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Bail kept at $5,000 for brandishing sickle

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A judge kept bail at $5,000 for a man who allegedly brandished a garden sickle while threatening another man last month in a Kahului parking lot. Elmer Lopez, 53, of Wailuku has pleaded not guilty to first-degree terroristic threatening. During a court hearing ...

High-surf advisory still in effect today

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A high-surf advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. today for north-facing shores of Molokai and Maui. The advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion, according to the National Weather Service. A ...

Local Religion / In Brief

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His eminence Metropolitan Anba Serapion of the Diocese of Los Angeles and Hawaii will be on Maui 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the Holy Liturgy at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 25 W. Lipoa St. in Kihei. All are invited to receive the blessings of this Holy Father, who will ...

Agency considers raising height limits in Wailuku

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The Maui Redevelopment Agency, which has the power to alter zoning and development rules for downtown Wailuku, will continue to mull whether to hike height limits from four to six stories along certain streets during its Friday meeting, though decision-making likely won’t come until next ...

Man arrested in Wailuku arson case is released

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WAILUKU — A man who was arrested on arson charges in a fire that damaged a Wailuku home was ordered to be released Wednesday, after testimony failed to clarify the total damages and a judge ruled there wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the charges. Kealiiwahamana Neula, 33, who was ...

Always time to look for something good to read

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First photo: Rhonda and Chuck Peck of Austin, Texas, look through free periodicals while shopping at the Maui Friends of the Library’s Puunene Bookstore one afternoon last month. The couple said it was their second visit to the Puunene store and they also planned to stop by the MFOL stores at ...

Company recalls vegetable products

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The Maui News The state Department of Health Food and Drug Branch is alerting residents of a voluntary recall of vegetable products sold in Hawaii due to a potential bacterial contamination. Earlier this month, Mann Packing Co. announced voluntary recalls of a series of vegetable products ...

Haleakala featuring a special art exhibition

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The Maui News Haleakala National Park unveiled a special exhibit featuring art from the museum archives at the Headquarters Visitor Center on Friday, according to a park announcement. Original paintings and artwork include “The Demigod Maui Snaring the Rays of the Sun” and “Haleakala ...

Chinese snorkeler in critical condition

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A Chinese visitor in her 40s was transported to the hospital in critical condition Wednesday after she was rescued at Honolua Bay, the Maui Fire Department reported. Responding to the 11:47 a.m. call of a possible drowning, a lifeguard brought the woman to shore aboard a rescue watercraft, ...

Work impacts water services in Kula

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Entocon Excavation is scheduled to perform work that will impact county water services along Polipoli and Middle roads in Kula from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, the county announced. Affected customers are encouraged to store water and adjust schedules as appropriate. For more information, ...

Corrections

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• Kiwikiu. In October of this year, 13 kiwikiu were transported to the leeward slopes of Haleakala. A photo caption Wednesday on Page A1 had the incorrect date due to an editing error. The Maui News apologizes for the error. * The Maui News wants to promptly correct errors in fact or make ...

Volunteers kick off annual Toy Drive

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First photo: Salvation Army volunteer Mary Burcham of Lahaina shows off a pair of toys donated Saturday during the organization’s annual Toy Drive kickoff at Walmart in Kahului. Burcham and other volunteers were handing out flyers to shoppers entering the store that listed suggested toys to ...

Avian malaria suspected cause of kiwikiu deaths

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Nine of the 13 critically endangered kiwikiu who were brought to the leeward slopes of Haleakala last month have died, possibly from avian malaria, according to according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. The kiwikiu, or Maui parrotbill, were transported to the state’s ...

Haleakala looks into electric bike policy

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Haleakala National Park is considering a new policy that would allow the use of electric bikes on all roads where traditional bicycles are currently permitted, park spokesperson Jin Prugsawan said Tuesday. The National Park Service announced on Aug. 30 that it would allow low-speed e-bikes ...

Oahu halau takes top honors at Ka‘anapali competition

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The Maui News Two dancers from an Oahu halau topped every category – including the overall soloist honors — at the 29th annual Hula o na Keiki competition at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel from Friday to Sunday. Marcus William Kamakanamakamaeokeakua Nichols and Haily Kamakahukilani Na-wahine ...

Commission wants affordable housing from hotel developers

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WAILUKU — Updating a study to include traffic from the new Kahului Airport rental car facility and actually building affordable homes instead of buying credits were some of the comments that the Maui Planning Commission will provide on plans for the proposed Windward Hotel in Kahului. ...

Construction work will disrupt water services

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Construction work will impact water services along Vevau and School streets in Kahului tonight, the county announced Tuesday. Jayar Construction will be doing night work starting at 6, but water won’t but shut off until 10, an official with the company said. The work is expected to be ...

Boy has seizure after Black Rock jump

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A 15-year-old boy was transported to the hospital Monday after he jumped into the ocean at Puu Kekaa and friends saw him going into a seizure when he landed in the water, according to the Maui Fire Department. Lahaina firefighters responded to the call at 12:32 p.m. Monday at the location ...