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Man goes to Home Depot again, violates probation

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who was ordered to stay away from Home Depot when he was placed on probation for theft was arrested after he returned to the Kahului store and stole three water heaters, a deputy prosecutor said. Andrew Rempel, 41, who gave no local address, was arrested ...

Man brought to shore safely

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Firefighters helped a 37-year-old man to shore Wednesday morning after he was swept out into the surf by a riptide at Koki Beach in Hana, the Maui Fire Department reported. Responding to a call at 11:18 a.m., Hana firefighters arrived to find the victim supporting himself with a rescue tube. ...

Sugimura ‘Talk Story’ is Saturday

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County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura will hold her monthly “Talk Story with Yuki” outreach event at the Upcountry Farmers Market from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Sugimura, who holds the Upcountry residency seat, invites people to voice their concerns on county issues. State Rep. Kyle ...

Corrections

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• Beach commercial activities. Mayor Michael Victorino’s proposed changes to county Commercial Ocean Recreation Activities permits that would eliminate commercial activities on Sundays and holidays at permitted beach parks are administrative rule amendments and do not need County Council ...

Overcrowding and disruption to daily life ignited riot at Maui jail

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KAHULUI — Overcrowding at Maui Community Correctional Center combined with irritants and disruptions to inmates’ daily life, such as broken telephones, reduced orders for store-bought items and “no contact visits” with family members, ignited the March 11 riot at the jail, the director ...

Man faces murder in death of woman, 90

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WAILUKU — A Wailuku man has been indicted on a charge of murder in the death of a 90-year-old woman who was assaulted during a burglary of a Harbor Lights Condominium unit in Kahului. Aaron Wilsey, 26, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and other charges during his arraignment ...

Testifiers: Action needed now to curb overtourism

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WAILUKU — Testifiers at a Maui County Council committee meeting Tuesday echoed the need for less studies and more action when it comes to the impacts of tourism in Maui County. After hours of discussion, Chairman Shane Sinenci deferred the proposed resolution “urging the administration to ...

Work on Wailuku Civic Complex to begin in September

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Phase 1A of the Wailuku Civic Complex project, which includes surrounding road and parking improvements, is set to begin next month while bids are being solicited for the centerpiece of the entire phase, a four-level parking structure, according to the county Department of Management. The ...

Zoning is topic of workshops

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The Maui News Proposed zoning updates for Wailuku town will be the subject of Maui Redevelopment Agency workshops this and next week in town. The agency aims to use the workshops, as well as public comment at its regular August meeting, to gather ideas, inform and answer questions on proposed ...

Police officer misconduct in DUI case alleged

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The Maui News Police said they are investigating allegations of misconduct by a Maui Police Department officer after receiving information Monday about a potential abuse of authority. Police did not provide additional details but said a Hawaii News Now reporter provided the ...

Surfer hangs five at Mala Wharf

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A surfer at Mala Wharf in Lahaina hangs five as he tucks into a short tube ride Tuesday afternoon. A high-surf advisory is in effect for south shores of Maui County until 6 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service said surf could reach 8 to 12 feet. The forecast for the central valley today ...

Bail kept at $636,000 in attempted murder case

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The Maui News A judge kept bail at $636,000 for a man charged with attempted murder in a shooting last month in Wailuku. Frank Coricelli, 57, was arrested July 26 after he reportedly fired shots during an argument with a neighbor that afternoon, police said. No one was injured. In a ...

Attempted murder probe underway in parking lot

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First photo: Police Detective Dennis Clifton walks past two cars in an area cordoned off by crime scene tape in the parking lot of Longs Drugs on Kehalani Village Drive in Wailuku on Tuesday. Police said an attempted murder investigation is underway after a man drove his car toward a police car ...

2 men arrested following fight

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Two men were arrested for attacking a 29-year-old man during a large fight outside a Wailuku bar early Saturday, police said. Wailuku patrol officers responded to the 1:35 a.m. call reporting the fight fronting Saigon Palace at 310 Hookahi St., said Maui police spokesman Lt. John Sang. He ...

Maehara stadium lighting to be fixed

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A project involving the removal and replacement of two existing sports lighting fixtures, poles and electrical equipment at Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium will begin Sept. 3. Work is expected to continue through December. Stadium visitors are asked to stay outside construction ...

Local Briefs

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Meeting about injection wells There will be a town hall discussion on the Lahaina injection wells, the Clean Water Act and what people of Maui should know about it from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Maui Ocean Center dome theater. Speakers from Earthjustice, Waterkeepers Alliance and others ...

Corrections

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• Beach commercial activities. Windsurfing is permitted at Kanaha Beach Park on Sundays, but commercial windsurfing instruction is prohibited under county Commercial Ocean Recreation Activities permits. A story that began on Page A1 and continued on Page A4 on Tuesday had incorrect ...

Windy day made for kite fest

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Olivia Busch, 4, of Wailuku flies her hand-decorated kite during Saturday’s Kite Festival hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui at Keopuolani Park in Kahului. Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Deron Furukawa said the fourth annual event drew the largest crowd and also ...

‘Soda sidekick’ is sentenced to 60-day jail term

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WAILUKU — A man who said he didn’t share his co-defendant’s Pepsi addiction was sentenced to a 60-day jail term after he was arrested while driving a stolen car last year. Piikoi Kahalehau Kekona, 21, of Waiehu also was placed on four years’ probation when he was sentenced Aug. ...