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The FBI is warning about a telephone scam involving federal jury duty. The federal courthouse in Honolulu is shown above. Photo by M. Nowicki.
FBI Warning of Telephone ‘Jury Duty’ Scam
July 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The bureau is saying people are being called and told they need to pay a fine to avoid arrest for missing federal jury duty.

Kristopher Sharrott. Photo courtesy Dept. of Public Safety.
Inmate Foiled in Escape Attempt in Wailuku
July 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Inmate Kristopher Sharrott was to appear in court in Wailuku for first-degree robbery and second-degree theft.

John Flavin. Photo courtesy MPD.
Police Investigating Disappearance of Camper at Kaupo
July 7th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Friends camping with Flavin noticed him missing around 9 a.m., with his vehicle left at the site but no signs of the man.

Fires near the Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course. Photo courtesy Bino Melendez Jr.
Fireworks Implicated in First of Two Kahului Fires
July 4th, 2014 · 48 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Two fires in Kahului burned a total of 3.5 acres on the 4th of July public holiday, fire officials reported.

Taxes, graphic by Wendy Osher.
Paradise Stone & Tile Owner Gets 3 Years on Tax Charges
July 3rd, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A Maui resident and former National Football League player for the San Diego Chargers, Charles Loewen, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release, the US Justice Department announced today.

Trail guardian group. Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
14 Local Residents Become Haleakalā Trail Guardians
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Under the pilot program, volunteers hike popular trails in the Summit District to help visitors discover Haleakalā.

Molokaʻi Landfill staffing shortage. Maui Now image. Maui Now image.
Staffing Shortage Results in Molokaʻi Landfill Partial Closure
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The closure will be in effect Tuesday, July 8 to Friday, July 11, and is necessary to ensure the safe operation of the facility, and to meet minimum operating requirements of its solid waste permit as outlined by the state Department of Health.

Image courtesy USGS.
No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii After 6.6 Kermadec Islands Quake
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.6 #earthquake reported at 9:50 a.m. HST on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the #Kermadec Islands Region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The USGS reports that the quake was located at a depth of 20.5 miles and was located: 145 miles ESE of Raoul Island, #NewZealand; 632 miles S of Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 670 miles NE of Whakatane, New Zealand; 675 miles NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand; and 684 miles ENE of Whangarei, New Zealand. Image courtesy PTWC.

An example of consumer fireworks that are legal to use between set times without  a permit. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui July 4th Fireworks Display and Guidelines
July 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The display is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4, from a barge offshore of Front Street in Lahaina. Fire officials remind the public that fireworks can only be set off legally between 1 and 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

File photo courtesy Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi.
Governor to Hold 2 Bill Signing Ceremonies on Maui
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie will enact measures addressing family child care homes and liquor license classes at two separate bill signing ceremonies on Maui this Saturday.

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