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Ex-officer seeks county’s defense in fatality

| | Feb 18 2017 - 9:33pm | Comments

HILO — A former police officer charged with fatally striking a bicyclist is scheduled to appear in court for a fitness hearing Friday accompanied by an attorney still seeking assurances the county will pay for his defense.

  1. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Testimony has wrapped in the trial of a Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officer accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl on a Hilo beach.

  2. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 10:51pm

    HILO — W.M. Keck Observatory is releasing a trove of data covering more than 1,600 star systems that could provide a boost to the ever-growing list of confirmed exoplanets.

  3. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 9:50am

    HILO — A state Senate committee advanced a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill this week.

  4. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — On a Tuesday in late January, Paula Flanary and her son Chray took a stroll through Kona Scenic Park. For mother and son, the walk is more or less a daily routine, but what they ran across on this particular day was anything but.

  5. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 9:01am

    KAILUA-KONA — Court proceedings in the case of a Kailua-Kona man charged with robbery and other offenses were suspended Wednesday after a judge granted a motion for a mental fitness exam.

  6. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 1:17pm

    Kealakehe High School received information from Hawaii Police Department about a bomb threat around 3 p.m. Wednesday that was directed toward the school, according to a Hawaii Department of Education spokeswoman.

  7. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 4:35pm

    KAILUA-KONA — A Kamuela man has been charged in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California near Hapuna Beach Park on Monday.

  8. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 10:24am

    The state Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health voted 6-0 Wednesday to recommend passing a “death with dignity” bill after testimony poured in during an emotional hearing Wednesday.

  9. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — A Waimea man was arrested Wednesday morning on allegations that he assaulted two bicyclists visiting from California.

  10. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 4:28pm

    HILO — If, as the classic 1980s TV commercial advises, you’re looking for the union label, you’re not likely to find it on Hawaii firefighters uniforms any time soon.

  11. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii is home to some of the most onerous income tax regulations in the nation. Adversely, its average property tax rates are the lowest in all 50 states. A measure that would upend this paradigm by overhauling the state’s current system of taxation passed through the House Tourism Committee Tuesday.

  12. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A state Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officer on trial for the alleged sexual assault of a then-16-year-old girl on a Hilo beach on New Year’s Day 2016 admitted Wednesday he kissed the girl but testified she initiated it.

  13. Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 11:24am

    HILO — Hawaii County is fining a landowner for building an illegal seawall on Lalakea pond after state officials declined to levy a penalty.

  14. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 11:23am

    Hawaii Island police have identified two persons whose images were captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft investigation.

  15. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 3:53pm

    A high surf advisory has been extended through 6 a.m. Thursday for west-facing shores of the Big Island.