Standoff suspect deemed fit for trial

A Kailua-Kona man in custody at the Hawaii State Hospital since a six-hour standoff with police last October was found fit to stand trial on Thursday.

Virus prompts more changes for Big Island courts

In-person hearings have been discontinued in Hawaii Island courts and criminal jury trials have been postponed through Nov. 13, per an emergency order issued by Third Circuit Chief Judge Robert D.S. Kim.