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80-Year-Old Woman Arrested in Kahului Stabbing

On Sunday at 9:48 a.m., Maui Police Department Kahului patrol officers were assigned to the front area of the Kahului Salvation Army, located on W. Kamehameha Avenue, to investigate a report of an assault in which a female had been stabbed in the abdomen. Officers found 55-year-old Lauralee Basbas fronting the Salvation Army with a puncture wound to the right …

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Coast Guard Seeks Owner of Unicorn Float off Olowalu Beach

The United States Coast Guard is seeking the publics help to identify the owner of a white unicorn float found off of Olowalu Beach on Saturday.  An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui are being deployed to conduct a search of the area.  Coast Guard Sector Honolulu …

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Multiple Fatalities in Pi`ilani Highway Collision

On Friday at approximately 1:16 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred along Pi`ilani Highway. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred as a black 2003 Independence motorcycle was traveling south on Pi`ilani Highway and collided with a gold 2003 Chrysler Caravan that failed to yield while making a left turn onto Pi`ilani Highway from East Welakahao Road. The operator …

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Shots Fired in Haiku Robbery

On July 19 at 10:35 p.m., Wailuku Patrol Officers working in the Haiku area were assigned to a call of shots being fired at 2788 Hana Highway in Haiku. The three adult victims in this case all report that three males entered their residence when one of the men brandished a shiny handgun. They forced one of the victims into …

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Man Rescued in Honokowai Apartment Fire

At approximately 2:10 a.m. on Friday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a fire within a unit at the Sunset Terrace Apartments. Engine 11 (Napili), Engine 3 and Ladder 3 (Lahaina), as well as a Battalion Chief responded. On scene, firefighters discovered that an earlier arriving Maui Police Department officer was able to force the door to the …

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DOH Reminds Public of Safe Food Handling Amid Multistate Salmonella Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday it is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella caused by raw turkey products from a variety of sources. One case has been reported from Hawai‘i, and the investigation by the Hawai‘i Department of Health has been closed. Investigators could not find an exposure or link related to the current outbreak. During the …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa

Governor David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff at the Hawai‘i State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset on Friday, July 20. This action is taken to honor Hawaiʻi Police Department Officer Bronson K. …

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Location Change on Maui for Absentee Walk-In Voting

The Office of the County Clerk is reminding voters that early walk-in voting on Maui will take place at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center (Wailuku Community Center) for the 2018 Primary and General Elections, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced on Thursday. Individuals wishing to vote early will not be able to vote at the County building as in years …

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Haleakalā National Park Backcountry Reopens After Reported Assault

The backcountry of Haleakalā National Park will reopen on Thursday following the search for the suspect in an alleged assault that occurred earlier this week. Park Rangers conducted a two day search of the crater area with assistance from various law enforcement agencies including Maui Police Department, Honolulu Police Department canine units, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources. …

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Three Rescued off Papalaua Beach Park

At approximately 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Maui Fire Department crews were called to reports of three people in distress and being swept out to sea at Papalaua Beach Park. Engine 3 and Jetski 3 from Lahaina, as well as a U.S. Coast Guard vessel responded to the area. From shore, Engine 3 was able to spot the parties floating on …

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