Kona man charged in robbery investigation

Hawaii Island police have charged a man in with robbery, assault, and drug offenses stemming from an incident that occurred early Tuesday at a gas station in Kailua-Kona.

HFD seeks OK to hire grant manager

The Hawaii Fire Department is seeking County Council approval to hire a consultant to manage a nearly half-million dollar federal grant recently awarded to the county.

Propane shortage hits island

A late shipment of propane to a Big Island supplier resulted in several dispensers posting “no propane” signs this week and the fueling of rumors that residents wouldn’t be able to refill their tanks for weeks.

Mental fitness hearing delayed

A 52-year-old Hilo man who pleaded not guilty to a host of charges filed in connection with the alleged September 2022 abduction and ensuing crimes committed against a 15-year-old Kona girl was in court Thursday for a mental health fitness hearing.

Home sales slow in 2022

Big Island real estate agents are hopeful the housing market will stabilize in 2023 after sales slowed in 2022.

Mental exam ordered for alleged killer

The mother of the 21-year-old Hilo man who allegedly stabbed his grandparents to death early Monday morning in the family’s Panaewa home called police to report a suicide in progress, saying her son was experiencing an episode of schizophrenia and had a knife.