Funding for supervisory positions priority for HPD

KAILUA-KONA — First-line supervisors remain a priority for law enforcement during discussions with the county on additional budget needs for the upcoming fiscal year, officials told police commissioners this week.

Hearing delayed in Old A rape civil case

KEALAKEKUA — A circuit court judge on Monday agreed to postpone a hearing on dismissing the state Department of Education from a civil suit related to a 2016 sexual assault at Old Kona Airport Park.

Puako robbery victim takes stand

WAIMEA — A man allegedly beaten near the Puako Boat Ramp last week testified in a South Kohala courtroom that he was assaulted and “left for dead” by two men and a woman.

Warden called to court 6 times for flubs

KAILUA-KONA — Over the course of 12 months, the warden of Hawaii Community Correctional Center was ordered before a judge six times to show cause on erroneous releases and failed transports to Kona’s courthouses.