Stories by Chelsea Jensen

Judge reduces bail for drug bust suspects

Two men are due back in court later this month to enter pleas to a slew of drug offenses filed after a search warrant earlier this month on a vehicle turned up ounces of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

Parker Ranch sued over 2021 fire

A group of Hawaiian Homestead leaseholders is suing Parker Ranch for losses suffered as a result of a 2021 fire ignited by work on the private ranch’s land that ultimately grew to become the largest wildland fire in state history.

‘The kids deserve this’

The Leeward Steelers Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer teams are headed to the mainland this week to represent Kona on the big stage.

Kealakehe Elementary School students makahiki

“Lonoikamakahiki! Lonoikamakahiki!” reverberated along the Kona shoreline Thursday morning as dozens of children chanted for Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility, agriculture and peace, to join them in makahiki festivities.

Armed robbery suspect makes initial appearance

A Kona District Court judge Monday maintained bail at $1.455 million for a Kailua-Kona man facing two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.