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County of Maui and partners continue preparing for impacts from coronavirus

County of Maui departments and personnel continue to monitor and prepare for impacts from the coronavirus (renamed COVID-19), while residents are asked to remain calm and do their part to prevent the spread of illness. “As the threat of the coronavirus continues to affect our nation and state, I want to assure our residents and visitors that we are doing …

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Hiker Rescued After Falling in Hana

The Maui Fire Department responded to a hiker in distress on Thursday in the area of Hana. Authorities say the hiker was attempting a hike from Hana Bay around Ka`uiki Head to Kaihalulu when he fell approximately 15 feet. The 22-year-old was removed from the area by foot after being located in a heavily wooded area at the 200-foot elevation …

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Hawaiian Airlines Hiring in Kahului

Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting for guest service and ramp agent positions at Kahului Airport. The airline will be holding an open house on March 7 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului to provide more information about the career opportunities. Job seekers interested in attending the open house should register online by March 6 at https://www.timecenter.com/hawaiianairlines10/. Hawaiian Airlines …

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Kaho’olawe Brush Fire: “Not expected to stop anytime soon”

At about 9:50 am Saturday morning, MFD received reports of a brush fire occurring on the island of Kahoolawe. Air 1 was dispatched to respond with a Battalion Chief on board. It was confirmed that there was an active brush fire located on the southwest end of the island at Kealaikahiki. PC: MFD As of Sunday morning 10:30 am, officials …

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MFD monitors active brush fire on Kahoolawe

At about 9:50 am this morning, MFD received reports of a brush fire occurring on the island of Kahoolawe. Air 1 was dispatched to respond with a Battalion Chief on board. It was confirmed that there was an active brush fire located on the southwest end of the island at Kealaikahiki. At 11:30 am, it was estimated that approximately 100 …

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Man Attempting to set House Ablaze Charged with Arson

On February 20 at about 10:11 p.m., 57-year-old Robert Hartmann of Wailuku was arrested and charged for Arson in the First Degree and Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree. Investigation revealed that on February 20, 2020, at about 9:28 p.m., Hartmann threatened to “Kill” several of his neighbors and threatened to set the house on fire.  He then attempted to …

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UPDATE: Firefighters call Olowalu brush fire, 100% contained

At 2:56 am, fire crews responded to a brush fire in the Olowalu area of Luawai St. Units are currently working on fire control. A fire control line is currently being cut around the perimeter of the fire. Honoapiilani Highway in and out of Lahaina is open but slow-moving. Please proceed with caution. The Air One Helicopter is flying over …

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UPDATE: Fire Crews Battle Fast-Moving Brush Fire Near Olowalu

UPDATE: Roadway is now open as of 6:15 am Latest update- CLICK HERE. UPDATE: 5:52 AMBoth Wailuku and Lahaina roadways into Kahakuloa are open.Traffic Restriction – Road Closed –Open for residence OnlyThe road to Kahakuloa from Wailuku and Lahaina is closed in both directions. The Maui Police Department is on scene, traffic is restricted and open to residents only. Please …

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DOH, County Updates on Current Coronavirus Status

The Hawai`i Department of Health is continuing to actively gather facts and interview individuals based on limited information about a husband and wife who travelled together from Japan to Hawaii and after returning home to Japan, tested positive for COVID-19. DOH officials say the Department immediately began an investigation to identify possible close contacts and determine health risk. “To date, no individuals with prolonged close contact …

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Police Investigating Death of Man on Dive Tour

The Maui Police Department is investigating a Feb. 15 incident involving an unresponsive adult male. According to authorities, at about 10:27 a.m., Molokai Patrol Officers and medics were assigned to meet an incoming dive boat at the Kaunakakai Harbor. Boat crew reported having an unresponsive male aboard their vessel. Investigation reveals that 26-year-old Duane Harold Parsley II, stationed at Hickam …

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