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Police Open Attempted Murder Case After Stabbing Incident in Olowalu

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at about 10:50 p.m., police were dispatched to the shoreline area of Honoapiilani Highway near the recycling & refuse center in Olowalu. Two males had gotten into a fight and one male stabbed the other. The suspect then got into his vehicle and fled the area prior to police arrival. The victim, a 45 year …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Recognition

In anticipation of a presidential proclamation recognizing National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday, Dec. 7, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, on Dec. 7, until sunset. A White House notification …

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MFD Cautions Residents of Smoke Alarm Scam

The Department of Fire & Public Safety has issued a public alert about a phone scam and potential door-to-door fraud scheme targeting residents in the Upcountry area. According to the department, in recent weeks, an individual or group claiming to be from the Maui Fire Department is calling residents in the Kula and Pukalani areas offering a free home inspection …

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Sheriff Division Issues Stats on Warrants Cleared/Fugitive Arrests

During the month of November 2017, the Sheriff Division Special Operations Section Fugitive Unit arrested 90 offenders and cleared 134 total warrants. The warrants included 43 Felony Grand Jury Indictments, 8 Parole Violators, 11 Probation Violators, 23 Criminal Warrants, and 42 Traffic Warrants. So far this year, there have been 1,413 fugitive arrests. The Sheriff Division Special Operations Section Fugitive …

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Hawaiian Airlines to Waive Change Fees Due to Southern California Wildfires

Update December 8:  Hawaiian Airlines is allowing guests holding tickets for travel on Hawaiian Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines codeshare flights to/from/via the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through Dec. 11, and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Dec. 9 a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee. Please visit the following websites for more details about the travel waivers and the latest …

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Emergency Management Set to Test New Sirens on Molokai

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Maui County Emergency Management Agency, will conduct siren tests at the following locations and times. Thursday, December 7, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Kalamaula, Kaunakakai, Molokai Kamiloloa, Kaunakakai, Molokai One Alii Park, Kaunakakai, Molokai Kamalo, Kaunakakai, Molokai Papohaku Beach Park, Maunaloa, Molokai These sirens were …

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Makena State Recreation Area Closed Due to High Wind, Falling Trees

Makena State Recreation Area has been closed as a result of high wind and falling trees. “Per the recommendation of Lifeguards and Maui DOCARE, Maui State Parks will be closing Makena State Park immediately for public safety concerns,” a notice of the Department of Land and Natural Resources Facebook page read Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts are estimated at 50 mph …

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Unpacking yesterday’s marathon County Council meeting

The Maui County Council meeting of Friday, December 1 continued on Monday, December. 4 was a marathon session with a packed agenda of 51 items. On Friday over 90 Mauians showed up to testify in person on a shopping list of controversial proposals in a comment period which began at 9 in the morning and extended to nearly 7 at …

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House, Senate Committees to Hear Suicide Prevention Plan

The House Committee on Health and Human Services, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health, and the Senate Committee on Human Services will hold a joint informational briefing on suicide prevention at the State Capitol at 1 p.m. on Friday. Suicide is a global health concern that can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities. In Hawai`i, …

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California Man Pulled from West Maui Waters

At 12:46 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, emergency crews in West Maui responded to a Kaanapali beach after receiving reports of a male being pulled from the water at Black Rock. Firefighters were on scene at 12:53 p.m. and found bystanders performing CPR on a male victim near the old pier on the north side of Black Rock. Fire and …

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