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Maui Police Seek Help Finding Man Wanted on Warrants

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Kaulana “Toji” Reinhardt who is wanted for several outstanding arrest warrants. Reinhardt, 26, is described as 5-feet-9-inches tall and about 160 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair. If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please call police at (808)244-6400 or 911 in an emergency. MPD reminds the public that …

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Brown Water Advisory Issued for North Shore of Maui

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued on Maui’s north shore from Waihee to Hookipa. Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not …

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No Tsunami Generated by 7.3M Quake in Russia

There is no tsunami threat to Hawai`i following a powerful earthquake in the Ostrova Russia Region Thursday morning. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center notes that the 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:02 a.m. Hawai`i Time. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake shook 20.5 miles WSW of Nikol’skoye, Russia.

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Maui family gets early Christmas gift

A Maui family getting an early Christmas gift Wednesday. Angela Brooks and her family received a 2012 Nissan Altima as part of Helping Hands Hawaii’s Adopt a Family Program. Angela is a single parent of three teenagers and a young child with disabilities. She had been renting a car to get to work. The donation was made possible by First …

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Police Seek Help Locating Sara Baylor

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating Sara Baylor. Baylor reportedly operates a white, 2002 Mercury van with Hawai`i license plates HBN 572. MPD officials say she should be in the company of her 10-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. Baylor is known to frequent the Kanaha Beach Park, Rice Park and Kuihelani Park & Ride …

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Leaking Propane Tank Ignites Fire in Kihei

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Maui firefighters responded to what was initially believed to be a Christmas tree on fire on the balcony of a unit at Kihei Villages. Upon arrival, crews discovered a fire had been extinguished on a second story balcony by residents prior to their arrival. The fire was believed to have been sparked by a leaking …

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High school band director on Maui fired: Allegedly admits inappropriate behavior with students

A high school band director and teacher on Maui was fired this month after being under investigation for the past eight months. The Maui News cited Department of Education communications, which allegedly showed Stephen Rodrigues admitted to inappropriate behavior at his home, involving three Baldwin High School students from 2003 to 2005. The paper reports Rodrigues was under investigation for …

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NOAA: Hawai‘i Humpback Whale Season Underway

NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary reminds the public that humpback whale season in Hawai‘i is underway. Although the number may vary from year to year, scientists estimate that as many as 12,000 humpback whales migrate from their feeding grounds off Alaska to breed, calve, and nurse their young in the warm waters of Hawai‘i. While some whales …

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Woman Dies Near Haleakalā Visitor Center

A 63-year-old woman died after suffering from a medical emergency near the Haleakalā Visitor Center on Saturday morning. Park officials say that the woman, who has not been identified, was treated by park rangers before emergency medical personnel responded and took over treatment. The woman was pronounced dead at about 11 a.m., per park officials. No additional information on the incident …

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Maui Police Warn Businesses of Bomb Threat Scam as Nationwide Threats Occur

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about an e-mail scam that occurred on Thursday and has affected private businesses and public/government offices throughout Maui County. The scam involves e-mails that state a bomb has been placed in/near the recipient’s business/office and that it will go off unless payment is made to the sender. The sender instructs the recipient …

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