Schools locked down again

Another anonymous threat interrupted classes at a Kapaa school Friday morning, the fifth such incident in the past month and the second in two days.

Ohana rallies to help Kintaro

Jason Smith, a manager at Kintaro Japanese Restaurant, worked the last shift Thursday and left at 11 p.m. By the time he heard about the fire and returned an hour later, he said the flames were, “Big. Big.”

Man charged in hit-and-run

LIHUE — A Koloa man was arraigned Tuesday on two counts related to a fatal hit-and-run accident in Poipu earlier this year.

Water rights contested

LIHUE — A case that began before the county planning commission and made its way to the highest court in the state continued Tuesday in Kauai’s circuit court, where a judge appeared on the verge of siding with a Koloa couple embroiled in the 13-year legal battle.

Court rules against rapist

LIHUE — The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals last week upheld the conviction of a Kauai man who has been in prison since 2003 when a jury found him guilty of molesting his girlfriend’s daughter.

Rain triggers flooding

LIHUE — Torrential rains on Friday prompted flash-flood warnings, forced road closures and caused power outages across the island.

Former inmate sues KCCC warden

LIHUE — A former Kauai Community Correctional Center inmate accused of raping a woman while out of jail on a work-release program is suing the warden and several other state employees involved in bringing criminal charges against him.

Labor union seeks $1M in back pay

LIHUE — A labor union representing over 1,000 airport security officers in Hawaii is asking a federal judge to force a company to pay $1 million in back pay to hundreds of employees.

Former Hyatt employee files lawsuit

LIHUE — A former human resources director at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in Poipu is suing the hotel chain for sex-based discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, claiming she was “conveniently” fired after returning from pregnancy leave.

Hotel peeping Tom gets year in jail

A former janitor at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club will spend the next year in jail for secretly recording cell phone videos of his female coworkers using an employee bathroom.

Drug trafficker sentenced

LIHUE — A man who grew up on Kauai was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to over 15 years in prison for drug trafficking.

Inmates charged for escape

Two men who ran away from Kauai Community Correctional Center two months ago are now facing felony charges for the escape.

Murder trial stays on Kauai

LIHUE — A Fifth Circuit Court judge on Thursday determined that the case of a man accused of killing an elderly woman has not been publicized enough to warrant moving his trial to another island, ruling instead to question potential jurors more thoroughly than usual about their knowledge of the case.

Man charged for shotgun

LIHUE — A Kekaha man was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu after he fell asleep in a car next to a pump-action shotgun.

Former TVR owners sue county

LIHUE — The former owners of a vacation rental property in Haena are suing the County of Kauai over an emergency order restricting visitor access to North Shore neighborhoods following severe flooding in the area last April.