MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Wailuku Court Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

An employee at Hoapili Hale (Wailuku courthouse) has tested positive for COVID-19, the Hawaii State Judiciary announced today. The employee was last at work on Dec. 1 and received a confirmed positive test result on Dec. 7. After conferring with the Department of Health, those with prolonged or frequent contact with the affected individual were notified, advised to self-quarantine, and …

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Attempted Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

The Maui Police Department reports that 20-year-old Jordan Finau, the attempted murder suspect in a November 27 Kihei incident, has turned himself in. Police say that Finau turned himself in at the Wailuku Police Station on Dec. 7 at about 4:30 p.m. He was subsequently arrested on a Grand Jury Indictment for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Criminal Property Damage …

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Shark Warning Signs Up At Maui’s Honolua Bay After Morning Incident

Shark warning signs are up on either side of Honolua Bay after a man encountered a shark this morning. The signs are placed, one mile on either side of the bay, from DT Fleming Beach Park to Punalau Beach, also known as Windmills. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) reports that a man, 50-60 years-old was paddling …

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Home prices up to $852K in November amid pandemic

November saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average top 30,000 for the first time, while mortgage rates reached new record lows again. These new records have provided encouragement for buyers to move forward on home purchases, which continued to remain strong overall for the month. New Listings decreased 24.0 percent for Single Family homes and 32.1 percent for Condominium homes. Pending …

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Florida Man Arrested for Quarantine Violation

The Maui Police Department has arrested and charged 36-year-old Dillon Rogers for Rules and Orders at Kahului Airport. The Florida man reportedly flew into the airport at about 9:35 p.m. on Dec. 7 from San Francisco. Upon arrival, he did not have a negative pre-travel Covid-19 test, nor a required valid place of lodging for self-quarantine, as required under Governor …

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Shark Incident Near Honolua Bay Puts Maui Pro On Hold

An incident with a shark and recreational surfer was reported on Tuesday at Honolua Bay near where the Maui Pro is being held. The World Surf League announced that the competition is currently on hold indefinitely. WSL took to social media to make the announcement. View this post on Instagram A post shared by World Surf League (@wsl) “The WSL is working with local …

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Kula Man Arrested After Refusing Quarantine Paperwork

The Maui Police Department arrested and charged a 62-year-old Kula man for Rules and Orders pertaining to quarantine violation at the Kahului Airport. At about 2:29 p.m., Arthur Terry arrived in Maui from Hilo and refused to fill out the quarantine paperwork. He was subsequently arrested. Later in the day Terry was release after posting $2,000 in bail.

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Hawaiian Electric Payment Centers to Permanently Close

Hawaiian Electric’s walk-in payment centers in Kahului, Moloka’i, Honolulu, Hilo, and Kona, closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will permanently shut their doors due to declining use and customers adapting to other payment options. The company is encouraging customers to enroll for online services through its Online Customer Service Center or mobile app. Online, customers may start, stop …

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3 elementary schools connected to positive COVID case involving Maui HIDOE employee

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) was made aware of a COVID-19 case involving an employee who visited three Maui campuses — Pu‘u Kukui, Pōmaika‘i and Kula Elementary schools — between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. At each school, the individual’s interaction with students and staff was limited to one classroom. The affected individual is a Maui District Office employee, …

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County shuts down Lava Rock Bar & Grill for 24 hours for physical distancing violations

The County of Maui Department of Liquor Control shut down the Lava Rock Bar & Grill in Kihei for a 24-hour period this weekend after physical distancing violations were observed during an enforcement operation conducted in conjunction with the Maui Police Department. The enforcement operation was conducted Friday night at the Kihei Kalama Village complex to curtail fights and loitering …

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