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S. Whitehall woman killed in crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old South Whitehall Township woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another vehicle 9:57 a.m. Feb. 16 at 5341 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Emily Tomredle was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Grim said the cause of her death was attributed to multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the manner of death an accident.

Police investigating robberies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police in South Whitehall Township and Allentown are investigating whether three armed robberies on Feb. 12 may be connected.

South Whitehall police say at approximately 4:38 a.m. Feb. 12, several individuals entered the 15th St., A Plus Minimart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Police say during the robbery, the clerk was pushed to the floor by one of the individuals, who then removed cash from the register.

The suspects then left the store and entered a dark color SUV last seen turning northbound on Mauch Chunk Road.

S. Whitehall veterinarian publishes her first poetry book

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A South Whitehall Township veterinarian has published her first book of poetry.

Dr. Debby Cougar, a small animal veterinarian since 1996, said she accidentally wrote “14 Cats,” a 34-page book of personal loves, losses and heartaches.

“I don’t read poetry,” Cougar said. “If you told me I would write this five years ago, I would have laughed at you.”

The first poem, “Colors,” just came to her one fall day.

She shared it with her family and they liked it.

Suspected Allen Twp bank robber taken into custody

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, took a 19-year-old man into custody Jan. 29 in connection with the Jan. 26 bank robbery in Allen Township, Northampton County.

Police allege Dylan James Karba, last known address in Philadelphia, was the man who entered the First Northern Bank and Trust, 1449 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Allen Township, at 1:35 p.m. on that day.

According to police, Karba allegedly fled the bank with money after passing a note to a bank teller. He then fled the area to the west of the bank toward Northampton Borough on foot.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP Good Will Fire Co. accepting fastnacht orders

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville is accepting orders for its fastnacht sale.

There are limited quantities, so order early.

Fastnacht pickup will be after 8 a.m. Feb. 10; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 11; and from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. on Feb. 12.

To order, call 610-398-3152.

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Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host baby story time with picture books, rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 2 years old at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29.

A caregiver must attend with each child.

Reading man charged with defrauding Giant stores

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say a 38-year-old Reading man allegedly committed 35 fraudulent transactions between May 19, 2017, and July 10, 2017, at various Giant grocery stores throughout Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Police allege Nicholas Lon Pavlov entered various Giant grocery stores throughout three counties and presented a fictitious Bonus Card in order to return merchandise he had not purchased.

The fraudulent transactions and the amount he obtained by allegedly committing these crimes was $646.76.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Games, snowflakes, puzzles at library

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host Games We Love at 1 p.m. Jan. 19.

Everyone is invited to play bridge, pinochle, canasta or chess. The library will provide the games.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to make snowflake suncatchers from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

Kids in grades three to six can team up with other padawans to solve Jedi quest puzzles at the Star Wars Escape the Room 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20.

PART II

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Creating Christmas Spirit

Before Christmas 2017, Target store employees joined police officers from South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, the City of Allentown, and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office hosting the fourth annual Heroes and Helpers shopping spree for 33 Parkland students.

This event was designed so the youngsters could purchase Christmas presents for their families.

PART I

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Creating Christmas spirit

Target store employees joined police officers from South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, the City of Allentown, and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office to help make Christmas a little brighter for 33 Parkland students.

The fourth annual Heroes and Helpers shopping spree for the youngsters was designed so they could purchase Christmas presents for their families.

Driver killed in I-78 crash

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 68-year-old Delaware County man was killed when his Ford Flex SUV struck an International tractor with Hyundai trailer 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 on I-78 Eastbound between Routes 863 and 100, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Fredrick Evans of Norwood, Delaware County, was pronounced dead 1:17 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim said the cause of Evans’ death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.