In an ongoing effort to increase accessibility of domestic violence services throughout the Lehigh Valley, Lori Sywensky, executive director of Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, announces expansion of counseling services into the Northern Lehigh Area.
They have received a municipal commitment from Slatington Borough and are grateful for this partnership, which will make Turning Point easier to access for people in Slatington and the surrounding communities.
This announcement comes on the heels of a recent announcement of new space in the Northampton County Courthouse.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 17 a New Jersey woman has been charged in relation to an overdose death which occurred in 2016.
Meredith Corbet, 28, of 909 Adrienne Avenue, Greenwich Township, Warren County, N.J., was charged with one count each of drug delivery resulting in death and conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, both felonies of the first degree.
Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.
The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.
Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.
Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number etching event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles motorists can bring to the event.
VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle’s unique identification number on all windows and sunroofs.
South Whitehall Township police will be conducting a National Seat Check 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. May 17 at Target, 1600 N Cedar Crest Blvd., in Crest Plaza shopping mall.
Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and install them properly in their vehicles.
Police say several tools were reported stolen 9:30 p.m. April 17 from three Kay Builders’ vehicles while they were parked on Trexler Road, Upper Macungie Township.
Police say a 31-year-old male resident of the 900 block of Springwhite Drive, Upper Macungie Township, reported to them at 9:30 p.m. on April 17 several items were stolen from his home after a basement window was forced opened.
An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.
Robert Drey of Lehigh Township was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.
Grim said the cause of his death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death and accident.
In an effort to enlist the public’s assistance, information regarding 16 unsolved homicides from Northampton, Lehigh, and Bucks counties has been made available on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website.
Some of the cases are decades old, with one even dating back to the 1950s.
The following cases are being highlighted:
•Brother and sister Gail and Paul Schultz were murdered near their home in Upper Nazareth Township, Northampton County, in 1953.