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Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Assault at Haleakala

Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway sentenced Matthew Berckmann, 44, to 41 months imprisonment on Tuesday. Berckmann was convicted after a jury trial of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault of his spouse by strangulation. Following his incarceration, Berckmann will be on supervised release for 3 years. Kenji M. Price, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said …

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Texas Visitor Drowns at Bamboo Forest Trail in Kailua

At approximately 2:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a swimmer who went missing in a pond located on the Bamboo Forest Trail in Kailua. The victim was reportedly swimming with a female companion across a murky pond when he went missing. When firefighters made their way on scene, search efforts commenced and the victim …

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Maui Ocean Safety and Fire Personnel Respond to Near Drowning at DT Fleming Beach

On Sunday, October 11, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Maui Ocean Safety and Fire personnel responded to a swimmer possibly injured in the shorebreak at DT Fleming Beach. Ocean Safety personnel were alerted to bystanders assisting a male party out of the water and quickly responded. The male victim was reportedly unconscious and lifesaving efforts commenced. Napili firefighters and Medics arrived …

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Sunday Lahaina Brushfire Quickly Contained

On Sunday, November 11 at approximately 1:37 p.m., Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a brushfire in the area above Hanakao’o Beach in Lahaina. Crews initially had a difficult time making access to the fire located in light brush on the hillside in the reported area. Firefighters from Lahaina and Napili eventually gained access and were able to quickly …

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Representative Tulsi Gabbard Recognizes Coast Guard Hero On Maui

Representative Tulsi Gabbard visited Maui on Monday to recognize the heroism of U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer (Ret.) Mitchell Lani, who received the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal for his brave actions while training for deployment during the Korean War. Lani was serving as a cook aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forster in 1953, when a cable got caught …

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Authorities Seek Help Locating Missing Man

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Steven Murphy, 58, who was reported missing on Sunday, November 11. According to Authorities, Murphy was last seen on Tuesday, November 6 at Maui Vans in Kahului. His van was found near Ohai Trail at mile marker 40 on Kahekili Highway. He is described as 6-feet tall and 180 pounds. …

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UPDATE: County Services at One Main Plaza Shut Down Due to Water Main Break

Maui County offices at the One Main Plaza are closed along with the rest of the offices in the building due to a watermain break on Central Avenue on Tuesday. County offices at One Main include the Solid Waste Division, Office of Economic Development, Water Resources & Planning Division, Planning Department, IT Services Division, Zoning Administration & Enforcement, Housing & …

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Maui State Park Among 15 State-Wide to Get Water Bottle Filling Stations

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks has received a $100,396 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Marine Debris Program to install water bottle filling stations in 15 State Parks statewide over the next three years. On Maui, Waianapanapa State Park will get a filling station. The goal of the project is to reduce the …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Respect of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset on November 10, as a …

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