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50 foot fishing vessel runs aground in waters off Koki beach

At 8:12 p.m. Friday evening, the Hana fire crew and police officers were dispatched to a vessel reportedly taking on water about 20 yards off-shore from Koki beach, in Hana. Firefighters arrived 10 minutes later and spotted the 50 foot vessel, MOKULELE, rocking back and forth in shallow water, about 20 yards from shore. Two Makawao men, ages 25 and …

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Wailuku suspect arrested on various drug charges

On April 07, 2015 members of the Vice Division, Special Response Team and Crime Reduction Unit executed three (3) State of Hawaii Search Warrants at a Wailuku residence. In executing the warrant; 290.26 grams (10.24 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine was recovered, along with 8.12 grams of marijuana vegetation, over $19,000 in United States currency, empty plastic packets, digital gram scales …

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Unscheduled Cane Fire in Pukalani

At about 6:15 p.m. this evening, Makawao firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire in the area of Ikea Place in Pukalani. Firefighters arrived on scene to find about 1 acre of sugar cane on fire, downslope of Ikea Place and moving very quickly towards the southwest, away from area homes. FIREWatch: Pukalani Brush Fire Footage 4/8/2015 Courtesy of …

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New Training Opportunities For Makai Watch Community Volunteers

Helping the State of Hawaii bring more effective management of Hawaii’s near shore marine resources is the goal of the Makai Watch Volunteer Program, which is assisting the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) by acting as the ‘eyes and ears’ of conservation enforcement in the community. The goal of Makai Watch is to enhance the management of near-shore …

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“It’s a Wrap!” Maui Waena Film Students are Winners

Maui Waena Film Students were awarded today at the Student Television Network 2015 Convention held in San Diego. They entered 9 contests and placed in 6. Thousands of middle school teens get together for this annual event to submit video projects for different categories like PSA, commercial spots and movie trailers. Our great teen Maui producers will be coming home …

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Male injured from 200-foot fall in Hana

Investigation reveals that on Thursday April 2nd, 2015 at 4:52 PM police fire and medics responded to an area behind red sand beach (Kauiki Hill) in Hana for a report of a male who fell 200’ down the cliff. The caller a forty-eight year old (48) male from Hana was with the victim and providing very vague directions of their …

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Police launch nationwide distracted driving crackdown on Monday

Law enforcement personnel nationwide will be using a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving. This effort is a part of the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” high-visibility enforcement campaign that combines intense enforcement of distracted driving laws with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement …

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The victim of the Hanakai St. collision succumbed to his injuries

On Friday, March 27, 2015 at approximately 12:32 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred when a black 2013 DAIX moped executing a left turn from the exit of 349 Hanakai Street, in Kahului failed to yield and collided with a white 2008 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck traveling south on Hanakai Street. On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Richard …

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Strong Winds Cause Wailuku Power Outage

Strong gusty winds caused electrical lines on Kahului Beach Rd. to swing together on two separate occasions resulting in two power outages affecting approximately 2100 customers in areas of Wailuku including Lower Main St., Waiehu Beach Rd., Eha St. and Hookahi St. The first outage occurred at 2:27 p.m. with restoration completed at 3:00 pm. The same area experienced a …

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