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Saturday, November 17, 2018

State Police Beat

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Man attempts to avoid arrest

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say troopers were investigating a report of a trespasser 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at 8358 Route 873, Washington Township, when they encountered Ted Arling Long, 51, of Walnutport.

He allegedly identified himself as several other individuals in an alleged attempt to avoid being arrested on an active warrant, police say.

Charges were filed against Long with District Judge Tom Creighton, Slatington.

Parkland, Northwestern Lehigh awarded student safety grants

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in School

Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts were among several local schools in the 16th Senatorial District awarded state grants Oct. 30 to help improve student safety through a new program supported by Senate Appropriations Chairman state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.

Other local grant recipients include: Allentown, East Penn, Northern Lehigh and Southern Lehigh school districts.

Task force meets to discuss affect of student mental health on school safety

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in School

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced he called together a Safe Schools Task Force meeting Nov. 1 which was attended by more than 50 county school administrators, resource officers, additional members of law enforcement, representatives from the county Department of Drug and Alcohol, Juvenile Probation and members of the his staff.

The task force is designed to help educators and members of law enforcement meet the challenges they encounter in the schools.

Martin releases local results of drug take back day

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently released the local results of the 16th National Take Back Day on Oct. 27.

Martin said county residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during Take Back Day.

The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.

St. Luke’s seeks donations for Wreaths Across America

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, is helping to raise money to lay 1,500 wreaths at Resurrection Cemetery, Krocks Road, Wescosville, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies to honor fallen veterans at more than 1,400 locations across the country, at sea and abroad.

This year’s event will take place Dec. 15.

Northern Valley EMS launches new community care program

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc. recently announced the launch of the Community Care Visits program.

The program’s goal is to improve awareness by members of the community of their individual health care needs.

Community Care Visits will provide support to NOVA subscribers who live alone or have limited assistance in the effort to maintain their independence.

During a visit, NOVA paramedics and emergency medical technicians will assess wellness and nutrition, bring attention to medical concerns, reconcile medication, and make recommendations for safety.

lunch menus

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Thanksgiving feast featuring sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, split top dinner roll, fruit, milk, ice cream treat.

Friday, Nov. 16: Elem., M.S.: No lunch. Early dismissal. H.S.: Pizza.

Monday, Nov. 19: Elem., M.S.: No lunch. Early dismissal. H.S.: Chicken fajita.

Tuesday, Nov. 20: Elem., M.S.: No lunch. Early dismissal. M.S.: H.S.: Stromboli.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 : Elem., M.S., H.S.: No lunch. Early dismissal.

Thursday, Nov. 22: No school. Happy Thanksgiving.


Robert C. Biegly

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Mallinckrodt Chemical

Robert C. “Bob” Biegly, 87, of Allentown, died Nov. 7, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of Ann M. (Hutchison) Biegly.

Born June 12, 1931, in Slatedale, he was the son of the late Claude and Edna (Handwerk) Biegly.

Employed at Mallinckrodt Chemical, formerly Trojan Powder Co., South Whitehall Township, for 35 years, he retired in 1993.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.

He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, telling stories and jokes, college football and traveling.