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Kayakers Rescued Near Molokini

The Maui Fire Department responded to a 11:51 a.m. call on Sunday to assist two kayakers, one male and one female, near Molokini. According to MFD, the two were unable to fight the current back to Maui after setting off earlier in the day from Black Sand Beach. With the assistance of lifeguards on a rescue watercraft from Makena, and …

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Woman Dies in Early Morning Crash off Maui Veteran’s Highway

At about 6 a.m. on Saturday, a fatal traffic collision took place Maui Veteran’s Highway just south of Kamaaina Road in Kahului. According to the Maui Police Department, the collision occurred as a female pedestrian was walking within the inner northbound lane of the highway when she was struck by a Toyota truck traveling in the same direction. The Toyota …

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Mayor Appoints Don Guzman as Acting Prosecuting Attorney

Mayor Michael Victorino announced this afternoon the appointment of Don Guzman as acting Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Maui, effective today. Guzman will need to be confirmed by the County Council. Mayor also announced that Robert Rivera will continue his role as First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. “Don is well-qualified and highly capable to serve as the county’s chief prosecutor,” …

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Coast Guard Seeks Owner of Adrift Kayak Near Olowalu

The United States Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found approximately two miles offshore of Olowalu on Friday. A 29-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Maui launched, recovered the kayak and searched for the possible occupant between Launiupoko Beach Park and McGregor Point in West Maui.  Coast Guard image. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu …

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UPDATE: Missing Man Located

Updated at 6:10 p.m. Maui Police Department officials report that Samuel Beach has been located. No additional information was immediately available. Original story published at 3:40 p.m. Maui Crime Stoppers is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Samuel Beach, who has been reported as missing. Beach, 28, is described as being 6-feet-1-inch and 210 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. No additional details were immediately available. …

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Kihei Roadwork Interrupts Maui Bus Service

The closure of South Kihei Road for resurfacing work from Kulanihakoi to Kauhaa streets has temporarily closed eight bus stops in Kihei, according to the county Department of Transportation. The road closure has affected north- and southbound stops on both sides of streets near South Kihei Road’s intersections with Piikea Avenue, Waipuilani Road and Kulanihakoi and Kaonoulu streets. The bus …

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Maui Electric to Perform Work Along Iao Valley Road Wednesday Evening

Maui Electric plans to perform emergency repair work that will require a road closure Wednesday evening from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the cross-section of Iao Valley Road and Alu Road, near the turn into Iao Valley. Motorists should expect traffic delays in this immediate area during this time. Should an emergency arise, emergency vehicles will continue to have …

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Two Visitors Pulled Unresponsive From Maui Waters in Separate Incidents

Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to two separate incidents on Wednesday in which swimmers were pulled from the ocean unresponsive in West Maui. The first incident occurred at 9:47 a.m. at the beach fronting the SheratonMaui resort. MFD officials say beachgoers pulled a 31-year-old male visitor from the water and began CPR efforts. MFD’s Ladder 3 from Lahaina arrived on …

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Monthly Siren and EAS Testing Scheduled

The monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone).  A simultaneous test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System is conducted with the monthly siren …

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State’s Disaster Declaration Extended to Maui County

On behalf of Governor David Ige, Lieutenant Governor Josh Green issued a supplemental emergency proclamation declaring not only the Pali Highway a disaster area, but also part of Maui County. Honoapi‘ilani Highway, Route 30, on Maui suffered extensive damage because of recent heavy rains. The Pali Highway suffered several landslides and was declared a disaster area on February 22. The supplemental emergency …

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