Hawaii Island News, 05 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 05 January 2019, 1536 UTC, Post 18217.



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Sheriffs report telephone scam

The state Sheriff Division said Friday there is a telephone scam where impersonators claiming to be deputy sheriffs call Hawaii residents, tell them they have outstanding warrants and if they don’t pay, sheriffs will arrest them.

Settlement reached in company’s information breach

A proposed $725,000 settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against FCH Enterprises — the owners of Zippy’s Restaurant and Napoleon’s Bakery — related to a breach of the company’s credit and debit card processing systems between Nov. 23, 2017, and March 29, 2018.

Police standards board requesting more time, money

The Law Enforcement Standards Board is asking the state Legislature for additional time and money to create and implement statewide standards for training and certification of county and state law enforcement officers.

Head-on collision on Honolii Bridge

Police, firefighters and a tow truck respond to the scene of a two-vehicle head-on collision between a sport-utility vehicle and sedan that occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the Hilo-bound lane of Highway 19 on Honolii Bridge just north of Hilo. There were injuries in the collision, but no fatalities were reported as of late Thursday afternoon, police said. The collision snarled traffic in both directions.

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Russ Roberts