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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Products Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products produced at the company’s facility located at 16-701 Macadamia Road in Kea‘au, Hawai‘i between September 6 through September 21 have been voluntarily recalled due to potential contamination of Eschericia coli (E. coli). Hawai`i Department of Health officials made the announcement on Monday noting that the recall follows a detection of E. coli in the well water and distribution …

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Report: Hawaii is 2018’s Worst State for Teachers

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a bachelor’s degree, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teachers. In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across …

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Body of Missing Man Located in Pia Gulch

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at about 11 p.m., Jeffanie Rantung reported her husband Stephen Kramar missing. Rantung reported that Kramar left the Wavecrest Resort at about 9:30 a.m. and hiked north of the hotel. She received a text message from Kramar at about 2:24 p.m. stating that he was on his way back. He never made it back to …

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Woman Rescued from Maliko Gulch

At 6:57 p.m. on Wednesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to reports of a fisherman who fell approximately 25 feet off a cliff edge. Engine 2 (Paia) and Rescue 10 responded. On scene, units located the victim on the east side of Maliko Gulch, 25 feet down a cliff and clinging to a tree with a 100 foot drop …

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DOE: Strive HI Performance Update Shows Language Arts Progress

The Hawai`i State Department of Education released its 2017-18 Strive HI Performance System results on Thursday during a Board of Education meeting. According to the department, Smarter Balanced test scores showed English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy performance gains in all grade levels tested (Grades 3-8 and 11) and Math score increases in four of seven grades tested (Grades 3, 5, 6 …

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MPD Seeks Missing Man Who Didn’t Return from Hike

14The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 27-year-old Stephen Kramar who was reported missing on Monday. Kramar was last seen on September 17 leaving the Wavecrest Resort in Kaunakakai, Molokai. MPD reports that Kramar was returning from a hike later in the day but never made it back. Kramar is described aa about 6-feet tall and 160 …

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Brown Water Advisory Issued for Portions of Maui Waters

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued from Waihee to Kahului and from Honokohau to the Honua Kai on Maui. Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Olivia has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead …

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Kahului man dies in fatal crash on Dairy Road

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 1:09 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Crash occurred on Dairy Road at the south entrance/exit to the Maui Marketplace in Kahului. The crash occurred as a white 1992 Isuzu flatbed tow truck was making a right turn out of the Maui Marketplace onto Dairy Road and collided into a pedestrian operating an electric personal …

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Motorcycle Collision Leaves One Dead

On Friday, September 14 at approximately 12:14 p.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Haleakala Highway and Haleakala Crater Road. The crash occurred as a yellow/black 2004 Suzuki 650cc Dual Sport motorcycle, traveling south on Haleakala Highway, crossed left of center and collided into a metal sign post located within the center grass island at the intersection …

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Hana Single-Vehicle Crash Under Investigation

On Tuesday, September 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Hana Patrol Officers were assigned to investigate a Motor Vehicle Crash which occurred in Hana. The crash occurred as a black Toyota Matrix 4DSD, traveling south on Hana Highway, crossed left on center and collided into a tree on the opposite shoulder of the roadway. The operator of the vehicle, a 21-year-old …

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