Car theft ring member gets 10 years

A 27-year-old Hilo man who police say was part of a ring responsible for a rash of auto thefts in late 2016 and early 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Ka’u’s Kripps wins gold for Canada in 2-man bobsled

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz were thoroughly confused when they crossed the finish line. They knew they had just won an Olympic gold medal for Canada, and were puzzled why the rival Germans were running their way to celebrate.

MLB: Red Sox finally add a slugger, sign J.D. Martinez

It took a while, but the Boston Red Sox have finally countered the New York Yankees’ biggest acquisition of the offseason. The Red Sox reached an agreement with J.D. Martinez on a five-year, $110 million contract on Monday, bringing the majors’ leader in slugging percentage last season to a revitalized American League East rivalry.

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

HONOLULU — Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms’ rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai.

K-Drama weekly update: 02-18-18

Black Panther, in theatres now, is another Marvel film that was filmed in South Korea. A car chase scene was filmed in Busan, Korea, last March.

Thelma Parker Library hosting engineering bash

WAIMEA — Engineers Week is Feb. 19 through 24 and Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Pohakuloa Training Area and W.M. Keck Observatory will celebrate in collaboration with Thelma Parker Memorial Public Library with an Engineering Bash there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

Kupuna Transitions

Those who are older than us often demonstrate love through the sharing of wisdom. Many of those words have been repeated frequently and for good reason. They ring true now just as they did centuries ago, when the grandparents of our grandparents were sharing their love through a fresher version of these antidotes. Last week, on Valentine’s Day, it was nice to emphasize our love and appreciation for others. Luckily, these loving expressions of wisdom are offered year round to encourage and inspire us.

Laughter Therapy 2-19-18

Yep it is tax time … ugh! I could get real naughty, but I know the editor would edit, so let’s try this first one! Doctor: “I see you’re over a month late for your appointment. Don’t you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What’s your excuse? Patient: “I was just following your orders, Doc!” Doctor: “Uh, what are you talking about? Following my orders? I gave you no such orders!” Patient: “You told me to avoid people who irritate me!”

Tutu’s House

Tutu’s Quilters meets from 9:30 a.m.—noon Mondays, led by Kathy Lukens. This get-together is for experienced as well as curious beginners to learn and practice quilting Hawaiian style. Initial supplies are provided, or participants can bring something they are working on.

What’s the smell?

WAIMEA — Some things, like the smell of sulfur, have to be experienced to be fully understood.