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Defendant testifies: ‘Tell Satan, Kumulipo sent you’

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WAILUKU — Murder suspect Kumulipo Sylva said he swung a machete at “one of Satan’s minions,” describing how he killed a man in the bathroom at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center last year. Taking the witness stand Monday afternoon in his 2nd Circuit Court murder trial, Sylva testified that ...

UPW contract with hospitals is ratified

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Maui Health System, which runs Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula and Lanai Community hospitals, confirmed Monday that a labor agreement has been ratified by the United Public Workers union, which has more than 470 members at the three hospitals. The terms of the contract were not ...

Judge orders maximum 10 years in prison for two fights

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A 25-year-old Kahului man who beat up two men in separate incidents was sentenced Friday to the maximum prison term, 10 years. In sentencing Maximo Elaydo, 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen issued the maximum number of years in prison for the two second-degree ...

Employers seeking new workers

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First photo: Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Director of Sales and Marketing Caitlyn Fisler poses for a framed picture during Ka Lima O Maui’s eighth annual Job Fair at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului on Friday morning. Her company was one of about 30 businesses and ...

Hawaii Life acquires Gold Coast Real Estate

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The Maui News Hawaii Life, which has a real estate and vacation rental presence on Maui, has acquired Gold Coast Real Estate, a Honolulu real estate firm. Don Persons, president and principal broker, established Gold Coast in 1996. “I was looking for the opportunity that would give the ...

Water conservation still on in Waikapu

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Residents in the Waikapu / Wailuku Heights areas are asked to continue their voluntary water conservation measures with repairs on a broken well pump expected to be completed by the end of the month, the county Department of Water Supply said Monday. The water department issued requests for ...

Marrs, Leuteneker top humanitarians

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Maureen Marrs and Anne Leuteneker won the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association for their work in the community, including the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center. Also at the association’s annual meeting and leadership awards ceremony Thursday ...

Holiday craft fair guide is coming

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The Maui News will be publishing a Holiday Craft Fair Guide in the Nov. 16 Weekender edition in the Pau Hana section. To be included in the guide, please submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4: • Name of the event. • Sponsoring organizations or businesses. • ...

Corrections

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• Religion in Brief / Pro-life event. St. Anthony Church and other groups will host a pro-family / pro-life event honoring veterans at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. An incorrect date appeared in Religion in Brief on Page A5 on Friday due to information provided to The Maui News. • Wai.Kai. As part of ...

100 days of standing at Mauna Kea

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First photo: A sea of red-clad Mauna Kea supporters participates in ‘aha mauna protocol at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Sunday evening to mark the 100th day of kia‘i standing at Mauna Kea to stop the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. About 200 to 250 people came to ...

Fates of freshwater, saltwater intertwined

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KEALIA POND — Tommy Cutt and John Gorman were snorkeling along the beach fronting Kealia Pond when they spotted a turtle swimming low with a hook caught in its neck. The team from the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute plucked out the hook — of the kind used to catch ulua — and added it ...

Maui students focused on cyberattacks

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KAHULUI — Do not click to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card. Do not spin the wheel that just popped up onscreen. And definitely do not use the word “password” as a password. “Especially in today’s society, there are so many ways that we can experience the downsides of lack of security in ...

High temperature sets record in Kahului

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Central Maui experienced another hot weekend as temperatures in Kahului reached 95 degrees Sunday, breaking the old record of 93 set on the same date in 1996, according to the National Weather Service. On Saturday, temperatures hit 94 degrees, tying the record set on the same day in 1984. ...

Workshop on being a FEMA vendor is today

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a workshop today for businesses interested in getting contracts to supply needed products and services for and during federal declared disasters. Both FEMA and the Maui Emergency Management Agency prefer contracts to be awarded locally to ...

Submissions sought for craft fair guide

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The Maui News will be publishing a Holiday Craft Fair Guide in the Nov. 16 Weekender edition in the Pau Hana section. To be included in the guide, please submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4: • Name of the event. • Sponsoring organizations or businesses. • ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Oct. 8 to 16. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

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 Oct. 6 to 12. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Corrections

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• Lanai murder. Travis Morita was indicted on a second-degree murder charge by a 2nd Circuit Court grand jury Oct. 11 and turned himself in to police shortly following the indictment. A story published Saturday on Page A3 had the incorrect date for the indictment and when Morita turned ...

Wailuku man arrested for negligent homicide after fatal Kihei crash

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A 38-year-old Wailuku man was arrested for negligent homicide after his vehicle crashed through construction fencing at the old Maui Lu site in Kihei, killing the 48-year-old passenger, according to police. At about 3 a.m., a 1999 Ford Mustang sedan was traveling north on South Kihei Road at ...