Another reprieve for Van Pernis

A bare majority of County Council members remained unwilling Tuesday to take the unprecedented step of removing a sitting planning commissioner, and instead by a 5-4 vote deferred Mayor Mitch Roth’s request until August.

Drug bust in Hakalau

Police charged a 58-year-old Hakalau man with drug offenses after a search warrant served on his home Thursday turned up a 1.1 grams of methamphetamine, heroin residue, meth pipes, drug paraphernalia and ammunition.

Sultry spring in Hilo

Hilo continues to be in the midst of a spring heat wave, according to the National Weather Service, with five days of record-tying high temperatures in the past two weeks.