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Coast Guard assists in rescue following Kalaupapa plane crash, photo courtesy US Coast Guard Lt. Bryan Weber.
VIDEO: Kalaupapa Plane Crash, Coast Guard Response
December 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

The agency responded by launching two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and one HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point on Oʻahu; Cutters Ahi and Galveston Island, home-ported in Honolulu; and two 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crews from Station Maui.


Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi map. Map courtesy USGS Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Observatory.
Investigation Underway into Cause of Kalaupapa Plane Crash
December 12th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

The cause of a small plane crash off of Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi Wednesday afternoon will be investigated by both the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board personnel.


Makani Kai Air, Cessna Grand Caravan, photo from makanikaiair.com.
1 Dead, 8 Rescued in Kalaupapa Plane Crash
December 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (26) · Featured, Maui News
 

All nine individuals are now accounted for, with one individual suffering fatal injuries in a plane crash off of Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi on Wednesday afternoon.


Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Mayor Discusses Shark Repellent, Avoidance
December 11th, 2013 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Featured, Maui News
 

In an exclusive interview this week, Mayor Arakawa said it’s difficult to create rules and regulations when shark movement and how they react to people has varied.


Kahakuloa, photo by Wendy Osher
Kahekili Highway Resurfacing Project Begins Dec. 16
December 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Road improvements and related road closures are scheduled to start on Monday, Dec. 16, in the remote Kahakuloa area on Maui, and continue through April 30, 2014, county officials announced.


Haleakalā photo by Wendy Osher.
Organic Chemicals Found in Maui Water Tank
December 11th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health announced the finding of “minute amounts of organic chemicals” in a Haleakalā National Park water system tank on Maui during routine sampling.


Andrew Young, 49.
Man Wanted for Alleged Molestation in CA, Arrested on Maui
December 10th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (24) · Featured, Maui News
 

Andrew Young was arrested at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, for a warrant issued by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office in California for 9 counts of alleged molestation of a family member.


UHMC, photo by Wendy Osher.
Juvenile Assault Reported at Maui College Campus
December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (7) · Featured, Maui News
 

A 15-year-old juvenile male was reportedly assaulted by seven individuals while walking alone at night on the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Campus near the Harbor Lights Condominium complex, police said.


Stables on Lānaʻi. Photo by Craig Newton.
Lāna’i Named to Lonely Planet’s 2014 Top US Destinations List
December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

Lonely Planet described Lāna’i as an island that boasts empty beaches, snorkeling, diving, shipwrecks, petroglyphs, hiking, and their favorite poke market in the state.


Ditch along Hoʻohana Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Body Found in Ditch Area Near Kahului Businesses
December 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (35) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui police Lt. Jayson Rego, with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division said an investigation is still underway and the department is looking into finding the homeless victim’s next of kin.


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