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Child car seat inspections set

Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Maui Marketplace near Pier 1 on Dairy Road in Kahului. Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they’re properly installed should show up with the ...

Wrestling to benefit Special Olympics

Police Capt. Clyde Holokai (below, first photo) takes on Special Olympics athlete Casey Gamiao on Saturday night at the First Responders Submission Grappling Invitational. More than 300 people attended the fundraiser, about the same as last year, when more than $9,000 was raised for Special ...

Corrections

• Sarah Joe. Michael Woessner is the brother of missing Sarah Joe fisherman Patrick Woessner. Due to an editing error, a story on Page A1 Sunday that continued to Page A7 incorrectly identified Michael Woessner. The Maui News apologizes for the error. * The Maui News wants to promptly ...

Kalani Pe‘a celebrates grammy win

First photo: Maui singer-songwriter Kalani Pe‘a poses in the press room with the award for best regional roots music album for “No ‘Ane‘i” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday in Los Angeles. Pe‘a won his first Grammy Award for his debut album “E ...

Winter weather wreaks havoc across county

Snow and ice shut down Haleakala National Park’s Summit District on Sunday, while downpours and strong winds took down power lines and trees, and high surf pushed boats ashore in West and South Maui. The wintry conditions were brought on by a powerful storm tracking southward toward the ...

One of two pedestrians killed is identified

The Maui News Two pedestrians were killed Saturday after being struck by vehicles, one in Kihei and a second in Makawao. A 22-year-old man died after being struck by a car early Saturday morning in Kihei. Police identified the man as Brandon M. Wilson of Pukalani. The collision occurred ...

Dui Sentences

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Jan. 22 to Feb. 8. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

A taste of Lebanon served up in Haiku

Mediterranean Grill owner Rick Catib assembles a lamb gyro platter Friday morning in the food truck parked at Haiku Cannery. Catib said he and wife Vessi and cousin Sam Ballout have earned an award-winning reputation serving up Lebanese-inspired cuisine during their four years in Haiku. “Food ...

Crime Watch

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Power restored to most customers; Haleakala still closed

Power has been restored to most customers on Maui, many of whom lost power after strong winds and rains brought down trees and utility lines on Sunday. About 30,500 customers across various parts of Maui County experienced power interruptions ranging from brief to sustained outages, Maui ...

Restoration of forest key to fire control, expert says

MAALAEA — In 1901, a massive 30,000-acre fire burned on Hawaii island’s Hamakua coast for three months — big enough to draw attention from the U.S. Bureau of Forestry, which came to the island to investigate. The problem, reported Edward Griffiths of the Forestry Bureau, “is ...

Wailuku parents pray, march in order to protest school bullying

WAILUKU — Five parents on Tuesday launched what they say will be a weekly march around Wailuku Elementary School to pray and protest against bullying. The group is rallying around their friend Danielle Saffery of Happy Valley, whose son said he’s been verbally and physically abused by ...

County closes a few beach parks ahead of storm

The Maui News All South Maui parks as well as Baldwin and Kanaha beach parks will be closed today due to the possibility of a severe winter storm impacting the state, county officials said. Heavy winds of 40 to 60 mph and 40- to 60-foot surf are expected to hit coastal areas of Maui County, ...

Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck walking in lane

The Maui News A 22-year-old male pedestrian was struck early Saturday morning in Kihei when he was walking within the outermost northbound lane of Maui Veterans Highway and a vehicle traveling north in the same lane struck him. The accident was reported at about 1:19 a.m. south of Mile Marker ...

Junior lifeguard period to apply opens Feb. 15

The Maui News The Maui Fire Department’s Ocean Safety Bureau will start accepting applications for its summer junior lifeguard program starting Feb. 15. The program is open to ages 12-17 and will take place in the north, south and west districts. There will be five, one-week sessions: June ...

UPDATE 8 p.m.: Power outage may last overnight Upcountry

Power outages caused by falling trees and downed power lines could last through the night in some areas, Maui Electric Co. warned. MECO asked customers in the Olinda and Piiholo area, as well as parts of Haiku along Kokomo Road and Kauhikoa Road, to prepare for an extended outage, possibly ...

Two pedestrians struck and killed in separate incidents on Saturday

A 22-year-old man has died after being struck by a car early Saturday morning in Kihei. Police identified the man as Brandon M. Wilson of Pukalani. The collision occurred at about 1:19 a.m. Saturday on Maui Veteran's Highway, south of mile marker 6 in Kihei. Wilson was walking in the ...

Kalani Pe’a wins his second Grammy

Maui singer-songwriter Kalani Pe'a won the Grammy for the Best Regional Roots Music Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards show on Sunday. It's the second Grammy for Pe'a, who is still the only Hawaiian artist to have topped the category since it was created in 2012. Pe'a earned the honor ...

Too much of a good thing at Molokini crater: Limiting tour boats considered

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has begun discussions into limiting the number of tour boats moored at Molokini at any one time to about a dozen after studies showed vessel overcrowding and changes in fish behavior. Balking at the low number, commercial operators have taken ...