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Police take coffee break with Upper Mac residents

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie police recently sponsored Coffee with a Cop at Weis Market, 7801 Glenlivet Drive West, Fogelsville.

The goal was to have township residents meet members of their police department and discuss any concerns they may have regarding public safety or nuisance complaints.

The nationally recognized Coffee with a Cop program provides an opportunity for community members to talk with their local police officers.

Coffee and light snack for the event were donated by Weis Market.

South Whitehall Twp firefighters battle Salisbury house fire

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Cetronia and Woodlawn volunteer firefighters responded along with Western Salisbury, Eastern Salisbury, Emmaus and Lower Macungie firefighters to a two-alarm house fire Feb. 16 at 2020 Greenwood Road, Salisbury Township.

Western Salisbury Deputy Chief Jason Faryniak, first on scene, quickly called for a second alarm as fire was showing from the second floor.

Firefighters made their way to the dwelling through deep snow carrying ladders, tools and hose lines to attack the flames.

Bison-Burger binge

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

LCTI has hamburger eating fundraiser

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, played host Jan. 31 to a 5-pound hamburger-eating contest called "Tame the Bison."

The fundraiser helped students Family, Career and Community Leaders of America raise money for a trip to the Pennsylvania State Championship in Lancaster in March.

Six ravenous rivals started with the goal of finishing the Bison Burger in an hour.

If a competitor finished eating within the allotted time, his or her entry fee would be returned.

Acetylene tanks rupture at Upper Mac business

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Firefighters from Upper Macungie Station 56, Fogelsville, Trexlertown, Cetronia, Lower Macungie and Woodlawn were called Feb. 12 to an acetylene tank fire at GTS Inc.

GTS, 5275 Tilghman St., Upper Macungie, is a specialty gas supply company.

The tanks fell off a forklift causing them to rupture and burn, according to Fogelsville Fire Chief Jacque Creamer.

Firefighters from two engines used their high volume deck guns to cool other acetylene tanks at risk of overheating and rupturing.

Water also protected firefighters using hoses to extinguish the flames.

Breakfast at fire company benefits tot hit by car

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Friends, family and Lehigh Valley residents came out Jan. 19 for a benefit breakfast to help raise funds for Annabelle Ruth, 3, of Allentown, who was injured Oct. 30, 2013, in a hit-and-run near her St. John's Street home.

Lori and Roger Hamm of South Whitehall created a plan to raise money needed to pay the expenses not covered by medical assistance for their great-niece Annabelle.

The plan included the breakfast at Community Fire Company No. 1, Schnecksville, as well as an upcoming bingo at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Upper Macungie Police Department promotes three

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Officers with the Upper Macungie Township Police Department were promoted Jan. 6 during a ceremony in the township building meeting room.

"This is a promotion ceremony for three members of the Upper Macungie Township Police Department, who were instrumental in the department meeting its goals throughout our first year in operation," Police Chief Edgardo Colon said at the ceremony.

Fire damages chair, room in Econo Lodge motel

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Police Log

Woodlawn, Cetronia and Greenawalds volunteers firefighters, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were dispatched just after 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5 for a fire in room 1011 at the Econo Lodge and Conference Center, 1151 Bulldog Drive, South Whitehall Township.

The fire was quickly extinguished with no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by South Whitehall Fire Marshal John Frantz.

Jaindl classmates raise funds for Good Will Fire Company

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Two Upper Macungie residents recently had a fundraiser to support their local fire department.

Classmates Jordan Brunnavend and Juliet Anen, of Jaindl Elementary School, were instrumental in selling hot chocolate and cookies during the Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown, annual Santa Run Dec. 21, 2013.

The first graders were busy working with their parents and siblings to be ready for the Santa Run.

Together, they collected $296.17, which was then donated to the fire department.

Troop 8 Boy Scouts are honored by township

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Boy Scouts with Greenawalds Troop 8 were presented a proclamation from South Whitehall Township, Dec. 16 for support of the "HOWL" program in Lehigh County.

The troop had a car wash to help pay for custom bullet-resistant vests for area K-9 dogs.

"HOWL" stands for Hounds On Working Leashes, a program instituted to help protect police dogs who are frequently being maimed or killed by perpetrators at crime scenes.

Presenting the award were South Whitehall Township Commissioner David Bond and Board President Tori Morgan.