Attorney blames victim for near-death beating

KEALAKEKUA – A defense attorney representing one of three individuals charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard placed the blame on the victim, calling him the aggressor and responsible for the brutal beating he endured.

Cleanup in all aisles

KAILUA-KONA ­— A vehicle slammed through the front of the Aloha Island Mart on Henry Street Monday afternoon, and it’s not the first time.

Wreck sends 7 to hospital

KEAUHOU — Highway 11 was closed in both directions for several hours Wednesday afternoon following a two vehicle collision approximately one mile south of Kamehameha III Road.

State wants case involving cop closed off

KAILUA-KONA — Prosecutors are looking to have a felony drug case thrown out at the request of the police chief because a key witness is a sworn police officer under internal investigation.