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.

Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing more than 15 people

PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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.