Bail reduced in 2018 murder case

A Kona Circuit Court judge recently cut in half bail for one of two Puna women accused of murder in the 2018 death of a 6-year-old boy at a Kealakehe apartment complex.

Neuro-psych exam ordered for standoff suspect

A Kailua-Kona man in custody at the Hawaii State Hospital since a six-hour standoff with police in October will remain at the Department of Health-administered facility for another couple months pending a neuro-psychological examination.

Parks fees increases proposed

State Parks officials are proposing increases to parks-related fees, including upping camping and cabin charges for all users and modifying entrance and parking fees for nonresidents, in an effort to bolster revenue.