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Hawaii jet took off with unruly passenger despite red flags

| | May 23 2017 - 9:44pm | Comments

HONOLULU — A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline’s hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say.

  1. | Posted: Apr 7 2017 - 8:49am

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Chinese man is facing deportation after being convicted of trafficking women from his native country to work as prostitutes in Hawaii massage parlors.

  2. Posted: Apr 7 2017 - 8:45am

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has announced his administration no longer supports the U.S. military buildup on the island because of the federal government’s high rate of denials for temporary foreign worker visa applications.

  3. | Posted: Apr 6 2017 - 9:12pm

    HONOLULU — The CEO of a nonprofit organization that supports the National Park Service’s operations in Pearl Harbor has been suspended while the group’s board investigates allegations made in an anonymous letter.

  4. | Posted: Apr 6 2017 - 9:39am

    WAILUKU, Maui — Maui health officials said six cases of rat lungworm disease have been reported on the island over the past three months, while the island has seen only two cases of the disease in the past decade.

  5. Posted: Apr 5 2017 - 9:16am

    HONOLULU (AP) — A private security firm says its officer was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a family’s pet dog at Honolulu International Airport.

  6. Posted: Apr 5 2017 - 9:15am

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii drivers arrested on a repeat DUI offense would have to agree to stop drinking alcohol for at least 90 days and wear an ankle bracelet if they want to be released from jail on bail under a bill being considered in the Legislature.

  7. Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 4:34pm

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Maui mother facing deportation to Mexico is getting a reprieve while U.S. immigration officials consider her asylum case.

  8. Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 4:33pm

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii bill that would have required beauticians to undergo training to spot signs of domestic violence has died.

  9. Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 4:32pm

    HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu woman must spend a year in jail for stealing more than half-a-million dollars from a nonprofit organization that helps homeless families.

  10. Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 10:12am

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Air Force will reduce exterior lighting at a Hawaii facility to help protect endangered and threatened seabirds there.

  11. Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 10:11am

    HONOLULU — A woman who was shot by an off-duty Honolulu police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the officer’s supervisors knew the officer had drinking and emotional problems but failed to take steps to prevent him from carrying a firearm.

  12. | Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 10:10am

    HONOLULU — Affordable housing advocates have erected a small home on the grounds of the Hawaii state Capitol.

  13. Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 10:07am

    HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has found a woman guilty of bribing federal agents in exchange for protecting her Hawaii massage parlor from prostitution raids and help with the U.S. citizenship test.

  14. Posted: Apr 1 2017 - 12:05pm

    HONOLULU (AP) — Rejected visa applications are keeping thousands of Chinese tourists from visiting Hawaii.

  15. Posted: Apr 1 2017 - 8:37am

    HONOLULU — A woman known for helping rescue endangered Hawaiian monk seals has filed a lawsuit claiming she’s being harassed by volunteers who monitor the creatures.