High-surf warning for shores
The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf warning for the north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and the north-facing shores of Maui.
The warning is expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m. today.
Forecasters predict surf will reach heights of 20 to 25 feet along north shores, and 15 to 20 feet along west shores, with waves peaking Tuesday afternoon and night. Wave heights are estimates of the face, or front, of waves.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Snorkeler ID'd as Haiku man
A man who was found unresponsive in the water Monday afternoon at Hoolawa Bay in Haiku has been identified as 44-year-old Gregory Blair of Haiku, police said.
He was pronounced dead after being airlifted to medics on nearby Honopou Road.
Police, firefighters and medics were called to respond after a neighbor's report at 2:13 p.m. that Blair had possibly drowned, police said. Blair and the neighbor had gone swimming in the ocean at the end of Honopou Road before the neighbor lost sight of Blair, then saw him bobbing in the water, apparently lifeless, police said.
The neighbor was able to pull Blair to shore before firefighters and medics arrived.
Police said there were no signs of foul play.
Man held in threatening case
A 38-year-old man was arrested for threatening another man with a bat after they argued last week at a Napili residence, police said.
Simeon Pali III of Napili was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail at the Maui Community Correctional Center. He is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening.
The incident was reported at about 2 a.m. Oct. 3 on Hui Road F, where the victim lives, said Lt. Chad Viela of the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division. He said Pali and the victim had argued and Pali left before returning with the bat and threatening to kill the victim.
During his arraignment Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court, Pali pleaded not guilty to the charge. A Jan. 7 trial is set for him.
Pali was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to stay away from his residence. He also was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs.
Animal advocate set to speak
Peter Tierney of the Maui Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be the featured speaker for the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea at noon today at the Mulligan's on the Blue restaurant in Wailea.
Tierney is an animal advocate, pet nutritionist and all-around "dog guy," according to an announcement. He is chairman of the Maui County Animal Coalition, and vice president of the Maui SPCA.
He will discuss issues and answer questions about Maui's companion animals, including information on available programs and services such as low-cost spay/neuter programs, adoptions and animal rescues.
For more information, call 269-2967 or go online to www.RCKW.org.
Meet with candidates on Friday
The Maui Nonprofit Director's Association will present a "Legislative Pau Hana" event featuring general election candidates from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kono's on the Green at the Elleair Golf Club.
The event is an opportunity to meet the candidates and talk story, according to an announcement.
The event costs $25 for association members, $35 for nonmembers.
Heavy pupu will be served, and there will be a no-host bar.
To RSVP, call Richard Carr at 242-1140 or send email to email@example.com.
VP debate to be broadcast live
Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan will be broadcast on KAOI AM 1110 AM and on 96.7 FM beginning at 3 p.m., the radio station announced.
The event will be held at Centre College in Danville, Ky.
Tea Party Maui meeting slated
Tea Party Maui will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Kalama Heights Garden Room in Kihei.
The event will focus on the Nov. 6 general election.
For more information, call 870-1067 or see teapartymaui.com.