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VIRAL Video: Mayoral candidate Beau Hawkes tazed by Maui Police

On Wednesday July 23 at around 9am, witnesses observed Maui Mayoral candidate Beau Hawkes crossing Wells street where a Maui Police officer attempted to stop him for an unknown reason. After making an attempt to flee, MPD tazed Hawkes which brought him to the ground. He was then joined by a second officer, where they completed the arrest. Witnesses say …

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Committee to consider ban on polystyrene food containers

The Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee will consider a bill on Monday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber in Wailuku, to ban the use and sale of polystyrene disposable food service containers, Committee Chair Elle Cochran announced today. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Michael Victorino, would prohibit food establishments and vendors from using or selling polystyrene food …

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MPD Vice operation nets drugs, cash, and weapons in Kihei

On 07/17/14, the Vice Division and Special Response Team executed a warrant on a Kihei residence that was suspected of trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine. Upon the execution of the warrant, Vice Investigators discovered the following items: 881.49 grams of crystal methamphetamine (nearly 2 pounds) 34.94 grams of liquid methamphetamine 42 marijuana plants 70.41 grams of processed marijuana Marijuana concentrate also known …

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Another brush fire in Kihei keeps MFD crews busy

On Monday July 21 at 11:27 am engine Companies from Kihei and Wailea along with 2 Fire department tankers responded to a reported brush fire next to Piikea Park off of Liloa Drive. Crews arrived to a brush fire, about an area of 2 acres of dry brush and grass involved. Fire fighters were able to contain the fire by 12:30 pm. …

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Coast Guard, Maui Fire rescue snorkelers near Molokini

On 07/20/14 at about 8:21 a.m., Police responded to the Kihei Boat Ramp and Maalaea Harbor for a report of a miscellaneous accident. Police discovered that a vessel by the name of Double Scoop, operated by Scuba Shack, went out to Molokini for an ocean activity cruise. Some of the individuals entered the ocean at Molokini, however, became distressed due …

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Fireworks likely cause of Kihei fire with $520,000 in damages

Kihei and Wailea fire fighters were dispatched to 210 Oe Street for a reported structure fire. Crews arrived to a 2,400 square foot, 2 story, single family dwelling that was fully involved moments after reaching the scene. All occupants were out of the home as fire fighters began to fight the fire. The structure and contents of the backyard were …

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Capobianco charged with Murder II. Bail set at $2 million.

This afternoon at 1:45 p.m., Steven Capobianco was arrested at the Maui Community Correctional Center on the strength of a Grand Jury Indictment for the offenses of Murder in the Second Degree and Arson in the Third Degree. These cases stem from the investigation into the disappearance of Carly Scott on February 10, 2014. Capobianco was transported to the Wailuku …

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Fatal accident off the shores of Kaanapali

On 7/14/14, at about 9:22AM officers were assigned/responded to the beachfront of the Mahina Resort (110 Kaanapali Shores Place), Kaanapali in regard to a possible drowning type of case. Per dispatch, the female victim was unconscious and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was in progress. First Responders arrived on scene and found a bystander conducting Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a …

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Molokai Has the Most to Lose, But Least Say in GMO Debate

A Maui County voter initiative targeting genetically modified organisms — GMOs — seeks to ban their cultivation until the county studies their effects. On Molokai, where seed corn production is the biggest industry, the ballot measure threatens hundreds of jobs. Monsanto and Mycogen Seeds are the largest employers, with about 240 workers out of a total island workforce of 2,400. …

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Stolen bus wreaks havoc on Hana Hwy

On 07/11/14 at about 11:32 PM, a witness reported a yellow bus driving recklessly on Hana Highway heading north in the area of Baldwin Beach Park. An Officer located the bus and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however, the operator of the bus fled. The officer conducted a pursuit, however, terminated it after the operator accelerated at a high …

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