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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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Man Accused of Trying to Strike Officer with Car

On August 20, plainclothes officers from the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit were trying to effect a lawful arrest on a male subject at the Longs Drugs in Kehalani. While attempting that arrest, the male subject drove his car toward a Police car striking it and nearly missing an officer who was standing next to it. MPD officials say …

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Maui OHA Rep. Hulu Lindsey on TMT: ‘Absolutely Never.’

“My position on building the TMT telescope on Maunakea is “absolutely never,” said Carmen Hulu Lindsey,  Lindsey, 75, is an elected board member to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) representing Maui. Asked if there was any wiggle room in that stance she was emphatic, “it’s non-negotiable.” She termed the mountain the ‘piko’ (navel) of the entire Hawaiian culture, adding, …

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Filipino Fast Food Chain Jollibee to Open at Maui Marketplace

For months, people both on and off social media have been stoking rumors of the infamous Filipino fast food chain Jollibee opening on Maui. Known for its sweet spaghetti and buckets of ChickenJoy fried chicken the Kahului location is now confirmed.  Signs around the construction site end the long and drawn out speculation of its new location at the Maui …

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