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Challenge Benefit aids children of fallen SEALs

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by RAYMOND M. FRITZ Special to The Press in Local News

The eighth annual Navy SEAL Challenge Benefit took place on Sept. 9, at the Egypt VFW and Hoover Karate Academy in Egypt.

The event is sponsored by the UDT/SEAL Association PA-NJ-Del Chapter along with the VFW and Hoover Karate.

This benefit did introduce participants to a tiny glimpse of Navy SEAL training.

Ten teams of seven people completed a Navy SEAL style burn out Physical training routine consisting of different calisthenics ( 1 hour) followed by a four mile run, hill climbs with pallets and lastly an obstacle course ordeal lasting over an hour

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.