Settlement reached in HPA sex abuse lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — A federal civil lawsuit against Hawaii Preparatory Academy in a case involving a former teacher accused of sexually abusing a student two years ago was officially dismissed last month.

Guilty of a misdemeanor

KEALAKEKUA — A former Hawaii County police officer faces up to a year in jail after jurors on Friday found him guilty of misdemeanor negligent homicide for fatally striking a cyclist more than three years ago.