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VFW Post 8282 donates to police program for kids

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Robert M. Fegley VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville, recently donated $2,000 to the Upper Macungie Township Police Department to help fund the department’s fingerprinting and DNA testing program for children.

“We started with a community donation and we looked for areas where we could be helpful in the community,” VFW Post 8282 Commander William Richards said, at the post’s Feb. 19 meeting. “It was brought to our attention the Upper Macungie Police Department could use a little help.”

Bonnie Reppert, bar steward with the VFW, presented the $2,000 donation.

Homeland Security, ICE join search for missing teen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed to The Press that, according to ICE officials, the Philadelphia HSI office is involved in the case of missing 16-year-old Allentown teen, Amy Yu, but would not comment further on the investigation.

Allentown Police are attempting to locate Yu and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, who remain missing since March 5.

According to the Allentown Police Department Facebook page, Yu and Kevin Michael Esterly could have traveled together in a 1999 two-door red Honda Accord with Pennsylvania license plate KLT 0529.

The Neffs National Bank makes several donations

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Neffs National Bank presented checks Feb. 21 in the amount of $20,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, and Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation.

They also presented checks in the amount of $10,000 each to the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society and Wildlands Conservancy Inc., Emmaus.

“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said.

Police are investigating domestic homicide in Hamburg, Berks Co.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, and Hamburg Borough Police, Berks County, are investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman which occurred 5:24 p.m. Feb. 17 at 402 N. 5th St., in the borough.

State police say borough police responded for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, they discovered Suzanne Lenkiewicz, who was deceased, and her husband Gary, 56, on the floor.

Police say emergency medical services were dispatched to the home.

S. Whitehall woman killed in crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old South Whitehall Township woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another vehicle 9:57 a.m. Feb. 16 at 5341 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Emily Tomredle was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Grim said the cause of her death was attributed to multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the manner of death an accident.

Schuylkill County man dies eight days after Weisenberg Twp crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 41-year-old Schuylkill County man has died eight days after his vehicle struck a tree and went down an embankment around 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in front of 1608 Independent Road, Weisenberg Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Christopher Angelo of Schuylkill Haven, was pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Feb. 16, Grim said, adding the cause of Angelo’s death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.

Police investigating robberies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police in South Whitehall Township and Allentown are investigating whether three armed robberies on Feb. 12 may be connected.

South Whitehall police say at approximately 4:38 a.m. Feb. 12, several individuals entered the 15th St., A Plus Minimart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Police say during the robbery, the clerk was pushed to the floor by one of the individuals, who then removed cash from the register.

The suspects then left the store and entered a dark color SUV last seen turning northbound on Mauch Chunk Road.

S. Whitehall veterinarian publishes her first poetry book

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A South Whitehall Township veterinarian has published her first book of poetry.

Dr. Debby Cougar, a small animal veterinarian since 1996, said she accidentally wrote “14 Cats,” a 34-page book of personal loves, losses and heartaches.

“I don’t read poetry,” Cougar said. “If you told me I would write this five years ago, I would have laughed at you.”

The first poem, “Colors,” just came to her one fall day.

She shared it with her family and they liked it.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Zoo offering guests a meal with giraffes Murphy and Tatu

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is offering a unique giraffe experience for two at various times during February.

Guests will get to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner inside the St. Luke’s Giraffe Barn with the zoo’s very own Murphy and Tatu at select times Feb. 1-28.

They will have a private setting with just the giraffes and a member of the zoo keeper team.

Breakfast will include a yogurt parfait, bagels, muffins and fresh cut fruit.

Suspected Allen Twp bank robber taken into custody

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, took a 19-year-old man into custody Jan. 29 in connection with the Jan. 26 bank robbery in Allen Township, Northampton County.

Police allege Dylan James Karba, last known address in Philadelphia, was the man who entered the First Northern Bank and Trust, 1449 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Allen Township, at 1:35 p.m. on that day.

According to police, Karba allegedly fled the bank with money after passing a note to a bank teller. He then fled the area to the west of the bank toward Northampton Borough on foot.