MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

UPDATE: No Hawai`i Tsunami Threat Following 7.8M Alaska Quake

Updated at 9:35 p.m. Officials with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center say there is no threat to Hawai`i following this evening’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Alaska Penisula. In its 9:33 p.m. update, PTWC officials said that based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi. Updated at 9:05 …

Read More »

Maui Counts Four New COVID-19 Cases as Statewide Tally Rises to 1,418

Twenty-one COVID-19 cases on O‘ahu and four on Maui are being investigated by the Hawai`i Department of Health. State officials report that 21 of the cases are adults and four are pediatric cases. Two of the cases on Maui are associated with a history of out-of-state travel. DOH is also investigating small clusters of cases associated with out-of-state workers, who …

Read More »

HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus

Given the numerous unanswered questions and teachers scheduled to report to campuses on July 29, the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) has no confidence that our school buildings and classrooms are ready for students to open in a manner that minimizes the risk of COVID-19 spreading. “Our schools are woefully underprepared to deliver a distance learning program should a school …

Read More »

Douglas continues to strengthen and could become a hurricane

Two Tropical Cyclones (TC) are spinning in the Eastern Pacific basin. The northern TC 07E continues to dissipate. The stronger system named Tropical Storm Douglas 08E is located in an unstable tropical environment with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. Douglas is strengthening and is expected to become a hurricane later today. Increased rainfall chances for Hawai’i is …

Read More »

Kahului Man Arrested For Attempted Murder After Alleged Machete Attack

On July 16, 2020, at about 07:45 a.m., Caleb Carpenter (48) of the Kahului area, was arrested for three (3) counts Attempted Murder in the First Degree, six (6) counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and five (5) counts of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree.  The investigation thus far reveals, over the course of several days, Carpenter …

Read More »

Grand Jury Indicts Haiku Woman After Fatal 2019 Hali’imaile Crash

On Monday, July 20, 2020, at 3:26 p.m., Officers from the Maui Police Department Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Unit arrested Kailey Amber DUARTE (24)of Haiku.  Ms. DUARTE was arrested following a grand jury indictment related to the Motor Vehicle Crash that killed Teresa PHAM (39) on June 16, 2019, on Haliimaile Road in Haliimaile. On Sunday, June 16 2019 at …

Read More »

Grand Jury Indicts Wailuku Man After Fatal 2019 Crash In Kihei

On Monday July 20, 2020 at 1:37 p.m., Officers from the Maui Police Department Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Unit arrested Kalani K. AU HOON (44)of Wailuku.  Mr. AU HOON was arrested following a grand jury indictment related to the Motor Vehicle Crash that killed Mildred JOUVENAT (49), and her son Jacob JOUVENAT (14) on July 21, 2019 on Piilani Highway …

Read More »

60 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported Over the Weekend

With 12 new coronavirus cases being reported by DOH, as of noon today, 20 on Saturday, and 28 on Sunday, Hawai‘i now has a total of 1,393 cases. All but five (5) of the weekend cases are on O‘ahu and the other five (5) are reported from Hawai‘i Island. After reporting the 23rd death from COVID-19, mid-day on Friday, DOH …

Read More »

State Moves Forward with Reopening of Public Schools on Aug. 4

During a joint news conference this afternoon, Governor David Ige, Hawai‘i State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, Board of Education (BOE) Chairperson Catherine Payne, and Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto confirmed the state’s plans to move ahead with school reopening for students on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29. Ige cited the state’s …

Read More »