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Hawaii police investigates suspected fentanyl-related overdoses

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii police seized hundreds of fentanyl pills in a recent drug bust. This comes as the department is investigating three suspected fentanyl-related overdoses within the last week. “We are generally concerned for our community and the people within our community,” said Lt. Edwin Buyten, Area II Vice Section. Police said two milligrams […]
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Ex-defense contractor who admitted to COVID aid fraud pleads guilty in separate case

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former defense contractor has pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges. Martin Kao previously pleaded guilty to defrauding the government Paycheck Protection Program of millions meant for companies struggling in the pandemic. Kao was the CEO of the Martin Defense Group, which was a major contractor for the Department of Defense, NASA and other government agencies.
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Hawaii woman missing in Arkansas, man arrested

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Hawaii woman is missing in Arkansas and police said she was possibly killed. Fayetteville police posted on their FB page Tuesday, that a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and abuse of a corpse in connection to the disappearance of Allison Marie Castro, 28. According to police, Castro’s family […]
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Parkgoers raise concern over vandalism, illegal activities at Oahu public restrooms. A number of recent, serious vandalism at city parks has some park-goers more concerned for their safety. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. James Kaupena Wong, a master chanter who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaii...
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Hawaii GOP candidates vow to make fighting crime a top priority if elected

Hawaii residents who are in Florida are hunkering down as Hurricane Ian barrels over the state. Parkgoers raise concern over vandalism, illegal activities at Oahu public restrooms. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. A number of recent, serious vandalism at city parks has some park-goers more concerned for their safety. Updated:...
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Hawaiʻi Police Warn Of Increasing Fentanyl Dangers

HAWAIʻI ISLAND - Police have seen an increase in rainbow fentanyl in pill form, and there has also been a rise in fentanyl-related overdose deaths over the last year. Hawaiʻi police on Wednesday issued a warning to the public concerning the dangers of fentanyl – including the recent arrival of rainbow fentanyl – on the Big Island.
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Police Investigate Shooting Incident in East Hawai‘i that Left 1 Person Injured

Authorities have initiated an attempted murder investigation following a shooting incident in Puna that left one person injured on Monday night. Hawai‘i Police were called shortly after 9:15 p.m. after receiving a report of a man being shot. According to an HPD press release, the 42-year-old man called police dispatch reporting that he had been shot and was driving himself to get treatment.
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