MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

The Shops at Wailea listened to its customers about parking

The Shops at Wailea has updated its parking program to ensure the first-hour of parking is always free. According to a press release, “We are pleased to announce that regardless of how long you spend at The Shops you will never be charged for the first hour.” Also, a validation is available for an additional three-hours with a minimum purchase. …

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Lahaina Purse Thief caught on surveillance; police request help identifying her

Police are requesting your assistance in identifying the female depicted above. She is wanted for questioning in a Theft type case. The victim in this case reported accidentally leaving her purse within the shopping cart in the parking lot in Lahaina. Upon returning to the parking lot/store the next day, her purse and its contents had not been turned in. …

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UPDATE: MECO restores power to the Kahului area following emergency work

UPDATE at 8:37PM: Power has been restored to all customers in the Kahului area after emergency work was conducted in the area. Thank you for your patience and understanding. About 258 customers in the Kahului area of Moali St. and parts of W. Lanai, W. Kauai, Niihau and Molokai Hema will be experiencing a power outage from 7 p.m. to …

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UPDATE: Kanaha Beach Park murder victim identified

On March 19, 2016 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a beach goer discovered the body of an unknown adult male victim in the brush area of Kaa Point which is off of Amala Place in Kahului. The male victim appeared to have sustained injuries. A blue pickup truck was found parked unattended along Kaa Point in close proximity of the victim. …

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The NWS issues Statewide Special Weather Alert with thunderstorms expected

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Statewide Special Weather Statement that includes the County of Maui (Maui, Molokai, and Lanai). Although many areas are seeing sunshine this morning, localized heavy rain showers and some thunderstorm activity will develop later this afternoon for all islands. This will happen mainly for the mauka/interior portions of the islands. The heavy …

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State Representative Ing publicly endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Rep. Kaniela Ing takes to social media to become the only State Representative and only Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Legislator to veer from Hillary Clinton and endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the Hawaii President Preference Polls (Caucus). “Hope for a Generation: Why I’m Endorsing Bernie Sanders As the youngest legislator in Hawaii, and as a first-generation college graduate from a working-class …

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Hikers Rescued From Flash Flooding In Makamakaole Gulch

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to a report of hikers stranded by flash flooding which occurred in Makamakaole Gulch (located along Kahekili Hwy between Waihee and Kahakuloa). The emergency was called in at approximately 2:49 p.m. to 911 from a residence overlooking the gulch as they heard cries for help. Engine 1 from Wailuku, Rescue 10 aboard Air 1, as …

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Health Department Announces Members Of Selection Panel To Decide Medical Marijuana Licenses

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has named five members to the selection panel for review of the first Medical Marijuana Dispensary licensees. The Department assembled the panel by identifying individuals with relevant experience and knowledge to review the applications and assist DOH in selecting the most qualified applicants. “It is critical that the selection process be as fair …

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Swimmer rescued at Napili Bay

On Sunday, 03/20/16 at approximately 2 pm, emergency crews from Napili fire station and lifeguards from DT Flemings were dispatched to a report of a swimmer in distress at Napili Bay. At the scene, Engine 11 personnel observed an individual who was caught in the rip-tide and in need of assistance. A firefighter swam out to the victim and provided …

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Visitor rescued at Honolua Bay

On Sunday, 03/20/16 at approximately 10:19 am, emergency crews from the Napili and Kahului fire stations were dispatched to a report of a hiker in distress on a shoreline just south of Honolua Bay. At the scene, Engine 11 personnel attended to and rescued a 74 yr-old, female visitor found injured on the shoreline. This person was at the area …

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