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Police seek ID of man in QKC robbery investigation

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a male involved in a robbery that occurred on February 1, 2017 at the Shades of Maui located in the Queen Kaahumanu Center. The male is described as 5’8″-5’10” tall, 190-200 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dennis Lee at (808)244-6423 …

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Hawaiian Airlines makes emergency landing at Kahului Airport

Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA47 departed Oakland bound for Honolulu at 9:21 a.m. local time with 241 passengers and 10 crew onboard. Due to an odor of smoke in the cabin, the captain elected to divert to Kahului Airport (OGG) in an abundance of caution. The aircraft landed safely in Kahului at 11:29 a.m. and arrived to the gate under its …

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Fire Crews battle brushfire on Happy Valley Hillside

At approximately 2:00 pm today, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a brushfire burning along a hillside on Mokuhau Road in Happy Valley, Wailuku. On scene, crews found a working fire moving through dense brush. Gusty winds and steep terrain contributed to the rapid spread of the fire as extinguishing efforts commenced. 3 MFD engine crews, 2 MFD tankers, and …

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Central Maui Residents Asked to Conserve Water During Fire

The Department of Water Supply is asking that all Central Maui residents conserve water immediately due to a fire that is affecting one of the primary wells for the area. The affected area includes Waihee, Waiehu, Happy Valley, Wailuku, Waikapu and Kahului. Department officials said until crews can access the well site and assess the damage and implications, that affected …

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Maui County Democrats to hold annual convention

The Maui County Democratic Party will hold its Annual Convention on Saturday, April 1, at the Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria starting at 1 p.m. with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 until Friday, March 31, and $15 at the door. State Senator Gil Keith-Agaran will share updates on the legislative session and a new Maui County …

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State DOT releases their Maui road work and lane closure notices to the public

The State of Hawaii Department Of Transportation would like to inform the public that road work has been scheduled to take place throughout the week starting March 25, 2017 to March 31, 2017 in the following areas listed below. Dates and times have also been listed below. Please plan your travel times accordingly and use extra care when driving in …

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DLNR announces the closure of Keanae Arboretum due to tree removal

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife will briefly close the Keanae Arboretum for two days, on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2017.   This closure will allow a contractor to safely remove trees that recently fell across the trail within the arboretum. The arboretum will reopen on Friday March 31.   Please contact …

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The MFD Fire Commission releases annual 2016 evaluation of Fire Chief Jeff Murray

The Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission has completed its annual performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray for calendar year 2016. “The results of the Chief’s Performance Review were very favorable. The Commission supports Chief Murray, and his Administration, and is looking forward to another promising year, as he strives to provide the highest level of professionalism and …

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Capobianco sentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend

Steven Capobianco stood before Second Circuit Judge Joe Cardoza on Friday afternoon to be sentenced for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Carly “Charli” Scott, who was last seen in February 2014. Capobianco was convicted on December 28, 2016, and was denied a new trial on March 6. In January the jury gave the judge latitude to sentence Capobianco to life …

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