Rising Xylazine-Related Deaths in Hawaii Raises Alarms Amidst Fentanyl Epidemic

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The use of xylazine, a horse tranquilizer, in drug mixtures has led to four overdose deaths in Hawaii last year. The addition of xylazine to drugs like fentanyl has been found to prolong the high for users. Gary Yabuta, executive director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, reported that the four deaths occurred on Oahu and Maui in 2023, marking a significant increase from the previous three years, in which …

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Hawaii Residents Required to Fill Out New Super Purchase Form for Online Transactions

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Residents and visitors in Hawaii will now find it easier to make online purchases, with a new feature that allows them to select their state and enter their zip code and country in an online form when making a purchase. The updated drop-down menus for state and country will provide a more user-friendly experience for Hawaii shoppers, as they no longer need to scroll through a long list of options to find …

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Hawaii Residents Required to Provide Zip Code and Country for Super Purchase

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Residents of Hawaii are now able to conveniently and securely make online purchases as a new super purchase option is available. The unique feature asks for the state, zip code, and country making it easier for residents to input their information on the checkout page. Online shoppers in Hawaii are encouraged to take advantage of this new super purchase option, which allows for seamless and efficient completion of their online transactions. This …

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Hawaii Authorities Lower Death Toll from Maui Wildfire to 97, Further Testing Provides Clarity

WAILUKU, Hawaii – The tragic aftermath of the deadly Maui wildfire has prompted authorities in Hawaii to revise the number of deaths down to at least 97 people. Initially believed to be at least 115, the death toll was adjusted after further testing revealed multiple DNA samples from some of the victims. During a news conference, John Byrd, laboratory director with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, cautioned that the current death toll should be considered …

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Hawaii Businessman Accused of Running Drug Trade and Ordering Murders as His Underworld Empire Unravels

HONOLULU, Hawaii – A prominent Honolulu businessman is facing federal trial for allegedly orchestrating a criminal enterprise that involved money laundering, drug trafficking, and ordering the torture and murder of his late son’s best friend. Michael Miske Jr., the accused racketeering boss, is at the center of a sprawling criminal conspiracy that dates back to the late 1990s. The charges against him include murder, kidnapping, assault, racketeering, bank fraud, use of a chemical weapon, and …

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Discover the Latest Happenings in Hawaii with the 4:00 p.m. Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU, Hawaii – On June 5, 2023, a large overdesigned death system has invaded Honolulu, potentially causing great harm to residents. This innovative design has caught the attention of many people, raising concerns about its potential danger to the city. The death system, developed in 2023, is said to have a unique ability to quickly and efficiently destroy anything in its path, posing a significant threat to the safety and well-being of the community. Initial …

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Rising Overdose Deaths Linked to Horse Tranquilizer in Hawaii Spark Concern

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The year 2023 brought a disturbing trend to light in Hawaii, as multiple overdose deaths were linked to a powerful horse tranquilizer. The tranquilizer, known as xylazine, is commonly used by veterinarians but has also been found in the illegal drug trade. The Hawaii Department of Health reported a sharp rise in overdose deaths involving xylazine in 2023, prompting concerns about the impact of this dangerous substance on the community. Overdose deaths …

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Couple receives life sentence for brutal machete-wielding murder

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Stephen Brown and Hailey Dandurand have been handed life sentences for their roles in the brutal murder of Telma Boinville, a woman who was cleaning a vacation rental on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Brown was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for murder, kidnapping a child, and burglary. Dandurand received a life sentence with the possibility of parole for murder and kidnapping, as well as additional terms for burglary …

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