Stowaway teen to Maui forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.

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Today in West Hawaii history | April 23

April 23, 1984: Except for the vog, which continues to hang over Kona, the recent eruption of Mauna Loa was only another news story in the paper to people in West Hawaii. And, although the people of Kailua may never look out their bedroom windows to see cascades of molten rock looming closer and closer to everything they own, there is a distinct possibility it may one day occur. Hualalai, the western-most of the five Big Island mountains, is still considered by scientists to be capable of erupting. The volcano last erupted in 1800-01.

Cause of death at issue in death of Hawaii child

HONOLULU — A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death says an autopsy shows evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died.

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Reason for downtown shooting still unclear

A Kailua-Kona man charged with firing off several guns in Kailua Village pulled the trigger 28 times, according to a shell casings count presented by police in court Tuesday. Hawaii County Police Officer Coley Rowe described how he and several other officers moved in on Robinson once the man dove out of his vehicle onto the ground.

Sports

Hilo’s Carvalho signs with Hustlin’ Owls

Basketball has always been Jalen Carvalho’s passion, but his second sport fits in with his family’s motto: “In baseball as in life all of the important things happen at home.”

Three Big Isle players on Team Aloha

Three Big Island standouts have earned spots on Team Aloha 2014 and will help represent Hawaii in the 17th annual Arizona Elite Spring Classic girls basketball tournament.

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