Bus depot land buy paused

The County Council put the brakes Wednesday on a fast-tracked land buy for a bus depot, for at least two more weeks while more information is gathered.

Police arrest 28 for DUI

During the week of Jan. 13-19, Hawaii Island police arrested 28 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident and two were younger than 21.

State eyes closing gun loopholes, bolstering mental health

HONOLULU — Hawaii already has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment.

Plea deal reached in fatal 2018 crash

KAILUA-KONA — A 23-year-old Kailua-Kona man faces up to a decade behind bars when sentenced in March in connection with the 2018 traffic death of a 41-year-old mother of two.

Neighbor wanted cop killing suspect evicted years ago

HONOLULU — A next-door neighbor of a man accused of stabbing a woman and fatally shooting two Hawaii police officers said he was assaulted by the suspect years ago and wanted him evicted from their upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach.

Testifiers at public hearing urge recycling

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, convened every 10 years, took the 10,000-foot view of the island’s trash issues. But many of the two dozen or so people attending a public hearing in Hilo Tuesday evening had very specific concerns.

Fire destroys Fern Acres home

The county Fire Inspector is investigating the cause of an early Monday evening fire that destroyed a Pikake Street home in Fern Acres subdivision.

Flags at half-staff to honor fallen officers

Gov. David Ige ordered Monday that the U.S. and Hawaii state flags be flown at half-staff at the state capitol, all state offices and agencies and by the Hawaii National Guard immediately until sunset on Friday, Jan. 24.