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Wailuku Man Dies in Sunday Motorcycle Crash

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at approximately 08:10 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Crash occurred on Wailea Alanui Drive south of Wailea Ike Drive in Wailea. The crash occurred as the operator of a maroon 2007 Yamaha motorcycle failed to negotiate a right bend in the roadway. The motorcycle struck the center median and the operator was ejected. The operator was …

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Hikers Rescued from Iao Valley State Park

Maui Fire Department rescue personnel assisted stranded hikers on Sunday afternoon. Responding to a 2:39 p.m. call, Wailuku firefighters arrived to find hikers at Iao Valley State Park. The group, visiting from the mainland, started out the hike but two could not return due to rising waters. Firefighters were able to run a rope system and provide life jackets to …

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MFD Responds to Injured 70-Year-Old at Kamaole Beach

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to a report of an injured 70-year-old woman on Saturday. MFD responded to the 7:38 a.m. call to assist a lifeguard at Kamaole Beach Park I, who was tending to the woman who injured her knee in the surf while entering the water. The injury was serious enough for the female to be transported to …

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Search warrant execution turns up drugs, weapons and one arrest in Haiku

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Maui Police Department Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Haiku. As a result of the search, officers recovered crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three handguns, one rifle, ammunition, and a butterfly knife. A 47-year-old male, Benjamin Inciong from Haiku, was arrested. He was charged with the offenses of Felon …

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10-Year-Old Injured in Bodyboarding Accident at DT Fleming Beach

Maui Ocean Safety Officers responded to a water accident at DT Fleming Beach around 9:50 a.m. on Thursday. A 10-year-old female was reportedly bodyboarding when she was thrown from a wave in the one to two foot shorebreak. The officers assisted the victim by taking precautionary measures for a possible spinal injury. She was then transported by Medics to Maui …

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Mokulele Airlines Announces New Service to Lana’i

Mokulele Airlines has announced its first new route in Hawaii since Southern Airways acquired it earlier this year. Twice daily service between Kahului and Lana’i City will begin on June 17, bringing the number of Hawaiian cities served by Mokulele to nine, which is more than any other air carrier.   Mokulele Airlines was founded in 1994 by Hawaii native …

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St. Anthony hit by vandals for second time in a month

For the second time in three weeks, Saint Anthony’s Church in Wailuku on Maui was vandalized. It happened overnight and Sunday was Easter Sunday, one of the most important holidays in the Catholic culture. Some of the damage included writing on the walls and scattered debris. “It baffles me that people would come and trash our chapel because our chapel is …

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PUC Approves First Maui Electric Rate Increase in 6 Years

The Public Utilities Commission has approved Maui Electric Company’s first base-rate increase in six years. On April 17, Maui Electric filed tariffs and rate schedules for a final increase of 3.7 percent – about $12.1 million in annual revenue – which helps pay for operational improvements, including system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and to integrate more renewable …

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