Search for 2 women remains underway
The search continues for missing Maui women Carly "Charli" Scott, who was reported missing Feb. 10, and Moreira "Mo" Monsalve, who was reported missing Jan. 14.
About 50 people gathered at Haiku Community Center on Saturday morning as part of the search party for Scott, friend and search director Jeff Simon said Saturday afternoon. The group of friends, family and community volunteers searched areas around Honomanu and into Nahiku by foot and all-terrain vehicles.
The search party plans to meet again today at 8:30 a.m. at the Haiku Community Center. Volunteers are welcome.
Family and friends of Monsalve are also continuing the search for the single mother of three, who was last seen at her ex-boyfriend's residence in Wailuku. Lisa Thompson, a friend of Monsalve, said that she and three others searched the Polipoli Springs area on Saturday but did not find anything.
The Maui Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division is investigating both missing-person cases and said last week that it is not likely that the two disappearances are linked.
Bird cause of electrical outage - MECO
Maui Electric Co. customers in Kahului lost power for about 30 minutes Saturday morning, according to a MECO official.
MECO spokeswoman Kau'i Awai-Dickson said that approximately 1,300 customers were affected by the outage, which was caused by a bird coming in contact with a lightning arrester.
The outage was reported around 7:30 a.m. and power was restored shortly after 8 a.m., according to Awai-Dickson.
Man, 41, charged with drug trafficking
A 41-year-old West Maui man has been arrested and charged with methamphetamine trafficking, according to police.
Paea Faleta was arrested Thursday after Lahaina patrol and vice officers executed a search warrant at 6:10 a.m. on a Lahaina residence, according to a news release from the Maui Police Department. Items found during the search include 8.42 grams of crystal methamphetamine, four glass pipes, ammunition and a surveillance camera and monitor.
Faleta was charged with methamphetamine trafficking, three counts of promoting a dangerous drug, four counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia and place to keep ammunition.
Faleta's bail was set at $17,200.
Roadwork expected to disrupt traffic flow
The state Department of Transportation has announced that work on Maui County roads this week is scheduled in the following areas:
* Lane detours will occur in both directions of Haleakala Highway between Kula Highway and Pulehuiki Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for pavement resurfacing. No lanes will be closed but traffic will be routed around the work zone.
* There will be a lane closure in the northbound direction of Honoapiilani Highway between Kuihelani Highway and Kapoli Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for road restriping.
* A northbound lane of Kuiheilani Highway between Honoapiilani Highway and Puunene Avenue will be closed from 8:20 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for road repairs.
Submission sought for summer fun guide
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon April 2.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.