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Woman Airlifted from Maliko Shoreline

A woman was airlifted from the west end of Maliko Bay in Haiku on Friday. Maui Fire Department crews arrived on scene and made their way down a steep trail to a rocky point where the 35-year-old fisherwoman fell approximately five feet. Crews assessed the woman before placing her on a backboard and in a basket for extrication. She was …

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VIDEO: MPD Seeks Info in Hawai`i Paroling Authority Arson Investigation

Maui Police Department officials issued a video on Tuesday afternoon regarding an arson investigation at the Hawai`i Paroling Authority in August. The video shows surveillance images that captured an individual suspected of being involved in the incident. Sergeant John Sang asks the public to come forward with any information that may lead to the identification of parties involved.

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Coast Guard Rescues Three Divers Off Maui Coast

The Coast Guard rescued three divers who lost contact with their vessel and became stranded approximately 30 miles northeast of Kahului, Maui, Monday. “These were seasoned divers who became lost after diving for an extended amount of time,” said Lt. Megan Bowis, command center chief at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “It can happen to anyone. By staying together and calling …

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Maalaea/Pali Brush Fire 100 Percent Contained

The brush fire that began last Wednesday has been officially declared 100 percent contained as of Monday morning. Maui Fire Department officials say the Department was able to use a new technology to more accurately confirm total acreage burned at 4,600 acres, following a 4,100 acre initial estimate. The public is advised to stay out of the burn area because …

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DOH Urges Public to Stop Vaping

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has issued a health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current nationwide investigations are complete. The advisory follows the state’s first reported case of lung illness related to the use of vaping products and national estimates of more than a thousand reported cases of lung illnesses and 18 deaths …

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Rescue Crews Search for Missing Swimmer that Swam Off Kaunakakai Pier

Officers from the Maui Police Department’s Moloka‘i Patrol Division are looking for Carl Steffler, a 66-year-old Caucasian male who has gone missing. Steffler was last seen swimming away from the Kaunakakai pier on Thursday, October 3. According to MPD officials, the investigation has found that Steffler has exhibited suicidal ideations in the past. Search efforts are being conducted by MPD, …

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UHMC Shuts Down Campus After Anonymous Threats

An anonymous threat made early Friday morning has prompted the administration at UH Maui College to close down its main campus, according to an email sent to the school’s mailing list. Calls to the UHMC Security Office remained unanswered at the time of this publishing.

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UPDATE: Maalaea Wildfire 90% Contained

The Maui Fire Department reports that the 4,100-acre Maalaea Mauka wildfire is at 90 percent containment this morning. Fire crews are continuing to mop up and put out hot spots, especially in perimeter areas of the brush fire. Air 1 is no longer deployed for water drops.

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Man Arrested for Arson After Wailuku Brush Fire

At 4:53 p.m. on October 2, Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to a brush fire in the area of Waiinu Road near the entrance to Sandhill Estates (Keoneloa Street) in Wailuku. Maui Fire Department personnel responded and were eventually able to contain the fire. The fire was in close proximity to the roadway, the Sandhills Estates, and The Islands subdivision. …

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