South Whitehall Township police and the Allentown Bomb Squad were still on the scene at 1 p.m. today at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, after responding around 11 a.m. to a report of a suspicious package.
Parishioners could be seen gathered outside under the entrance roof.
More information when available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
South Whitehall police are seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle crash which occurred 7:19 a.m. April 26 in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd.
Police say when they arrived at the scene they found a Jeep Cherokee on its roof and a Toyota Camry with severe damage.
The female driver of the Jeep was identified as Runo Ouano of the 300 block of Linden Street, Allentown.
She had been ejected from her vehicle and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The female driver of the Toyota was identified as Catilin McGarry of the 50 block of Blossom Lane, Schuylkill Haven.
South Whitehall Township police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who robbed the Speedway, 3890 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, during the afternoon hours of April 20.
Police say a black male, approximately 19- to 25-years-old, standing 6-foot to 6-foot 1-inch tall with a thin build, displayed a black handgun and forced customers to the floor.
He forced the employees to open the cash registers before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of money.