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Youth sleep in boxes at Union UCC

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Sleeping in cardboard boxes on the hard macadam parking lot, 25 youth from Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, had a chance to experience a night without comfortable beds and cozy surroundings.

Led by Pastor Kris Snyder-Samuelson and nine other adults, the kids engaged in activities to develop awareness of the conditions of orphaned and abandoned children who do not have a place to sleep at night.

While the "Insomnia Event" was a learning experience, it also provided a chance for the young people to raise money for the organization Sweet Sleep.

PPL warns customers of scam

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The PPL Electric Utilities service territory has been affected by a nationwide scam prying personal information, including Social Security numbers, from customers by promising them utility bill credits as part of a plan from President Barack Obama.

More than 500 PPL Electric Utilities customers are believed to have been targets of this scam.

In the scam, customers are asked for Social Security or bank account numbers.

In return, they are told to make future bill payments with what turn out to be fake bank account and routing numbers.

Gap Nature Center celebrates migration

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary May 12, 2013.

At the Sept. 29-30 Migration Fest at the center, a quilt made by members Donna Gasser and Kathie Romano was on display.

The quilt will be raffled off May 5, 2013, during a celebration and open house for the center.

Romano crafted all the birds, Gasser said.

During the fest, Diane Husic provided an update on the Eastern Pennsylvania Phenology Project. The cost was covered by an Audubon-Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship.

Pittsburgh residents charged with drug trafficking

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Three Pittsburgh residents were arrested on Oct. 11 in Upper Macungie Township for allegedly trafficking narcotics.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner's office, State Trooper Jonathan R. Gerken was driving a marked police cruiser with Trooper Matthew Lowe at 9:21 p.m. Oct. 10 when they saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling 19 mph over the speed limit along I-78, Weisenberg Township.

Gov. Corbett applauds funding sources for state police cadets

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett applauded efforts by the state Legislature to support funding for the Pennsylvania State Police, including two new cadet classes.

Standing behind the governor on the steps of the State Police Academy in Hershey Oct. 1 were some of the 101 new cadets scheduled to graduate in December as well as 78 additional cadets expected to graduate in March 2013.

En Glee Bissell des un Sell

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Loss Es Schpucke

Die Schpuke kumme raus, Doch hen uns nix verhaust.

Sie fliege leicht do rum, Un gewwe gaar nix drum.

Dael Leit sin garn versschrecke, Un bleiwe unnich die Decke.

Annri Leit duhn yusht lache, Un saage ôloss es grache!ö

So Alle Grex un Zucht, Gebt Notions as es schpuckt,

Entwedders aus der Sinn, Odders Kopp mit nixli drin!

Let There Be Ghosts

The ghosts are coming out, They haven't spoiled anything

They lightly fly about,

And have no cares.

Some people are so easily frightened, And hide away

PPL appliance recycling program benefits Minsi Trails Boy Scouts

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Recycling old refrigerators or freezers through PPL Electric Utilities' E-power appliance recycling program before the end of 2012 could help Scouts.

Until Dec. 30, PPL EU customers can donate the $35 they would have received for recycling their appliance to the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.