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OCP advises about mortgage rescue scam

Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP).

Victim tells of shot to the chest

A District Court judge ruled Friday the state had enough evidence to charge a Captain Cook woman with attempted murder and a long slate of related firearm and drug offenses, after her alleged victim took the stand and described the shooting that left him with a bullet lodged near his heart.