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DOH Declares Mumps Outbreak Over

The Hawai‘i Department of Health has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. The outbreak began in March 2017 with two clusters of cases involving nine individuals on O‘ahu, and climbed steadily to 900 cases within a year. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the statewide outbreak. “We are able to declare the outbreak over because …

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UPDATE: Storm Water Runoff Prompts Brown Water Advisory Along the North Shore

Update, October 22: The Brown Water Advisory at North shore (Hookipa to Waihe’e) on Maui has been cancelled. A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at North shore from Hookipa to Waihe’e on Maui. The Department of Health reports that heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters …

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Truck Climbs Hill at Ho’okipa and Kills Woman Sunbathing

At approximately 5:04 p.m. on Sunday, a motor vehicle collision occurred near the lower parking lot of Ho’okipa Beach Park. Authorities report that a silver 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck climbed over a small grassy hill adjacent to the lower parking lot and drove over a female sunbathing near the top of the hill. The female sunbather sustained critical life-threatening …

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Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Clinics Begin

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s annual Stop Flu at School program began on Monday and will continue in 177 public schools statewide through December 7. The voluntary program administers free flu shots to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are enrolled at participating schools. Approximately 30,000 students are expected to be vaccinated during the eight-week program. “Vaccination is our …

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Hiker Rescued After Falling 60 Feet

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Kahikinui for a report of a hiker in need of rescue on Saturday. At approximately 5:41 p.m., Engine 13 and Mini 13 from the Kula Fire Station and were dispatched to an area near mile marker 28 on Piilani Highway for a report of a hiker in need of rescue. Enroute to the incident, …

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National Take-Back Initiative Scheduled for Oct. 27

The Department of the Attorney General and Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are coordinating a prescription drug take‐back event on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at various collection points on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. This will be the DEA’s 16th National Take‐Back Initiative now in …

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Outbound Lanes of Kahului Airport Access Road to Open Monday

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has announced the permanent opening of the outbound lanes (lanes exiting the airport) on Airport Access Road at Kahului Airport. The opening will occur at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The lanes that will be opening are located on Airport Access Road, adjacent to the west side of the future Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac). During …

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Fires Burn Structures in Honokohau Valley

On Thursday, Maui Fire Department personnel responded to two separate fire incidents located within the Honokohau Valley area. At approximately 2:43 p.m., Engine 11 and Mini 11 from the Napili Fire Station and Tanker 3 from the Lahaina Fire Station were dispatched to the Honokohau Valley area for a report of a structure fire. Crews from the Napili Fire Station …

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MPD Asks for Help IDing Suspect in Dumpster Fire

The Maui Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying the person depicted in a surveillance image in connection to a dumpster fire at Ace Printing on Sunday. Officials say that at approximately 8:40 p.m. the suspect caused the fire located on Mill Street. The suspect reportedly had a key to unlock the dumpster and was seen riding …

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Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman off Maui

The United States Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului on Wednesday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly,” said Lt. j.g. Celesta Brosowsky, a command duty officer with Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our aircrews worked effectively with the fishermen …

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