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Capobianco charged with Murder II. Bail set at $2 million.

This afternoon at 1:45 p.m., Steven Capobianco was arrested at the Maui Community Correctional Center on the strength of a Grand Jury Indictment for the offenses of Murder in the Second Degree and Arson in the Third Degree. These cases stem from the investigation into the disappearance of Carly Scott on February 10, 2014. Capobianco was transported to the Wailuku …

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Fatal accident off the shores of Kaanapali

On 7/14/14, at about 9:22AM officers were assigned/responded to the beachfront of the Mahina Resort (110 Kaanapali Shores Place), Kaanapali in regard to a possible drowning type of case. Per dispatch, the female victim was unconscious and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was in progress. First Responders arrived on scene and found a bystander conducting Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a …

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Molokai Has the Most to Lose, But Least Say in GMO Debate

A Maui County voter initiative targeting genetically modified organisms — GMOs — seeks to ban their cultivation until the county studies their effects. On Molokai, where seed corn production is the biggest industry, the ballot measure threatens hundreds of jobs. Monsanto and Mycogen Seeds are the largest employers, with about 240 workers out of a total island workforce of 2,400. …

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Stolen bus wreaks havoc on Hana Hwy

On 07/11/14 at about 11:32 PM, a witness reported a yellow bus driving recklessly on Hana Highway heading north in the area of Baldwin Beach Park. An Officer located the bus and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however, the operator of the bus fled. The officer conducted a pursuit, however, terminated it after the operator accelerated at a high …

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UPDATE: MCCC Escapee captured on Sunday at Harbor Lights

On 07/12/14, at approximately 10:05 PM, Wailuku Patrol Officers where assigned to an escape inmate from Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC). Upon their arrival, they were informed that the escapee was a Junior JORJU. JORJU was last accounted for at approximately 7:00 PM on 07/12/14 during a nightly headcount. At approximately 9:30 PM, another standing headcount was conducted, at which …

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Throwback Thursday- The plight of the Native Hawaiians

In light of the recent meetings with the Department of Interior across Hawaii, the Native Hawaiian people are resilient in voicing the same message that echoes decades and even generations: “How do we right the wrongs of the past?” In this special Throwback Thursday segment we feature powerful video from Na Maka o ka Aina that shows an eviction at …

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Federal Judge Rejects Maui County Arguments on Lahaina Plant Violations

Since the early 1990s, Maui County has been aware of a probable connection between the wastewater it injects into the ground below the Lahaina sewage treatment plant and the nearby coastal waters. And for almost as long, it has clung to the position that despite growing evidence of the connection, it did not need to obtain the permit under the …

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Police issue APB for missing person in Kaupo

On 07/04/14 at approximately 2:56PM Police and Fire Department were assigned to the area of known as Plenty Keawe in Kaupo regarding a missing person case. John FLAVIN (44 yrs. old) was last seen sleeping in his vehicle at Plenty Keawe camp site in Kaupo. At approximately 09:00 a.m. friends camping with FLAVIN noticed him missing. FLAVIN’s vehicle was left …

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Kahului fire appear to involve fireworks

At 10:52 AM fire fighters responded to Maui Lani Parkway for a report of a brush fire. Engine companies from Kahului, Wailuku, Makawao, and Air-1 arrived to an area, just East of the restaurant, with approximately 3 acres of dry brush involved in fire. The fire was called under control at 12:20pm. No structures were threatened and no damages were …

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NEW CASE OF FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA FOUND UPCOUNTRY

Another case of feline panleukopenia has been confirmed in Kula, Maui, not far from the original case, but outside of what was originally considered the “hot zone”. Having this confirmed case in an area outside our designated “hot zone”, would make it seem likely that the virus has started to spread and due to our highly mobile society, will eventually …

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