Kona standoff resolved peacefully

KAILUA-KONA — A standoff between a barricaded man and police ended peacefully this afternoon with the suspect exiting his home and police taking him into custody.

Police in standoff with barricaded suspect in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii Today reports the Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team — the department’s SWAT unit — has been called in and Ahulani Street is closed this morning as police respond to a barricaded suspect at a home in the area.

HPP shooting suspect charged

Police have charged a 31-year-old Pahoa man with a numerous offenses in connection with an early Monday evening shooting in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Musical ‘Gypsy’ opens this weekend at Palace

“Let Me Entertain You” can be heard from the street as a 50-plus member cast and 12-member orchestra rehearses for “Gypsy,” the Palace Theater’s 18th Annual Fall Musical. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 11) and will run for three weekends through Oct. 27 in Hilo.

Scabies outbreak at veterans home resolved

Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo is back to normal operations without visitor restrictions after addressing an outbreak of scabies reported last month, according to Administrator David Pettijohn.

Ethics Board quizzes Roth

Armed with a letter from county Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela, an oral assurance from the state attorney general and his own understanding of the law based on readings provided by the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel, county Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth told the Board of Ethics on Wednesday he’s confident there would be no conflict of interest if he prosecuted protesters arrested on Maunakea.

Four names top Fissure 8 list

Four names are at the top of the list of proposed monikers for Fissure 8, and they will be the subject of one final public meeting in November.

Obituaries for October 10

Carolyn R. Koehnen, 94, of Hilo died Aug. 25 at home. Born in Auburn, Calif., she was a retired nurse and widow of businessman and community leader Fred J. Koehnen. Private services held. Survived by daughters, Lynne P. Forbes, Helie K. Rock and Kristi Robinson; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

How Erdogan backed Trump into a corner on Syria

President Donald Trump, according to his Twitter feed, made a deliberate policy decision to cut America’s losses and withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. “The endless and ridiculous wars are ENDING!” he tweeted Monday. “We will be focused on the big picture, knowing we can always go back & BLAST!”

Trump brazenly stiff-arms the impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump took his contempt for the rule of law to a new level Tuesday, declaring through the White House’s top lawyer that his administration would not answer any subpoenas, turn over any documents or cooperate in any way with the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats. By stonewalling Congress, Trump is once again asserting authority that he simply does not have under the Constitution.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.

Defying impeachment inquiry, Trump makes charge more certain

WASHINGTON — The combative White House letter vowing to defy the “illegitimate” impeachment inquiry actually put President Donald Trump on a more certain path to charges. His refusal to honor subpoenas or allow testimony would likely play into a formal accusation against him.