Two indicted in 2009 murder of Kaycee Smith

A Hilo grand jury last week indicted a 60-year-old Naalehu woman and a 55-year-old Ocean View man for the shooting death of a 21-year-old Puna woman more than 13 years ago.

Burian named acting chief — for less than three weeks

The Hawaii County Police Commission on Thursday unanimously selected Assistant Police Chief Andrew Burian to be the Big Island’s acting chief of police until Honolulu police Maj. Benjamin Moszkowicz is sworn in Jan. 17 as the department’s chief.

New police chief talks Big Island issues

When Honolulu Police Maj. Benjamin Moszkowicz is sworn in on Jan. 17 as chief of the Hawaii Police Department, he’ll be Big Island’s first top cop who wasn’t born in Hawaii.

Delay sought in affordable housing trial

A co-defendant in a federal criminal case involving alleged fraudulent use of Hawaii County affordable housing credits is seeking a postponement of the trial.

November rainfall helps some parched areas

November seemed like a rainy month for much of the windward Big Island, but Hilo International Airport was the only official rain gauge in East Hawaii to record an above-average total for the month, according to the National Weather Service.