Judge won’t dismiss Leilani homeowners’ lawsuit

A judge denied a motion to dismiss a claim brought against Lloyd’s of London by an elderly Puna couple who allege their insurer acted in bad faith by not approving the claim they made after losing their home during the eruption of Kilauea volcano earlier this year.

Pahinui mourned in Hawaii and beyond

Tributes and condolences from music industry people and fans have poured in on social media since the death Saturday night of Hawaiian slack-key guitar master Cyril Pahinui.

Inmate’s lawsuit alleges beating by HCCC guards

A 33-year-old inmate serving a 15-year prison sentence on two drug convictions is suing the state and its Department of Public Safety, claiming he was beaten by guards while in his cell at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

Documents detail alleged violent carjacking

A 36-year-old man told police he was violently beaten Nov. 2 at King’s Landing in Keaukaha by a friend who stole the man’s pickup truck and cellphone, according to court documents.

California wildfires hit close to home

Wildfires continued Tuesday to burn out of control in Northern and Southern California, and for at least two East Hawaii residents the devastation and suffering are a bit more personal.

Hilo Farmers Market fines exceed $200K

The county’s Public Works Building Division chief sent a letter last month to the owner-operator of Hilo Farmers Market notifying him that fines for noncompliance with building, zoning and fire codes have surpassed $200,000.