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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Police respond to possible burglary Scouts handing out food drive information

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police were dispatched 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4 for suspicious activity and a possible burglary in progress in the area of the 2400 block of Coolidge St..

Responding officers determined the activity reported was not an attempted burglary but Boy Scouts distributing food drive pamphlets.

While there were varying statements provided to officers, the investigation is continuing to obtain the relevant facts of this incident, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tim Shoudt at 610-398-0337.

Soldiers, sailors plaque is rededicated

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 was rededicated Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

The plaque originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

Mary Poppins to enchant audiences with her magic

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

For their annual children’s show, Parkland High School thespians will perform “Mary Poppins Jr.,” Nov. 9-11 at the high school.

“Mary Poppins Jr.” tells the tale of a magical English nanny who is blown by an east wind to 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London, and into the lives of George and Winfred Banks and their children.

This two-act musical is based on a series of children’s books written by P.L. Travers and the 1964 classic Walt Disney film of the same title.

Ian Bower, who portrays George Banks, and Megan Brenkert, who plays Winifred Banks, commented on their roles.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches having Thanksgiving Eve services

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will be having a Christmas craft night at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in fellowship hall.

All ages are welcome to participate. Bring favorite snacks. Beverages will be provided.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.

St. John’s Lutheran and St. John’s United Church of Christ will have a combined Thanksgiving Eve service 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. John’s Lutheran.

The Busy Bees of St. John’s UCC are having a candy sale.

Choose from milk or dark chocolate.

Pets die in Green Acres mobile home fire

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police, along with Trexlertown, Upper Macungie and Fogelsville firefighters responded 12:33 a.m. Oct. 27 for a mobile home fire at 1036 Cherry Tree Crossing in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park.

Police say upon their arrival the front of the mobile home was engulfed in flames.

Police attempted to enter the home but flames and smoke prevented their doing so.

After the fire was extinguished, the mobile home was cleared by firefighters and found to be unoccupied, police say.

Responders answer explosive device call

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police, Trexlertown and Upper Macungie Township firefighters, and Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded 12:54 p.m. Oct. 30 for a report of a bomb threat at Lineage Logistics, 7132 Ruppsville Road, Upper Macungie.

When police arrived, they were advised graffiti had been written on a bathroom stall saying an individual had an explosive device.

The building was evacuated as a precaution and a search was conducted by K-9 units from Upper Macungie and South Whitehall police departments and the cities of Bethlehem and Allentown police departments.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Psychic medium to visit park on Nov. 8

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie will host psychic medium Lauri Moore 7-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Park Road, Breinigsville.

Space is limited and there is a fee to attend.

For information, visit


Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will host the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile for a blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Nov. 6.

To donate, go to or call 1-800-223-6667.

For more information, call the church at 610-683-7485.


Driver identified in fatal South Whitehall crash

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police not releasing the name at this time

A 37-year-old Carbon County man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash around 9:08 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 1700 block of Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall Township.

A South Whitehall police spokesperson talked with The Press Oct. 23.

“We know who the driver is but are not releasing the name,” the spokesperson said. “It is still under investigation.”

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Scott T. White of Palmerton was pronounced dead 9:38 p.m. Sunday by Deputy Coroner Cassandra Schiffner. An autopsy was performed Oct. 23.

UPPER MACUNGIE Canines to be barking with joy at Barktoberfest on Oct. 13

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will host its sixth annual Barktoberfest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Upper Macungie Park, 1625 N. Route 100, Fogelsville. Rain date is Oct. 14.

This free event will feature a pet parade, DJ, shows, demonstrations, costume contest, food and plenty vendors.

The township is having a photo scavenger hunt until Oct. 15 for residents to display their love of the community’s parks.

Contestants with the most cumulative points will win a prize.

Walkers raise funds for children with apraxia

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Approximately 200 Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties residents participated in the 2018 Greater Allentown Walk for Apraxia Sept. 23 to raise funds and awareness for kids with apraxia of speech.

According to an Apraxia Kids news release, “Childhood apraxia of speech is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder.

“This little-known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or words despite having a good understanding of language.