Drug Overdose Deaths in Hawaii Rose Significantly with Xylazine’s Tragic Impact on Fentanyl

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) – The state of Hawaii has experienced a troubling increase in overdose deaths related to the use of xylazine, a horse tranquilizer that has been combined with drugs like fentanyl to prolong the effects. According to Gary Yabuta, executive director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, there were four deaths linked to xylazine in Hawaii last year – three on Oahu and one on Maui. This is a significant jump …

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Hawaii Residents Urged to Enter Zip Code to Access Important News

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Residents of Hawaii now have a new option for making online purchases as the state introduces a feature for selecting their state, zip code, and country. This newly implemented feature aims to streamline the checkout process and provide a more convenient shopping experience for Hawaii residents. The new feature allows users to easily select their state from a dropdown menu, eliminating the need to manually input their state information. In addition, users …

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Hawaii Residents Required to Enter Zip Code for Super Purchase

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Residents in Hawaii are facing challenges when making purchases online, as they are often forced to navigate through a long list of U.S. states and international countries in order to input their location information. This inconvenience is particularly noticeable when it comes to filling out forms that require users to select their state, zip code, and country. The issue arises when individuals in Hawaii attempt to shop online and are required to …

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Hawaii Loa Ridge Murder Suspect Seeks Plea Deal as Trial Rescheduled

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The man accused of the brutal murder on Hawaii Loa Ridge last year appeared in court for a status conference to reschedule his upcoming trial. Juan Baron, the defendant in this case, is facing charges of murder, theft, and identity theft, and his defense team has requested to delay the trial as they engage in plea deal discussions with the state. The proposed plea deal from Baron, announced in late October, has …

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Overdose Deaths from Horse Tranquilizer on Alarming Rise in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii – In a concerning trend, Hawaii has reported several overdose deaths in 2023 involving the use of a horse tranquilizer known as ketamine. The state has seen an increase in fatalities related to this dangerous substance, raising alarms among health officials and law enforcement. Ketamine, commonly used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine, has been misused as a recreational drug in Hawaii. The drug can cause a range of harmful effects on the …

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“Aviation experts explore devastating crash of light plane over Molokai” – Hawaii News Now at 4:00 p.m.

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Honolulu Fire Department rescued 20 people from a malfunctioning elevator at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana in Honolulu on Wednesday. The elevator got stuck between the sixth and seventh floors, trapping the 20 individuals inside. The Honolulu Fire Department responded to the hotel around 10:15 a.m. and utilized a “rope rescue” operation to safely retrieve all 20 people from the elevator. There were no reported injuries, and everyone was successfully brought …

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