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Fatality in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park

Late in the evening of May 30, 2019, Maui Fire Department, Maui Police Department, and the National Park Service responded to a report of an injured person in the Pools of ‘Oheʻo in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. After a coordinated search effort, responders recovered the victim in the pools. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

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MFD Battles Blaze on Molokai

The Maui Fire Department battled a brush fire in the area of Paniolo Camp on Molokai on Thursday. MFD officials say firefighters responded to a 2:21 p.m. alarm and had the fire extinguished by 3:54 p.m. The weather was clear with 10 mph trade winds. No injuries were reported in the incident and the cause of the fire is undetermined.

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Maui County Addresses Homeless Encampments at Kanaha Beach Park

The County of Maui departments of Parks and Recreation, Environmental Management, Public Works and Housing and Human Concerns collaborated with the Maui Police Department to address homeless encampments and public health/safety concerns Thursday morning at Kanaha Beach Park. County officials implemented its Compassionate Action Plan on Thursday, May 30, in response to the encampments and concerns at Kanaha Beach Park. …

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Two Arrested in Kihei Cockfight Raid

On Saturday, May 25, 2019 at about 5 p.m. members of the Vice Gambling & Morals Unit raided a cockfight being held off of Kaimana Road near the Hawaiian Cement baseyard in Kihei. About one hundred people were watching a cockfight in progress. Two men were each holding a gamecock fitted with fighting paraphernalia. Arrested were 23-year-old Travis Tolentino of …

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Mina ʻOhana Speaks Out About Missing Hiker Noah ‘Kekai’ Mina

Father Vincent, mother Irene, and sister Kahanulani have issued the following statement regarding Noah “Kekai” Mina. “We are so very sorry that Kekai has passed from this realm, he meant the world to us as a son, brother and friend. We find solace that he was found, and ask all those that extended their hearts and love to Kekai and …

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Crews Fight Lahaina House Fire

Today at 10:03 am, Fire crews responded to a structure fire on Kuhua Street in Lahaina. The fire was located on the second floor of a two story multi-family residence. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and confirmed that there were no occupants within. PC: MFD No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. …

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Missing Hiker’s Body Found Below Mauna Kahalawai

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 29, a crew of searchers aboard a helicopter spotted the body of missing hiker Noah “Kekai” Mina. Mina was found about 300 feet below a fall line in the summit region of Mauna Kahalawai. Recover efforts are currently underway. The family would like to thank the community for their prayers and support …

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MAYORWatch: Why Do We Pay Service Fees When Making County Payments Online?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I have a question regarding the “Service Fees” associated with online payments of County Taxes/Services. When paying County bills online, there is a service fee charged if either an e-check or credit card is used. The credit card fee I can understand, as there is a payment to …

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MAYORWatch: Why Isn’t There a Variable Message Sign on Honoapiilani Highway in the Lahaina Direction?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Why isn’t there a Variable Message Sign on Honoapiilani Highway in the Lahaina direction? This would serve to alert drivers of accidents and/or construction, thereby reducing the number of people piled up on the Pali every time an accident occurs or construction is underway. It could also be …

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