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MPD Searches for Missing Man

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Gary Hoffman. Hoffman was reported missing on August 23. He was last seen in the Ulupalakua Ranch area somewhere between August 20 and August 23. Police say searches conducted in the area have so far been unsuccessful and are continuing. Hoffman is described as being 6-feet-4-inches tall weighing …

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Firefighters battling compost fire near Landfill

At 5:48 pm today, firefighters were called to Maui Eko Systems to help extinguish a large compost fire. Engine 10 from Kahului, Haz Mat 10, two MFD tankers and a tanker from the County Public Works responded. A loader is assisting by breaking up the pile. No homes or property is being threatened and no roads are expected to be …

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Central Maui ends World Series journey with a loss to Louisiana

An amazing effort by this Central Maui squad but they fall to Louisiana 9-5 in the U.S. title game at the Little League World Series ⚾️Still one more game as they will take on Japan in Sunday’s consolation game at 4am on ESPN. Game Recap West notched five runs in the sixth inning. Duke Aloy, Kaleb Mathias, Isaac Imamura, and Bransyn Hong all moved runners across the …

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Jaren Pascual inspired by the passing of his father

If the motivation for Saturday’s U.S. title game vs. Louisiana couldn’t be any higher for Central East Maui with a berth in the Little League World Series final on the line, look no further then Jaren Pascual. The best hitter on the team has been fantastic this Little League World Series batting .333 inspired by the loss of his father …

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DOH issues red “Closed” placard to Ohana Tacos on Maui

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Sanitation Branch has posted a red “Closed” placard at Ohana Tacos located at 3600 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Road, Suite A in Lahaina on Maui for an extensive pest infestation. An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on Aug. 22, 2019 as part of a routine inspection of the food establishment. Numerous other food safety violations …

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Paia Brush Fire Fully Contained

A brush fire reported Friday morning in Paia has been fully contained as of 1:30 p.m. The blaze burned approximately 200 acres. Maui Fire Department firefighters and equipment had fully surrounded the fire, according to fire officials. Members of the public are being asked to stay out of the burn area because of hazardous conditions. Firefighters continue mop-up operations in …

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CDC, FDA Urge Public to Avoid Feeding Pig Ear Treats to Pets

The Center for Disease Control and the Federal Drug Administration are advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already be in homes. According to CDC and the FDA, people can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treats. Dogs might get sick after …

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Man Dies Snorkeling at Honolua Bay

An unresponsive swimmer was pulled onboard a moored catamaran in Honolua Bay on Thursday. The man was apparently swimming and snorkeling before falling unresponsive. County of Maui Ocean Safeway personnel transported a lifeguard to the catamaran as the vessel routed to Honokahau Bay, where Maui County Fire Department personnel and medics were waiting. The victim was brought onto shore at …

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Police Arrest Suspects in Kehalani Robbery

Maui Police Department plainclothes Crime Reduction Unit officers located and identified two individuals in connection with a burglary incident that involved the near striking of an officer on Tuesday. Tasha Coppa, 31, and Ricco Pacheco, 30, were arrested in the parking lot of Longs Drugs in Kehalani.  Both were suspected of a robbery involving a firearm and several burglary offenses. …

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Visitor Swept into Surf in Hana

The Maui Fire Department responded to a report of a distressed swimmer about 150-feet offshore at Koki Beach in Hana on Wednesday morning. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 37-year-old victim from Oakland, Calif. supporting himself with a rescue tube that was swam out to him by a bystander. Two fire personnel members assisted the victim onto the …

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