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Death doula accused of coaching a Maui woman out of her estate and assets

The children of Fay Block are taking self-proclaimed death doula Heather Parsons to court. Attorney Lyle Hosoda filed a civil lawsuit today on behalf of Block’s son and daughter. He told KITV he hopes to recover the money they lost when Block allegedly gave Parsons the estate before she passed away. “To me that’s just wrong,” Hosoda said. The court documents say in 2016 Block executed a …

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Little Fire Ants found across 10 properties in Wailuku

In early April, a Wailuku resident met inspectors with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) at their office with a sample of ants he had collected from a family property on Mokuhau Street. He initially encountered the ants several months ago while cutting bamboo on the property but attributed the itching rash on the back of his neck to an …

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UPDATE: Kahului Airport Downed X-Ray Unit Back in Operation

Updated 1:30 p.m. on May 4. TSA officials say that screening equipment at Kahului Airport that was deemed inoperable on Friday has been repaired. The repairs were completed Saturday morning and normal TSA security checkpoint screening operations resumed immediately. Original story published on May 3. TSA is advising travelers to arrive at Kahului Airport at least two hours prior to …

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Man Arrested in 2016 Fatal Collision

A 23-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by investigators with the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section Vehicle Homicide Unit. Charles Tyler Hardy of Kihei was arrested following a Grand Jury Indictment for the offenses of Accidents Involving Death and Negligent Homicide in the First Degree. His bail was set at $250,000. MPD officials say the indictment came after an …

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Police to Conduct Cinco De Mayo Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign

Beginning on Friday and continuing through the weekend, the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting sobriety check points and saturation patrols at various locations to address impaired driving during the Cinco De Mayo celebration. As always, motorist can expect the Maui Police Department to take a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving. Our goal is to promote voluntarily …

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DOH Advises Consumers, Businesses on Cannabis-Derived Products

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is advising the public that cannabis-derived products including products containing cannabidiol or CBD sold without a prescription have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are not considered safe for use. The public is advised that these products may have potential health risks and are often untested and mislabeled with unproven …

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Fireworks Forum Frustrates

They came frustrated and they left frustrated. A group of about 60 Mauians attended a panel discussion on Tuesday night at Pomaikai Elementary School in Kahului to discuss the problems and dangers of illegal fireworks and to question how cultural traditions could be observed while preserving the peace and safety of the larger community. The panel moderated by Mahina Martin …

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MCCC furlough inmate Gregory Anthony fails to return

Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) work furlough inmate Gregory Anthony failed to return from work at his scheduled return time of 7 p.m. Maui Police were notified of the failure to return. Anthony is 26-years old, is 5’10” tall and weighs 170 lbs.  He has blond hair and blue eyes. He is serving time for Theft 2, Credit Card Theft, …

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Report: Hawaii Is 2019’s 3rd Worst State for Nurses

With National Nurses Week kicking off May 6, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Nurses. In order to help new nursing graduates find the best markets for their profession, WalletHub compared the relative attractiveness of the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges …

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