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Water Main break forces Lono Avenue Road Closure

Maui County reports that Lono Avenue from Ka’ahumanu Avenue to Vevau Street in Kahului is CLOSED due to a water main break. Maui County’s Department of Water is on scene making repairs. Maui Police officers are on scene for traffic control. At this time, there is no estimated time for the road re-opening. Please stay with MAUIWatch as more information …

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Visitor Drows at Grand Wailea Resort Beach

A 69-year-old male visitor from Massachusetts drowned at the beach fronting the Grand Wailea Resort on Sunday. Maui Fire Department officials say crews arrived just before 11 a.m. to find bystanders conducting CPR on the victim. MFD and medic units took over the efforts but the individual was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Man with Knee Injury Airlifted Out of Olowalu Valley

The Maui Fire Department responded to a mountain rescue on Saturday in Olowalu Valley. Firefighters hiked two miles along the stream to access a middle-aged male with a knee injury who was unable to walk. The man was airlifted out of the valley and to the top of Luawai Street where he was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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New Infestation of Little Fire Ants Found in Waihee Valley

In late August 2019, a Waihee Valley resident called the Maui Invasive Species Committee to report stinging ants. She feared they were little fire ants after being stung on her neck and under her collar while working near fruit trees. Staff from MISC contacted the resident and arranged a site visit to investigate the report. The ants were identified under …

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MAYORWatch: Why Are There Fewer Trash Cans and Working Water Fountains at Parks?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I noticed fewer trash cans and working water fountains at parks this year. Why is this? Answer: Thank you for taking an interest in our parks facilities and this may be a case of which parks you’ve been to recently. Our Department of Parks and Recreation staff reported …

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MAYORWatch: Can the County Apply for FEMA Funding to Aid Homeowners in Building Storm Shelters?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Can the County apply for FEMA funding to aid homeowners in building storm shelters? Answer: Mahalo for your question. Unfortunately, there is no FEMA grant program to assist individual homeowners in retrofitting their homes or building safe rooms. There was a similar program through the State of Hawaii …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the Hawaiian Hale in Iao Valley be Fixed?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I would like to know when the Hawaiian Hale in Iao Valley will be fixed? Answer: I asked my staff to check into this issue and they found that a community group received grant funds in the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget to repair the Hawaiian Hale at Kepaniwai. …

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Trade wind showers expected for the weekend

Saturday, increasing clouds and scattered rains.  Expect numerous fast-moving trade wind showers in the morning. In the afternoon rains will be hit and miss but more numerous than normal. Highest rain chances will be windward and mauka with some rains making it Central/West Maui. Highs in the 86-91. Sunday, winds become lighter this will allow for afternoon sea breeze formation.  …

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Arrest Made in Moreira Monsalve Murder Investigation

On September 20, 2019, Bernard Brown was indicted by a Maui Grand Jury for the murder of Moreira Monsalve. Brown was taken into custody by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force and the Sacramento Police Department and is awaiting extradition back to Maui. Brown’s Bail has been set at $1,000,000.00. Mayor Michael Victorino has been informed and commends the Maui …

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Governor Ige Considers four Nominees to Fill Circuit Court Vacancy on Maui

Governor David Ige received a list of four nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission Friday, for a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui). The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Joseph E. Cardoza in June 2019. The nominees are: Lance D. Collins is an attorney in private practice who is also …

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