Mistrial declared in murder case

KEALAKEKUA — A 3rd Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial in the murder case against two brothers after a jury came back Thursday with the unanimous agreement they were “hopelessly deadlocked” in coming together on a verdict.

$250K bail for Kona assault suspects

KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Friday for the three suspects accused of beating a hotel security guard earlier this week.

Old A rapist gets up to 20 years

KEALAKEKUA — A 17-year-old boy was sentenced up to 20 years in prison for the September 2016 rape of a woman at Old Kona Airport Park.