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Police arrest man suspected of burglary

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Police arrested a homeless man who was taking items from inside a Pukalani residence Saturday morning, police said. Officers checking the area located Kianu Pelekai-Peneku, 21, on Hiolani Street, about a block away from the burglarized home, said Lt. Derrick Lopez, head of the Property Crimes ...

Landfill open as usual after stubborn blaze

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The Central Maui Landfill and Olowalu Recycling and Refuse Convenience Center were operating normally Monday, following a stubborn fire at Maui EKO Systems green waste and composting operations that began Friday. EKO was accepting green waste, a person who answered the phone said ...

Fire crews assist boat run aground off Molokai

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A 30-foot sailboat with six people aboard ran aground on a reef about a half mile off Kalaeloa Point on Molokai’s south shore Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. Two men, including the operator of the boat, stayed aboard the vessel Sunday night while three other men and one woman went ...

Sen. Schatz to hold Molokai town hall today

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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz will host a town hall meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m. today at the Kuapaluu Community Center on Molokai. He will provide updates on his work in Washington, D.C., and take questions from the crowd.

Brush fire burns in macadamia nut fields

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A brush fire Sunday night burned a 7,500 square foot area in the macadamia nut fields mauka of Kahekili Highway between Waihee and Happy Valley, fire officials said. Firefighters received the call at 7:47 p.m. of the fire on Kahekili Highway near the Makaala Drive intersection, said Fire ...

Fair presale tickets are available Tuesday

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Maui Fair presale tickets, which offer discounts on admission for most days of the event, go on sale Tuesday through Sept. 22. The presale tickets cost the same as the Sunday tickets, which are discounted. The cost is $7 for adults ($10 at the gate) and $3 for children 5 to 11 years ($5 at ...

Median home prices of $700K the new normal for 2017

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At $702,000, the median price of a single-family home in July was 17 percent more than it was at the same time last year, but that’s just the new normal in 2017. For the fourth time this year, the median price of a home in Maui County was above $700,000, according to the latest report from ...

‘Wall Street whiz kid’ gets probation for defrauding nonprofit

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WAILUKU — Although a man claimed to be a “Wall Street whiz kid” trying to help a nonprofit organization, a judge said the defendant was “just a common crook” who didn’t deserve a chance to keep convictions off his record. “For someone who’s supposed to be so financially savvy, ...

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’57 Cadillac a gas guzzler but still a ‘sweet ride’

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First Photo: Brandon Stafford fills the gas tank of his 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood at the Kihei Tesoro station along Piilani Highway on Aug. 2 while on his way to the airport to pick up friends. Stafford said the 60-year-old, 19-foot-long dinosaur may only get “seven or eight miles to the ...

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A vigil for Charlottesville

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(First Photo:) Danette Kong of Kula (from right) and Deanna Summers of Kihei join about 50 people Sunday night in Wailuku for a vigil following violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Three deaths have been linked to the rally. Two ...

Cars make their way along Hana Highway through Paia town in July 2010. Property crimes and vagrancy are a growing concern in the community dependent on visitor spending.
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Property crime becomes a growing problem in Paia town

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Traffic congestion and parking in Paia still generate headaches for residents and visitors of the bustling former plantation town hugging Maui’s north shore, but now property crime — especially vehicle break-ins — are a rising concern. Just last month at the Paia municipal parking lot, ...

Landfill to resume normal hours today

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The Central Maui Landfill will resume normal hours today after closing Saturday due to a fire in a green waste pile at the Maui EKO Systems composting facility, according to Maui County spokesman Rod Antone. The fire started Friday afternoon, and it was still burning as of 6 p.m. Sunday ...

Fire crews mop up Kihei motor oil spill

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Fire crews spent Saturday afternoon cleaning up an oil spill that passing cars spread over a 200-yard section of road in Kihei, according to a fire official. At about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, crews received a call about an oil spill near the intersection of Piilani Highway and East Waipuilani ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from July 30 to Aug. 5. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Local Business / In Brief

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Hotel Wailea receives honor The readers of Travel + Leisure have voted Maui the “top island in Hawaii” and named Hotel Wailea the “best hotel on the island of Maui” as part of the magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2017 announced July 13. “We are thrilled to be recognized as the ...

EDB’s annual STEM fundraiser to honor 35th anniversary

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The Maui News – The Maui Economic Development Board will celebrate its 35th anniversary during its annual Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner and Auction on Aug. 26 at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, the board announced. The event’s theme is “Pathways To Our Future,” and a reception and ...

DUI Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of August 4 to 9. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...