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Georgia Visitor Injured at Big Beach

A 56-year-old visitor from Georgia was rescued at Big Beach in Makena on Monday morning. County of Maui Department of Fire & Public Safety officials say that beachgoers witnessed the man get hit by a wave and surface face down shortly after. Lifeguards removed the victim from the water and initiated CPR. The man was transported to Maui Memorial Medical …

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Coast Guard Responds to Capsized Vessel Off Wailea

Seven people are safe on shore after their 30-foot recreational vessel starting taking on water and capsized about 200 yards off Wailea on Monday.Pollution responders are on scene assessing the area. There is a maximum potential fuel load of 10 gallons of gasoline aboard. A slight sheen was reported but is expected to dissipate naturally.Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued …

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Ocean Safety Tows 25-Foot Sailboat

Maui Department of Fire & Public Safety officials responded to a broken down sailboat on Sunday. Officials say a 25-foot sailboat needed to be towed in from the seawall in the area of Kamehameha Iki Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Ocean Safety used jet skis to perform the task. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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Report: Maui Metro area most dangerous for pedestrians in Hawai’i

A new report from Smart Growth America highlights the risk of being struck by a car and killed while walking in Hawai‘i, especially for kupuna. Dangerous by Design 2019 ranked Hawai‘i 30th  in the nation based on the number of overall pedestrian fatalities. However, Hawai‘i is the third-most dangerous state for pedestrians 50 and older. The report found that roads …

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Texas Woman Dies in Hali’imaile Road Head-On Collision

At about 9:22 p.m. on Sunday, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on Haliimaile Road southwest of Hoomalie Place in Haliimaile. Maui Police Department officials say that their preliminary investigation revealed a silver Honda Accord sedan was traveling northeast on Haliimaile Road when it crossed left of center and collided with the driver’s side of a silver Land Rover Discovery …

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Coast Guard Seeks Help IDing Owner of Adrift dive Float off Nahiku Landing

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float found about 50 feet off of the northeast side of Maui on Sunday afternoon.  Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress.  There are currently no reports of missing …

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MAYORWatch: How Do Police Determine Seatbelt, Cell Phone Use in Tinted Cars?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I applaud the County and Maui police for their recent campaign on increased attention to seat belts and distracted driving. One question: How can police officers confirm seat belts are being worn and hands are free of cellphones in a car with tinted windows? Answer: Mahalo for your …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the Kulanihakoi Street Exit Off Piilani Highway Reopen?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Would you please address the closing of the Kulanihakoi Street exit off Piilani Highway since March? I believe the completion date was originally slated for April. Answer: Unfortunately, the contractor for this state Department of Education project has encountered multiple issues for the direction drilling installation of underground …

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Coast Guard Seeks Help IDing Owner of Adrift Dive Float

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float found about 30 yards off Kanaha Beach Park on Saturday morning.  Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress.  There are currently no reports of missing persons in the …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Rod Tam

As a mark of respect for former long-time lawmaker Rod Tam, Acting Gov. Josh Green has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 15. Tam spent three decades in political office, …

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