HPA names new head of school

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Preparatory Academy, located in Waimea, announced last week that Patrick J. Phillips will take the helm as head of school starting July 1.

Council OKs $50k more for ex-officer

HILO — Taxpayers’ legal fees defending a former police officer who struck and killed a bicyclist have reached $100,000 following a vote by the County Council on Tuesday adding another $50,000 for an outside attorney to appeal the negligent homicide conviction.

Brush fire consumes 45 acres near PTA

KAILUA-KONA — A brush fire that broke out Tuesday morning within Pohakuloa Training Area has burned at least 45 acres, the U.S. Army said Tuesday evening.

Live corn snake found in Waipahu

HONOLULU — A live snake was spotted in the yard of a residence in Waipahu, Oahu, and was captured by Honolulu police on Friday night, the state Department of Agriculture said.