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Monday, September 23, 2019

Jim Martin honored for battling human trafficking

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.

Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy, July 25 in Bethlehem.

The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the Public Servant category.

Day invites residents to spotted lanternfly seminar

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) is inviting local residents to join him Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1 in Trexlertown for a seminar about the spotted lanternfly and how it could affect them.

“The spotted lanternfly can harm crops, which can affect the quality and price of food for local residents,” Day said. “This problem affects farmers, but it also has the potential to affect the broader community.”

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam.

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released on Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, 2019, through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2019.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.

Dual enrollment meetings scheduled

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold two special orientation sessions for high school students who will be dual enrolled in college courses at LCCC this fall. Students and parents will learn about what to expect as a dual enrollment student and be able to ask questions about the upcoming semester.

Sessions are scheduled 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Register online at https://lehighcarbon.secure.force.com/events/#/list.

Former Parkland teacher waives preliminary hearing

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, 39, of Coopersburg, will be heading directly to trial for allegedly sexually assaulting female students at both schools.

According to court documents obtained Aug. 5, Willman waived his right to a preliminary hearing Aug. 1 in a Bucks County courtroom.

On June 27, Lehigh and Bucks County District Attorneys Jim Martin and Matt Weintraub announced during a joint news conference additional charges had been filed against Willman for allegedly sexually assaulting four Parkland High School students.

Township adds attractions in Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The people in the park were walking alone or in couples, some with dogs or with babies in strollers.

They wanted to take advantage of the early morning coolness.

Homer Snyder built and then operated Ontelaunee Park in Lynn Township, for 37 years until 1966.

After serving as a music venue, the park was abandoned and became home to weeds and a swamp.

The township bought the land and the first project was to clear the area and create a master plan to resuscitate the park.

Make the Road PA protesters gather in S. Whitehall

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

More than 100 people gathered at the corner of Hamilton Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, South Whitehall, on Aug. 3 for a Make the Road PA rally to protest alleged police brutality and to remember the life of Joseph “Joey” Santos of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Santos, who was unarmed, was allegedly shot and killed by former South Whitehall Township Police Officer Jonathan Roselle around 5:44 p.m. July 28, 2018, across from Dorney Park.

The rally took place a block from where Santos was shot.

During the rally, a representative for the Santos family spoke about his life.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first annual report by the Office of the Attorney General released on Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, 2019, through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2019.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded for free.