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DRIVE SOBER CAMPAIGN YIELDS 19 ARREST OVER THE WEEKEND

As the nationwide Get Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign continues, the Maui Police Department reported arresting 19 people for impaired driving over the weekend. The campaign began on 08/14/14 and runs through 09/01/14. As part of the campaign, police will continue to set up roadblocks at unannounced locations throughout Maui County. Seven out of the 19 motorists arrested were …

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UPDATE: Kana Place fire engulfs Lahaina residence

At 5:49PM Firefighters from Lahaina, Napili, Wailuku, and Kihei responded to 908 Kana Place for a report of a structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to a fully engulfed, single family, 2 story home. Everyone was out of the home by the time fire fighters arrived. Fire has been called under control at 7:28PM, overhaul operations are taking place at …

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Missing diver found dead in Kapalua

On 08/15/14 at about 1:23 PM, the Maui Police Department, Maui Fire Department (Rescue), Medics, and Life Guards were assigned to the area of D.T. Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua for a missing diver. Witnesses found a snorkel mask and spear, however, the diver was nowhere in sight. Witnesses then called for emergency personnel. A search was conducted in the …

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign now in effect

From August 15th to September 1st the Maui Police Department will be participating in a nationwide crackdown on Drunk Drivers. This nationwide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a partnership between law enforcement agencies and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a joint effort to reduce impaired driving. Over 10,000 people are killed in alcohol impaired …

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Maui Electric sending crews, additional equipment to Hawai‘i Island

Maui Electric is deploying boom trucks and other equipment to Hawai‘i Island today to assist Hawai‘i Electric Light in restoring power to customers affected by Tropical Storm Iselle. Maui Electric response crews will be arriving tomorrow on Hawai‘i Island to help with the restoration efforts. “We are still working on repairs and maintenance in some of the storm damaged areas …

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All public schools will resume on Monday

The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) will resume regular public school schedules and student activities on Monday, Aug. 11, with the exception of Waiakea High. Dozens of DOE schools served as emergency shelters from Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 9. An estimated 400 individuals sought shelter at Waiakea High during those days. Waiakea High staff will report to …

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UPDATED: Maui Electric crews continuing repairs this evening

As of 1:30 p.m., Maui Electric has restored power to about 7,750 Maui customers who lost service around 9 a.m. due to high winds and heavy rains in areas throughout Maui, including Pukalani and Haiku to Hana. About 250 customers still remain without power in pockets of Olinda, Pukalani, Haiku and Makena as responding crews work to repair and replace …

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VIDEO: Thursday Maui County Press Conference

Mayor Alan Arakawa held a press conference on the status of Hurricane Iselle today in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Kalana O Maui County Building. Also present to give remarks was Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui. Questions from the media were answered by Mayor Arakawa and Lt. Gov. Tsutsui, as well as Emergency Management Officer Anna Faust, Department of Public …

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