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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kempton Fire Co. having benefit

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Kempton Fire Company is accepting monetary donations for Deputy Chief Ethan Kunkel.

Ethan was diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatment.

To contribute, contact Fire Chief Matt Brett at 610-972-5180 or Courtney Loeb at 484-269-3490.

Checks can be made payable to Kempton Fire Company Firefighter Support.

On June 9, the Kempton Fire Company firefighters will be hosting a benefit dinner, comedy show and live auction at the Kempton Fire Company banquet hall.

Pro-life group puts Parkland School District on notice regarding student club

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to information provided by the Thomas More Society, Chicago, Ill., Parkland High School Superintendent Richard Sniscak was sent a demand letter May 17 from attorneys at that organization.

The letter charges the high school’s denial of a request by some students to form a pro-life student group is unconstitutional and must be reversed.

According to the email from the public relations firm representing the Thomas More Society, last fall, two students tried to start a Students for Life group at Parkland.

Creighton, Papay Bailey to battle for bench seat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four candidates cross-filed for Tuesday’s Municipal Primary Election to replace District Judge Rod Beck in Magisterial District 31-3-01.

According to unofficial Lehigh County Voter Registration numbers, Tom Creighton came in at the top of the Republican side of the ticket having garnered 664 votes, 33.55 percent of the vote.

Angelique Papay Bailey received an unofficial 467 votes on the Democratic side of the ballot giving her 42.77 percent of that vote.

Voters pick four for NWL school board seats

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters in the Northwestern Lehigh School District went to the polls Tuesday to pick four of six candidates to run for school board director seats in the November General Election.

All candidates cross-filed.

Marci Handwerk Piescienski came in at the top of the Democratic ticket bringing in an unofficial 433 votes for 21.38 percent of the votes cast.

Jim Warfel garnered an unofficial 404 votes for 19.95 percent of the vote.

Alan L. Rex garnered an unofficial 391 Democratic votes for 19.31 percent of the vote.

Osborne heads toward November election in bid for executive seat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Former South Whitehall Township and Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne, a Republican, garnered an unofficial 56 percent of the vote to Glenn Eckhart’s unofficial 44 percent of the vote to face Democrat Phillips Armstrong in the November General Election for Lehigh County executive.

According to unofficial Lehigh County Voter Registration numbers, Osborne received 6,326 votes to Eckhart’s 4,940 votes.

Armstrong, who ran unchallenged, received an unofficial 11,479 votes on the Democratic side of the ballot.

Two seats, 2 candidates seek seats on Heidelberg Board

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Jonathan Jakum, a Republican, is unopposed in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election for the two-year term in office vacated by former Supervisor Rodney Schlauch Jr. on the Heidelberg Township Board of Supervisors.

A Heidelberg Township resident for nine years, Jakum graduated from Kutztown University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design. He is a full-time graphic artist.

“I currently serve as a Lehigh County GOP Committeeperson and member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for Heidelberg Township,” Jakum said.

Four cross-file to win seat on bench in District 31-3-01

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four candidates have cross-filed on the ballot in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election to replace District Judge Rod Beck, who decided not to seek re-election in Magisterial District 31-3-01.

Robert “Rob” W. Williams says he was instrumental in the initial building of the “Judicial Network” and “Video Arraignment” systems for Lehigh County.

As district judge, Williams says he will bring both technical and compassionate experience to the judgeship.

BREAKING NEWS:

Friday, April 28, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie woman dies after dog attack

An Upper Macungie Township woman died April 27 after she was attacked by her own dog.

Upper Macungie police were called to the home along Spring White Drive at 1: 28 p.m., and, as they arrived, the woman was being attacked by the dog, a 3-1/2 year-old pit bull/boxer mix, on the rear deck of her home, which is in the Trexler Field subdivision.

Police approached the dog and the woman, whom they say had severe injuries, and secured the dog in the home.

UPDATE:

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall police seek crash witnesses

South Whitehall police are seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle crash which occurred 7:19 a.m. April 26 in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd.

Police say when they arrived at the scene they found a Jeep Cherokee on its roof and a Toyota Camry with severe damage.

The female driver of the Jeep was identified as Runo Ouano of the 300 block of Linden Street, Allentown.

She had been ejected from her vehicle and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The female driver of the Toyota was identified as Catilin McGarry of the 50 block of Blossom Lane, Schuylkill Haven.

BREAKING NEWS

Friday, April 21, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall police seek public’s help to ID armed robber

South Whitehall Township police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who robbed the Speedway, 3890 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, during the afternoon hours of April 20.

Police say a black male, approximately 19- to 25-years-old, standing 6-foot to 6-foot 1-inch tall with a thin build, displayed a black handgun and forced customers to the floor.

He forced the employees to open the cash registers before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of money.