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County Prosecutor Turns Over Wong Case to the State Attorney General

Acting Prosecuting Attorney Don Guzman said that, in this case, the Maui Police Department will send the results of its investigation directly to the state Attorney General’s Office. “Our office will not review reports, evidence or details of witness statements to preserve the integrity of the investigation, the County and the rights of everyone involved,” Guzman said. Wong was arrested …

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Brown Water Advisory Posted from Honolua to Honokowai

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued in West Maui from Honolua to Honokowai. The Department of Heath notes that heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, …

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Accident on Lahainaluna Road Expected to Snarl West Maui Traffic

Lahainaluna Road is closed between Honoapiilani Highway and Wainee Street due to a motor vehicle collision. The southbound lanes of the highway are closed between Lahainaluna Road and Papalaua Avenue as well as the northbound lanes between Lahainaluna Road and Dickenson Street. Traffic is being rerouted and motorists should expect delays. Please be patient as police and emergency crews work …

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Kula Fire Quickly Contained

At 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to reports of a fire located in the brush area between Keanuhea Street and Kula Highway. On scene, crews found what appeared to by a makeshift campsite completely burned. Air 1 was called to assist with water drops because of the remote location which was very difficult to access …

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Community Meetings Scheduled on Potential Road Usage Charge

The Hawaii Department of Transportation will hold 14 community meetings across the state to get public feedback on the concept of a road usage charge to fund upkeep of roadways and bridges. Community meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates and times in Maui County: Maui Monday, March 25 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria, …

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Maui Electric Restores Power Atop Haleakalā

Maui Electric restored power to a remaining small pocket of commercial customers atop Haleakalā after strong winds, snow and ice caused extensive damage to electrical infrastructure on February 10. Crews completed extensive repairs at the summit after initially being delayed by the harsh conditions and limited access to the damaged equipment. After the snow and ice atop Haleakalā melted, crews …

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MFD Responds to Hiker Injured Near La Perouse

At 10:39 a.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to reports of an injured hiker on a trail in the lava fields south of La Perouse Bay in Makena. On scene, crews utilized an ATV to gain access to the victim who was located approximately 1.5 miles in on the rough trail. The victim was then brought out …

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Details Emerge in Riot at Maui Community Correctional Center

A disturbance in one of the MCCC living units was reported just before 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Inmates from that module were out in the common area on rec time. When rec time was over they were directed to go to their cells. 42 inmates refused.  52 complied with the order. Inmates who refused the order began breaking fire sprinklers, …

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UPDATE: Inmate Causes Disturbance Setting Fire At Maui Community Correctional Center

*This story has been updated At approximately 6:26 p.m. MCCC correctional staff went into the module and brought the disturbance under control.  Maui Police assisted.   There were no staff or inmate injuries reported but everyone was checked out by facility medical staff as a precaution.  Damage to the module will be assessed.  All inmates from the module are in the process of …

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First Deputy Takes Leadership of Department of the Corporation Counsel

First Deputy Corporation Counsel Edward Kushi has taken over management of the Department of the Corporation Counsel while department head Patrick Wong is on administrative leave, Mayor Michael Victorino said Monday. “It’s important that the Department of the Corporation Counsel continue its important work efficiently and without interruption, and I’m confident that Mr. Kushi will provide the department with leadership …

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