Double fatality ruled murder-suicide

KAILUA-KONA — Linda Leilani Mills felt a sense of closure with the latest news in her daughter’s death, which was reclassified by law enforcement from a coroner’s inquest to a murder-suicide.

Staffing cuts coming to Mokulele

KAILUA-KONA — A week after the announcement that a Mississippi-based airline had acquired Mokulele Airlines and an affirmation that it would keep all of Mokulele’s current employees, those employees on Wednesday received news of a 10 percent reduction in staffing levels.

Council advances general excise tax hike

HILO — A general excise tax increase continued its forward march Wednesday, with the County Council voting 7-2 to bring the county surcharge up to one-half percent and extend it for another 10 years.

32 arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — More than half of the motorists arrested for suspected driving on the Big Island between Feb. 11 and Sunday were arrested in the Kona District.