Settlement reached over 2016 hepatitis A outbreak

KAILUA-KONA — A preliminary settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed against Genki Sushi, a distributor and an importer responsible for the 2016 hepatitis A outbreak that infected nearly 300 people and exposed many others to the virus.

Vacancies piling up for police

HILO — Police Chief Paul Ferreira said the department’s vacancy rate is a challenge that is “going to get worse before it gets better” during a Police Commission meeting Friday in Hilo.

Accident awful, but jury decision understandable

Last week, former Hawaii County Police officer Jody Buddemeyer was sentenced to up to a year in jail for hitting Jeffrey Surnow from behind while traveling east in his police subsidized vehicle on Waikoloa Road.