Kawaihae sex assault case trial to start Nov. 30

The oft-delayed jury trial for a 21-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a South Kohala campground in 2019 will begin later this month after the defendant allowed a material witness to testify via Zoom.

22nd annual Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll attracts hundreds

Hundreds of people walked Mamalahoa Highway in the heart of Holualoa Saturday for the 22nd annual Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll. Coffee farmers offered samples of award-winning coffee and artisans displayed their wares for visitors and locals alike. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Crowned: Kyndra Nakamoto wins Miss Kona Coffee

Eight contestants vied for the title of Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawaii Friday at the annuial Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

Minimum term set for driver in fatal crash

The Hawaii Paroling Authority has set a minimum term for a 26-year-old Waimea man who was sentenced to serve a half-decade behind bars for a 2019 crash that claimed the life of a mother of four and injured three girls.