Fire crews extinguish trash, brush blaze
Hana fire crews quickly doused an 800-square-foot pile of trash and brush that caught on fire around 7:30 p.m. Friday in Keanae town, fire officials said.
The Hana crew was on the scene at 7:33 p.m. and was joined by the Hana water tanker and minitruck.
The fire was brought under control at 7:42 p.m. and extinguished at 8:10 p.m.
Initially fire crews were dispatched to a possible structure fire, but no structures were threatened, fire officials said.
There were no injuries or damage reported.
KAOI will air presidential debate Tuesday
Maui radio station KAOI 1110 AM will air the second presidential debate live at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama will take part in the town-hall debate format at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
The station is also scheduled to air the third and final debate at 3 p.m. Oct. 22.
Probation for man in sexual assault case
WAILUKU - A Kahului man was placed on five years' probation this month after earlier pleading no contest to a reduced charge of third-degree sexual assault of a girl.
Craig Matayoshi, 43, was ordered to participate in sex offender treatment as part of his sentence imposed Oct. 4. He was given credit for three months he previously spent in jail.
"I would like help so I can better myself," Matayoshi said in court.
According to court records, the girl was under age 14 when she was sexually abused in November 2010. She is related to Matayoshi.
Deputy Public Defender Adriel Menor said Matayoshi was apologetic. His family wanted to see Matayoshi get help, Menor said.
Second Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza had committed to follow a plea agreement between the defense and prosecution in sentencing Matayoshi.
He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to have no contact with minor children unless he has permission from his probation officer. Matayoshi also was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs.