Hotel beating trial to open next week

KEALAKEKUA — Jury trial is set to open Wednesday for two men and a woman charged with attempted murder in connection with the brutal assault of a Kailua Village hotel security guard last fall.

South Kona killer paroled

KAILUA-KONA — The sister of a woman stabbed to death more than a decade ago says she’s “horrified” by the state’s decision to parole the man who took the life of her loved one after serving just over half his 20-year sentence.

Not guilty plea entered in reckless driving case

KAILUA-KONA — The 26-year-old driver of a white Kia Soul that became well-known on social media for its handler’s “erratic and dangerous” actions behind the wheel has pleaded not guilty to all charges filed in the case.

West side dumps forced to close again

KAILUA-KONA — Staff shortages in the county Department of Environmental Management forced the closure Friday of two transfer stations in Kona, an issue that’s repeatedly plagued the department in recent months.

Genki Sushi remains closed over weekend

KAILUA-KONA — Genki Sushi at Kona Commons will remain closed this weekend after the company requested a scheduled inspection be delayed to allow for more time to clean and treat the establishment.