Man accused of driving vehicle at officers pleads not guilty

A court document filed by police states Jaggar Dunne-Torres, accused of driving a Honda Civic at a police officer during an incident Nov. 19 in which another officer fired a shot, is the current boyfriend of Tearon Pacheco-Fernandez, accused of driving a Toyota Tacoma shot at by two officers in a busy supermarket parking lot in Hilo the day before Thanksgiving.

Real estate couple sentenced

KAILUA-KONA — A real estate agent, who appeared on HGTV’s “Hawaii Life,” and her husband accused of illegally obtaining welfare benefits were sentenced to probation and ordered to pay thousands in restitution to the state.

State: Hawaii County not affected by new food stamps rule

HILO — The state Department of Human Services administrator for the division in charge of Supplemental Nutrition Program, known as SNAP benefits, said Wednesday fewer than 1,000 people in Hawaii — all on the island of Molokai — will be affected by a new Trump administration order that will tighten work requirements for recipients.

Geologist: Crater lake expected to rise

HILO — The growing pool of water in Halemaumau crater could potentially rise another 180 feet, a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist told County Council members on Tuesday.

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

HONOLULU — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military base.