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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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...

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Outdoor activities offered at Union UCC

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 worship service in the grove.

Afterward, all are invited to a family picnic for fun, fellowship and food.

Free hot dogs, barbecues, chips and drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.

After lunch, everyone is welcome to take part in a cake walk, play bingo or join in the annual softball game.

In case of rain, the picnic will take place in fellowship hall.


Color Andy the Ambulance

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


Cetronia Ambulance Corps, in honor of #NationalColoringBookDay, wants children to be creative by coloring “Andy the Ambulance” colored page to be entered into the contest.

·Download and save the image, then print the coloring page. To down the image, go to

·Have the child (12 and under) color it using whatever tools they want; crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, etc.

·Drop it off or send it to...

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...

Purple Heart recipient honored at national tribute

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

Pfc. Michael J. Mescavage, the Pennsylvania Commander, Ret., of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, of Hamburg, is among those being honored as part of a national tribute to recipients on National Purple Heart Day.

The Purple Heart is presented to those injured or killed in combat. Aug. 6 was West Point Day for the tribute.

Mescavage’s wife, Annie, accompanied him on the trip.

They checked-in at the Thayer Hotel at West Point on Aug. 5. The next day included a tour...