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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Two incidents reported at Dorney Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Police say a Philadelphia man was charged with one count of simple assault, after he allegedly punched a 14-year-old boy just after 6 p.m. on June 22 over a dispute about their places in line for a roller-coaster ride at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall.

Marcel J. Jenkins, 31, was remanded to Lehigh County Jail under $5,000 bail by District Judge Karen Devine, according to court records.

South Whitehall police say Jenkins and the boy allegedly argued over ride seating arrangements for the Steel Force roller coaster.

Pennsylvania races to become leading organic state

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding and Director of Rodale Institute Jeff Moyer discussed Pennsylvania’s focus on becoming the top organic producing state June 12 at Jaindl Farms, Orefield.

Farmers transitioning to organic agriculture will be given free consultation services thanks to the partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute, under the proposed Pennsylvania Farm Bill.

The farm bill will invest more than $24 million in Pennsylvania agriculture, encouraging producers to cultivate more resources.

Money stolen at retirement home

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say four thefts occurred at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 420 N. Krocks Road, Upper Macungie, between May 16 and June 6.

In the first theft, $138 was taken from the unlocked room of an 89-year-old resident between May 16 and 25.

During the second theft, $80 was stolen from the sock drawer of a 91-year-old male resident on May 29.

Police say in the third theft, $56 was removed from the room of a 95-year-old woman on May 30.

Judge Dantos denies Silvonek’s recusal motion

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Maria L. Dantos rejected Jamie Silvonek’s recusal motion June 3 at the county courthouse in Allentown.

Silvonek’s new legal team pushed to transfer her case to juvenile court and overturn her guilty plea.

Silvonek was 14 when she was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and sentenced to 35 years to life when she pleaded guilty in the killing of her mother, Cheryl Silvonek, in 2015.