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Hawaii will receive about $150,000 as part of a multimillion-dollar settlement with a German drug manufacturer.
Officials say they’re already taking steps to make the facility more escape-proof by adding fences and suspending patient privileges.
Some lawmakers want tighter security at the psychiatric hospital, where seven patients have escaped since 2014, until new facilities are built.
The AG’s office issued a $500,000 warrant for the arrest of Randall Saito, calling him a “dangerous individual” who needs to be off the street.
Susan Ballard is sworn in as Honolulu’s police chief to a chorus of praise as the department looks to move beyond the Louis Kealoha years.
The 32-year veteran will be first woman to lead the police department in its 85-year history.