The phone rings; another death has occurred.
D.B. Russell, Julie "Finn" Finlay, Nick Stokes and Sara Sidle rush into action. That's how it works in the fictional world of "CSI: Las Vegas" on television.
In Pennsylvania, coroners or medical examiners and their staff investigate loss of life.
Every four years, the voters of Lehigh County elect a coroner.
Until he is needed, some voters don't know his name. But, coroners give each death an identity.
They are responsible for determining the cause and the manner of an individual's demise.
Pitstop visit Lions Club breakfast.
Lehigh County commissioners have approved the Green Future Fund after tabling it on three previous occasions.
The full $1.06 million will be funded and paid for by money received through impact drilling fees through natural gas.
The bill will fund the Martin Luther Trail in Allentown, the Saucon Rail Trail in Upper Saucon Township, Camp Olympic renovations in Lower Macungie Township, Lindberg Park connection trail in Salisbury Township, community park improvements in Emmaus and restoration projects on Sand Island, Bethlehem.
AARP members donated food for the needy.
Upper Macungie Township police report one of its officers saw a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie sweatshirt and a white bandana over his face run out of the Redner's Market, 7150 Hamlton Blvd., at 2:48 a.m. on Jan. 22.
The man, who was carrying a black backpack, ran north on the sidewalk passing other stores and turned around on the side of the building at Blockbuster Video.
The officer followed in his car and saw him head toward the sidewalk along Hamilton Boulevard.
The officer began to chase the man on foot and ordered him to stop.
Justin Bleiler is back home after participating in his first volunteer program with the Peace Corps.
Bleiler, the son of Dean and Kathleen Bleiler, of South Whitehall, is a 2006 graduate of Parkland High School.
He recently spent two years and three months teaching in Nicaragua.
"I lived in a small agricultural community in the department of León in Nicaragua," Bleiler said.
For The Neffs National Bank, 2013 is an important year.
This year, the bank will celebrate its 90th anniversary by holding a special promotions, such as a seminar on financial planning, a food drive to support a local food pantry and more.
Bank President and CEO Kevin A. Schmidt commented on the anniversary.
"We've done very well during the past 90 years," Schmidt said. "We couldn't have lasted this long without the support of our customers in the community, so we want to celebrate this milestone with them by giving back."
In the Beginning
Parkland School Board has agreed to have Seraph Corporation perform a district-wide security management audit at a cost of $42,500.
District Superintendent Richard Sniscak, at the Jan. 22 board meeting, explained the evaluation will include crisis management plans, security systems, staff entry cards, policies, procedures and personnel.
The board also reaffirmed adoption of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Standards for Effective School Governance and the Code of Conduct for state school boards.
THURSDAY, JAN. 31
·Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees 12:45 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.Financial planner Harry F. Dorman will discuss new tax laws. Brief business session will conclude meeting. First timers and those wanting lunch should call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 before Jan. 26. For information, call Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-231-0237.
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
Youell's restaurant is destroyed by fire.