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Maui Fire Department Announces New Year’s Eve Fireworks Information

The County of Maui’s, Department of Fire and Public Safety has announced the sale of New Year’s Eve fireworks beginning on Monday, December 17 and ending on Tuesday, January 1 at 12:01 a.m. A fireworks permit is not required for consumer fireworks such as sparklers, snakes, and cylindrical or cone fountains which emit effects not higher than 12 feet off …

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MFD: Kitchen Fire in Wailuku Quickly Extinguished

At 8:40 a.m. on Thursday morning, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at the Sugar Town Suites in Wailuku. Two engines along with Hazmat 10 and a Battalion Chief responded. On scene, crews found smoke coming from a third story unit. Firefighters made entry in to the unit and quickly extinguished a fire in the kitchen area. …

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Near Fatal Kihei Collision Under Investigation

A near fatal motor vehicle collision occurred around 10:34 p.m. on Wednesday on South Kihei Road south of Nohokai Street in Kihei. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a black Yongfu moped, operated by a 25-year old-male from Kihei, was traveling southbound against traffic within the northbound lane of South Kihei Road and collided into a silver …

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Authorities Investigating Kahului Attempted Kidnapping

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about an alleged attempted kidnapping that occurred near Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului. According to authorities, the incident occurred between 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday. An 11-year-old female student was reportedly walking home from Maui Waena Intermediate School when she was approached by a “local” male operating a tan …

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Brown water advisory in place for Honolua Bay

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue …

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Maui Police Seek Help in Locating Assault Suspects

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for an assault that occurred on Friday, December 7 between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. According to authorities, an adult male was assaulted in the parking lot of Saigon Palace at 310 Ho’okahi Street in Wailuku and once again along the roadway in front of Surf Truck Rentals …

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County Plans Holiday Tree, Electronic Recycling

The County of Maui is reminding residents about options for recycling Christmas trees and unwanted electronics this holiday season. CHRISTMAS TREE DROP-OFF RECYCLING Tree recycling is available at the following five locations. All decorations must be removed, including tinsel, for safe composting. Call individual sites for additional requirements. EKO Compost, Central Maui Landfill (572-8844) Olowalu Convenience Center (893-0932) Hana Landfill …

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Police Warn Public About Officer Impersonation Scam Call

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about a phone scam in which the caller claims to be an officer and that the person they are calling has outstanding warrants and needs to go and pay at the Sheriff’s office. Authorities say that the recipient of the call is then instructed to seek reimbursement from the County. The caller …

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Maui Rescue Dog’s Story Earns MHS Petco Grant

A dog’s healing touch helped the Maui Humane Society earn a grant from the Petco Foundation. MHS was the recipient of a $10,000 grant through the foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, thanks to a story submitted by Maui resident Josephine Tempongko, who shared how her rescue dog got her family through a harrowing ordeal. Shortly after the birth of Tempongko’s son, …

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Maui Electric Night Work to Require Kahului Closure

Maui Electric will be conducting upgrades to electrical equipment that will require a road closure at Alamaha Street and Wakea Avenue in Kahului, including the right and left turn lanes from Alamaha onto Wakea, on Thursday, December 6, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. The work consists of upgrading a utility pole along Wakea Ave. and restringing power lines in the …

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