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Wailuku Man Charged After Stabbing Police Officer

The Maui man accused of stabbing a police officer with a pole is now charge with attempted murder. Maui News reports, it happened last Thursday in Wailuku.According to police, 55-year-old Joseph K. Pang Ching went to the ARC of Maui office and began yelling obscenities at a worker. She later locked herself in the building and called police, but when MPD tried …

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Ha’iku man arrested for home break-in, sex-assault of 3-year-old

A Ha’iku man is expected in court Friday after he was arrested for reportedly sexually assaulting three-year-old in Kihei. According to court documents, Dalton Stewart broke into the home where the young girl lives around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, then sexually assaulted her.  The girl’s mother later spotted a man outside their home that matched the description given by her daughter, police reports …

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Should Hawaii get rid of safety checks?

Should Hawaii get rid of safety checks? According to one state lawmaker, they’re a waste of time. “Nowadays when you take your car in for a safety check they barely check anything, they don’t really check if your car is actually safe to drive,” Senator Maile Shimabukuro said.  Senator Maile Shimabukuro is asking the state to study how feasible it …

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Hypodermic needle discarded on Kihei beach cuts beachgoer

Eight million people across the country use more than three billion needles, syringes, and lancets every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. If even one of those needles isn’t thrown away properly, it can be a serious health risk to someone accidentally poked by it. That’s what happened to a Maui family this weekend. The Manuel family of Kahului family was at …

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Hawaii lawmakers push bill that would shine a light on police misconduct

House bill 285 would require county police departments to reveal the identity of a suspended or discharged officer in its annual reports. Right now, the reports only outline misconduct, discipline and whether a grievance procedure has ended. The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers has filed testimony in opposition of the bill.

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Booking available on Southwest Airlines to and from Hawaii

The long-awaited airline’s arrival is here, and now, you can officially book Southwest flights to and from Hawaii. Book now! https://t.co/TdnRpEMR33 #SouthwestSaysAloha pic.twitter.com/bA3WNW2xLK— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 4, 2019 If you’re wanting to see a Giants game — some flights to Oakland are as low at $49.  With a new air carrier heading to and from the Aloha State, ticket prices for …

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Mokulele Airlines to Layoff 10 Percent of Workforce

Mokulele Airlines confirmed to KITV4 that it plans to lay off 10 percent of its workforce.  The Kona-based inter-island airline notified employees of the layoffs in an internal email sent on Wednesday. “This is one of several efforts we are making to bring Mokulele to profitability,” Mokulele Airlines President Rob McKinney said in the memo. “As you can imagine, we can’t …

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Winds and wet weather expected to blow in the weekend

Our Aloha Friday weather will be filled with more sunshine, surf and stronger winds.         Winds will strengthen, giving us breezy northerly winds but those winds will be drier and cool. Expect one more day of sunshine before more clouds and gusty winds blow in this weekend. As winds pick up, temperatures are going to be cooling …

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