Hearing delayed in Old A rape civil case

KEALAKEKUA — A circuit court judge on Monday agreed to postpone a hearing on dismissing the state Department of Education from a civil suit related to a 2016 sexual assault at Old Kona Airport Park.

‘A big thank you’: Palace receives $50,000 check for upgrades

An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.

Remains found in Kona ID’d

Police have identified skeletal remains found on Dec. 12 in an empty lot off of Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona as those of 52-year-old Kevin Anderson of Kailua-Kona.

Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu’s coast

HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have climbed onto the carcass to take its teeth as souvenirs.