Matson has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges tied to last year's disastrous 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge won't yet approve the shipping company's $1 million plea agreement until he's certain that it is legal.
A new insect to Hawaii that could have potentially devastating effects on leafy vegetables has been found on Maui. State agricultural officials Friday said the painted stink bug, or Bagrada hilaris, was found in a garden being tended by students at Maui Community College.
Madame Pele appeared determined to take out Cemetery Road, her first victim, Saturday morning. Director Darryl Oliveira said Friday's assessment showed lava coming from the Kilauea Volcano advanced about 300 yards within 24 hours at a pace of about 15 yards per hour.
Ghostly ancestors inspired two young storytellers to prizewinning glory in the Star-Advertiser's first Halloween Fiction Contest for keiki.
Large sections of coral reef on Windward Oahu and parts of Kauai are continuing to suffer from high ocean temperatures, raising the risk that they will die, scientists said Friday. Corals stressed by warm waters continue to expel algae.
The developer will meet with the 500 Ihilani hotel employees Saturday afternoon to unveil a plan that will include a new 15-story tower with 150 luxury homes, the first Four Seasons-branded estates in the islands.
Pushed deep into the fourth quarter for the first time this season, Punahou persevered to outlast Saint Louis 35-28 and capture its fourth consecutive ILH championship Friday night at Aloha Stadium.