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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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Hawaii placed 2nd for worst drivers across the nation, according to study

It may be no surprise, but California is the worst state for drivers. Who came in second place? The Aloha State! Personal finance site Bankrate.com has ranked the best and worst states for drivers related to cost, safety, and driving quality. The Golden State ranked worst in the nation and it’s not just because of the long wait times. According …

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Firefighters Battled Tuesday Fire in Honokohau Valley

Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the area of Honokohau Valley on Tuesday at 5:34 p.m. Engines from Napili, and Lahaina responded along with tankers from Lahaina and Wailea. On scene, crews found a makeshift structure fully involved by fire along with an area of 60 ft x 40 ft of loose piled items …

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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Woman

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance in locating Loan Huynh who was reported missing on November 14. Huynh, 34, was last known to possibly be in the Wailuku area. She is described as 5-feet-2-inches tall and 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (808)244-6400 or 911 in an emergency.

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Male Visitor Dies in Makena Drowning

Maui County Fire Department firefighters and ocean safety personnel were called at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday to reports of a possible drowning on the north end of Maluaka Beach in Makena. The victim was reported to have been snorkeling with his wife when she noticed him unresponsive and called for help. Bystanders assisted in getting him to shore and began …

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The 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season set a record

The 2018 Central Pacific Hurricane Season officially wraps-up Friday with a spot secured in the record books. Forecasters call the year “unprecedented” with six tropical cyclones. Torrential rains from a number of systems wallop parts of the state. “This year was all hurricanes. We had no only depressions are only storms or hurricanes, we had a category one category to …

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Hawai`i-Grown Romaine Lettuce Not Involved in Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigations have linked an E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in areas in California. The Hawai`i Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture have re-emphasizes that there is no reason to avoid Hawai`i-grown lettuce and other produce and, in fact, purchasing local produce at …

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County Announces Central and West Maui Bus Route Changes

The County of Maui Department of Transportation has announced that beginning Friday, December 7, select Maui Bus routes will change. Updates to the following routes include: Kahului Loop #5 and Kahului Reverse Loop #6: Both routes will no longer go into Kahului Shopping Center. These routes will use the bus stops on Kamehameha Avenue, near the Salvation Army and across …

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Good Eats: Home Maid Bakery

Known for their famous manju Home Maid Bakery also creates other lesser-known delectable treats, that are just as good as their mainstay. In operation for close to sixty years, after being founded by Joseph and Monica Kozuki, this humble bakery aims to craft “the best tasting products using the highest quality of raw ingredients with no added preservatives at the …

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