Homeowners told hurricane insurance won’t cover flooding from Lane

Mark Spain is a county firefighter, a can-do guy who responds to all types of emergencies. But Spain, whose Keaau Ag Lots home was flooded by torrential rainfall caused by Hurricane Lane said he feels “lost and helpless” after being told his hurricane insurance won’t cover the damage that caused him and his family to seek shelter in a friend’s vacation rental home.

County wish list grows to $800M

The cost of Hawaii County’s wish list for what is needed to recover from the Kilauea disaster has increased to $800 million, according to the county’s No. 2 official.

Court documents allege violent carjacking

A 77-year-old Kalapana Seaview Estates man told police the boyfriend of one of his tenants reached inside the man’s car through the open front passenger window and, meat cleaver in hand, ordered him to stop the slow-moving vehicle, according to court documents filed by police.