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Beware of another Facebook scam

Beware of an online scam… A Facebook scam claims Delta Airlines is giving away free airline tickets in celebration of its 88th birthday. The scam attempts to trick victims into commenting, liking and sharing a post. It also ask victims to complete a survey in order to get the free airline tickets. Delta Airlines spokesperson confirmed the Facebook claim is …

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One of Maui’s most popular and majestic sites has been closed for 10 months

One of Maui’s most popular and majestic sites has been closed for 10 months. A bird’s eye view of the park reveals the evolution of its landscape. A big difference from last September. When Wailuku river overflowed from a 100-year flood, prompting then President Barack Obama to sign a disaster declaration. Veras Contracting, putting the final touches on its three-month …

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How to keep your pets safe this July 4 holiday

Those flashes in the sky this fourth of July may cause a frenzy for your furry friends. According to the website, PetAmberAlert, animal control officials across the nation say more pets go missing around the fourth of July than any other time of the year – with July 5th being one of the busiest days for shelters across the country. …

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MPD officer pleads guilty to bribery charge

A Maui Police officer pleaded guilty to bribing a witness Wednesday. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports 35-year-old Walter Kepa Ahuna faces one count of conspiracy to commit witness tampering after the witness filed a complaint against another officer Anthony Maldonado.

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Oprah inspired residents on how to lead even healthier, happier lives today

Some 5000 people got to listen to Oprah Winfrey in Central Maui Monday. The free “Live Your Best Life” event was put on by HMSA and Sharecare at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Hawaii is ranked the healthiest state in the nation by Gallup. But the philanthropist inspired residents on how to lead even healthier, happier lives. More on …

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“King Tides” could eventually become the norm, researchers say

As expected, a new wave of King Tides rolled in across the state Friday. For some, it’s a moment they’re hoping to capture, but for others, it’s a time to try and catch the perfect wave. King tides happen when there is alignment of the gravitational pull between sun and moon. Friday’s tides peaked at more than 2.5 feet and that was …

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Haiku Man Has Close Encounter With Shark

One Maui Fisherman has a whale – actually it’s a shark of a tale to tell. Nick Wakida – has a passion for kayak fishing and it NEARLY came back to bite him. “Out of the corner of my eye I could see an object just kind of racing up towards me and by the time i saw it, it …

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Lobster sandwich coming to McDonald’s of Hawaii

McDonald’s of Hawaii will soon be adding a classic East Coast sandwich to its menu. The Lobster Roll debuts in island stores starting June 28. It’s made with 100 percent real North Atlantic lobster and served on a toasted roll. It’s a limited-time-only offering which will end in July or while supplies last.

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