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The new forensic facility consists of two walk-in refrigerator units, capable of holding a combined 60 bodies. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Crime Lab and Forensic Facility Fully Operational By Year’s End
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The facility was dedicated on December 28, 2010, but the Police Department only recently received a Certificate of Occupancy from the County of Maui. The new facility, county officials say, has the capacity to hold a maximum of 70 bodies in two separate walk-in refrigerators. The current location at the Maui Memorial Medical Center only has four holding drawers for the deceased.


File photo Honoapiilani Highway tunnel. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Afternoon Accident Slows Traffic on Honoapiiani Highway
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Traffic
 

The vehicles involved in the accident were cleared from the roadway by 5:45 p.m., but it was taking some time for traffic to resume its normal flow.


Maui siren. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Waiehu Siren Overnight Malfunction
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Officials with the Maui Civil Defense agency say the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. at a single siren located off of Waiehu Beach Road.


Encroaching vegetation on Kahala beach, photo courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
State Enforces Beach Encroachment Violations
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

DLNR: At times when the tide is high, people have to walk into the water instead of along the sand because of the overgrown shrubs.


2010 file image of Santa arrival via outrigger canoe, courtesy photo.
“Here Comes Santa Claus” to Maluaka Beach
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Ocean Safety Officers will bring Santa to shore Maui-style on Christmas Eve. This year, hotel officials anticipate an estimated 200 people as lifeguards escort Santa ashore via a surprise form of transportation.


Heiau restoration, courtesy photo.
Tsunami Damaged Heiau Restoration Project Concludes
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Volunteers contributed nearly 3,000 hours of service to restore the Anu‘u Tower, Hale Pahu, and Ki‘i, as well as repair the tsunami damaged foundation.


File photo by Bobbi-Lin Kalama.
Maui Council Member’s Vehicle Stolen from Maui Beach Hotel
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Crime Statistics, Maui News
 

Maui County Council Member Joe Pontanilla is the latest victim of a vehicle theft on Maui. Pontanilla’s Toyota 4-Runner was stolen from the parking lot of the Maui Beach Hotel on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at around 8:40 p.m.


Kauhikoa Road. Map courtesy Google maps.
BRIEF: Downed Electric Pole on Kauhikoa Road
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui police reopened Kauhikoa Road in Haiku at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011. The road was closed earlier in the day as crews worked to repair a downed electrical pole.


West Maui, photo by Wendy Osher.
Cloudy Water Forces Temporary Shutdown of Mahinahina Facility
December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Water officials say the recent heavy rains made the water too muddy to go through the filtration system. It is the second time in as many weeks that the conditions have resulted in a shutdown.


Smoke. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Two Maui Groups Get $150,000 Each for Tobacco Prevention
December 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The funds are part of a larger, nearly $1 million in tobacco cessation community grants, awarded by the Hawai’i Community Foundation to a total of eight organizations throughout the state. Maui recipients include the Lanai Community Health Center and Maui Family Support Services.


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