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4.7 magnitude earthquake on the Island of Hawaii

No tsunami threat following 4.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 6:35 Monday morning at a depth of 13 km. Some areas may have experienced shaking, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Location – 19.837N 155.356WDistances – 20.7 km (12.9 mi) SW of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii30.2 km (18.7 mi) WNW of Hilo, Hawaii48.3 km (30.0 mi) NW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, …

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MAYORWatch: What is the Status of the Habitat for Humanity Affordable Hana Housing Project?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I’m a Hana resident and awaiting much needed affordable housing in Hana. What is the status of the Habitat for Humanity Affordable Hana Housing Project? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I whole-heartedly agree that we need more affordable housing for the Hana community. That is why I …

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Bacterial Levels High in Waters at Kanaha

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Kanaha Beach, Maui. Levels of 364 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms …

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Police Investigate Unresponsive Boy at Maui Preparatory Academy

At about 8 p.m. on Thursday, Lahaina Patrol Officers responded to Maui Preparatory Academy to investigate the circumstances of an 11-year-old boy found unresponsive with an unknown object wrapped around his neck. Upon Police arrival, Maui Fire Department had already taken over CPR of the victim and was able to regain a pulse.  The juvenile victim remained unconscious and was …

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Arrests Made in Prostitution Investigation

Between Monday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 6, Maui Police Department’s Vice Gambling and Morals Unit, with the assistance of Wailuku Patrol Officers and Criminal Intelligence Unit officers, conducted a Prostitution operation at a Maui Hotel. Officers targeted “Johns” by setting up what’s known as a Reverse Prostitution operation. In situations like this, a female Police officer posed as a …

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Homeless Man Dies Near Kahului Walmart

Maui Police Department Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to a call from a homeless male regarding an unresponsive male on the grassy embankment on the easterly corner of Game Stop, near the entrance to Walmart in Kahului. The incident happened around 2 p.m. on Thursday. Officials say there were no apparent signs of trauma. The identity of the 57-year-old homeless …

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Police Make Arrest in 2018 Pedestrian Fatality

Authorities have arrested a man wanted in a January 23, 2018 vehicle collision that killed Robert C. Mercier. Kimo Mike Sims, 27, was located and arrested by investigators of the Traffic Section’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at his residence for the offense of Accidents Involving Death and Negligent Homicide in the Second Degree, in connection to the crash. Maui Police Department …

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Pedestrian Dies in Lanai Collision

A pedestrian died on Thursday after a vehicle collided with the victim on Lanai Avenue, ten feet north of Sixth Street. Maui Police Department officials say the collision occurred when a 2018 Ford pickup truck, operated by a 55-year-old man was traveling northbound on Lanai Avenue.  The operator of the truck reportedly collided into a pedestrian crossing the street.   …

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Maui Electric Drone Aerial Line Inspections Scheduled in West Maui

Maui Electric Company will be using unmanned aircraft, or drones, for routine aerial power line inspections on Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the West Maui area and weather permitting. The drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are being used as a cost effective measure when accessing remote areas or challenging terrains, …

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