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Prosecuting attorney’s nomination to be decided next month

John D. Kim’s nomination for another four-year term as prosecuting attorney for Maui County was not approved or disapproved at today’s council meeting, Council Chair Mike White announced after the meeting on Wednesday 2/18. White said the decision on the nomination will be made at a council meeting next month. The council has until March 6 to make a decision. …

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UPDATE: Police find missing Alzheimer patient Frank Corbett

UPDATE: Frank CORBETT III was located by the Kihei Patrol Division in good health. CORBETT was located in the Kihei area when bystanders called in that a male was in the bushes on private property. Frank CORBETT was positively identified as the person missing. We thank the community and media for your support in locating Mr. Frank CORBETT III. On …

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Crime Stoppers seek the public’s assistance for intentional home fire case

This week the Maui Police Department and Maui Crime Stoppers asks for the public’s assistance in identifying person(s) responsible for setting a home on fire in Makawao Ranch Acres. On December 17, 2014 at about 6:25 a.m., the occupants of the home reported unknown individual(s) used an accelerant to set fire to their home. Anyone with information concerning the identity …

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Gov appoints Lynn DeCoite to State House Dist. 13

Governor David Ige has officially announced that he has appointed Lynn DeCoite of Moloka‘i to the Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 13 seat. The 13th District is a true canoe district that includes East Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe and Molokini. Ms. DeCoite is the owner of L&R Farm Enterprises and R.J. Snacks. Along with her husband Russell, they run …

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Makena State Park Reopens – No Hazard Found

The ‘Pu‘u Olai area (Little Beach) of Makena Beach State Park was reopened today at noon by the DLNR Division of State Parks. A U.S. Army explosive ordnance detail (EOD) expert determined there was no danger to people after a shock cord was discovered on Tuesday. The cord was a remnant from a rockfall mitigation project in the 1990’s and …

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Maui State House Representative Mele Carroll dead at 50

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former state House Representative Diana “Mele” Carroll.  She passed at 3:50am on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 with her family at her side.  At this time services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Representative Carroll was re-elected on November 4, 2014 to begin her sixth term, …

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Portion of Makena State Park to close tomorrow

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks will close the Pu‘u Olai area (Little Beach) and a portion of Makena Beach State Park tomorrow February 18, while DLNR staff and military ordnance experts investigate a potential hazardous situation fronting the beach at Pu‘u Olai. Remnants of detonation wire have become exposed, which may pose a …

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Humane Society offering free zeuterin training and low cost sterilizations

As part of an ongoing campaign to lower the number of unplanned and unwanted litters on the island, the Maui Humane Society, in association with Animal Balance, is offering a free Zeuterin training on March 3, 2015 to any veterinarian or vet tech who would like to attend. The Zeuterin method uses a chemical sterilization process versus the traditional surgical …

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Multiple drowning incidents take place across the island

President’s Day drowning incidents claim lives across the island. At about 1:30 PM today, firefighters responded to two swimmers in the ocean needing assistance near Honokohau Bay. Napili firefighters met with the caller, who witnessed the female victim get swept into the ocean by a large wave. The male victim was seen jumping into the water to help the woman. …

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UPDATE: Two victims from Kahului drown near Honokohau Bay

UPDATE: On 02/16/15, at about 12:00 PM, Edelene PARILLA (18) and Emmanuel TABBAY (19), both residence of Kahului, were at an area known as “Chutes and Ladders.” The two were accompanied with two other friends. “Chutes and Ladders” is located just north of Honokau Valley. All four parties were walking along the rocks near the shore line to see the …

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