to never release balloons or other items near power lines. Last year, metallic balloons entangled in power lines …

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Maui lawmakers ensure over $438 million in CIP

Under the state budget passed by the 2017 State Legislature, Maui representatives secured more than $438 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the biennium of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for various projects across Maui County. Projects for improving airports, highways, and public schools received the most funding—$145.3 million, $119.4 million, and $85.4 million respectively. Maui lawmakers were …

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Police Seek Suspect in Waiehu Golf Course Burglary

An unknown male who broke into the Waiehu Golf Course cart shop is being sought by authorities. The suspect allegedly stole a battery charger. Maui Police Department officials say the incident happened on May 11. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (808) 244-6400 and refer to report #17-019748.

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Wailuku Man electrocuted, killed picking breadfruit

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at about 11:19 a.m., a 55 year old male was found unresponsive at a residence on Waiale Road in Wailuku. The male was reportedly picking breadfruit from a tree when an aluminum pole he was carrying came into contact with an overhead high voltage power line. The male was apparently electrocuted and fell from the …

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Quonset Hut Destroyed in Kahului Fire

At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Maui Fire Department crews responded to a structure fire in a Quonset hut on Kahale Street near the Kahului Airport. A fire engine and water tanker from the Kahului fire station arrived at 5:35 p.m. and found state firefighters from Kahului Airport’s, Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting on scene and the quonset …

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HA Flight Lands Safely Following Potential ‘Threat’

A flight headed to Kahului Airport Friday morning from Los Angeles International Airport landed safely after what reported as a “potential threat.” Initial reports heard via radio scanner noted that the threat was potentially a “bomb threat.” Aboard the plane were 266 passengers and 10 crew members. All 276 individuals deplaned safely by early afternoon. In a statement from Hawaiian …

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DOH: ‘Don’t Let Your Kids Drink from the Hose’

With the concern of rat lungworm making headlines around the state and nation, the Department of Health has issued warnings about the potential of snails and slugs lurking in unsuspected places like garden hoses. A Facebook post by the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division on Thursday highlights the concern. “Rat lungworm is a disease transmitted by consuming the larval stage …

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Kayaker rescued after being stranded overnight off Nahiku

On Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, firefighters rescued a male kayaker that had been stranded overnight on a remote shoreline in the Nahiku area of East Maui. Hana firefighters received the call at 6:36 a.m. that someone was flashing a light to signal for help about a quarter-mile west of Nahiku Landing. Firefighters arrived at 7:10 a.m. and spotted a …

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