Roads closed while waterlines repaired
Roads in Waiehu and Kahului were closed Tuesday while county Department of Water Supply crews worked on waterline repairs, the department announced.
The closures affected:
* Makaala Drive in Waiehu from its intersection with Hilinai Street (north side, closer to Waiehu Beach Road) to its intersection with Kilihau Street. The road was reopened Tuesday afternoon.
* Wakea Avenue in Kahului from its Hoohana Street to its Hukilike Street intersections. The stretch of Wakea was expected to be open Tuesday night.
Slaying suspect has public defender
WAILUKU - A California man charged with killing his girlfriend is now being represented by the public defender's office, after it was determined that he qualifies for services, Deputy Public Defender Adriel Menor said Tuesday.
Court proceedings have been suspended for Gerald Galaway Jr., 39, of Santa Cruz while he is evaluated for mental fitness by three court-appointed psychiatrists or psychologists.
Galaway is asking to withdraw his no-contest pleas to a reduced charge of manslaughter and kidnapping in the Sept. 1, 2011, killing of Celestial Dove Cassman.
The 35-year-old Santa Cruz attorney had arrived on Maui with Galaway the day before her body was found under a tree off Kahekili Highway near Nakalele Point. An autopsy showed that she was strangled to death.
Last week, Wailuku attorney William Sloper, who had been retained to represent Galaway, was allowed to withdraw from the case.
Kula will have trash collected a day late
A trash route in Kula was missed Tuesday due to a manpower shortage.
Areas affected include Ainakula Road, Ka Drive, Kaui Place, Upper Kimo Drive, Kula Highway, Kulalani Circle and Drive, Lower Kimo Drive, Lower Kula Road, Mano Drive, Piliwale Road, Pulehu Road, Omaopio Road and all surrounding streets.
Trash will be picked up on the missed route today.
Paia School to open after day closed
Paia School will reopen today, a day after closing when construction workers damaged a waterline along Baldwin Avenue in Paia.
Customers from Skill Village to Paia School were without water from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, the Department of Water Supply said.
Because of the lack of water, the school closed Tuesday, the water department said.
An official at the school Tuesday afternoon confirmed that the school will be open today.