Shooting suspect pleads not guilty

A 35-year-old Pahoa man accused of attempted murder and firearms charges in connection with a Christmas Eve shooting incident is on probation for felony firearms and misdemeanor assault charges, according to court records.


Two nabbed in Kona drug raid

Two Kailua-Kona men are charged with drug and conspiracy offenses in connection with a package of suspected crystal methamphetamine.


Police arrest 23 motorists for DUI

During the week of Dec. 19-25, Hawaii Island police arrested 23 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Two were younger than 21.


Investigators study flight recorder from Black Sea jet crash

SOCHI, Russia — Investigators recovered the flight-data recorder from a crashed Russian military plane Tuesday and began reviewing its contents to learn why the jet went down moments after takeoff, killing all 92 people aboard, including members of a famous

Obituaries for December 28

Sakae Fuke, 93, of Hilo died Dec. 10 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Mountain View, she was a retired office clerk for Meadow Gold Dairies and member of the Hilo Meishoin Mission. Private services held. No flowers;

President-elect Donald Trump may spark a nuclear arms race

Did President-elect Donald Trump signal a new nuclear arms race in a tweet? Was he putting Russian President Vladimir Putin on notice that Trump wouldn’t be upstaged after the Russian leader called for boosting his country’s nuclear arsenal? Or was