Sixth UH Mars simulation begins

The University of Hawaii’s sixth Mars mission simulation will begin today as another crew starts eight months of isolation inside a dome on Mauna Loa.

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.

Police arrest 21 motorists for DUI

During the week of Feb. 5-11, Hawaii Island police arrested 21 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two of the drivers were younger than 21.

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.

Vacation rentals measure on hold

A bill regulating vacation rentals has been pulled from consideration until the Board of Ethics can determine whether North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff has a conflict of interest in co-sponsoring it.