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Classic cars, books found at fair

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First photo: Maui Classic Cruisers members Charla and Harvey Miguel of Pukalani pose with their 1948 Ford F1 pickup truck Saturday during the St. Joseph School Christmas Craft Fair in Makawao. Harvey said they also own a 1964 Mercury Comet and a 1966 Ford Mustang, but the truck was their ...

DHHL has plans for 850 Honokowai acres

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New homestead and agricultural lots, along with possibilities for a church, private school, health care center and park, are being mulled for about 850 acres of state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in Honokowai. The West Maui lots could be ready by fall 2027. However, project timeline, ...

Wailuku upgrade project gets its start date

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After some delay, the large-scale Wailuku Town infrastructure upgrade project is slated to begin in January with initial work on Church and Vineyard streets. The $10.5 million construction project, slated as Phase 1A, had originally been scheduled to start in September, but got delayed as it ...

Getting their feet wet

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There’s a new robotics program at Kamehameha Schools Maui that’s going to make a big splash. Literally. During a technology showcase at the campus Nov. 8, members of the middle school robotics team unveiled robots they built as part of SeaPerch, a program that teaches students how to ...

Woman survives near drowning; family is seeking teen rescuer

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The Maui News A woman who was taken to the hospital in critical condition in a near-drowning incident at Honolua Bay has survived, according to her family. “She’s not only survived, nurses and doctors said she’s one of the luckiest people they’ve had come into the hospital,” son ...

Officer: Suspect pulled out knife after man stared at him

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WAILUKU — A suspect told police he held a knife to another man’s throat after confronting him in a Molokai store, a police officer has testified. Camaran Schelinski, 44, of Maunaloa made the statement after he was arrested Nov. 7, said Molokai patrol officer Andrew Szczepan. He said ...

Kahului burglars sought by police

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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who were captured on surveillance video breaking into Central Maui Gold & Loan in Kahului late Sunday night. At about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the manager of Central Maui Gold & Loan reported being awakened by the alarm ...

Boy, 11, dies after Maui Prep accident

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An 11-year-old boy who was found unresponsive on the Maui Preparatory Academy campus died Friday as the result of an accidental hanging, Maui police said Monday. John Mihall was found unresponsive with an unknown object wrapped around his neck at about 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Maui Prep. First ...

Fire burns storage building in Kula

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A storage building containing farm materials and equipment burned in a fire Sunday night at Kula Agricultural Park, according to the Maui Fire Department. The 2,500-square-foot building was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived in response to the 8:40 p.m. call, the Fire Department said. ...

One of two vaping cases is from Maui

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One of the two new cases of vaping-related lung injuries in the state reported last week involved an adolescent from Maui, an official with the state Department of Health said Monday. Spokeswoman Janice Okubo said the case was reported to the department the first week of this month. She said ...

Council Services to close Nov. 25

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The Office of Council Services will be closed Nov. 25 for a staff development program, County Council Chairwoman Kelly King’s office announced Monday. Anyone needing assistance that day should contact the council chairwoman’s office at 270-7108.

Dressing up the pup for holidays

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First photo: King Kekaulike High School senior Kawehi DePonte, 18, sees how one of the family’s holiday wreaths looks on the family dog, Kula, during Goodies & Things Craft Fair and Bake Sale at Roselani Place on Saturday in Kahului. The hydrangea flowers used to make the wreath were ...

Home prices cool after record-breaking August

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After reaching a historic high of $825,250 in August, median prices for single-family homes in Maui County have cooled somewhat, dipping in September and October to prices lower than they were at the same time last year. The median price for a single-family home was $732,000 in October, a 5.5 ...

Saint Nick gets dogs to sit, say ‘cheese’

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PUUNENE — Kids staying still for Santa photos is one thing, but dogs sticking around for the perfect Saint Nick shot is quite another. Santa and his Maui Humane Society helpers pulled out all the stops Saturday for “Santa Paws,” a holiday pet photo op at the Puunene animal shelter. ...

Governor accepts final EIS for Pulehunui master plan

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The Maui News The final environmental impact statement for the Pulehunui regional infrastructure master plan has been accepted by Gov. David Ige. The final EIS approved on Oct. 19 outlines water, wastewater and key roadways that will serve state-owned lands in Pulehunui that are proposed ...

Fire burns 20 acres near Pulehu Road

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The Maui News A 20-acre brush fire forced the closure of a portion of Pulehu Road on Sunday, though crews had the blaze contained by 5 p.m., according to the Maui Fire Department. The fire was reported at 12:56 p.m. in the vicinity of Pulehu Road above the Kahului Airport. An engine, tanker ...

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 Nov. 3 to 9. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Nov. 12 to 15. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Flash flood watch extended through late tonight

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The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for Maui County through late Monday night. An upper level low is expected to remain stationary over the western portion of the island chain Monday night before moving east. This will produce unstable conditions across the state, ...