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VIDEO: Maui’s own Derick Sebastian performs National Anthem for LA Lakers Pre-Season game

Maui’s own Derick Sebastian delivered a stunning ukulele performance playing the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers Pre-Season Game against the Utah Jazz! It all happened on Sunday October 4th, at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu. Derick says, “Much Love and Mahalo to you all for your love and support…Be Blessed!” Catch a glimpse of the performance with the …

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Tropical Storm Oho meandering south of Hawaii

At 5:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Oho was located about 380 miles S of South Point, Hawaii. Oho is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph. Oho is forecast to turn toward the northwest later today and toward the north tonight but continue to move rather slowly. A turn toward the northeast and an increase in forward speed …

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Statewide Bleachapalozza Held Today

Hawaii’s unprecedented coral bleaching event this fall prompted dozens of new volunteers to receive training today by the Eyes of the Reef Network (EOR), to spot and report coral bleaching on their local reefs. Billed as Bleachapalozza, today’s statewide training was intended to increase the number of trained volunteers in the water, documenting and reporting bleaching to the network. On …

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County Events on Molokai Canceled Due to Anticipated Weather Conditions

Due to anticipated weather conditions, several County of Maui events scheduled to be held on Molokai this week have been canceled until further notice. All of the following events were to have taken place on Molokai on Monday, October 5, 2015. They include: – the Maui County Community Budget meeting – the Maui County Community Development Block Grant application workshop …

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Two tropical disturbances show signs of increased organization

We are currently monitoring two disturbances to the south and southwest of Hawaii. Neither of these systems have reached tropical cyclone (TC) criteria, but are showing signs of increased organization. 98C to the southwest has a 70% (high) chance of development in 48 hrs. Numerical models show 98C tracking towards the north, and then northwest towards the dateline over the …

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5-year Maui Police Veteran Arrested for Theft

On 10/01/15, at approximately 6:38 p.m., Anthony Maldonado (26) of Makawao was placed under arrest for the offense of Theft in the Second Degree. Maldonado has been a sworn police officer with the Maui Police Department with just under five years of service. He was released pending further investigation. In addition, an Administrative Investigation was initiated and the he was …

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King Kekaulike High School student arrested for theft

The Maui Police Department and elements of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division have been investigating a THEFT II case. The case occurred on 09/12/15 at about 4 p.m. at Lahainaluna High School. With the cooperation of the staff of King Kekaulike High School and the community of Maui, the Maui Police Department has been able to address this incident. Four …

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Metallic balloon causes power surges and loss of power in Kihei

Shortly before noon on Saturday, a metallic (mylar) balloon drifted into Maui Electric power lines on Namauu Place in Kihei, tripping both the transmission and distribution lines in this area. As a result, approximately 6000 customers in parts of Kihei experienced loss of electrical service and power surges. Maui Electric transferred affected customers to alternate circuits, restoring power at 12:20 …

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Police are requesting information about a Kihei Assault

Police are investigating an attack that injured a woman Monday evening, September 28, 2015, at the Rainbow Mall in Kihei. The attack occurred at about 7 p.m. on the north-facing or Kahului side of the main mall building at 2439 S. Kihei Road. After being attacked and held against her will by a man she didn’t know, the woman sustained …

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