Settlement reached in cyclist death

KAILUA-KONA — A settlement appears to have been reached in a wrongful death case filed by the family of a cyclist fatally struck by an on-duty Hawaii Police Department officer in 2015.

These cops are tops

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii police department officers will be perched atop scaffolding at the Kailua-Kona Walmart until Saturday for the annual Cop on Top fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Truck bursts into flames on Palani Road

KAILUA-KONA — Deniz Tek was driving home with his wife Wednesday night, heading northbound on Palani Road around 10:15 p.m., when they came upon a single-vehicle wreck about a half mile south of Hina Lani Street.

PGV gets OK for new wells

HILO — Applications from Puna Geothermal Venture for two new geothermal wells have been approved, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmed Wednesday.

Suspect taken into custody after chase, shots

HOLUALOA — A man is in police custody in the wake of crime spree that reportedly began in Hilo, involved gunshots fired at a Kailua-Kona shopping center, multiple vehicle thefts and the response of the police department’s Special Response Team to a Holualoa home.