TMT traffic enforcement: 24 arrests, 2,237 tickets

The four-week-long campaign of enhanced traffic enforcement on Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the Thirty Meter Telescope protest and encampment site has netted 2,237 traffic citations and 24 arrests for 39 offenses, the Hawaii Police Department said Thursday.

State: Don’t buy rape kit

Hawaii’s attorney general added her voice to the growing number of state attorneys general speaking out against the MeToo rape evidence collection kit.

Attempted murder trial in hands of jury

The prosecutor in an attempted murder trial told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday that they “don’t have to approve of anything” the victim, a drug dealer, did.

DLNR: Protest might be harming endangered plants

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating how the occupation of Maunakea Access Road might be harming a rare native Hawaiian plant and several other endangered species.

Customer stymies heist of booze at Longs

A customer at the downtown Hilo Longs Drugs foiled an attempt last month to shoplift spirits by a Kailua-Kona man too young to legally drink alcohol, according to a court document filed by police.

White takes stand in attempted murder trial

A 40-year-old Waimea man on trial for slitting his friend’s throat in the latter’s Waikoloa apartment more than five years ago described the victim as a “young punk drug dealer” and “sort of a gangster wannabee.”