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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Upper Macungie police seek public’s help to find missing man

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing person.

Police say Philip Depinto, 86, a white male, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 150 lbs. was last seen 2:30 p.m. July 19 at Strohl Chevrolet, 7831 Main St., Fogelsville.

Depinto is bald with gray hair on the sides and has green eyes,

He was driving a 1992 dark blue Subaru sedan with Pennsylvania registration “PHILD.”

Anyone with information to help find Depinto is asked to call 911 or use the non-emergency line 610-437-5252.

No performances planned by local concert association

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT AND JULIA FRITZ ; JFRITZ@TNONLINE.COM in Local News

The Allentown Community Concert Association will not be presenting concerts at Parkland High School in the near future.

According to the IRS website, the organization has lost its nonprofit tax exempt status and had its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status automatically revoked on Sept. 15, 2016.

The notice of automatic revocation posted Dec. 12, 2016, on the IRS website states the concert association’s federal tax exemption was revoked for not filing out a Form 990-series return for three consecutive years.

Florida boy on mission to thank every police officer in America

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie, State police receive sweet treat

A 9-year-old Florida boy, with help from family and some friends, made a special delivery July 13 to officers at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department and troopers with State Police Troop M, Fogelsville.

Tyler Carach of Bratt, Fla., dressed in a cape with doughnuts on it, delivered about 12 boxes of doughnuts to the Upper Macungie Township Police departments for the officers and troopers to thank them.

Tyler’s business card, which he hands out to police officers, along with their doughnut, states “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop.”

BREAKING NEWS: South Whitehall police seek info on gunshots at motel

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Township Police responded around 3:22 p.m. July 18 for reports of multiple gunshots and an aggravated assault at the Econolodge, 1151 Bulldog Drive, South Whitehall.

Police were told the suspect had fired several shots from a handgun with the rounds striking several vehicles and a nearby building.

One man received multiple lacerations on his head and scalp from being “pistol-whipped” by the suspect, police say.

The man was treated by Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel and transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

GoFundMe account started for woman hurt by fireworks

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by KELLEY ANDRADE in Local News

A GoFundMe account has been created to help the Lehighton woman injured in an explosion at a Slatington fireworks factory.

Celebration Fireworks Inc. owner and President, John Kemps, of Emmaus, created the page to help cover the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be needed for Kristina Steets’ operations and recovery.

Since the site’s creation $17,510 has been reached of the $100,000 goal, which includes a $5,000 donation from Celebration Fireworks.

Police honored for DUI, traffic enforcement

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Several Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were honored June 29 for their efforts to make area roads and highways safer for drivers and passengers in the region.

Recognition awards were given by the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force to the officers from cities, boroughs and townships in the Lehigh Valley, as well as troopers from the Bethlehem and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Firefighters featured at Schnecksville Fair

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley residents were able to interact with local firefighters June 20-24 at the Schnecksville Community Fair.

What started as a carnival 34 years ago has evolved into a Department of Agriculture sanctioned experience. Guests received a firsthand view of many agricultural materials, methods and products.

Livestock exhibits were also a big attraction.

North Whitehall’s four fire companies were featured on a rotating basis throughout the event.

Following opening ceremonies June 19, Schnecksville Fire Company hosted the event.


Thursday, July 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Butterflies released at Luther Crest in memory of friends, loved ones

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Luther Crest retirement community staff and residents recently had their first butterfly release ceremony July 9 in memory of residents, friends and loved ones who recently died.

Jen Laury, community life director of Luther Crest, said they purchased 50 butterflies from Folk’s Butterfly Farm, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, for the ceremony.

“We do fundraising for our benevolent care endowment fund and I was looking for something a little different and thought this would be kind of cool,” Laury said.