Q103 food drive set for today
Q103 radio station will hold its annual "Big Time Holiday Food Drive" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on Main and Market streets in Wailuku.
The food donations and money raised from gift wrapping services will be given to the Maui Food Bank.
The Q103 team and DJs Irie Dole, Boomshot and Kamakazi will be collecting food and offering gift wrapping service.
Water improvements on hold
A project to improve the Paia-Kuau water system has been put on hold while a contractor completes a community noise variance application as required by the state Department of Health, according to an announcement from the county Department of Water Supply.
The project began Dec. 4. It is expected to resume in six to 10 weeks, the department said.
The project is along Hana Highway from Lower Paia Park to Holua Place in Kuau.
The department and contractor will notify motorists when work resumes.
Flash flooding expected today
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Maui from tonight to early Friday morning.
A mid- and upper-level low pressure area is anticipated to spread moist and unstable air over the eastern half of the state and create the threat of heavy rainfall, the weather service said Tuesday.
The rain will be especially strong over the windward side of the island and could lead to flooding. Thunderstorms are a strong possibility.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that will lead to flash flooding.
County on Your Corner slated
A County on Your Corner event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in front of Colleen's at the Cannery in Haiku.
Scheduled to join Mayor Alan Arakawa are Michelle Chouteau McLean, deputy director of planning, and John Buck and Robert Parsons, executive assistants.
The event, at 810 Haiku Road, will give the community a chance to interact with the mayor's Cabinet members, the news release said.
For more information, call 270-7855.
Bail $42,000 in assault case
Bail was set at $42,000 for a man charged with assaulting his former girlfriend and repeatedly violating a court order prohibiting him from contacting her, police said.
David Sheffield, 46, who gave no local address, was arrested Sunday night in Makawao, a few hours after the woman reported incidents beginning earlier in the month, police said.
On Dec. 4, Sheffield went to the woman's residence in Waihee at about 10 a.m., and they got into an argument, police said.
She was in the backyard when he grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground, police said. After she stood up, Sheffield began kicking her legs, causing her to fall to the ground, police said.
He continued kicking her legs, police said, causing bruising and pain. The woman didn't call police.
At about midnight Sunday, Sheffield again went to the woman's home and used a key he had to enter without permission, police said.
He took her phone to prevent her from calling police before leaving the residence at about 3 p.m., police said.
Shortly afterward, Sheffield made three phone calls to the woman, police said.
Later Sunday at about 5:15 p.m., the woman was traveling in the Paia area when she saw Sheffield driving his vehicle.
She stopped in a beach parking lot and called police, receiving eight phone calls from Sheffield while waiting for police to arrive, police said.
Police said the woman was at a friend's house in Makawao at about 8 p.m. Sunday when she saw Sheffield approaching, and they began arguing.
They went to another location in Makawao to talk, and Sheffield was located and arrested at 9:23 p.m.
He was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, 15 counts of violating an order for protection and abuse.