MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Brush Fire Burns Six Acres

A brush fire that burned six acres on Monday has been deemed under control. The Maui Fire Department responded to the blaze south of Kai Hele Ku Street, above Launiupoko Beach Park, mauka of the Lahaina Bypass Road, shortly before 2:30 p.m. Engine and Tanker crews, along with Air 1, conducted fire suppression. The fire was deemed under control by …

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MFD Responds to Two Sunday Fires

The Maui Fire Department responded to two fires on Sunday. A brush fire within the Kula Ag Park broke out just before 12:30 p.m. Crews had the flames under control by 6:34 p.m. and completely extinguished at 6:44 a.m. on Monday. Fire officials say the blaze damaged crops, farm equipment, and a container onthe property. No injuries were reported. An …

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Motorcycle Rider Taken to Hospital After Crash

The Maui Police Department reports that a motor vehicle crash sent one man to the hospital. Officials say the incident happened shortly before 12 p.m. on Dairy Road at the intersection with Hukilike Street in Kahului.   Preliminary investigation reveals a Chevrolet pick-up traveling northeast on Hukilike Street attempted to execute a left turn onto Dairy Road when it collided …

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Kihei Moped Rider Dies in Pi’ilani Hwy Collision

On Thursday, December 10, at approximately 6:01 p.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred at the location of Piilani Highway at Mikioi Place. Maui Police Department officials report that preliminary investigation reveals a 2015 Mercedes Benz traveling south on Piilani Hwy attempted to execute a left turn onto Mikioi Place when a collision occurred with a Geniune brand moped. The operator …

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Kahului Man Charged in Arson Case

Thirty-nine-year-old Shiane Marumoto of Kahului has been arrested and charged for Second Degree Attempted Murder, a Contempt of Court Warrant, and First Degree Arson. Maui Police Department Kihei Patrol Officers and Maui Fire Department Fire Engine 6 responded to a vehicle fire at about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival a van was fully engulfed in flames. The fire was …

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Man Who Suffered Shark Bite Dies

The surfer who sustained an injury on Tuesday as a result of a shark bite has died. Maui Police Department officials say the man, identified as 56-year-old Robin Warren of Napili, died on Wednesday. The incident happened near the Honolua Bay Boat Ramp in Lahaina before 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Warren was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with severe …

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DOH Reports First COVID-19 Case in Kalaupapa

The Hawai‘i Department of Health has reported the first positive case of COVID-19 in an adult resident of Kalaupapa Settlement in Kalawao County on the island of Moloka‘i. Kalawao is a county within the State of Hawai‘i under the management of the DOH and was reported to be the last county within the U.S. with no reported positive COVID-19 cases …

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Maui County Seeks Temporary Bar Closures to Stem Rising COVID-19 Cases

With recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases, Maui County is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to temporarily close bars and bar areas within restaurants for two weeks, or until Dec. 26, 2020. “The Maui District Health Office reported that numerous positive cases are tied to close interactions among patrons in bar settings, and we need to take action to …

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Missouri Man Arrested for Quarantine Violation, Contempt of Court

The Maui Police Department arrested a Missouri man for Rules and Orders pertaining to quarantine violation, and Contempt of Court. Matthew Tittor, 42, was arrested at the Kahului Airport on Dec. 8. Investigation reveals that at about 5:02 p.m. that day, Tittor arrived in Maui from Los Angeles. Upon arrival, he did not have a negative, pre-travel Covid-19 test, nor a …

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Gov. Ige announces furloughs for state employees starting January 1

Gov. David Ige announced today that state employees will be furloughed two days a month starting January 1 of next year, to balance the state budget. The state is projecting a $1.4 billion budget shortfall in the general fund for each of the next four years.   “If the furlough is effective for one year, the state will save about $300 …

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