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Authorities Search for Man Reported Missing

Maui Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Thomas A. Gatlin, a 36-year-old Caucasian male, reported missing on March 17. Gatlin was last heard from by relatives on the mainland on December 17, 2019. Checks of his last known residence found he had moved out sometime in January 2019 to an unknown location. His current whereabouts are …

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DPS Provides Updates on Clean-Up and Recovery at MCCC

The Department of Public Safety is releasing initial photos of damage caused by inmates during last Monday’s disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center. MCCC maintenance staff are working extended hours to assess the damage and begin the recovery process so the modules can return to normal operation as soon as possible. Although common areas in the units are unusable, …

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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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Significant Northwest Swell Expected to Arrive Sunday Leading to Potential Life-Threatening Surf

A significant northwest swell expected to arrive Sunday will lead to possible life-threatening surf along exposed north and west facing shores through Monday. Strong northerly winds combined with peak monthly high tides just after midnight Sunday night will compound the situation, likely translating to significant beach erosion, periodic over-topping of nearby vulnerable coastal roadways, and property damage. Currents due to …

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G.E.T Committee approves Guzman nomination for Prosecuting Attorney

The nomination of Donald S. Guzman to head the Office of Prosecuting Attorney was approved today by a vote of 8 to 0 (with member Hokama excused) at a morning meeting of the Maui County Council’s Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee (GET). The nomination will now move to the full council. Today’s sparsely attended meeting was a continuation of the …

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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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Maui police looking for driver involved in hit-and-run

The Maui Police Department is searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Monday, March 4, 2019 shortly after midnight that killed a pedestrian. The body of 41 year old James Mallobox was found lying in the northbound lane of Wailea Alanui Drive after apparently being struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the same …

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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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