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Suspect Sought in Bank Robbery, Kīhei Safeway Branch
February 23rd, 2014 · 41 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (35) · Featured, Maui News

The unknown offender walked into the store at around 1:57 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, approached a Bank of Hawaiʻi teller, and allegedly handed the teller a note demanding money.

Great Whale Count. Courtesy.  File photo, Pacific Whale Foundation.
2014 Maui Whale Count Tallies 1,331 Humpbacks
February 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (7) · Featured, Maui News

An total of 1,331 humpback whale sightings were recorded during the Pacific Whale Foundation’s annual Great Whale Count held on Saturday.

Maui Police award ceremony, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Pictured left is Silver Medal of Valor recipient, Erik Losvar with Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta (right). Photo by Wendy Osher.
Two Maui Officers to be Honored with Kahuola Award
February 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (26) · Maui News

Officers Joshua Kalb and Erik Losvar are being recognized for their actions during a structure fire at the Kāʻanapali Royale condominium on June 12, 2013, in which they entered a burning unit and pulled out the lone male occupant from within.

Paea K. Faleta.
Lahaina Man Charged with Meth Trafficking
February 22nd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (59) · Featured, Maui News

A search turned up more than 8 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Image courtesy Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kīlauea quake, 2/22/14.
2.6 Quake Recorded Near Kīlauea Summit
February 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Maui News

There were no immediate advisories issued following a 2.6 earthquake reported at 12:42 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, NW of the Kīlauea Summit on Hawaiʻi Island.

Detour signs. Maui Now file photo.
TRAFFIC REPORT: Maui Lane Closures Feb. 24 to 28
February 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News

The state Department of Transportation has scheduled several road projects on Maui this week that will result in lane closures. All projects are scheduled to run Monday, Feb. 24 to Friday, Feb. 28, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and are weather permitting.

Kahului power outage. Police direct traffic while MECO crews repair lines that were downed early Friday morning, 6/7/13. Photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Bird Blamed for Power Outage to 1,300 in Kahului
February 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Maui News

A bird is to blame for a power outage that affected an estimated 1,300 customers in Kahului on Saturday morning, Feb. 22, 2014.

Kahului Pool located at 145 Kaulawahine Street.  File photo courtesy County of Maui.
Proposal Seeks to Rename Kahului Pool after Coach Shiraishi
February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (8) · Featured, Maui News

Testifiers called Shiraishi a “life coach” and dedicated volunteer who “impacted thousands of people and taught hundreds of children to swim.”

Carly "Charli" Scott.
Family of “Charli” Clears Air on Police and Ex-Boyfriend
February 21st, 2014 · 19 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (31) · Featured, Maui News

Family members also said they wanted to clear the air about Charli’s ex-boyfriend, Steven Capobianco who was identified by police as a person of interest because he was one of the last people to see Charli before her disappearance.

Sunrise over Kahului, Dec. 30, 2013. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Record High Temperature Set in Kahului
February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (16) · Maui News, Weather

A record high temperature of 86 degrees was documented in Kahului on Thursday, Feb. 20, tying an old record set for the same day in 1977, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service.

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