Man's gunshot injury under investigation
Maui police were investigating Saturday how a man suffered a gunshot wound and was found Friday afternoon near the intersection of the old Mokulele Highway and South Kihei Road.
Police responded to the scene after being called at 5:09 p.m. to assist a male gunshot victim.
Maui firefighters, police and paramedics attend to a man found Friday afternoon in a pickup truck with a gunshot wound to his leg.
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The man was uncooperative and taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center with injuries considered not life-threatening, police said.
No weapon was recovered.
According to Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez, who was on the scene and took photos, the man was found sitting in a pickup truck in an empty field about 200 feet away from the intersection. An officer at the scene told Blackburn-Rodriguez that the man had been sitting in the truck for two hours before police arrived.
The man did not give police his name and had a wound on his leg, Blackburn-Rodriguez said.
The injured man was stabilized by Maui firefighters.
Police classified the case as first-degree assault.
OHA's Machado hospitalized, is 'stable'
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees Chairwoman Colette Machado was admitted Friday night to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu and was undergoing medical care Saturday, according to an announcement from OHA.
Her condition was described as "stable," and no other details were released, according to OHA spokesman Garett Kamemoto.
More information was not being released out of respect for Machado's family members who requested privacy, he said.
Machado represents Molokai and Lanai on OHA's board. She has served since 1996 and has been the board's chairwoman since December 2010.
Machado also serves as a member of the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission. She was a member of the Molokai Island Burial Council from 1991 to 1993, a member of the Hawaiian Homes Commission from 1979 to 1981 and a member of the state Land Use Commission from 1975 to 1979.
Airport access roadwork set for Monday
Work on the long-awaited Kahului Airport access road will begin Monday, according to a published announcement from contractor Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.
Hours of work will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
"Traffic along Hana Highway as well as Dairy Road will be affected during the construction," the announcement said. "Motorists are advised to use caution and follow all traffic-control signs, devices and flag persons while driving through the work zones."
The access road's first phase is from Dairy Road near Puunene Avenue to Hana Highway. The second phase is from Hana Highway (about 770 feet on the Paia side of the highway's intersection with Dairy Road) to a new "Airport Loop Road."
The new road will bring motorists directly to the airport terminal, as opposed to the current route off Keolani Place.