Robbery, assault case moves toward trial

KEALAKEKUA — A man accused of assaulting and robbing a Buddhist minister is also accused of breaking into a truck parked at the VA clinic and stealing various items including medical marijuana.

Man on the Street: Resolutions and hopes for 2019

KAILUA-KONA — Kona was bustling with activity with last-minute trips to the fireworks stands and stores as people made preparations to ring in 2019. Traditionally, the new year brings the New Year’s resolution — the recommitment to improve an aspect one’s life or a renewed hope that the next 12 months will be better than the last.

Dual DUI offender seeks probation

KEALAKEKUA — A Kailua-Kona man incarcerated on Oahu will undergo a physical exam as part of a bid to reduce his five-year sentence to probation in order to seek medical care.

Home to call their own

KAILUA-KONA — Destin Foree was overcome with emotion as he stood at the steps of a Kailua-Kona condo with his wife and four sons as the key to the front door was given to them — permanently.

Waimea man dies in 2-car crash

KAILUA-KONA — Authorities have identified a man killed in a two-car crash on Kohala Mountain Road in Waimea this morning as 27-year-old Anson Guitang of Kapaau.