Friday, May 24, 2013
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fogelsville will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday at Fogelsville Union Cemetery, located at 1027 Church Street, Fogelsville.
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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fogelsville will hold its annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday at Fogelsville Union Cemetery, located at 1027 Church Street, Fogelsville, according to the church's website. The church says the ceremony will honor all those who have served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice defending freedom and liberty throughout the world.
Upper Macungie Police said someone broke into Carlton Pools, at 7620 Hamilton Boulevard in Trexlertown Wednesday, and took cash.
Upper Macungie Police say someone broke into the Carlton Pools store at 7620 Hamilton Boulevard in Trexlertown Wednesday and stole cash. Police did not say how much cash was taken from the store. Upper Macungie Police are investigating the case and ask that anyone with information contact them at 484-661-5911.
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Alleged Embezzlers Gambled Township's Money, Police Say: Former South Whitehall utility supervisor Nancy A. Tonkin and her husband, a former township police officer, are charged with embezzling $854,497 from township coffers over more than a decade, the Lehigh County District Attorney says. Man Killed Self as Police Tried to Serve Warrant: A Nazareth man killed himself as police were approaching him with a warrant, police said. Court documents showed he made death threats against his baby's mother. Fire Mars "Restaurant Impossible" Filming: Food Network Chef Robert Irvine, who is filming a 'Restaurant Impossible' episode at Fountain Hill's Benner Street Restaurant & Bar, tweeted about the incident. KidsPeace Declares Bankruptcy, Owes $240 …
Peace activists from the Lehigh Valley will join a regional drone war protest in Montgomery County on Saturday.
Lehigh Valley peace activists will travel Saturday to a drone protest at the northern end of Easton Road in front of the Horsham Air Guard Station. The protest will be held from noon to 2 p.m. The demonstration will include large banners and signs decrying plans to establish the drone command center in Horsham. If established, the center would feature computer “drone pilots” who would, by remote-control, launch drone missile strikes against targets and people thousands of miles away. The protest will include music, the reading of the names of U.S. drone strike victims in Pakistan and their stories; bell-tolling, chanting, and a 10-foot-long drone replica that will stand near the Horsham Air Guard Station identification logo. According …
Drivers can expect roving patrols, safety checkpoints and special attention to seat belt compliance over Memorial Day Weekend.
PennDOT will partner with more than 600 law enforcement agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort from May 20 through June 9. The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, using traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols. Police will also use Traffic Enforcement Zones, which combine roving patrol and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. According to PennDOT data, 503 people died last year in unbelted crashes, a decrease from 509 such fatalities in 2011. The total number of crashes in which people were not wearing seat belts also decreased to 15,528, compared with 16,298 in 2011. The majority of enforcement will …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Parkland High School's 'Phantom of the Opera' took home six Freddy Awards Thursday, including for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.
Parkland High School's production of "Phantom of the Opera" took home six Freddy Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production, at the 11th annual broadcast at the State Theatre in Easton Thursday night. Parkland, which had been nominated in 15 categories, took home the most awards. The show was broadcast live on WFMZ Channel 69. Parkland won for outstanding overall production as well as in costuming, featured female ensemble member, chorus, actress in a supporting role and actor in a leading role. Here is the complete list of winners:
Upper Macungie Police say a 16-year old was charged with setting a May 18 fire at Lone Lane Park in addition to other offenses.
A 16-year-old was charged with setting a May 18 fire in the woods adjacent to Lone Lane Park in addition to a slew of other offenses, according to Upper Macungie Police. The fire was reported at 2:18 a.m. on May 18, police said. Police said the 16-year-old was charged with dangerous burning, disorderly conduct, public drunkeness, underage drinking and criminal mischief.
Three Parkland bus drivers told school board directors that a decrease in pay during the summer for cleaning district buildings is a hardship.
Three irritated Parkland School District bus drivers vented their frustrations to the Parkland School Board Tuesday night, stating that their summer assignments just aren't worth the money. Lamar Borger, Debbie Reppert and Lisa Duffield all expressed their collective displeasure about having to clean district school buildings for $8.06 per hour during the summer months, a steep pay cut from the approximately $100 per day they earn driving buses during the school year. "A number of drivers have to make a subsistance living (in the summer)," Borger said. "The measley pay is a blow to them We may as well work at Burger King and eat for free." The trio say they work four-to-five hours per day during the school year driving buses for just more …
Francisco Miranda eluded law enforcement for 18 years in the 1994 South Bethlehem killing of Jorge Velazquez. Now, he will spend the next 10-20 years in prison.
A man who spent 18 years on Pennsylvania’s "Most Wanted" List has pleaded guilty to a 1994 murder in a South Bethlehem parking lot. Francisco G. Miranda, 50, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, according to published reports. Under the terms of a plea bargain, Miranda will serve the maximum sentence that would have been allowed at the time of the murder, according to The Morning Call. Miranda eluded authorities while he lived in the Dominican Republic but he didn’t flee the country on his own, the newspaper reported. New Jersey officials unwittingly deported Miranda—just weeks after the Bethlehem homicide—after he was arrested on drug charges under an assumed name, according to …
Lehigh County's monthly sheriff sale is scheduled for Friday.
Dozens of properties are on the list for Friday's monthly Lehigh County sheriff sale. The list includes an opening bid and a total of back taxes owed on each property. Sales are held starting at 10 a.m. in Room 131 on the first floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse, Fifth and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. The sale is a public auction and buyers must bid for properties, which are not available for inspection prior to the sale. More information is available on Lehigh County's website.