CRIME & SAFETY
Teenage boy and Lahaina man crash, one is fighting for his life
A 35-year-old Lahaina man is fighting for his life after crashing into a teenage motorcyclist.
Maui Police Officers Receive Additional Donations After Losing Homes in Wildfires
Nine Maui police officers who lost their homes in the devastating August wildfires receive generous financial donations from fellow officers and public nationwide. Each officer has received over $20,000 in aid, demonstrating the strong support for Maui's first responders as the community begins the process of rebuilding.
Funds for Wildfire Victims May Cover Maui Mayor's Post-Wildfire Security Costs
In the aftermath of a devastating wildfire, Maui Mayor Richard Bissen's additional security measures may be funded using money intended for victims. The enhanced protection, provided by out-of-state investigators, raises questions about the allocation of relief funds.
Haleakala Highway driver goes airborne in fatal accident
A 31-year-old Makawao man is dead following an early morning crash.
4 people remain unaccounted for after deadly Lahaina wildfires
Four individuals remain missing four months after the devastating Lahaina wildfires. Maui police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Lydia Colo, Elmer Stevens, Paul Caprisi, and Robert Owens, last seen at various locations on the day of the fire and in the weeks prior.
With claims that elderly residents were abandoned, fire survivors prepare to file lawsuit
Four months after a devastating wildfire destroyed Lahaina, survivors who lived in a low-income senior housing complex say seven of their neighbors died.
Serious Motorcycle Collision on Honoapiilani Highway Sends Local Man to Hospital
A serious motor vehicle accident took place on Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina, on December 8, 2023. A 35-year-old man on a 2002 Honda CRF450R off-road motorcycle and a 14-year-old boy on a 2004 Honda CRF250X off-road motorcycle were involved. The older rider hit the rear of the younger rider's motorcycle, causing both to fall onto the road.
Maui police officers who lost their homes in the wildfires get more financial donations
KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The August wildfires on Maui claimed the homes of eight police officers in Lahaina and one in Kula. Their brothers and sisters in blue -- both here and on the continental U.S. -- banded together to give them a big boost toward recovery. Police bodycam footage from...
Pallets burning against exterior of a building at Kahului Shopping Center cause $27,000 in damage
Maui fire crews found pallets burning agains the exterior of a building at the Kahului Shopping Center on Thursday night. The fire was first reported at 9:17 p.m. on Dec. 7 at 65 West Kaʻahumanu Ave. in Kahului. Crews quickly knocked down the fire on the exterior and entered...
Maui Police Officers Spread Holiday Cheer to Foster Children through Annual Shop with a Cop Event
Experience the joy as Maui police officers spread holiday cheer with a shopping spree for children in foster care. The 20th annual 'Shop with a Cop' event, in partnership with local organizations, aims to create positive interactions and bring smiles to 50 young faces.
Rick Quan Explores Paradise, California's Recovery from Wildfires: Lessons for Lahaina
In this emotional video, Rick Quan visits Paradise, California to learn from the deadly fires and see what Lahaina can take away from their road to recovery. The town's mayor shares their struggles, efforts to rebuild, and the importance of giving survivors the time they need to heal.
Safety crews in Lahaina work to remove hazardous trees at risk of falling
Government officials are sharing how they're protecting Lahaina fire survivors from a specific threat that may come up in the long-run.
Missing Wailuku boy found safe
Maui police have located a 7-year-old Wailuku boy who failed to return home on Saturday afternoon. Police say the boy was reported missing at 8:23 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2023. The report indicated he was last seen in the area of Piʻihana Housing in Wailuku at around noon riding his grey colored bike.
More trauma for Lahaina fire victims as they shuffle around in Maui hotels
Hali'i Vierra, mom of two young children, has been living at the Honua Kai hotel in Ka'anapali for the past three months since her family home burned down in Lahaina. And for the past three months, she's been fearing this day.
Near fatal crash in Waiehu under investigation by Maui police
HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Kahului male is fighting for his life following a crash in Waiehu on Wednesday night, Nov. 29. The Maui Police Department said they were called to the scene just before 6:20 p.m. on Waiehu Beach Road near Makaala Drive. When they arrived they found a white 2020 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and […]
Collision Between Hawaiian Airlines Plane and Ground Vehicle at Kahului Airport Results in Employee Injury
• A Hawaiian Airlines plane and a ground vehicle collided at Kahului Airport, injuring a ramp employee. • The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. after flight HA105 had pushed back from the gate.
Update: Owner of grounded commercial fishing sailboat illegally moored in Māʻalaea Bay
Editorʻs Note: This story has been updated at 9:40 a.m. on Friday with information from the Hawaiʻi Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation. During rainy weather sometime midday on Wednesday, a 46-foot commercial fishing sailboat called Ka Imi Kai broke loose from its anchor or mooring in Māʻalaea Bay and slowly drifted more than a 1/4-mile before grounding on Sugar Beach in Kīhei.
Weekly Safety Report: Collision at Maui Airport and Near Fatal Moped Crash in Kahului, Hawaii
Two incidents occurred in Kahului, Hawaii this week. The first incident involved a collision between a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717 and a ground vehicle at Kahului Airport, resulting in a hospitalization. The second incident involved a moped operator who suffered critical injuries after being ejected from the vehicle during a collision with a pickup truck on Waiehu Beach Road.
Maui man injured in surf, airlifted from Keʻanae
A Maui man suffered injuries while surfing in Keʻanae on Tuesday afternoon. The 44-year-old resident was airlifted from shore and medevaced to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment. The incident was reported at 1:54 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Keʻanae Peninsula in East Maui. Crews...
‘It was really traumatic’: Speeding van plows into resource hub for Maui fire survivors
KAANAPALI (HawaiiNewsNow) - West Maui fire survivors are thankful to be alive — again. They say a speeding van plowed into their resource hub in Kaanapali Sunday evening. No one at the hub was injured, but it was yet another traumatizing experience. Witnesses say multiple people in the vehicle...