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Four Rescued from Strong Current in Ka`anapali

The Maui Fire Department responded to swimmers in distress in the area of Black Rock in Ka`anapali on Wednesday. According to officials, a husband and wife were swimming when they were caught in a rip current just off the point in the area. Bystanders got them to the rocky shore on Keka`a Point and a jet ski brought them safely …

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Brush, Abandoned Vehicles Caught Ablaze in Wailuku

The Maui Fire Department responded to the Pi`ihana Road, and Neiki Place area of Wailuku on Tuesday night for reports of a fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a brush area and multiple abandoned vehicles on fire. The blaze was deemed extinguished by 1:24 a.m. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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MAYORWatch: What Roadwork is Happening on Haleakala Highway and Makawao Avenue?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Do you know why they’re doing roadwork on Haleakala Highway and Makawao Avenue? Answer: Mahalo for your question. My staff talked with our Department of Public Works and learned that this improvement project includes 1,000 feet of roadway widening and repaving along Makawao Avenue between Apana Road and …

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Police ID Victim in Fatal Kahului Collision

The Maui Police Department’s Traffic Investigators have identified the victim in a motor vehicle collision that occurred on September 11 in a parking lot located at 200 Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului. Authorities say the victim was 41-year-old Jeremy Tackett.  Tackett’s family has been notified of his passing. Investigators also identified Chanel Abilay as the sole occupant of the first vehicle …

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Maui Police Release Details of Homeless Man Shot with 12 Gauge Shotgun in Kahului

Detectives from the Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have identified Manuel Nunes Jr. as the offender in a shooting that occurred in the early hours of September 12, 2019.  Nunes Jr. used a twelve gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to shoot Douglas Balinbin in the upper back and back of his head following an argument between the two.  …

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Police Open Attempted Murder Case After Man Shot in Kahului

On September 12, 2019 at about 4:24 a.m. Officers from the Wailuku Patrol Division were dispatched to investigate reports of a shooting in the area of Hoohana Street.  Officers found that a vagrant male suspect shot another vagrant male victim after both were involved in an altercation. The male suspect was injured while being subdued by other vagrant individuals in …

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One Dead After Crash in Kahului Ross Parking Lot

At about 5:09 p.m. on Monday, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred within the private parking lot at 200 Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului. The collision occurred when a 1996 Acura sedan was traveling North within the private parking lot. The Acura operator climbed a raised parking island, made an abrupt hard turn to the Southeast and collided into a parked 2003 …

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Welder’s Torch Sparks 2-Acre Brush Fire Near Central Maui Baseyard

At around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Fire crews responded to a brush fire just off Maui Veternas Highway, north of the Central Maui Baseyard. Officials say that the fire was accidentally started after welders working on piping, sparks were thrown outside of the welding operations. The welders tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher they had on hand …

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Woman Airlifted From Iao Valley After Fall

A 19-year-old woman was airlifted by Maui Fire Department’s Air 1 in Iao Valley State Park on Tuesday. MFD officials say the woman fell backward from about 5-feet while standing on a rock. She struck the back of her head, leaving her unconscious and with a laceration and bleeding. The victim’s hiking partner had to hike for 20 minutes before …

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