Waiki accomplice trial begins

KAILUA-KONA — Prosecutors say three accomplices accused of rendering aid to Justin Waiki were among a network of loyal friends who intentionally helped the man on the lam after he fatally shot a Hawaii Police Department officer on July 17, 2018.

Trial opens in accomplice case

KAILUA-KONA — Jury trial opens today for two women and a man accused of aiding Justin Waiki after he fatally shot a Hawaii Police Department officer during a July 2018 traffic stop in Puna.

Is Aina Lea finally ready to be built?

KAILUA-KONA — A South Kohala developer says it is moving forward with the Town of Aina Lea, while the county is reminding the company that all requirements must be met should the long-delayed project actually want to get off the ground.

Judge asks for more info in murder case

KAILUA-KONA — A Circuit Court judge’s concern over “conflicting motions” has him needing more information from attorneys before rendering a decision in a Kona murder case.

Broader AV rule drives forward

KAILUA-KONA — A bill that would fix county law to permit the Department of Environmental Management to remove abandoned vehicles from state and federal property is moving forward.

PATH announces new executive director

KAILUA-KONA — A new leader is at the helm of PATH — Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii — as the nonprofit moves forward in its 33rd year of advocating for pedestrian and bicycle safety on Hawaii Island.