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Firefighters Rescue Kahului Teen from Kahakuloa Stream

At 5:17 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, firefighters responded to a swimming spot in the Makamakaole Gulch in Kahakuloa for a male who was unable to climb back up a 30-foot rock face. Firefighters from Wailuku were on scene at 5:36 p.m. and hiked down the trail a half-mile on the makai side of Kahekili Highway. Crews reached the …

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Information Sought in Fatal Collision

On Sunday, October 15, at approximately 7:54 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred fronting 455 Waiale Road. The collision occurred as a vehicle traveling on north on Waiale Road, collided into a pedestrian walking east across Waiale Road. The vehicle involved fled the area. The pedestrian was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical life-threatening condition where he …

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State DOT releases 2017 Fatality Data Through Oct. 15

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation releases statewide traffic fatality data to inform the public of the current fatality numbers in an effort to reduce our state’s motorist, bicyclist, and pedestrian numbers toward the goal of zero deaths. Traffic Fatality Data from January 1, 2017 through October 15, 2017:   Motor Vehicle Occupants   Pedestrians M/C, Moped, Scooter Operators   Bicyclists …

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Search continues for missing crew from downed helicopter off Molokai

The search continues for two people from a downed helicopter off the northwest side of Molokai, Monday. Responding are: * HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. * U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364), an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Honolulu. * U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349), a …

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Hawaii Department of Health certifies Maui Lab to begin testing medical cannabis

Pharmlab Hawaii LLC, a private independent laboratory on Maui, has been given the green light to begin testing medical cannabis from Hawaii’s licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and registered patients and caregivers. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) granted Pharmlab Hawaii a provisional certification after the laboratory successfully passed its final onsite inspection and met requirements that demonstrate it has the …

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Coast Guard, Navy Respond to Downed Helicopter off Molokai

The United States Coast Guard and Navy crews are responding to a report of a downed helicopter with two people aboard off the northwest side of Molokai, Monday evening. Among those responding are a HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point; U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364), home ported in Honolulu, is en route, and …

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Pulehu Brush Fire Flares Up Sunday Night

At around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2017, fire crews were called back to the Pulehu brush fire after a flare up rekindled inside the perimeter to one of the three previous fires that first began on Monday, Oct. 9. Two engine crews and water tankers from Kahului and Wailea worked to contain a sizeable flare up near the mauka …

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Island Air Files For bankruptcy Protection To Fend Off Action By Aircraft Lessors

Hawaii Island Air, Inc. (Island Air) announced today it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to continue normal operations while navigating through legal challenges recently presented by the lessors of its aircraft. The bankruptcy filing was caused by threats of legal action to ground the aircraft and strand hundreds of passengers. The filing prevents the threatened …

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Authorities Searching for Driver After Man Dies in Wailuku Hit-and-Run

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 07:54 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Waiale Road north of Waiinu Road in Wailuku. The collision occurred as a vehicle traveling north on Waiale Road hit a pedestrian walking east across the roadway. The vehicle fled prior to police arrival. The pedestrian was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in …

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MECO Announces Aerial Line Inspections for Maui, Moloka‘i

Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections in the areas of Upcountry Maui on Monday, October 23; Central Maui and West Maui on Tuesday, October 24; and Moloka‘i on Wednesday, October 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Dates and locations are subject to change depending on weather. Routine aerial inspections …

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