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Officials identify driver of SUV involved in Kahului crash that killed teen

UPDATE: The operator of the Subaru has been identified as Lynsey Jio. She was released pending further investigation. This is common in fatal motor vehicle crashes as officers need to conduct a thorough investigation before sending it to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. On Sunday June 23, 2019 at about 1:27 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Kuihelani Highway, …

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Lost Hiker Rescued Above Kaheawa Wind Farm

Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to the area above the Kaheawa Wind Farm for reports of a missing hiker on Saturday evening. Rescue 10 personnel responded in the incident. Because of darkness, Air 1 could not be utilized, so personnel used ATVs to drive up the steep utility road before setting out on foot to meet up with the …

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Men Arrested in Lahaina Cockfight

The Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Gambling & Morals Unit broke up a cockfight in the area of Olowalu Road in Lahaina at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities say two males were observed within a crowd each pitting a gamecock that was fitted with a gaff and engaged in a match. The two males were identified as 48-year-old Joseph …

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Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka, & Wailuku Heights Customers Asked to Conserve Water

Effective immediately, the Department of Water Supply is asking all consumers in the Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka (above Honoapiilani Highway), and Wailuku Heights areas to conserve water and to avoid any unnecessary water use until further notice. The Department of Water Supply is experiencing an unidentified increased consumption in the Waikapu/Wailuku area and the Department of Water Supply would like to …

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Report: Maui Metro area most dangerous for pedestrians in Hawai’i

A new report from Smart Growth America highlights the risk of being struck by a car and killed while walking in Hawai‘i, especially for kupuna. Dangerous by Design 2019 ranked Hawai‘i 30th  in the nation based on the number of overall pedestrian fatalities. However, Hawai‘i is the third-most dangerous state for pedestrians 50 and older. The report found that roads …

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Snake Hitchhikes to Maui Via Backpack

A small juvenile snake was captured after it was seen slithering out of a newly arrived visitor’s backpack Monday night at a Maui vacation rental in Pukalani. Department of Agriculture officials say the owner of the rental informed the visitor and others staying in the rental that snakes are illegal in Hawai`i and they reported it to the Maui Police …

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DWS Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage in Upcountry

Effective immediately, the Department of Water Supply has declared a Stage 1 water shortage for all customers in Upcountry covering the areas of Haiku, Makawao, Olinda, Pukalani, Kula, Haliimaile, Omaopio/Pulehu, Keokea/Waiohuli, Ulupalakua and Kanaio due to a potential for reduced surface water flows and drier conditions this summer. The state drought monitor spring forecast predicts a 70 percent chance of …

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