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Homeless Man Reported Missing by Mainland Relative

Maui Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance from the public regarding a reported missing person. Paul Cavazos, 47, was reported missing by a relative on the mainland. He was last heard from about three to four months ago.  Officials say Cavazos is homeless and known to frequent the Kihei, Makena and La Parouse areas but has also been seen in …

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Surfer Found Unresponsive in Waters Off Honolua Bay

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to multiple ocean rescue calls over the weekend. Two of these calls occurred on the NW shoreline where large surf was reported. On Saturday at approximately 5:15 pm, firefighters were called to Honolua Bay for reports of an unresponsive surfer who was brought in to shore by fellow surfers. Fire and Medic crews arrived on …

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Juvenile Arrested on Suspicion of Arson After Brush Fire Burns in Kihei

At 3:45 pm yesterday, Maui firefighters were called to the area of the South Maui Community Park on Liloa Drive for reports of a brush fire. Two engines and two tankers responded. On scene, crews found a fire approximately three-fourths of an acre involving light dry brush. Crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish this fire. There are no …

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Tulsi Gabbard Plans Presidential Run in 2020

United States Representative Tulsi Gabbard announced on CNN that she plans to run for president in 2020. Gabbard told CNN’s Van Jones on Friday that “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week.” The announcement follows months of speculation that she’d make a run for the seat in the country’s highest office.

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Police Investigate Robbery at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center

The Maui Police Department is investigating a robbery incident at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. According to authorities, at about 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, an unidentified male offender and a female accomplice approached a 55-year-old woman on the third floor of the parking structure next to Macy’s in the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului. The male allegedly brandished a handgun …

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Humpback Ocean Count to Take Place Despite Government Shutdown

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s annual Ocean Count will take place January 26 despite the federal government shutdown. This year, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the national non-profit partner for the National Marine Sanctuary System, will coordinate Ocean Count.“Through the support of dedicated volunteers, Ocean Count has provided more than 20 years of data that supplements scientific research …

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DOH Cites Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. for Wastewater Effluent Violations

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against the Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. for 15 wastewater effluent violations from the Hāli‘imaile waste stabilization ponds on Maui. The company has been ordered to pay a penalty of $230,000 and construct a new wastewater treatment plant. The Hāli‘imaile wastewater treatment plant is comprised …

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Pedestrian Hit by Car While in Marked Crosswalk

At about 6:43 a.m. on Monday morning, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Puunene Avenue at the intersection of East Hawaii Street in Kahului. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a 2003 Nissan Sentra four-door sedan was traveling northbound on Puunene Avenue when it collided with a 55-year-old female who was walking across Puunene Avenue within a …

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Wind Dies Overnight, Maui Firefighters to Inspect Wailea Burn Area Tuesday Morning

Maui firefighters monitored a Wailea brush fire overnight and were set to inspect the area this morning, according to officials with the Maui Fire Department. Wind that had fanned the fast-moving flames died around 2 a.m., officials said. Residents of the Wailea Villas were allowed to return to their homes, but guests and employees of The Hotel Wailea remained evacuated. …

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UPDATE: Kihei Brush Fire Causes Evacuation of Hotel Wailea

At 6:42 pm today, a brush fire was reported near 4050 Kalai Waa Street in Wailea. There are 7 fire trucks, 2 water tankers and 1 ladder company fighting this fire. The fast-moving brushfire caused The Hotel Wailea to be evacuated. Kihei Community Center has been opened as an evacuation shelter. At this time, we do not know how many …

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