Police: Social media adds to anxiety after Florida shooting

Hawaii Island’s police chief said the decision to post extra officers on public school campuses Wednesday in Puna and Kona was made because social media “fed into the anxiety” of the community in the wake of perceived threats of possible gun violence made on the internet.

Car thief gets 10 years

A 27-year-old Hilo man who police say was part of a ring responsible for a rash of auto thefts in late 2016 and early 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Life sentence in downtown Hilo murder

The daughter of a 49-year-old woman who was stabbed to death 2 1/2 years ago in downtown Hilo said she is counseling other people who are family of homicide victims.

Recent probationer back in custody

A 19-year-old Mountain View man has a Monday court date to face several felony charges, less than three weeks after being released from jail on felony probation.

Man sought after shooting at Puna cop

Police were still seeking leads late Friday about the identity of a gunman who allegedly shot at a Puna patrol officer who was responding to a report of gunshots in Tiki Gardens subdivision.