MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Metallic balloon causes power surges and loss of power in Kihei

Shortly before noon on Saturday, a metallic (mylar) balloon drifted into Maui Electric power lines on Namauu Place in Kihei, tripping both the transmission and distribution lines in this area. As a result, approximately 6000 customers in parts of Kihei experienced loss of electrical service and power surges. Maui Electric transferred affected customers to alternate circuits, restoring power at 12:20 …

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Police are requesting information about a Kihei Assault

Police are investigating an attack that injured a woman Monday evening, September 28, 2015, at the Rainbow Mall in Kihei. The attack occurred at about 7 p.m. on the north-facing or Kahului side of the main mall building at 2439 S. Kihei Road. After being attacked and held against her will by a man she didn’t know, the woman sustained …

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South Maui Budget Meeting Rescheduled

Maui County Budget Director Sandy Baz announced that the date for the rescheduled South Maui Budget Meeting is Monday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16 but was canceled due to a tsunami advisory that day. Citizens with an interest in the County budget are encouraged to attend a community budget meeting in …

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MMMC Board selects Kaiser to operate facilities

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation’s (HHSC) Maui Regional System Board has selected Kaiser Permanente to proceed with negotiations with the Governor for the management, operation and provision of healthcare services at its facilities. HHSC’s Maui Region facilities – which include Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC), Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital – were authorized to transfer operations to a new entity …

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Maui cop charged for flashing

A Maui police officer accused of exposing himself to women and children and masturbating in front of them earlier this year has been charged with nine counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree. For the first time, John Salomon’s his wife talks to the media about what might have ticked him off. She said her husband had a mental …

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Sakamoto Pool to Close for Maui Fair

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division announced the pool closure hours for the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool in conjunction with the Maui Fair. The hours are as follows: Thursday, Sept. 24: Closed noon – 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27: Closed all day Monday, Sept. 28: Open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. …

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Update to the Fatal Accident in Kahului

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at approximately 7:15 pm, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Hana Highway at Dairy Road. The collision occurred as a blue 2014 Dodge van, traveling east on Hana Highway, collided into a pedestrian crossing southbound on Hana Highway. The pedestrian, a (44) year old male with no local address, was not in a marked crosswalk …

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High Surf Advisory for South Maui Shores

EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for SOUTH FACING SHORES of MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. EFFECTS: A strong low pressure system near New Zealand last week generated open ocean swells …

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Lahaina resident dies in fatal moped crash

On Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at approximately 10:21 pm, a Motor Vehicle Crash Occurred in the area of Honoapi’ilani Highway and Shaw Street in Lahaina. The crash occurred as a 2014 moped, traveling south on Honoapiilani Highway (30) just past Shaw Street, struck the raised curb on the west side shoulder of the roadway. Lone operator of the moped subsequently …

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Major Hawaii airports seek entity for Wi-Fi concession operation

The Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (DOTA) is seeking qualified, experienced entities to install, operate, and maintain a free Wi-Fi concession at Hawaii’s major airports–Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport, Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hilo International Airport, and Lihue Airport. Interested parties should access the DOTA website at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/airports/doing-business/concession-notices and click on the Notice to Proposers link to access …

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