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Search Continues for Missing San Diego Woman

The Maui Police Department continues its investigation into the disappearance of Khiara Henry of San Diego, California.   Henry was reported missing on July 26 by family. The last confirmed sighting of Henry was on July 21 when she rented a car in Kahului. Her car was later found in the Waianapanapa Park area. Police and community search efforts in the …

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Three Rescued at Red Sand Beach

The Maui Fire Department responded to an ocean rescue on Sunday at Red Sand Beach in Hana. Initial reports noted that five victims were in distress, however, upon arrival two individuals had already exited the water. Two adult males and a 10-year-old boy remained in the water about 150-200 yards offshore. One of the adults was rescued by a firefighter …

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UPDATE: Police recover Missing Man’s Body

On August 2, an investigation was initiated by the Maui Police Department to locate Craig Michael Pitt who was reported missing. On August 3, search efforts in the Bamboo Forest area of Hana Highway were initiated by Police and Fire Personnel. The Police Department’s search dog, Jack, and the Fire Department’s Air 1 Helicopter were both utilized in the search. …

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Search Underway for Missing Florida Man

The Maui Police Department has initiated a missing person investigation for Craig M. Pitt of Florida. According to authorities, Pitt was last seen at the Banana Bungalows on Wednesday, July 31 at about 12 p.m. It is believed he intended hike on one of the trails along the Hana Highway. On August 2 his vehicle, a silver Toyota Corolla, was …

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Saturday UPDATE: Pukalani Brush Fire 100% Contained

As of 3 pm Saturday, the fire is 100% contained, but not completely extinguished. The fire size continues to hold at approximately 5300 acres. Two Maui Fire Department Engine companies, along with several tankers continue to work on stubborn hot spots in gulches and along Pulehu Road. Fire crews are expected to continue to extinguish hot spots around the perimeter …

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UPDATE: MFD Fighting 2,500-Acre Pukalani Fire

The Maui County Fire Department is fighting a fire that started Thursday afternoon near Haleakala Highway and has moved south across Pulehu Road. The fire is about 2,500 acres in size and is not contained. The fire was reported at 1:53 p.m. and crossed Pulehu Road at about 3:45 p.m. The Maui Police Department has closed Pulehu Road at Hansen …

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Firefighters Battle Brush Fire Below Pukalani

The Maui Fire Department is responding to a brush fire adjacent to Haleakala Highway below Pukalani.  The fire is at least five acres and growing rapidly due to strong winds.  No homes are threatened at this time.  No road closures are currently in effect, but this could change at any time.  More information will be released as it becomes available. …

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Hana Highway to close at night between Huelo and Hana Town beginning August 12

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists of nightly closures of Hana Highway (Route 360) between the Kailua Stream Bridge at Mile Marker 5.9 and the Mokulehua Stream Bridge at Mile Marker 28.2 beginning Monday, August 12, 2019. All lanes and all directions of Hana Highway will be closed on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. between …

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Maui Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct with a Minor in a Foreign Place

George Alexis Theros, 76, was arrested yesterday and charged by criminal complaint with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, in violation of 18 United States Code § 2423(c). He made an initial appearance in federal court on July 31, 2019. Kenji M. Price, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, announced that the criminal complaint charges Theros …

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