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Two Eldorado Transit Buses Replace Maui Long-Haul Fleet Buses

With Hawaiian music and lei, two new 40-foot-long Eldorado transit buses were blessed Wednesday morning at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot. “What makes these buses so unique is the Quantum system that secures disabled bus riders using wheelchairs,” said Mayor Michael Victorino during the blessing ceremony, explaining that bus riders in wheelchairs can board and secure themselves automatically on …

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UPDATE: Crews Battle House Fire in Maui Meadows Subdivision

Updated at 1:45 p.m. on April 18.Updated at 1:45 p.m. on April 18. The Maui Fire Department reports that after investigation, the cause of the fire at a home in the Maui Meadows Subdivision on Wednesday remains undetermined.  Damage estimates are $338,000 to the structure and $50,000 to contents. Original story published on April 17. At 10:51 a.m. on Wednesday, …

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State, County Officials Survey Latest MCCC Repairs

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda, Governor David Ige, and United Public Workers Union’s State Director Dayton Nakanelua all traveled to Maui on Tuesday to join Maui Mayor Michael Victorino in surveying the latest repairs and security updates underway at the Maui Community Correctional Center.  They walked through the modules damaged by last month’s disturbance and also toured other parts of the …

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MPD Issues 211 Cell Phone Citations in First Week of Awareness Campaign

The Maui Police Department has joined departments across the state of Hawai`i to participate in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign. During the week of April 7, members of the MPD’s Traffic Section worked saturation patrols around the island focusing their enforcement efforts on violations related to texting or talking on cell phones while …

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Visitor Rescued After Falling Down a Cliff at Red Sand Beach

At 4:02 p.m. on Monday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a female who had fallen down a cliff at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu) in Hana. A fire crew and an ambulance from Hana responded, along with the rescue company from Kahului who responded via the department’s Air 1 helicopter. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the patient …

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Missing MCCC Pre-Trial Detainee Troy Diego Arrested

The Maui Police Department has confirmed that Troy Diego was arrested at 2 p.m. on Monday. He is the second of two pre-trial detainees who escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center on Sunday.   The other inmate, Barret Paman, turned himself in to MPD, shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Department of Public Safety, it is believed …

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UPDATE: Two Pre-Trial Detainees Escape from MCCC

Updated at 5:30 p.m. The Maui Police Department reports that Barret Paman turned himself in just after 3 p.m.  Troy Diego remains missing. Original story published at 9:33 a.m. Two pre-trial detainees escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center early Sunday morning. The Department of Public Safety reports that it is believed 30-year old Troy Diego and 31-year old Barret …

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Shark Sightings Cause Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve Closure

The Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on the southern coast of Maui closed at 2 p.m. on Friday due to tiger shark sightings. Department of Land and Natural Resource officials say that blacktip reef sharks are pupping and have been coming in near-shore this past week, which are attracting tiger sharks to come in as well. This is the same occurrence …

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MFD Responds to Boat in Distress Off West Maui

At 7:16 a.m. on Friday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a boat in distress approximately 25 minutes out from Mala Boat Ramp and heading toward Molokai. Engine 3 responded by land towards the Kaanapali area, and Ladder 3 aboard Rescue Boat 3 launched from Mala and headed in the same direction by sea. The United States Coast …

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