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Defendant said he hit unconscious victim – detective

May 5, 2016 WAILUKU — After knocking a man to the ground during a confrontation in brush at Kaa Point in Kahului, a murder suspect said he punched the unconscious man twice more in the face, a police detective... more »»

Report: Fuddy wore infant life vest

May 5, 2016 After a Makani Kai Air Cessna crashed into the ocean about 2 miles off Molokai’s Kalaupapa peninsula on Dec. more »»

Metropolitan panel holds first meeting

May 5, 2016 The newly formed Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization elected the chairman and vice chairman of its policy board at its first meeting Wednesday. more »»

Dolphin beaches in Kuau with tiger sharks swimming nearby

May 5, 2016 KUAU — A 300-pound male spinner dolphin beached itself and died on a rocky Kuau shoreline early Wednesday afternoon, officials said. more »»

18-month jail term meted for traffic death

May 5, 2016 WAILUKU — A judge said she hoped a Wailuku man would think of the victim and never again drink and drive, as he was sentenced to an 18-month jail term for a collision in Lahaina that killed a... more »»

Crime Stoppers

May 5, 2016 The Maui Police Department and Maui Crime Stoppers seek the public’s help in identifying a man sought for stealing more than $500 in items from the Kihei Safeway store. more »»

Roadblocks are set up for Cinco de Mayo celebrants

May 5, 2016 Starting today and continuing through the weekend, police traffic officers will set up several drunken-driving checkpoints and increase enforcement of cellphone, seat belt and other traffic law. more »»

‘It felt like a boat hit me’

May 4, 2016 A swimmer was bitten on his right shoulder in an apparent shark attack Tuesday afternoon in Wailea, prompting the closure of South Maui beaches, police said. The attack was reported at 3:49 p.m. more »»

Century-old building demolished

May 4, 2016 Demolition of the Old Kahului Store, some 100 years old, has begun near Kahului Harbor to make room for future cargo and shipping containers, county officials sai. more »»

Stream diversion clears the Legislature

May 4, 2016 A much debated bill allowing Alexander & Baldwin to continue to divert water from East Maui for at least three years under current lease terms passed the full Senate on Tuesday and is currently... more »»

County/In Brief

May 4, 2016 Haiku-Kauhikoa now 4-way stop The intersection of Haiku and Kauhikoa roads has been converted into a four-way stop, according to the county Public Works Department. more »»

Man found guilty of assault in stabbing

May 4, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who testified his wife was holding him down by the throat when he pulled out his pocket knife and “poked” her in the chest was found guilty of first-degree assault. more »»

Local Briefs

May 4, 2016 Free wildlife photo safari at Haleakala The public is invited to join The Friends of Haleakala National Park for a nature and wildlife photo safari from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 14. more »»

Historic church being fumigated

May 3, 2016 WAILUKU — Dangling from a crane and battling strong winds, crews worked Monday to wrap historic Kaahumanu Church in a tarp as part of a two-day fumigation for the termite-riddled structure. more »»

Bail remains at $1 million for ‘act of very brutal violence’

May 3, 2016 WAILUKU — Bail was maintained at $1 million for a Haiku man Monday after he allegedly beat a man to death two months ago in what the deputy prosecutor in the case characterized as a “random act of... more »»

Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Maui, but not for a few years

May 3, 2016 Aloha Petroleum announced Monday that it will be opening 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts in Hawaii, possibly three or four on Maui, according to an official with the Hawaii company. more »»

Council panel approves $659.5 million budget

May 3, 2016 The Maui County Council’s budget committee Monday hammered out a $65. more »»

Sports Authority plans to sell its assets

May 3, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Authority will sell some or all of its assets rather than trying to reorganize under bankruptcy protection. more »»



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