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Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

| | Feb 21 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010.

  1. | Posted: Feb 9 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — An upcoming $20.1 million project will bring traffic lights and turn lanes to two intersections on Kawailani Street in Hilo.

  2. | Posted: Feb 9 2017 - 12:05am

    KEALAKEKUA — Jury deliberations are underway in the case of a Kapaau man accused of shooting his girlfriend and a police officer before a nearly 20-hour standoff ensued in 2015.

  3. | Posted: Feb 9 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA - Tommy “Kahikina” Ching figures he has logged 1,600 hours collecting food and donations for the annual Feed-a-Thon benefitting The Food Basket over the last 16 years.

  4. | Posted: Feb 9 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department continues to await the results of lab testing that would let them move forward in a sexual assault case that occurred at Old Kona Airport Park last year.

  5. | Posted: Feb 9 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — The Hawaii County Council on Wednesday unanimously accepted a public access trail and unpaved roadway from developers of a North Kohala parcel, despite the advice of Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela, who said county code requires the administration to inspect the property before taking it over.

  6. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    The state Public Charter School Commission needs to improve communication with the schools it oversees and better hash out its strategic vision.

  7. Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard identified two tour boats operating illegally out of Pohoiki Boat Ramp in the last few days and is ramping up enforcement in response to a perceived increase in illegal charters operating in the area to view lava streaming into the ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

  8. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    HONOLULU — Hawaii is exploring setting up “safe zones” for homeless people to camp, one of an array of offbeat solutions to its homelessness crisis which ranks worst in the nation.

  9. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    KAILUA-KONA — The Kona Historical Society’s Hands On History Program at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm has been green lit for a second year, with a couple of upgrades.

  10. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 4:11pm

    Hawaii Island police are investigating a reported robbery at a financial institution in Hilo.

  11. Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:23am

    A 9-year-old Pepeekeo boy was critically injured in a vehicle-pedestrian crash Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 19 and Kaakepa Street in Pepeekeo.

  12. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Island police have located 27-year-old Leilani Torres of Pahoa, who was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant.

  13. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Two bills designed to let vacation rental companies, such as Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway, collect taxes on behalf of those who rent out short-term accommodations on those platforms were heard by the state House Tourism Committee on Tuesday.

  14. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    KEALAKEKUA — Lawyers prosecuting and defending Macdon Thromman in the attempted murder of his girlfriend and a police officer in 2015 made their closing arguments on Tuesday.

  15. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii County spent more than $280,000 on overtime costs to rush completion of the Hilo Municipal Golf Course and Ka‘u Gym projects, Parks Director Charmaine Kamaka told County Council members Tuesday.