Alleged Bade accomplice agrees to plea deal

A second of four former employees of a Hilo doctor raided by authorities last October for alleged overprescription and illegal distribution of opioid prescription painkillers and other narcotics has made a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Former cop makes plea deal in domestic abuse case

A former Hawaii Police Department officer pleaded no contest Tuesday to third-degree assault for an April 8 domestic abuse incident that resulted in his wife being treated at Hilo Medical Center for bruising to her throat area.

State: Don’t buy rape kit

Hawaii’s attorney general added her voice to the growing number of state attorneys general speaking out against the MeToo rape evidence collection kit.

Attempted murder trial in hands of jury

The prosecutor in an attempted murder trial told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday that they “don’t have to approve of anything” the victim, a drug dealer, did.

Customer stymies heist of booze at Longs

A customer at the downtown Hilo Longs Drugs foiled an attempt last month to shoplift spirits by a Kailua-Kona man too young to legally drink alcohol, according to a court document filed by police.

White takes stand in attempted murder trial

A 40-year-old Waimea man on trial for slitting his friend’s throat in the latter’s Waikoloa apartment more than five years ago described the victim as a “young punk drug dealer” and “sort of a gangster wannabee.”

Study: Kilauea lava triggered massive algae bloom

In the midst of the destruction during last year’s lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano, scientists from the University of Hawaii and the University of Southern California observed how one of nature’s most devastating forces can also create and sustain life.