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Coast Guard Seeks Owner of Dive Float Found Near Kanaha Beach Park

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float and flag found off Kanaha Beach Park on Maui Sunday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, launched to search the area. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp …

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Hormel Foods Recalls Certain Spam Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018. The following products …

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Man charged with murder after remains found in Kahikinui

On Friday, May 25, 2018, Justin Namauu was charged with the offense(s) of Murder in the Second Degree, Kidnapping, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Separate Felony, Registration of Firearm, Place to Keep Pistol or Revolver, Place to Keep Ammunition and Loaded Firearm on Highway. Namauu‘s bail …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor David Ige has ordered that 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 from dawn until noon on Memorial Day, May 28. “Let …

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Governor David Ige Signs Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

Governor David Ige signed SB270, which prohibits therapists from offering “sexual orientation change efforts” or “conversion therapy” to patients under the age of 18. The ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” includes the practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The bill applies to licensed professionals such as psychiatrists, social workers, and marriage and …

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DOH: High Bacteria Detected Count at Cove Park

The Hawai`i Department of Heath is advising the public of water quality exceedance of enterococci at Cove Park, Maui. Levels of 2005 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The DOH Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially …

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Michigan Woman Pulled from Waters off Hookipa Beach Park

At 1:08 p.m. on Wednesday, lifeguards at Hookipa Beach Park pulled an unresponsive female from the water after she ran into trouble while snorkeling. At around 1 p.m. a lifeguard noticed a snorkeler having trouble getting back to the beach 150 yards from shore. The lifeguard swam out to assist the woman, but when he reached her the woman was …

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UPDATE: Ocean Areas Surrounding Makena State Park Reopened

Updated at 1:16 p.m. As of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, the ocean closure in South Maui, from Oneuli Beach to Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve, including all areas of Makena State Park have been lifted and beachgoers allowed back in. County lifeguards patrolling on watercraft and state conservation officers from the DLNR monitoring near shore waters and have not seen the …

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UPDATE: Kula Man Arrested in Connection to Shooting Incident

Updated at 9 p.m. On Wednesday at approximately 4:47 p.m., Justin Namauu was located in Kahikinui and placed under arrest for the offense of Murder in the Second Degree in connection to a shooting incident that occurred on May 21. Namauu has not been charged at this time as the investigation is on-going. Original story published at 11:38 a.m. On …

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Safety Improvements Planned for Hana Highway and Hansen Road Intersection

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation will make safety improvements to the intersection of Hana Highway and Hansen Road in Kahului due to the number of incidences that have taken place. Over the past 5 years, 9 major accidents have occurred, with a substantial amount being from motorists on eastbound Hana Highway colliding with motorists making a left turn from Hansen …

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