West Hawaii News, 21 October 2018

Accessed on 21 October 2018, 1439 UTC, Post #17840.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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.

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Russ Roberts