Man acquitted in fatal 2015 crash

KEALAKEKUA — A 3rd Circuit Court judge has deemed Justin Rohan not criminally responsible for a fatal 2015 wreck and ordered he remain in custody at the Hawaii State Hospital on Oahu.

Kept in-house

The University of Hawaii will conduct its own internal audit of its Maunakea-related activities, a response to “public concerns that have emerged … regarding the university’s operational and financial management” of the mountain.

Shooting threat causes alarm

KEALAKEKUA — Despite increased police presence at three Hawaii Island high schools amid potential school shooting threats, some students at Konawaena High felt it was an average day on campus Wednesday.

Kim weighs in on missile alert review

HILO — Mayor Harry Kim, who was part of the state’s team that reviewed last month’s false missile alert, doesn’t think Hawaii needs to spend money to fix the problem.

Council puts GET on life support

HILO — Foreseeing the almost certain death of a bill raising the general excise tax, the County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put it on life support, at least temporarily.