Stories by Tiffany DeMasters

Tourism still taking a hit

KAILUA-KONA — Close to 12 months after last year’s volcanic eruption, Hawaii Island’s visitor arrivals and spending have yet to return to the same levels they were this time last year.

Reverend assaulter gets up to 10 years

KEALAKEKUA — A Kailua-Kona man who pleaded no contest to charges connected to assaulting and robbing a Buddhist minister was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison.

Victim recounts shark attack

KAILUA-KONA — Kimberly Bishop remembers the water was clear Tuesday morning at Anaehoomalu Bay as she took pictures of coral and fish from a blue kayak.

Gomes indicted

KAILUA-KONA — A Kailua-Kona man has been indicted on charges of terroristic threatening and resisting an order to stop in connection to officer-involved shootings and an 11-day manhunt last month.

Testimony points to robbery, assault prior shooting

KEALAKEKUA — A late piece of admitted evidence connects the Painted Church Road shooting victim to a reported theft and assault the day before his death, testimony indicated during the second day of jury trial for a Honaunau man accused of second-degree murder.

Officer recounts assault of beat partner

KEALAKEKUA — A Hawaii Police officer on Tuesday took the stand to recount the injuries his partner suffered in an altercation outside a popular Kailua Village restaurant last week.