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Mandatory Quarantine for InterIsland Travel to be Lifted Effective June 16th

Gov. David Ige today announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers, effective June 16. The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling inter-island. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to assist the state …

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MFD Douses Lahaina Structure Fire

Maui Fire Department crews battled a structure fire along Papalaua Street in Lahaina early Sunday morning. MFD officials say crews responded to the 12:58 a.m. alarm to find a blaze that appeared to have begun near storage containers/shed to the rear of a service station that was heavily involved in flames. Crews prevented the fire from spreading into an adjacent …

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UPDATE: Authorities Locate California Man Wanted for Violating Quarantine Orders

Updated on May 31. The Maui Police Department reports that 36-year-old Joaquin Pelayo was located and arrested on May 29 at 10:23 a.m. for two counts of Rules and Order for violating the 14-day quarantine order. Authorities say Pelayo voluntarily elected to return home.  He was later released on his own recognizance. He was scheduled to depart Maui on the …

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Police Seek Help Locating Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Kody Genovia who has been reported missing by his family on the mainland. Authorities say Genovia last had contact with his family in February/March 2020.  He was last known to be residing in the Wailuku area.   Genovia may be operating a green Mini Cooper.   Police say …

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DNA Sample Connects Suspect to Cold Case Murder

The Maui Police Department reports that DNA recovered from a blood sample found near evidence in a 2000 sex assault and murder has been connected to the suspect Anthony Moreno. On December 5, 2019, at about 9 a.m., officials with the Palm Beach Sheriffs Marine Unit in Palm Beach Florida arrested Moreno for the 2000 rape and murder of Kimberly …

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MFD Extinguishes Kamaaina Road Blaze

The Maui Fire Department quickly extinguished a brush fire along Kamaaina Road and Maui Veterans Highway on Thursday. Crews arrived on the scene following an 11:32 a.m. alarm to find the blaze moving rapidly due to steady tradewinds in the area. MFD officials say the fire was under control by 11:50 a.m. and was deemed fully extinguished by 1:36 p.m. …

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Gov. Signals Intent to Extend Quarantine on Transpacific Travel

Governor David Ige was joined by all four county mayors during Thursday’s Community Connection session to discuss the reopening of businesses and activities in the state and counties. The leaders of the state answered public and media questions on what residents could expect in the coming weeks and months as Hawai‘i continues its fight against COVID-19. Viewers asked where and …

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Gov. Ige Approves Maui Mayor’s Proposal to Open More Businesses

Gov. Ige has approved Mayor Michael Victorino’s request to re-open most businesses and services, with modifications, starting Monday, June 1. “We are reopening Maui County cautiously and safely,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “While new COVID-19 cases continue to remain low, everyone needs to do their part to follow social distancing and sanitization practices, so we can maintain the good position …

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Man Sought in Wailuku Robbery Case

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown male who is wanted in connection to a robbery case. Authorities say the incident took place at a Wailuku business on May 25. The male is described as Caucasian, between 5-feet-10-inches and 6-feet-3-inches, and is between 200 and 230 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. …

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