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MPD Seeks Public Help in Search for Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating George Thomas, who was reported missing on November 19. Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas is described as 5’10” tall and about 170 pounds. In addition, Thomas has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6400 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. …

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Christmas tree shortage this year

Since it takes 10 years to grow a tree, now there isn’t enough of them to go around. For some sellers whose businesses have been in their families for decades, prices are hitting them where it hurts.

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Department of Health offers food preparation tips for a safe Thanksgiving and holiday season

For many Hawaii families, Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the holiday season, and the centerpiece at many meals is turkey. More than 46 million of these birds are cooked and enjoyed, together with a wide array of side dishes. With busy schedules and competing priorities, food safety sometimes takes a back seat during Thanksgiving and at other holiday meals as families …

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MPD Opens ‘Citizen Survey’ to Gather Public Opinion

The Maui Police Department is conducting a citizen survey to evaluate the public’s attitudes and opinions pertaining to the level of law enforcement services currently provided.   Results from the survey will be used to identify specific ways to better serve the community as a department.   Members of the public can find the survey by clicking here. Questions regarding the questionnaire …

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Two Adults, Three Children Escape Apartment Fire Uninjured

At 8:33 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Kahekili Terrace Apartments on Piihana Road in Happy Valley. When firefighters from Wailuku arrived at 8:37 a.m., flames and heavy black smoke were coming from the 1st and 2nd floor windows of the 2-story apartment. Crews had the fire under control at 8:52 a.m. …

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DWS: Kula Waterline Repair to Cause Disruption in Service

A Department of Water Supply crew will be performing waterline work in the Upcountry area from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., Tuesday.  As a result of the work the following areas will experience low water pressure to no water service during this time period: Polipoli Road, from Kula Highway to Hydrant No. 646, pass Pilikino Place Kula Highway, from Polipoli Road …

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Those with Island Air tickets should seek refunds now

The state’s Office of Consumer Protection is urging Hawaii consumers who have unused Island Air tickets bought by credit or debit card to contact their card providers immediately to seek refunds. Island Air filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 16 and less than a month later closed the company for good. A trustee has been appointed to oversee liquidation of …

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.0 quake hits New Caledonia

A large earthquake has shaken the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, but there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake occurred at around 12:44 PM and initially measured at a magnitude of 7.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami threat exists for parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. …

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Snorkeler Dies after Returning to Shore

At 12:53 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, emergency responders in South Maui were called to the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve for a snorkeler that was brought to shore and who was experiencing a medical emergency. At 1:04 p.m., ocean safety lifeguards arrived and found an unresponsive male on shore and began CPR on the victim. Paramedics and firefighters arrived …

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Iao Valley to reopen ahead of schedule November 22

‘Iao Valley State Monument will reopen on Wednesday, November 22 following completion of a second phase of slope stabilization to the stream areas in the park that were damaged by a massive flood event in September 2016. The park was originally expected to reopen by December 16, 2017. DLNR Division of State Parks officials will be assessing how the work …

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