HONOLULU — A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.
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A new insect pest has been discovered on Maui that threatens a wide range of crops in Hawaii, according to the state Department of Agriculture.
LIHUE — Kauai County officials are reviewing security measures and community lending policies after the thefts of equipment worth $86,000.
An illegal lizard was captured Wednesday under a home on Kihapai Street in Kailua, Oahu, according to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed three cases of measles in the state, one on Maui and two on Kauai. The cases on the two islands are not related to each other and have separate travel histories, but all cases are unvaccinated young adults with recent travel either to the Philippines or Indonesia and Malaysia.
HONOLULU — The city and county of Honolulu says it has an explanation for hundreds of pounds of trash that’s stockpiled in Kapiolani Park.
HONOLULU — A former middle school security guard who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Another live adult coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found outside of the known infestation area on Oahu. Crews found a live female beetle in a survey trap near Mililani, south of the Leilehua Golf Course, on Monday, according to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
HONOLULU — Honolulu police say a man robbed a bank Wednesday in Mililani.
HONOLULU — The contractor hired to dispose of seized commercial-grade fireworks in Honolulu says it will find another site for the job after residents of Nanakuli objected to blowing them up in their community.
For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
HONOLULU — The state Department of Education says it needs $19 million in emergency funding from the state Legislature to cover shortfalls in its school lunch and bus transportation programs.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii Super PAC is facing a complaint that it failed to report spending more than $86,000 on fliers in the 2012 elections.
HONOLULU — A Honolulu police officer has been suspended after he was seen on video assaulting people at a game room.
HONOLULU — The state Board of Education is giving Hawaii’s public schools superintendent an “exceeds expectations” rating for the current year.