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Friday, June 23, 2017

Asbury Church issues statement on bomb squad response

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

No information available from South Whitehall police

Asbury Methodist Church, South Whitehall, has issued a statement to the June 16 incident in which South Whitehall Township police and the Allentown Bomb Squad responded around 11 a.m. to a report of a suspicious package.

“Asbury Church is open. There were news reports today (Friday, June 16, 2017) about a suspicious item identified inside the building,” Asbury Church Director of Communications Cristina Lenner emailed The Press. “Authorities removed the item, searched the premises and found there to be no threat.

UPDATE: Asbury Church issues statement on bomb squad response

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Asbury Methodist Church, South Whitehall, has issued a statement to the June 16 incident in which South Whitehall Township police and the Allentown Bomb Squad responded around 11 a.m. to a report of a suspicious package.

“Asbury Church is open. There were news reports today (Friday, June 16, 2017) about a suspicious item identified inside the building,” Asbury Church Diretor of Communications Cristina Lenner emailed The Press. “Authorities removed the item, searched the premises and found there to be no threat.

Pro-life group puts Parkland School District on notice regarding student club

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to information provided by the Thomas More Society, Chicago, Ill., Parkland High School Superintendent Richard Sniscak was sent a demand letter May 17 from attorneys at that organization.

The letter charges the high school’s denial of a request by some students to form a pro-life student group is unconstitutional and must be reversed.

According to the email from the public relations firm representing the Thomas More Society, last fall, two students tried to start a Students for Life group at Parkland.

Tori Morgan to face Mark Pinsley for South Whitehall Board seat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall Commissioner Christina “Tori” Morgan, a Republican, garnered an unofficial 622 votes to fellow Commissioner and Republican Thomas Johns’ unofficial 538 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary to face Democrat Mark Pinsley in the November General Election.

Morgan, who has been board president for five years, became a commissioner in 2008.

She emailed The Press Wednesday morning following the primary election.

Osborne heads toward November election in bid for executive seat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Former South Whitehall Township and Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne, a Republican, garnered an unofficial 56 percent of the vote to Glenn Eckhart’s unofficial 44 percent of the vote to face Democrat Phillips Armstrong in the November General Election for Lehigh County executive.

According to unofficial Lehigh County Voter Registration numbers, Osborne received 6,326 votes to Eckhart’s 4,940 votes.

Armstrong, who ran unchallenged, received an unofficial 11,479 votes on the Democratic side of the ballot.

Klusaritz tops Democratic ticket in Primary Election

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

North Whitehall Township voters gave Democrat Dennis E. Klusaritz an unofficial 235 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary Election, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, taking 64.74 percent of the vote.

He topped fellow Democrat Stephen Ewald who garnered an unofficial 128 votes, 35.26 percent of the vote.

Cohen, Hein, Maritch, Perlman-McKenna lead in primary election for school board directors

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The top four vote-getters in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary for Parkland School Board Director on the Democratic side of the ticket according to unofficial numbers from the Lehigh County Voter Registation Office were: Linda Perlman-McKenna with an unofficial 1,275 votes; Marie Maritch with an unofficial 1,016 votes; Robert M. Cohen with an unofficial 988 votes and David J. Hein with an unofficial 739 votes, with just two votes topping Marc Posegay, who received an unofficial 737 votes.

The four who crossfiled also led on the Republican ballot.

Voters to choose four school board candidates

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters in the Parkland School District will choose four candidates in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election to face off in the November election.

Marc Posegay and Keith Massie are running as Democrats. David M. Caruth is on the Republican ticket.

Sheikh Afzal, Jay Rohatgi, Marie Maritch, Linda Perlman-McKenna, David J. Hein and Robert M. Cohen have cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican ballots

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Friday, April 28, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie woman dies after dog attack

An Upper Macungie Township woman died April 27 after she was attacked by her own dog.

Upper Macungie police were called to the home along Spring White Drive at 1: 28 p.m., and, as they arrived, the woman was being attacked by the dog, a 3-1/2 year-old pit bull/boxer mix, on the rear deck of her home, which is in the Trexler Field subdivision.

Police approached the dog and the woman, whom they say had severe injuries, and secured the dog in the home.