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Van crosses center line, causes fatal crash in Lahaina

On Monday, May 20, 2019 at approximately 9:15 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway (30) just south of the Lahaina Bypass. Preliminary investigation revealed the collision occurred as a white 2017 Mercedes-Benz cargo van was traveling north-bound on Honoapiilani Highway when it crossed left of center and collided head-on into a silver 1987 Nissan pickup truck traveling …

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Diver Rescued from Shallow Reef Near Mala Wharf

On Saturday May 18 at 12:57 p.m., the Department of Fire & Public Safety was called to assist in the rescue of a scuba diver in distress near Mala Wharf. Officials say a 28- year-old female got separated from her scuba diving group and ended up on a shallow reef. A witness on the beach called 9-1-1. When fire fighters …

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Fire Damages Three Vehicles

Vehicle fires along Waiehu Beach Road summoned the Maui Fire Department on Friday. Shortly after 4 a.m., MFD arrived on scene to find three vehicles on fire approximately ten feet from a building. Maui Police Department officers assisted with evacuating occupants of the nearby building as a precaution. The fires were quickly under control and extinguished. Damage to the vehicles …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment 2.8 Percent in April

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.8 percent, the same as in March. Statewide, 651,450 were employed and 19,000 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 670,450. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in April, compared to 3.8 …

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Scammers Claim to be DEA, Using PSD Narcotics Enforcement Number

The Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division is issuing a public alert to a recent phone scam.  According to DPS officials, it has been reported that scammers, using the NED main office telephone number, are trying to fool physician offices into thinking they are in trouble with the Drug Enforcement Administration by telling them to pay money to get …

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Mayor Victorino to Visit Japan, Korea in Goodwill, Business and Sister-City Trip

Mayor Michael Victorino and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino left on Wednesday for an 11-day goodwill and economic development trip to Japan and Korea. “This is an opportunity to promote Maui as a destination for visitors from Japan and Korea as well as improve business relationships and promote goodwill with our sister cities in Fukuyama, Japan, and Goyang City, South Korea,” …

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Police Respond to 9-1-1 Call in Missing Woman Case

On Tuesday, a 9-1-1 call was received from an area above the Makawao Forest Reserve about possible additional information into the investigation of missing 34-year-old Amanda Eller. Maui Police Department officials say Police and Maui Fire Department personnel responded with sending out a helicopter and rescue crew to search by air and foot. Rescue crews made it up almost two …

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrests, Drugs, and More Than $16K in Cash

On Monday, officers from the Maui Police Department Vice Division Narcotics Unit executed search warrants on 33-year-old Bronsen Rodrigues at his residence located on Kauhikoa Road in Haiku. Also located at the residence was an adult female identified as 56 year old Leyette Rodrigues. As a result of the search, 582.70 grams (1.28 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, $16,962.00 in United …

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Kahului Airport Rent-A-Car Center Completed

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has announced the completion of the environmentally friendly Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport, which will open to the public beginning Wednesday, May 15. The Conrac will house the major rent-a-car companies in one convenient location on airport property. “The people of Hawaii can be proud of this project as it is good for …

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