Severe weather possible today
There's a chance for strong-to-severe thunderstorms through today, the National Weather Service warned Friday, and a flood watch will remain in effect in Maui County until 6 a.m. Sunday.
The stormy weather is the result of "a powerful upper-level low (that) will continue to dig southeast toward the islands" Friday night. "Ahead of this low, the atmosphere will continue to destabilize."
Scattered showers are expected today.
"In addition to frequent lightning, intense rainfall and possible funnel clouds; severe thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging winds and hail the size of quarters or larger," the weather service said.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Skeletal remains discovered in Haiku
Police were investigating Friday the discovery of skeletal remains by a hunter late Thursday night at a campsite near Twin Falls in Haiku.
The hunter came across an abandoned campsite and located the remains that he believed were those of a human, police said. The hunter left the area and notified police, who located the campsite with the hunter's assistance Friday morning.
Police weren't able to determine the age or gender of the person because of the deteriorated state of the remains, police said.
An autopsy is pending.
The remains aren't believed to be connected to any of the recent missing-person cases, police said.
Kamehameha deadline Monday
Monday is the deadline for Kamehameha Schools' Scholars program for Maui students, the schools announced in a reminder for students, parents and guardians.
Students entering grades 9 through 12 in fall 2014, who are not enrolled full time on one of Kamehameha Schools' three campuses, are eligible to apply for Kamehameha Scholars.
It is a year-round supplementary educational enrichment program with a focus on college and career guidance. Students who complete the program will earn a college scholarship.
Applications may be downloaded at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. Families may also call the admissions office at (808) 842-8800 or toll free at (800) 842-4682, ext. 8800, to have an application mailed to them.
Red Cross assists in Molokai flooding
American Red Cross volunteers responded Friday to residential flooding reported on Molokai's East End, the relief agency said.
Red Cross volunteers went to the scene and met with those affected to ensure that their immediate emergency needs were met and provided assistance with temporary housing, according to a news release. Caseworkers planned to follow up with anyone needing help in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance.
A Maui Civil Defense official said that the agency had no response to flooding on Molokai or elsewhere in Maui County on Friday.
St. Joseph parish mission next week
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao will host a parish mission from Monday through Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each day and featuring Catholic speaker Paul Koleske.
Koleske is a contemporary Christian inspirational speaker, musician, composer and recording artist from Racine, Wis.
The church's mission theme is "Igniting the Light of Christ Within You."
For more information, go to paulkoleske.com.
April 13 publication date for 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 Wednesday.
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.