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Tropical Storm Niala forms southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Niala was located 460 miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. Niala is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through this evening with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest from late tonight through Saturday. Niala is forecast to turn toward the west from Saturday night into …

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Tropical Depression Six-C forms southeast of the Hawaiian Islands

At 5:00 PM the center of Tropical Depression Six-C was located about 525 Miles SE of Hilo, Hawaii. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph and this motion is expected to continue through 36 hours followed by a turn toward the west. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected over …

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Maui County Reaches Settlement Agreement in Lahaina Injection Well Lawsuit

Maui County has lodged a settlement agreement with the U.S. District Court in Honolulu involving citizen groups who sued over the County’s operation of the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility’s underground injection control (UIC) wells. The agreement settles the penalty phase of a lawsuit brought by the four citizen groups, who claimed the County needed a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System …

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Facebook suffers apparent global outage, no word on cause

The social networking website Facebook went down at around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday in what appeared to be a global outage. “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” a message said. Other details were not immediately available. The system seems to have returned back to ‘spotty’ functionality around 6:50 …

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Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has chosen Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa to paint his official portrait, according to a spokesman for the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. All governors dating back to Sanford Dole, who served from 1900 to 1903, have had their portraits painted. Portraits of the last six governors — John Waihee, Ben Cayetano, Linda …

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Man pulled from waters off South Maui beach

At 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon, firefighters were called to an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean at a South Maui beach in Wailea. Firefighters from Wailea arrived at Polo Beach at 3:53 p.m. and found Kea Lani Resort staff on the beach performing CPR on the male victim. The victim, a 70-year-old male visiting from Gardnerville, Nevada, was last seen …

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Pedestrian dies after fatal Hana Highway collision

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at approximately 7:15 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred near the area of Hana Highway just east of Dairy Road. The collision occurred as a blue 2014 Dodge van, traveling east on Hana Highway, collided into a pedestrian crossing southbound on Hana Highway. The pedestrian, a (44) year old male with no local address, was …

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UPDATE: Molokai structure fire sends two to the hospital

On Saturday evening, 9/19/15, firefighters on Molokai responded to a single-story residential structure fire on Kamiloloa Place in Kaunakakai. Firefighters received the call at 8:49 p.m. and arrived at 8:52 p.m. The Kaunakakai crew reported defensive fire conditions, indicating a structure fully engulfed in flames. It was later discovered that only the garage was on fire. The fire was called …

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Sunglasses thief caught on tape in Lahaina

MAUIWatch received surveillance footage of 2 Guccis glasses being stolen from the Solstice Sunglass Maui Outlet store on Friday Septepmber 18 at around 7PM. The value of the stolen items are estimated to be worth around $500. People in the area were able to ID the suspect but the case is still still under investigation. The creator of the video …

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Paia fire crew respond to two fires this afternoon

This afternoon Maui fire crews responded to two small fires in the Haiku area of East Maui. Paia firefighters first responded to a brush fire on Haiku Road at 12:56 p.m. They arrived at 1:09 to find a 125 ft. x 25 ft. area of cane grass burning between East Kuiaha and West Kuiaha Road. Makawao firefighters and a water …

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