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Heavy Rains Prompt Brown Water Advisory for Maui

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of floodwaters and stormwater runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue …

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Arrest made in 2000 Rape and Murder of Kimberly Belluomini

On December 5 at about 9 a.m. officials with the Palm Beach Sheriffs Marine Unit in Palm Beach Florida arrested Anthony Moreno for the 2000 rape and murder of Kimberly Belluomini at her residence in Kihei. In October of 2000, Belluomini and Moreno were at Henry’s Bar in Kihei.  They went to her apartment at South Point. The following morning, …

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Malfunctioning Appliance Possible Cause of Kahului Elementary Fire

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire at Kahului Elementary School on Friday morning. Crews arrived following a 5:48 a.m. alarm to find a copy room with major smoke damage. No fire was present at the time. MFD is calling the fire accidental and as being possibly caused by a malfunctioning electrical appliance.

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DOH Advises Travelers to be on Alert for Measles

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is advising travelers to be on alert for measles as international outbreaks around the Pacific and elsewhere continue to increase. This year, there were four reported cases of travel-related measles in Hawai‘i including three visitors and one resident. In 2018, there were no reported cases of measles in the state. An advisory was sent to …

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Haleakalā National Park Entrance Fees Will Change January 1

Haleakalā National Park, along with other national parks across America, will increase its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective January 1, 2020, the entrance fees to the park will be $30 per vehicle, $25 per motorcycle and $15 per pedestrian or bicyclist. The receipt allows unlimited re-entry into either …

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Aggressive Tiger Shark Prompts Warnings in Kihei

No one was hurt this morning when a 10-12-foot-long Tiger shark deflated an inflatable stand-up paddleboard about 200 yards offshore from 1681 Halama Street. Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) were notified at around 10:15 this morning and have instituted standard shark protocols, which means the area, one mile in each direction will be posted …

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Maui Electric Issues Call for Renewable Energy Projects for Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i

Maui Electric Company is starting the largest procurement for renewable energy resources on Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i in efforts to reduce the reliance on imported oil for power generation and move the state closer to its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the company is issuing a request for proposals today for …

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Lahainaluna defeats Kapaa 21-10 in Div. II State Football Final

The Lahainaluna varsity football team (11-1) won it’s fourth consecutive Division II state title with a 21-10 victory over Kapaa (8-2) on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. This was the third meeting in the last four years between these two schools for the Div. II title. Both teams found success running the ball in 2019 and put together a combined …

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Little Fire Ants Detected in Twin Falls area of East Maui

An infestation of little fire ants (LFA) has been detected at an area known as Twin Falls, in Huelo, East Maui.  The infestation was reported in early November, by both an area resident living within the infested zone and a former employee of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) who had been stung while visiting the popular hiking and swimming …

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Arrests made in Central Maui Gold & Loan Burglary

On November 19th, 2019 at 1:00 a.m. Maui Police Crime Reduction Unit Officers along with Officers from Wailuku Patrol and the Special Response Team apprehended Keala Baker, a 33-year-old male with no local address, who was wanted for multiple warrants and was suspected of committing a number of other criminal acts for which he was being investigated. In addition to …

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