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BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI

April 11, 2019

Here’s a look at AP Hawaii’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. A reminder this digest is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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Hawaii at 9:30 a.m.


HONOLULU_ A $10,000 settlement has been reached in a former inmate’s lawsuit alleging Hawaii official didn’t protect her against a guard who was convicted of sexually assaulting her. The woman’s attorney, Myles Breiner, said they reluctantly accepted the nominal amount a week before the trial was to start because the state attorney general’s office successfully argued to a judge that the state is immune from a lawsuit in federal court that doesn’t adequately argue violations of the U.S. Constitution. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. UPCOMING: 450 words by 11 a.m.



KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii _ A Hawaii man has testified he did not intend to kill a man during an altercation with the victim and a third man who was wounded. Brian Lee Smith, 50, is on trial for second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted murder, and gun charges, West Hawaii Today reported. SENT: 250 words.


HONOLULU _ A Hawaii man charged in the beating death of a homeless man has agreed to a plea deal and will testify against his co-defendant, a prosecutor said. Chu Lun K. Aiona, 39, pleaded guilty in state court to the reduced charge of first-degree assault, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 250 words.


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