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Man Injured in Haleakala Highway Collision

The Maui Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Sunday where a man suffered life-threatening injuries. According to officials the incident happened about 12:15 p.m. on Haleakala Highway, approximately six miles southeast of Aolewa Place in Kula.  Preliminary investigation reveals the collision occurred when a 2002 Subaru Outback was traveling southeast on Haleakala Highway when it attempted a …

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MFD: Boy Nearly Drowns in Ka`anapali Pool

The Maui Fire Department responded to a near drowning at a pool in Ka`anapali on Saturday. Responding to a 4:57 p.m. alarm, MFD learned that a 3-year-old boy had fallen into a pool and was unresponsive after being removed from the water. Authorities say that upon crew arrival, the boy was breathing but not responding to verbal stimuli. He was …

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MAYORWatch: When Will Shower Restoration at Mai Poina Park be Completed?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: We are wondering when the shower restoration at Mai Poina Park in Kihei will be finished? The shower looks like it is almost complete. Mahalo for your time. Answer: Thank you for your question, and staff at the Department of Parks and Recreation confirmed that the contractor for this …

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MAYORWatch: Does MPD Investigate Cell Phone Use in Accidents?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Since driving and using your cell phone is illegal in the State of Hawaii, does the Maui Police Department investigate this aspect of an accident? More and more drivers still continue to text, talk and use their cell phones, and possibly become distracted, so it seems this would …

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MAYORWatch: Who is Responsible for the New Sidewalks near Haiku School?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: The new sidewalks near Haiku School are lovely, but who is responsible for the maintenance? The cane grass and weeds are all growing over the sidewalks. Who in the county or state has jurisdiction over easements connected between private homes and the road? Answer: Mahalo for your compliment …

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Police Request Help Locating Missing Man

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 49-year-old Mark King, who was reported missing on July 17. Authorities say he may be in the Wailuku or Kihei area. Anyone with information on his location or how he can be contacted is asked to please call police at (808) 244-6400.

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Man Arrested in Waiko Road Fire Investigation

The Maui Police Department has arrested a 28-year-old man believed to be a suspect in the fire that started on July 11 off Waiko Road. Holden Bingham, who has no local address, was taken into custody at about 7:22 p.m. on July 15. Bingham was arrested for the offenses of Arson in the First Degree and Unauthorized Control of a …

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Police: Truck Seen Leaving Hookele Fire Not a Suspect

Maui Police Department officials say they have contacted the operator of a truck previously sought in possible connection to Hookele Street fire that broke out. It has been determined that the operator is not a suspect in the investigation. MPD says the public’s assistance in locating the truck is appreciated and the continued support is still needed to find the …

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Witnesses Sought in March Makena Altercation

The Maui Police Department is requesting additional information from potential witnesses for a physical altercation that occurred on March 20 in Makena.  This incident occurred near the roadway in the area of the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve and involved several local and caucasian males fighting with two visiting Caucasian males.    According to the ongoing investigation, this incident occurred near …

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DOH to Allow Two-Year Certification Renewal for Medical Cannabis Patients

Beginning July 18, 2019, the Hawai‘i Department of Health will allow qualifying patients to renew their medical cannabis certification cards for up to two years. Through the online electronic registration system, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal applications if they have a qualifying debilitating medical condition that is chronic in nature and verified by their physician or …

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