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Former cop gets probation for abuse of girlfriend

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A former Maui Police Department officer has been placed on two years’ probation for abusing his former girlfriend at a Kahului residence last year. Shay Rosete, 28, of Wailuku also was given a chance to keep a felony conviction for first-degree terroristic ...

Moped operator 22nd fatality

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A moped operator who was critically injured in a collision with a pickup truck Nov. 4 on Kuihelani Highway has died, police said. Jose Tadena, 68, of Kahului succumbed to his injuries and died Nov. 12 after being hospitalized for several days, police said. The collision occurred at 3:14 ...

Disruption of water service set Tuesday

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Some homes in Wailuku Heights will be without water from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday due to work on the water system, the county announced Wednesday. Homes off Lii and Iiwi ways will be without water service. Customers along those roads are encouraged to store water and to adjust schedules as ...

Nominations being sought for People Who Made a Difference

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The Maui News The Maui News is asking for our readers’ nominations for the 25th People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2019. These could ...

Snorkeling for a score

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Virginia Tech fan Louisa Collins, 5, of Mooresville, N.C., takes aim while wearing snorkel gear as she competes in a contest held during a break in Tuesday’s Maui Jim Maui Invitational college basketball tournament at Lahaina Civic Center. Unfortunately, the Hokies, which upset No. 3 Michigan ...

Black Friday: Some deals are already available

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KAHULUI — If you haven’t begun your Christmas shopping yet, you may be behind the curve. More than half of consumers already have started their holiday shopping and made nearly a quarter of their purchases, according to an annual survey released last week by the National Retail Federation ...

Local businesses look to outshine big box stores

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WAILUKU — From toys only found in specialty shops to wares created locally by hand, Maui small businesses are touting their goods and asking folks to “shop small” this holiday season. “Big Box is about running around, trying to find a deal. We tend to focus on what’s best for the ...

State Supreme Court agrees to hear East Maui water case

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The Hawaii Supreme Court has agreed to take up a long-contested case over state water diversion permits in East Maui. The high court Monday announced it will hear Carmichael vs. BLNR and Alexander & Baldwin. Oral arguments likely will be scheduled for next year, according to the Native ...

Reminders out on the roadways

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First photo: Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu and his partner, Deborah Ross, join sign-wavers reminding people not to drink and drive Tuesday afternoon on Kuihelani Highway in Kahului. Fifty to 60 people turned out in support of the family of Hannah Brown, a 19-year-old Wailuku resident who died June ...

Two more record high temperatures logged in Kahului

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The Maui News Two more record high temperatures were set Monday and Tuesday at Kahului Airport, the 90th and 91st record or record-tying events since April, the National Weather Service said. The high temperature was 92 degrees Tuesday, topping the old record of 90 degrees set in 1968. On ...

Man accused of setting fire to mattress near woman

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A man was arrested for starting a fire that burned a mattress near a woman Monday morning at a Kahului residence, according to police. Colin Agarano, 32, of Kihei was charged with third-degree arson. Police and firefighters were called at 8:07 a.m. to respond to ...

Local Briefs

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Black Friday sale at MFOL bookstore Maui Friends of the Library bookstore in Puunene will have a Black Friday sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Featured will be selected books, vinyl records and CDs at 10 for a dollar. All other books will be half price. ***** Fundraiser benefits ...

Basketball with aloha

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First photo: Dressed in aloha shirt and lei, Sparty the Michigan State mascot jams on an ukulele for an ESPN cameraman during the Spartans’ Maui Jim Maui Maui Invitational opening-round game against Virginia Tech at Lahaina Civic Center. The No. 3 Spartans were upset by Virginia Tech 71-66 on ...

Holiday spirit is on the menu

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When Hana resident Ben Nu spots a new face around town, he goes up to them and asks if they have somewhere to go for Thanksgiving. For the past 12 years in Wailuku and now Hana, Nu and his wife, Jenny, have had an open invitation to the community to come to their home and enjoy a hearty ...

Halau gives golfers an only-in-Hawaii welcome

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First photo: Members of Halau Maui Nui O Kama send participants in the 12th annual Shane Victorino Celebrity Dinner and Golf Classic out onto the Wailea Gold Course on Saturday with a Hawaiian chant. Victorino, a former Major League Baseball player who won World Series titles with the ...

Molokai lawmaker wins Women of Excellence

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The Maui News State Rep. Lynn DeCoite of Molokai received the Women of Excellence Award on Nov.18 at the National Foundation of Women Legislators awards dinner at the organization’s annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. The “Elected Women of Excellence” Award was created to ...

Bail kept at $100K in fatal parking lot crash

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WAILUKU — A judge kept bail at $100,000 Monday for a driver who was charged with leaving the scene of a crash that killed a homeless man in the McDonald’s parking lot in Kihei last year. Kimo Sims, 27, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree negligent homicide and leaving the scene of the ...

Nominations sought for People Who Made a Difference

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The Maui News The Maui News is asking for our readers’ nominations for the 25th People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2019. These could ...

Cancer awareness event

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Kristi Ota has her hair braided by Hannah Park, owner of HJP Salon in Kahului, as part of a fundraiser Saturday for Pacific Cancer Foundation. Ota organized the fundraiser, which included a workout at Maui CrossFit Extreme in Wailuku, in honor of her mother, Jackie Yamamoto, who died two years ...

High tides, high water in forecast

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Coastal flooding could occur during peak high tides before sunrise today to Friday due to unusually high water levels, the National Weather Service said in a Special Weather Statement on Monday. Water levels were running a half a foot higher than normal on the Honolulu gauge, the weather ...