Slaying shocks South Kona neighborhood

HONAUNAU — Police identified the man who was fatally shot after an altercation in South Kona Sunday, and said two other parties involved in the reported murder and attempted murder are in custody.

6 of 9 council members in Waikiki while budget issues mount back home

HILO — With lava flows imploding the county budget, there’s a lot to worry about back home. But that hasn’t kept six of the nine County Council members from taking a few days off for the annual Hawaii State Association of Counties conference, held Thursday through Saturday in Waikiki.

Officials plan third evacuation route

HILO — The state Department of Transportation is planning to build a third evacuation route in case Highway 130 is no longer passable in lower Puna.