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Knights of Columbus hosting free throw contest Jan. 4, 2013

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30-6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.

Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.

Proof of age (between ages 10 to 14 as of Jan.1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.

This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.

Winners of their respective divisions will advance to district, regional and state competitions.

Florida man arrested in shooting incident

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 34-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide following a shooting incident Dec. 4 in South Whitehall Township.

According to a statement issued Dec. 5 by South Whitehall Township police, they were dispatched at 10:28 a.m. the day before to the 2000 block of Focht Avenue for reports of shots being fired in the street.

South Whitehall police say they received a description of a black male with long braids chasing and shooting at another male.

College Corner

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

U. of Delaware

Area students

make dean's list

The following local residents earned a GPA of at least 3.33 during the spring 2012 semester at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., and were named to the school's dean's list:

Allentown: Kimberly Angelina, Seth Berg-man, Emily Baumert, Caroline Cameron, Zachary Cericola, Jessica Eberly, Casey Feinberg, Casey Griffin, Paige Hobaugh, Brittany Linn, Brian Ludrof, Nicholas Noda, Lauren Ofrichter, Lauren Praedin, Alexander Reichl, Nikki Roth, Kayla Titus, Paul Underwood, Christopher Yeisley;

Thefts from vehicles reported

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police are investigating several thefts.

According to Criminal Investigator Peter Nickischer, sometime during the overnight hours of Nov. 24-25, numerous vehicles in Upper Macungie Township were broken into, ransacked or had cash and change stolen from inside.

This includes vehicles in the 200 and 300 block of Hopewell Drive, 6000 block of Hemlock Road, 200 block of Burrell Boulevard, zero hundred block of Kraft Drive and 6400 block of Fugazzotto Drive.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Upper Macungie Township Supervisors, 6:45 p.m. hearing on request of Kings Restaurant Group to transfer liquor license to location at Glenlivet West and Turnstone Drive; 7 p.m. meeting to review and possibly adopt 2013 budget.


Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Board OKs new tech coordinator

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Rella Beth Breiner, of Bethlehem, has been approved as the coordinator of educational technology for the Parkland School District at an annual salary of $77,000, effective Dec. 17.

Breiner replaces Jason Henry, who recently accepted the position of secondary curriculum supervisor.

Assistant to the Superintendent for Operations Tracy Smith introduced Breiner at the Nov. 20 school board meeting and spoke highly of her qualifications.

Players of the Stage presenting 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," a one-act show, is being presented by local Christian theater group, Players of the Stage.

Based on Barbara Robinson's work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there will be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School's Christmas play.

Laurel Strickland portrays Beth Bradley. Natalie Sampsell plays Grace Bradley.

School board looks at 2013-14 budget

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland School District Business Manager John Vignone has presented a first look at the 2013-14 budget to the school board.

While cautioning the figures are preliminary and certain to change, he told school directors at their Nov. 20 meeting several factors will impact revenue, expenditures, and the rate of taxation.

Parkland's mandated requirement for the state employee retirement system will cost $3.2 million more than the previous year, a 4-percent hike in the district's liability rate.

Calendar revised due to Sandy

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

When Parkland schools were closed Oct. 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1, due to effects of Hurricane Sandy, administrators took a look at the calendar to find ways to make up the lost time.

At the Nov. 20 school board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Rod Troutman said two of the days will be made up as teacher development time.

As students already had the extra days built into the school calendar, they will not have to make up the first two lost days.

Police investigate second case of canine abuse

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

11 dead animals may be foxes

Eleven skinned canines found 4 p.m. Nov. 23, off Quarry Road, near Lower Macungie Park, may be adult foxes, not dog puppies.

According to an article published Nov. 27 in The Press' sister paper, the TIMES NEWS, in Lehighton, necropsies performed Monday show at least one of the animals was killed by buckshot. The others may have been trapped.

The article states Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Cary Moran said the eye sockets and teeth suggest the animals are adult foxes.

Fox hunting is legal in the state from October to February.