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Southwest Airlines launches interisland service

Southwest Airlines launched its new interisland service over the weekend. Its first interisland flight landed in Honolulu from Kahului at 7:41 Sunday morning. Several flights are offered between the two destinations each day. The airline expanded to the islands with flights from Oakland, California to Honolulu last month. It’s expected to expand interisland service in the coming weeks with flights …

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Van Crashes into Swimming Pool in Lahaina

At 9:07 am this morning, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a van that crashed into the swimming pool at the Lahaina Roads Apartments. Engine 3 from Lahaina responded. On scene, fire personnel found a white Ford van fully submerged in the pool. The single occupant of the vehicle was already out of the pool and in good condition with …

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Wailuku Man Dies in Sunday Motorcycle Crash

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at approximately 08:10 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Crash occurred on Wailea Alanui Drive south of Wailea Ike Drive in Wailea. The crash occurred as the operator of a maroon 2007 Yamaha motorcycle failed to negotiate a right bend in the roadway. The motorcycle struck the center median and the operator was ejected. The operator was …

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Hikers Rescued from Iao Valley State Park

Maui Fire Department rescue personnel assisted stranded hikers on Sunday afternoon. Responding to a 2:39 p.m. call, Wailuku firefighters arrived to find hikers at Iao Valley State Park. The group, visiting from the mainland, started out the hike but two could not return due to rising waters. Firefighters were able to run a rope system and provide life jackets to …

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MFD Responds to Injured 70-Year-Old at Kamaole Beach

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to a report of an injured 70-year-old woman on Saturday. MFD responded to the 7:38 a.m. call to assist a lifeguard at Kamaole Beach Park I, who was tending to the woman who injured her knee in the surf while entering the water. The injury was serious enough for the female to be transported to …

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Search warrant execution turns up drugs, weapons and one arrest in Haiku

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Maui Police Department Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Haiku. As a result of the search, officers recovered crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three handguns, one rifle, ammunition, and a butterfly knife. A 47-year-old male, Benjamin Inciong from Haiku, was arrested. He was charged with the offenses of Felon …

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10-Year-Old Injured in Bodyboarding Accident at DT Fleming Beach

Maui Ocean Safety Officers responded to a water accident at DT Fleming Beach around 9:50 a.m. on Thursday. A 10-year-old female was reportedly bodyboarding when she was thrown from a wave in the one to two foot shorebreak. The officers assisted the victim by taking precautionary measures for a possible spinal injury. She was then transported by Medics to Maui …

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Mokulele Airlines Announces New Service to Lana’i

Mokulele Airlines has announced its first new route in Hawaii since Southern Airways acquired it earlier this year. Twice daily service between Kahului and Lana’i City will begin on June 17, bringing the number of Hawaiian cities served by Mokulele to nine, which is more than any other air carrier.   Mokulele Airlines was founded in 1994 by Hawaii native …

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