On Wednesday May 25, at 10:30 am., Maui Police Detectives executed a Search Warrant upon the stolen rental vehicle used in this case and operated by Responsible Marshall LANGFORD (31 years old), of Wailuku, Hi, at the Mana Kai Resort in Kihei.
Monday this week, the Maui Police Department released the results from the toxicology examination for Marshall M. K. LANGFORD. The toxicology results revealed that LANGFORD had high levels of Methamphetamine and Amphetamine in his body at the time of his death.
During their search of the shooting scene in May, Police recovered a clear glass smoking pipe, (commonly used to smoke Crystal Methamphetamine), firearms and additional items from within the stolen vehicle.
The two weapons included a sawed-off shotgun and the weapon that was believed to be a semi automatic weapon discovered to be an air soft pellet gun that replicated a real live semi automatic pistol. (Click to enlarge photos). Photos provided by MPD.
In a published interview with relatives of the slain suspect, Langford – a relative said – was not reaching for a weapon – but a cell phone. The interview did not make clear how the interviewee knew that fact, but she went on to say he would never have weapons in a car. MPD investigators say no cell phone was found in their initial search. If such a communication device existed, the investigation will confirm or refute the “cell phone defense,” as the intervieweee said she heard three shots while on the phone with Langford.
This investigation is still ongoing as more cases involving the stolen rental vehicle, the Responsible(s) LANGFORD, Lorden COOPER, and other Responsible(s) are being investigated.
Two fires set along Haleakala Highway on property owned by Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar and being investigated as arson.
Just before 3 p.m., Monday, Maui Fire Department Units E5, E10 & T10 were dispatched to two separate brushfires located on Haleakala Highway adjacent to the Keahua Junction. The Mauka fire located at the Keahua intersection burned approximately a 1/4 acre, the specific area that burned was the shoulder of the highway with light flashy fuels and bushes.
The Makai fire was located about half a mile from the Mauka fire. This Makai fire burned approximately 1/2 acre of brush on the shoulder of the road. Both fires were brought under control at 3:30 p.m. HC & S crews mopped up the remainder of the hot spots. The property owner was HC & S, reports no cane burned as part of fire extension from both of these fires. An MFD fire inspector as well as MPD arson investigators were dispatched to the scene of the fire. Fire cause could not be determined and no damages were reported.
UPDATE: The accident scene has been cleared and Mokulele Highway is open in both directions as of 7:45 a.m.
Kahului bound access on Mokulele Highway is CLOSED at Pi’ilani Hwy. Traffic being diverted onto North Kihei Rd. Kihei bound on Mokulele Highway remains open.
Traffic accident at the entrance to Central Maui baseyard. Maui Police closed the road this morning at 5:17 a.m. No details yet on the extent of any injuries or the cause of the accident.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui is pleased to announce that Mayor Alan Arakawa was selected as part of a small delegation of U.S. mayors to visit Taiwan.
The trip is paid for and sponsored by the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Washington D.C. in order to promote economic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Taiwan. The Taipei Economic Cultural Office selected a total of 10 mayors from California, Florida, Guam, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and Hawaii, most of whom already have established links with Taiwan.
The trip affords Maui County a chance to visit its sister-city, Pingtung County, which was first established in 1980. Although Pingtung representatives visit Maui County frequently, because of budget constraints the county has not been able to visit Pingtung.
Now thanks to the Taipei Economic Cultural Office, Mayor Arakawa is scheduled to visit Pingtung County Mayor Yeh Shou-Shan on Wednesday, August 1st.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to reaffirm a sister city relationship that has been in effect for more than 30 years,” said Mayor Arakawa. “This is also a good time to explore new business opportunities and possible partnerships between Maui County and other municipalities in Taiwan.
The economy in Asia continues to expand and as part of a global economy, Maui County needs to be in a position to take advantage of that.”
Other delegation stops in Taiwan include a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. Mayor Arakawa left for the trip on July 28th and returns on August 4th.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui Planning Department will hold a public meeting on a proposed new fee schedule at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in the Planning Department Conference Room in the Kalana Pakui Building at 250 South High Street in Wailuku.
The purpose of the meeting will be to obtain public input and answer questions about a proposed approach to determining Planning Department permit application fees. The proposed new fee schedule is the result of a study that assessed the actual costs associated with processing permits and other services provided by the department. The County currently recovers approximately 19 percent of the costs of department operations through permit application fees. The new fees would be phased-in over a five-year period and would move the department toward 70 percent cost recovery.
This issue has also been discussed by the Maui County Council’s Planning Committee. The input from this upcoming department meeting will be shared with the Council in its continued deliberations of the proposed new fee schedule.
This study does not pertain to impact fees, such as those to fund transportation or other infrastructure improvements, nor does it pertain to fees assessed by any other County department.
The meeting will be hosted by Deputy Planning Director Michele McLean and Current Division Planning Supervisor Jeffrey Dack. Questions may be submitted to Mr. Dack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-6275.
The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) has notified the U.S. Department of Education of its intent to file an application for ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Flexibility on September 6, 2012.
“Hawaii is taking another bold step forward to transform education,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “ESEA Flexibility will provide our schools, parents, students, and the community with a rigorous alternative to the current No Child Left Behind one-size-fits-all approach and redefine academic success beyond Adequate Yearly Progress.”
If Hawaii’s application for ESEA Flexibility is approved, it will:
• Support ongoing efforts to raise expectations for students and better support educators;
• More accurately and fairly identify schools’ strengths and areas for improvement;
• Target interventions and support strategies to reward high-performing schools and address areas for school improvement;
• Support effective instruction and leadership; and
• Be implemented for school year 2013-14.
In the upcoming weeks, the DOE will be engaging and soliciting input from diverse stakeholders and communities in the development of its request. Visit hawaiidoe.org to view Hawaii’s draft ESEA Flexibility application and to comment on the draft proposal via a DOE online survey. Survey comments are due no later than August 17, 2012.
The U.S. Department of Education has offered each state educational agency this voluntary opportunity to request flexibility regarding specific requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.
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