Northwestern Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

K-9 sniffs out gunpowder at L.C. Government Center

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Nevie, Lehigh County’s bomb-sniffing K-9, signaled to her handler, Sheriff’s Deputy Rich Garner, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 she had found a suspicious package at the Government Center during her daily mail inspection.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained Nevie, a German Shepherd, last year.

Born Sept. 11, 2014, Nevie was named “Never Again,” in memory of the attacks on 9/11.

She was provided to the sheriff’s office by Progressive K-9 Academy, Walnutport.

Nevie is trained in all aspects of explosive detection as well as human scent tracking.

K-9 sniffs out gun powder at L.C. Government Center

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Nevie, Lehigh County’s bomb-sniffing K-9, signaled to her handler Sheriff’s Deputy Rich Garner at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3, she had found a suspicious package at the Government Center during her daily mail inspection.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained Nevie, a German Shepherd, last year.

Born Sept. 11, 2014, Nevie was named “Never Again,” in memory of the attacks on 9/11.

She was provided to the sheriff’s office by Progressive K-9 Academy, Walnutport.

Nevie is trained in all aspects of explosive detection as well as human scent tracking.

Albany creates EAC

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Albany Township supervisors, in a 3-0 vote, have established an Environmental Advisory Council.

The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code provides for creation of these advisory bodies in commonwealth municipalities.

According to information provided by Brooks Mountcastle of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, volunteer members of the EAC will advise township officials about environmental concerns, and planning and zoning issues.

Parkland graduate dies in two-vehicle crash

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

A 1960 Parkland High School graduate died in a Nov. 2 crash on Route 248 at the Route 873 intersection, Lehigh Township.

Richard Bowman, 76, of Pen Argyl, was killed in the crash which occurred just after 5 a.m.

Lehigh Township police say a Kenworth tractor-trailer was eastbound on Route 248 when a gray Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Bowman, attempted to turn onto Route 873 from Route 248 westbound.

Bowman drove into the path of the rig at the intersection.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

16th Senatorial District

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The winning candidate will serve a four-year term in office.

The Lehigh Valley Press asked the candidates the following question: Following passage of the Comprehensive School Safety Law, what else do you believe needs to be done to keep our children safe in school?

Pat Browne, Republican

I am proud to have authored this legislation which provides security expertise and funding to schools so that they may invest in equipment or personnel to protect our children.

National Fire Prevention week

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Opinion

OCTOBER 7-13

According to the National Fire Prevention Association website, this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” is about educating people on the three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire — and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK

Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN

South Whitehall responds to NAACP travel advisory

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall Township has issued a statement in reply to the travel advisory for “minorities and persons of color” issued Aug. 29 by the Allentown Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regarding travel in and to the township.

According to the advisory, posted on the group’s Facebook page, the travel advisory was issued “to warn minorities to be aware of personal safety in interactions with South Whitehall Township’s Police Force,” which the Allentown Branch of the NAACP says “lacks any African American Police Officers.”

Removing mold is a daunting task

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s new superintendent, Jennifer Holman, has found herself in a “sticky,” well maybe not exactly sticky, but definitely a moldy situation just as classes were scheduled to begin on Aug. 27 for students in the middle school.

Holman initially released an update on the district’s website on Aug. 24.

According to the initial posting, “mold or mildew is appearing on porous and upholstered surfaces, such as chairs, in several classrooms on the lower level of the middle school.”

Her third and latest update was on Aug. 28.