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Shooting death of off-duty MPD officer being investigated

On August 5, 2020 at about 8:39 a.m., Officers responded to a gunshot call at a residence in Waikapu, Maui. Upon arrival, Officers found an unresponsive male with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The male died on scene. The male (44), was identified as a current Maui Police Department Officer.  He was off duty at the time …

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27th COVID-19 Death Reported as Cases Rise by Triple-Digits

The Honolulu Medical Examiner reported the death of a Honolulu man to the Dept. of Health, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The man was in the 40 to 59-year-old age group and he had underlying medical conditions. An investigation into his cause of death continues, and it is recorded as the 27th COVID-19 death in Hawai‘i since the beginning of …

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Spearfisher

The Coast Guard suspended its active search for William Scott Stanga off Maui on Monday evening. Stanga, 52-years-old, remains missing. “We extend our condolences to the Stanga family during this trying time” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Brian, a Sector Honolulu watchstander. “These types of cases are always the hardest for all involved and we wish the outcome had …

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MFD Responds to Brush Fire in Kahikinui

The Maui Fire Department is battling a brush fire in the area of Kahikinui that began late on Sunday. Fire crews were initially called just before midnight to nine separate fires between mile markers 23 and 27 on Piilani Highway. As of about 1 p.m. on Monday all but three of the fires had been 100 percent contained. The Kahikinui …

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Triple Digit Coronavirus Case Counts Continue Into a Second Week

The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Hawai`i Department of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend, a result of private clinical laboratory reporting issues. Health Director Bruce Anderson said, “It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to detail all of the situations in …

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DOH: Testing Reporting Temporary Delays COVID-19 Case Numbers

The daily reporting of positive COVID-19 cases in Hawai`i has been temporarily affected by missing data on Saturday and again today from Clinical Laboratories of Hawai‘i, a major private laboratory conducting most of tests in the state, according to Hawai`i Department of Health officials. From the test results that are available today, DOH is reporting 45 additional cases of coronavirus. …

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Armed Burglary Suspect Barricades, Arrested After Gunshots

At about 2:17 a.m. on August 2, Maui Police Department officers were sent to 401 Alakapa Place in Paia regarding an alarm.  Shortly, after Dispatch received several calls regarding multiple gunshots heard and that a male was shouting. Officers arrived on the scene and observed the male, later identified as 40-year-old Nicolas Niely of the Kihei area, barricaded within one …

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Coast Guard, MFD Search for Missing Spearfisher

The Coast Guard and Maui County Fire Department are searching for a spearfisher Saturday off Paia. Missing is Scot Williams, a 53-years-old male last seen wearing dark board shorts.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. At 10 p.m., Friday, Sector Honolulu received a report from the Maui County Dispatch. Williams …

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Encouraging Coronavirus Case Numbers Partly a Result of Testing Lag

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting today, 87 new positive COVID-19 cases diagnosed on O‘ahu for a cumulative total of 2,197 cases in the state, reported since March. While this number is encouraging and lower than previous days, it also reflects a significant lag in the testing results. With many test specimens now being sent to mainland labs for processing, reporting …

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Molokai Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres

Twenty acres of land burned in a Friday brush fire on Molokai. Maui Fire Department crews responded to the alarm shortly before 3 p.m. in the area of Hoolehua. Crews on the ground initiated fire attack while Air 1 conducted water drops in hard to reach areas. The fire was deemed contained by 5 p.m. MFD officials say the cause …

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