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Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Esterly awaits extradition from Florida

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy is back home.”

Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.

Woman dies 11 months after South Whitehall Twp crash

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

Caitlin McGarry, 23, of Schuylkill County, has died, almost 11 months after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash 7:19 a.m. April 26 near Dorney Park, in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, McGarry was pronounced dead at noon March 17 at The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.

An autopsy was scheduled for March 19 to determine the exact cause of her death, Grim said.

St. Joseph students learn lessons about helping people, animals

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Students at St. Joseph the Worker School helped raise funds for a children’s hospital, served food at a local rescue mission, decorated clothes for newborns, and made blankets for animals during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in America.

Lisa Geosits, director of school advancement at St. Joseph the Worker School, spoke with The Press Feb. 27 about Catholic Schools Week.

Local police officer named 2018 A-Treat Hero winner

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A-Treat recently announced the 2018 A-Treat Hero winner is Officer Scott Rothrock with Catasauqua Police Department.

Rothrock received over 2,000 of the 6,000 total votes during the campaign.

He will be donating his $10,000 to the Fraternal Order of Police LE-Hampton No. 35.

Two of the six finalists from their first A-Treat Heroes campaign, which was launched in January were Donna Jacobsen, of Orefield, and Matthew Brett of Lenhartsville.

According to A-Treats website, Jacobsen was nominated by Chuck Deprill and Brett was nominated Courtney Loeb.

Allentown police to have news conference today

Friday, March 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mexico issues Amber Alert for Allentown teen

Allentown police have announced they will have a news conference later today regarding the missing persons case involving Amy Yu, 16, of Allentown, and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

Yesterday, Alerta Amber Mexico issued an Amber Alert for the pair who have been missing since March 5.

The alert was posted 11:20 p.m. March 15 on Twitter.

Yu, an Asian female, standing 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 90 pounds, is a student at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, Bethlehem.

BREAKING NEWS: Amy Yu, contact your mom, police say

Friday, March 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown teen urged to email, text family

Allentown Police are asking Amy Yu to contact her mother and brother.

Yu, 16, of Allentown, and Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township, are believed to be in Mexico.

Allentown police and Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin held a news conference 3 p.m. March 16 during which Capt. Bill Lake of the Allentown Police Department gave a brief timeline for the teen’s disappearance, asked the public to remain engaged in the search for her, and issued a direct appeal to the teen.

“Your mom and brother are worried and miss you,” Lake said. “They want you to come home.”

Allentown police to have news conference today

Friday, March 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mexico issues Amber Alert for Allentown teen

Allentown police have announced they will have a news conference later today regarding the missing persons case involving Amy Yu, 16, of Allentown, and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

Yesterday, Alerta Amber Mexico issued an Amber Alert for the pair who have been missing since March 5.

The alert was posted 11:20 p.m. March 15 on Twitter.

Yu, an Asian female, standing 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 90 pounds, is a student at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, Bethlehem.

Allentown police to have news conference today

Friday, March 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mexico issues Amber Alert for Allentown teen

Allentown police have announced they will have a news conference later today regarding the missing persons case involving Amy Yu, 16, of Allentown, and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

Yesterday, Alerta Amber Mexico issued an Amber Alert for the pair who have been missing since March 5.

The alert was posted 11:20 p.m. March 15 on Twitter.

Yu, an Asian female, standing 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 90 pounds, is a student at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, Bethlehem.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Easter Egg Hunts being offered

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., both in Fogelsville, will have their annual community Easter Egg Hunt March 24 at Upper Macungie Park (Falcon Pavilion), Route 100 N., Fogelsville. Rain date is March 31.

Registration begins 9:15 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m.

Children from infant up to and including sixth grade are invited to participate.

Goody bags for all participants.

For more information, call 610-395-5535.

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VFW Post 8282 donates to police program for kids

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Robert M. Fegley VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville, recently donated $2,000 to the Upper Macungie Township Police Department to help fund the department’s fingerprinting and DNA testing program for children.

“We started with a community donation and we looked for areas where we could be helpful in the community,” VFW Post 8282 Commander William Richards said, at the post’s Feb. 19 meeting. “It was brought to our attention the Upper Macungie Police Department could use a little help.”

Bonnie Reppert, bar steward with the VFW, presented the $2,000 donation.