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Waihee Beach Park, Waiehu Driving Range Closed Due to Tree Hazards

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that both Waihee Beach Park and the driving range at Waiehu Golf Course have been closed due to hazardous trees along the park driveway and driving range. The park and driving range will remain closed until the trees have been assessed and removed as needed. Waiehu Golf Course remains open for normal business …

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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Kamehameha Avenue

On Friday, August 18, 2017, at approximately 4:43 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on West Kamehameha Avenue south of Alehela Street in Kahului. The collision occurred as a motorcyclist, operating a white 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling north on West Kamehameha Avenue, lost control and fell onto the roadway. The motorcyclist then slid on the roadway and collided with a …

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Maui Police Request Assistance in Locating Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Mark James Johnson, who was reported missing on August 10, 2017. Johnson was last seen on July 8, 2017 leaving his residence in Napili. Johnson is described as 36 years old, 6’2″ tall, 200 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. If anyone has information on Johnson’s whereabouts, please call …

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DOE Releases Progress Update on School Bus Driver Shortages

The Hawaii State Department of Education reports that progress is being made by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of Commercial Driver Licensed drivers on Maui qualified to operate school buses. The latest updates from the DOE are as follows: Lahainaluna High School’s bus route FR 11A and FR 11B will be restored to service on Monday morning, …

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Hokule’a on its way to Maui

Hokule’a and her crew left O’ahu Wednesday to embark on a 6-month-long journey throughout Hawaii. The canoe will travel to each island in what’s being called its “Mahalo Hawaii Sail.” Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson says Hokule’a’s first stop is Honolua Bay on Maui. That’s where’s the first launched for her maiden voyage in 1976. It’s one of about 40 stops …

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County continues Upcountry Water Shortage Declaration

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is continuing its declaration of a Stage 1 water shortage in the Upcountry district due to reduced surface water flow and an ongoing dry weather forecast for the summer and fall. The Stage 1 water shortage became effective Tuesday, July 18, 2017. At Stage 1, the water rates remain the same. By law, the …

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Two Acres Scorched in Nakalele Brush Fire

At 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, firefighters responded to a brush fire in the Nakalele area that was reported by tour helicopters to the Kapalua Airport control tower. Napili firefighters arrived at 11:12 a.m. and found brush burning about 100 yards in on the mauka side of the highway, and across from the parking area to the Nakalele …

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Snorkeler Pulled from the Ocean at Honolua Bay

At 2:18 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, emergency crews in West Maui responded to Honolua Bay for a snorkeler being pulled from the ocean. At 2:28 p.m., lifeguards arriving at the bay by rescue watercraft, found bystanders performing CPR on a male victim on shore. Lifeguards took over CPR until paramedics and fire personnel could reach the victim via …

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California resident identified as moped driver killed in Makena crash

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at approximately 02:00 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Makena Alanui Road south of Kaukahi Street in Makena. The collision occurred as a black 2016 Huzhou Daixi Zhenhua Moped was traveling north-bound on Makena Alanui Road when it crossed left of center and collided into a white 2018 Chevrolet flatbed truck traveling south-bound. The …

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Maui Police arrest suspect after chasing stolen vehicle in South Kihei

On August 14, 2017 at about 11:30 a.m., Kihei Patrol officers were following a stolen vehicle traveling on South Kihei.  The operator of the vehicle refused to obey officer’s orders to stop and drove recklessly toward North Kihei Road.  Once the vehicle got onto Honoapiilani Highway, officers lost sight of it in Waikapu. Officers from the Crime Reduction Unit along with Community …

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