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Sunday, February 23, 2020

State Police Troop M reminds motorists of ‘Steer Clear Law’

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, reminds motorists the “Steer Clear Law” or “Move Over Law,” requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle.

This law will help prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.

When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, must:

·Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area, if possible; or

Cetronia Ambulance Corps to celebrate 65th anniversary

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Carson Kressley to serve as honorary host of ‘Health On Wheels’ gala

Cetronia Ambulance Corps is celebrating its 65th anniversary of saving lives in the community this year and has announced its “Health On Wheels™” Gala will be held April 18 at the beautifully restored Vault 634 in Allentown.

This year’s honorary gala host will be local native and Emmy award-winning TV personality and design expert Carson Kressley.

Kressley started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren.

Former dispatcher comments on dismissal of 911 personnel

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former 911 dispatcher LoriAnn Fehnel told Lehigh County commissioners and county Executive Phillips Armstrong Feb. 12, that she was “disappointed” in their decision to fire three supervisors and force the resignation of seven dispatchers who used rum-laced eggnog to toast the New Year while on duty in the dispatch room.

Fehnel, who said she was a 911 dispatcher from 2007 through 2010 for Allentown, said she felt like someone needs to speak up for the dismissed emergency services personnel.

LCTI opens new welding technology center

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Marking the beginning of new opportunities for students and the next step for the welding program, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute celebrated the grand opening ceremony of its new Welding Technology Center Feb. 5.

Welding students, instructors, joint operating committee members and guests were treated to speeches from a trio of speakers and took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Zoo euthanizes gray wolf Necropsy shows Alpha had brain tumor

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Zoo announced Feb. 13 that its Mexican gray wolf, Alpha, was euthanized the previous day.

He was one of three wolves, all brothers, who have been at the Lehigh Valley Zoo for 10 years.

Alpha presented neurological signs for several days before his death, and veterinary and keeper staff began to monitor him constantly and provide supportive care over the following days.

His mental and physical health showed no signs of improvement and by Monday into Tuesday, his health took a sharp decline.