Ho found unfit for trial
A Kailua-Kona judge has ruled that a Hilo man accused of stabbing his maternal grandparents to death in January is unfit to stand trial.
Custodial interference suspect to receive mental exam
A 34-year-old Pahoa woman allegedly involved in a brief armed standoff with police last week in a custodial interference case will receive a court-ordered mental examination.
Dog attack victim still in ICU
A 32-year-old Puna woman police say was mauled by a neighbor’s dog Saturday remained in the intensive care unit Tuesday at Hilo Medical Center with substantial injuries.
Honoring sacrifice and service
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer — for many, a day for the beach, a backyard barbecue or to just hang out with family and friends.
Green to name new HTA board members; De Fries’ future uncertain
Gov. Josh Green on Friday morning said in an online interview he would be appropriating more than $60 million for tourism promotion, marketing and management when he signs the state budget into law in mid-June.
HVO clears final hurdle in move to UH-Hilo
In a couple of years, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and support staff should be able to move from their temporary headquarters at Hilo Iron Works and a Keaau warehouse and into fancy new digs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
4 to 7 cyclones predicted as Hawaii officials remind public to get prepared for storm season
As El Nino conditions continue to develop in equatorial Pacific waters, Hawaii residents are advised to prepare for a busier hurricane season than in recent years, as well as the possibility of a prolonged drought.
‘I’ll beat your ass’: Puna man indicted for alleged domestic violence
A 19-year-old Puna man has been indicted by a grand jury for a violent domestic incident last week that allegedly included an abduction, a beating and an involuntary car ride from Hilo to Puna for the victim.
DLNR IDs women cited for illegally feeding Waikoloa feral cats
The Department of Land and Natural Resources on Tuesday released the names of the two women cited by state conservation officers April 18 during a protest by feral cat activists at Queens’ Marketplace Shopping Center.
Trial set for suspect in nunchucks assault
Trial has been set for a 31-year-old Pahoa man who allegedly tied up, slashed, stabbed and used nunchucks to severely beat an acquaintance earlier this month at the victim’s Hawaiian Paradise Park home.
Battle over documents continues in wrongful death lawsuit
The Boy Scouts of America voiced concerns about lax supervision and unauthorized firearms being used at BSA shooting ranges weeks before an 11-year-old Boy Scout from Hilo was killed last August by the accidental discharge of an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle.
Police chief talks trust during EHCC panel discussion
Police Chief Ben Moszkowicz told about 50 who attended a panel discussion Saturday at East Hawaii Cultural Center “trust is the currency” that leads to better relations between the community and police.
Father of man charged in Honokaa shooting witnessed the attack
The father of a 29-year-old man accused of the nonfatal shooting of another man Tuesday evening on the Salvation Army’s Honokaa campus was a witness to the shooting, according to court documents filed by police.
Woman accused of stealing nene makes initial court appearance
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story had an inaccurate citation date. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.
Stolen truck leads to multiple criminal charges
Police in Puna arrested a 39-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman early Wednesday morning after determining the man was driving a stolen truck with a stolen trailer.
Man indicted again for alleged sex assault in Volcano
A 48-year-old Volcano man has been reindicted in connection with the sexual assault of a Volcano woman in her front yard a little more than two years ago.
Bill creating Fireworks Task Force awaits governor’s OK
A raft of measures addressing illegal fireworks in Hawaii failed to pass legislative muster this year, but a bill to establish an Illegal Fireworks Task Force is on Gov. Josh Green’s desk.
Gov. Green helps rescue man after car crash on Waikoloa Road
Quite by accident, Gov. Josh Green found himself in a familiar position this morning — as a medical doctor dealing with an emergency situation in West Hawaii.
Victim in shooting at Salvation Army Honokaa identified
The 39-year-old victim of a Tuesday evening shooting at the Salvation Army Honokaa Corps campus has been identified by a Salvation Army official as Arthur Franklin.
Two Puna men charged with property crime spree
A pair of Puna men face numerous charges in connection with a property crime spree including a string of burglaries that took place between March and May at the Storage Star storage facilities in Keaau.