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DOH Confirms Additional Cases of Lung Injury Associated with Vaping

The Hawai‘i Department of Health recently confirmed two additional cases of lung injury related to the use of e-cigarette or vaping products and has received other reports for investigation. This brings the current number of confirmed cases in the state to four, with one individual confirmed in each county. Two of the individuals are adolescents and two are adults. All …

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Man Charged with Attempted Murder following Assault Near Paia Youth Center

On November 5, 2019, at about 10:30 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to investigate an assault that occurred near the Paia Youth Center.  A male victim was struck several times in the head with a blunt object causing life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.  The male offender was later identified …

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Police Make Arrest in Kahului Vehicle Arson Case

On November 11, 2019, at about 5:00 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to reports of a vehicle fire in the Kahului area.  Upon arrival, officers found a four-door sedan on fire.  The offender fled before Police arrived.  The fire was extinguished by Maui Fire personnel and the damages estimated at $4,000.00.  The investigation into this matter found that the …

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MFD Responds to Possible Drowning at Honolua Bay

The Maui Fire Department responded to a possible drowning at Honolua Bay. According to MFD officials, Ocean Safety personnel brought the patient to shore using a rescue watercraft. Fire and medical units assessed the victim upon arrival and transported the female visitor from China to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The woman was reportedly snorkeling when the incident occurred.

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MFD: Structure Deemed Total Loss in Hana Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire along Hana Highway on Monday afternoon. According to officials, crews responded to the 1:24 p.m. alarm to find a possible workshop fully involved in flames. No full-time residents appeared to be living in the structure, per authorities. The fire is currently under investigation. No cause has been reported on the total …

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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake on the Island of Hawai`i

No tsunami threat following 4.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 6:35 Monday morning at a depth of 13 km. Some areas may have experienced shaking, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Location – 19.837N 155.356WDistances – 20.7 km (12.9 mi) SW of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii30.2 km (18.7 mi) WNW of Hilo, Hawaii48.3 km (30.0 mi) NW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, …

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MAYORWatch: What is the Status of the Habitat for Humanity Affordable Hana Housing Project?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I’m a Hana resident and awaiting much needed affordable housing in Hana. What is the status of the Habitat for Humanity Affordable Hana Housing Project? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I whole-heartedly agree that we need more affordable housing for the Hana community. That is why I …

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Bacterial Levels High in Waters at Kanaha

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Kanaha Beach, Maui. Levels of 364 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms …

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Police Investigate Unresponsive Boy at Maui Preparatory Academy

At about 8 p.m. on Thursday, Lahaina Patrol Officers responded to Maui Preparatory Academy to investigate the circumstances of an 11-year-old boy found unresponsive with an unknown object wrapped around his neck. Upon Police arrival, Maui Fire Department had already taken over CPR of the victim and was able to regain a pulse.  The juvenile victim remained unconscious and was …

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