MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Report: Hawaii is the State with the 2nd Biggest Increase in Unemployment Rate

With the unemployment rate now at 14.7% due in large part to the coronavirus, WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Rates, to illustrate which areas of the country have been most and least impacted by COVID-19’s assault on jobs. This report examines unemployment rates on a monthly basis, complementing the weekly analysis …

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Murder investigation launched after police respond to found body in Lahaina

On May 21, 2020 at about 6:54 am., Lahaina Patrol Officer were dispatched to the area of 535 Wainee Street, Lahaina regarding an unresponsive male, on the shoulder side of the roadway.  It was reported the male appeared to have been assaulted and was bleeding. Upon Police arrival, the male was located and no signs of life were observed.  Medic …

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MPD to Conduct Memorial Day Impaired Driving Enforcement

Beginning on Friday, May 22, and continuing through Memorial Day, the Maui Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols at various locations to address impaired driving over the Memorial Day and high school graduation weekend. MPD officials say that as always, motorists can expect the department to take a zero-tolerance approach to impaired driving. Our goal …

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Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in April Crash

A 72-year-old Kihei man died on Tuesday after succumbing to injuries sustained in an April vehicle collision. Maui Police Department officials say the man died on Oahu. At about 8:08 p.m. on April 17, a collision occurred on Maui Veterans Highway, south of Kealia NWR entrance. Preliminary investigation reveals a 2011 Kia Optima was traveling south on Maui Veterans Highway …

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Hawaiian Music Icon Willie K Passes Away

Iconic “You Ku’uipo” singer Willie K has passed away, MAUIWatch confirmed early Tuesday morning. The Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musician and Maui native announced two years ago that he was battling lung cancer. According to a post on his official Facebook Page, ” Initially in January 2018, he was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He fought hard for over 2 …

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Authorities Seek Man Wanted on Warrants

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Keahi K. Acasia who is wanted for several outstanding arrest warrants. Acasia is described as about 5-feet-9-inches tall and 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Moomomi, Hoolehua, and Maunaloa areas. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please call Maui …

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Maui Police Seek Man Wanted on Outstanding Felony Warrants

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old John Kahalehoe III.  He is wanted for several outstanding felony arrest warrants.  Authorities describe Kahalehoe as 5-feet-6-inches and 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966. Callers to Maui Crime Stoppers remain …

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No New Cases of COVID-19 Reported, Few Over the Weekend

There were three (3) additional cases of COVID-19 reported by the DOH over the weekend, with two (2) on Saturday and one (1) on Sunday. No new cases are reported today. Additionally, one Hawai‘i island resident, with a suspected false-positive test, was re-tested by the State Laboratory, which confirmed the coronavirus diagnosis as negative. This case was removed from the …

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Governor Extends Travel Quarantine, Outlines Recovery Plan

Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. The governor also extended through June 30 the eviction moratorium that prevents evictions from residential dwellings for failure to pay rent. In addition, Gov. Ige unveiled the re-opening and …

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Travel Quarantine Violator Sought

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Ashley Ruth Degraaf. Degraaf is wanted for violating the Rules and Orders for failure to quarantine. On May 15, Police say she arrived on Maui from Colorado. Degraaf acknowledged the 14-day quarantine and indicated she would be staying at a North Shore Hostel. Police were later contacted regarding Degraaf …

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