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Missing college student last seen in Breinigsville

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The missing 21-year-old University of Rhode Island student traveling to his home in Montgomery County was last seen in surveillance video May 17 at a gas station at I-78 and Route 100, Breinigsville.

According to State Police Troop K Skippack, Matthew R. Royer, who left his school apartment at the University of Rhode Island around 6:30 p.m. May 16, failed to arrive at his Skippack Township home.

Royer is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He has brown hair, blue eyes and weighs 160 pounds.

North Whitehall Twp. man dies following crash

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 52-year-old Schnecksville man died after sustaining injuries in a crash 2:53 p.m. May 17 along Park Avenue, Washington Township.

Timothy Elton Reichard, 5709 Route 873, died from blunt force trauma to the torso, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Corner Paul Hoffman told The Press.

Hoffman said Reichard was pronounced dead at 3:46 p.m. last Friday in the emergency room of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autospy was performed May 18, Hoffman said, adding Reichard's death was ruled an accident.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pet first aid class offered May 25

Parkland Community Library will be hosting psychic medium Lauri Moore 7-8:30 p.m. May 22 at Lone Lane Pavilion, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

Tickets are available at the library for a per person donation.

This event is for adults only. Readings are for entertainment purposes only. Those to be read will be chosen by random.

Friends of the Parkland Community Library, Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is having a used book sale on the porch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 22.

Jake Hammond unchallenged in bid for re-election to bench

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Jake E. Hammond is running unopposed for his seat in District 31-2-02, which encompasses North and South Whitehall townships.

Hammond, a resident of North Whitehall Township, previously worked as an Allentown Police Officer and for the Lehigh County Sheriff's Department.

He graduated from Parkland High School in 1986 and Lehigh County Community College in 1989, where he earned an associate degree in criminal justice, and certifications in law enforcement and in corrections.

Valley emergency crews respond to Dorney Park for emergency drill

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Breaking News

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and South Whitehall Township partnered with numerous Lehigh County emergency responders May 13 for a mass casualty emergency prepareness drill inside the park.

The drill, sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force, was conducted and evaluated by Strategic Crisis Solutions, East Stroudsburg.

'Deep Blue Destiny' prom, post-prom party May 11-12

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Members of Parkland High School Class of 2013 will spend a memorable evening May 11 at their "Deep Blue Destiny" prom and post-prom party.

The prom will take place 6-11 p.m. at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

At 11:30 p.m. that night, the post prom party begins in the high school. Free shuttle service will be available from the high school parking lot to the Palace Center.

The fun continues until 5 a.m. the next morning, for the seniors and their guests.

Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Youth group of St. John's UCC having garage sale on May 4

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is offering a basic computer class 9-10 a.m. May 4.

The class will cover job searching, how to complete an application, uploading resumes, interviews, thank-you notes and more.

Participants must have or be able to use email and be comfortable at browsing the web or have taken an email or Internet course prior to attending the class.

Class is limited to five students.

The library will be having baby storytimes from 10:30-11 a.m. May 8 and May 15 for newborns to 1 year olds.

New Tripoli man, S. Whitehall couple charged in drug ring

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nineteen Lehigh Valley residents have been arrested and charged with drug offenses after a 15-month investigation by state narcotics agents.

According to State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, narcotics agents arrested a total of 23 people and broke up a $7 million crystal methamphetamine ring stretching from Mexico to the Lehigh Valley.

Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged drug trafficking was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended criminal charges be filed.

Police investigating attempted arsons at law office

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall police are investigating two suspicious overnight fires that occurred March 10 and 18 at the Orloski Law Office, 111 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Investigator Jerome Cramer, both fires were incendiary in nature.

Cramer told The Press on April 26, he could not confirm what type of incendiary devices were used.

Crews respond to suspicious package at office

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Several people reported becoming ill after a package was discovered around 9:30 a.m. April 26 at a medical office building at 3080 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Township Police Sgt. Michael A. Sorrentino, the initial report was the package emitted an odor and may have caused a non-specific medical irritation to several office personnel.

Sorrentino said the package was removed from the office by staff prior to arrival of emergency service providers.