Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

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.

Election workers needed

There’s a “desperate” need for election workers, as Hawaii County finds itself short 67 volunteers for precincts in Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona and Ka‘u.