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Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
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The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
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Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
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It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Hawaii News Now has learned that the number of cases of acute hepatitis linked to a weight loss supplement has tripled in the last week.
Officials with the State Department of Health say more cases were reported by concerned medical professionals after an alert went out statewide and nationwide last week.
There were 7 original cases but HNN sources say that number has gone up significantly since the weekend. They range from acute hepatitis to complete liver failure. At least one patient has already had a transplant, several more are on the list for a transplant and many more are being evaluated.
What's so shocking to the medical community is how quickly the patients' health declined. According to the State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, they were all healthy, adults who were trying to lose weight or gain muscle.
And so far, all the cases reported are in the state of Hawaii.
The investigation focuses on an ingredient found in the diet supplement. Sources say the Oxy Elite Pro is one of the products being looked at by the department, the FDA, and CDC.