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Molokai Community Leaders Urge Respect for Monk Seals

The investigation into the recent deaths of three Hawaiian monk seals on Molokai is continuing by officers from the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) and the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE). A non-tagged, so unidentified juvenile male seal was found dead at Paka’a beach on the west end of the island on June 25. Another seal, …

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Maui Electric Crews Working on Downed Poles Along Honoapiilani Highway

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and expect traffic delays along Honoapiilani Highway, after the Lahaina Civic Center going towards Kaanapali Parkway, as Maui Electric crews are making repairs to six downed poles in the area until late Monday evening. Traffic may also be impacted to other surrounding Lahaina area streets. Around 3:48 a.m. on Monday about 571 customers in parts …

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Passengers Hurt When Tour Bus Overturns on Hana Highway 360

On 07/29/18 at about 2:15 p.m., a Temptation Tour bus was transporting eight passengers on Hana Highway in the area of Coconut Glenn’s Ice Cream Shop (MP 28 on Hana Highway 360) when the driver pulled to the right on the narrow road to allow another vehicle to pass. The shoulder, which was comprised of soft dirt, caused the Tour …

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Wailuku Man Charged in Stolen Vehicles Incidents

On Thursday, July 27, 38-year-old Keoni Kuhaulua was charged with the two counts of Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle and one count of Resisting an Order to Stop Motor Vehicle. Maui Police Department officials say an investigation found that between July 19 and July 24, the Wailuku man was observed operating two of the stolen vehicles on separate days by …

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Safety Improvements Planned for Pi`ilani Highway Intersection

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation will make safety improvements to the intersection of Pi`ilani Highway and East Welakahao Road in Kihei to improve safety and minimize vehicular conflicts. The intersection will be restriped to remove the left turn from East Welakahao Road to northbound Pi`ilani Highway. The striping will require the closure of a left lane on Pi`ilani Highway in …

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Disorderly Conduct Case Open Against Man with Unloaded Air Pistol

At about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Maui Police Department Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to a report of a male brandishing a weapon in the area of the Lono Building on Lono Avenue. MPD says that officers made contact with a 28-year-old male who was holding the weapon at the time of the report. The weapon turned out to be …

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UPDATE: Hale Makana Barricade Suspect Surrenders

Updated at 3 p.m. Maui Police Department officials say that at about 2:30 p.m. the department’s Special Response Team approached the residence in which the male subject was located. The male subject, who’s name is being withheld pending further investigation, voluntarily surrendered to authorities. There are no reports of injuries to the male subject or any of the officers. Original …

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High Bacteria Count Detected at Hanakao`o Park

The Department of Health Clean Water Branch has issued a notice noting that the water quality exceedance of enterococci has been detected at Hanakao`o Park. Levels of 150 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The DOH department provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for …

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Analog TV Is Gone

If you’re waking up with a blank TV screen this morning. Spectrum Cable has ended their analog broadcasts and are now fully into digital broadcasting, which means if you attached a cable cord directly to your analog TV from the wall, you will now need a digital cable box in order to watch all channels.

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MFD: Missing Kayaker Found Safe

At approximately 5:10 p.m. Monday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to reports of an overdue kayaker. The missing party had reportedly launched from Makena Landing with plans to paddle to La Perouse and return. When he failed to return at the expected time, friends called 9-1-1. Ladder 14 (Wailea) made contact with witnesses on shore and began a shoreline …

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