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Lane closures on Pi’ilani Highway expected to snarl Kihei Traffic

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) alert the public of lane closures on Piilani Highway in Kihei, Maui between Kaonoulu Street and East Waipuilani Street beginning Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 through Apr. 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lane closures will be happening on Tuesday, March 26, on Prince Kuhio Day …

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Brown Water Advisory posted for Honolua Bay

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, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue …

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Two Arrested for Narcotic Offenses Following Pukalani Search Warrants

Maui Police Department Vice Officers executed search warrants at a residence in Pukalani on Wednesday. The execution of the warrants resulted in the arrest of two people, 31-year-old Kapua Harrell and 35-year-old Sherron Falces. Both were arrested for multiple narcotics offenses. According to MPD, the search resulted in the recovery of 533.33 grams (1.18 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, 4.97 grams …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment at 2.7 Percent in February

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 2.7 percent, the same as in January. Statewide, 656,500 were employed and 18,250 unemployed in February for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 674,700. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in February, compared to 4.0 …

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Police Request Help Locating Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Jason Gouveia who was reported missing on March 21. Gouveia was last seen in the area of Holomua Road in Haiku. He operates a black 2004 Toyota Tacoma with Hawaii License plates LHX 351. Authorities described 33-year-old Gouveia as 6-feet-4-inches tall and 171 pounds. He has black hair …

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16 More Inmates Identified in MCCC Disturbance Transferred to Halawa Correctional Facility

As preliminary investigative questioning of inmates continues, Maui Community Correctional Center staff were able to identify 16 additional, pre-trial inmates who participated in a smaller capacity in last Monday’s disturbance at the MCCC.  They arrived on a flight to Oahu at 10:30 a.m. and were transported to Halawa Correctional Facility by 11 a.m., without incident.  These detainees did not start …

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MFD Responds to Report of Neck Injury in Makena

At 3:14 p.m. on Tuesday Maui Fire Department firefighters from Wailea responded to an adult male who possibly injured his neck while swimming at Po’olenalena Beach Park in Makena. Upon arrival, firefighters found a bystander helping to stabilize the neck of the injured male on shore. Firefighters were able to assist medics in extricating the patient to be transported to …

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Public Safety Director Surveys MCCC Damage

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda traveled to Maui today to survey the damage caused by the inmate disturbance at Maui Community Correctional Center last Monday.  He walked through the damaged modules with the Warden and staff as they explained recovery efforts.  He assured the staff that he will do everything in his power to restore their work places to full operational …

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Hikers Spend the Night in Mountains Above Keanae

A father and daughter along with another adult male spent the night in the mountains above Keanae on Monday night. Maui Fire Department officials say the trio had set out about 12:30 p.m. on Monday to do some hiking and sightseeing. Their intended loop hike needed to be cut short as a landslide had prevented them from going further. The …

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Man Meets with Officers Who Saved His Life

On Thursday, March 14, Sheldon Biga met for the first time with the police officers who he credited with saving his life. In August of 2018, Sheldon was involved in an industrial accident which caused him to become unresponsive. Officers Caleb Guarriello and Cesar Desamito were first on scene and were able to move Sheldon’s lifeless body to a safe …

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