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Monday, February 24, 2020

Zoo euthanizes gray wolf Necropsy shows Alpha had brain tumor

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Zoo announced Feb. 13 that its Mexican gray wolf, Alpha, was euthanized the previous day.

He was one of three wolves, all brothers, who have been at the Lehigh Valley Zoo for 10 years.

Alpha presented neurological signs for several days before his death, and veterinary and keeper staff began to monitor him constantly and provide supportive care over the following days.

His mental and physical health showed no signs of improvement and by Monday into...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

On February 20, 2020, The Liberty Bell Museum will hold an opening for their 2020 winter exhibit, “Our Rights and Nothing Else.” The exhibit celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.

The opening will feature guest speaker Phillips Armstrong, the Lehigh County Executive, who will speak to the impact this one-hundred-year-old movement has had on the decades since women’s voting was approved and ratified by legislators.


State Police Troop M reminds motorists of ‘Steer Clear Law’

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, reminds motorists the “Steer Clear Law” or “Move Over Law,” requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle.

This law will help prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.

When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, must:

·Pass in a lane not...

Directory now available

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2020 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory.

This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 222 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania.

Campers of all stripes will find the directory is a must to help them discover their outdoor moments.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color-coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member...

Meeting room warm during Americold vote

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The room became so warm during the February Upper Macungie supervisors meeting that Treasurer Bruce Koller had to adjust the thermostat to a cooler temperature

There was standing room only for the crowd of about 75 people, many of whom came to see if the board would vote for the change in the allowable height of a building.

Americold Logistics is proposing a building with a height of 130 feet to 140 feet for a refrigeration business at Snowdrift and Ambassador roads.


Article By: DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former 911 dispatcher LoriAnn Fehnel told Lehigh County commissioners and county Executive Phillips Armstrong Feb. 12, that she was “disappointed” in their decision to fire three supervisors and force the resignation of seven dispatchers who used rum-laced eggnog to toast the New Year while on duty in the dispatch room.

Fehnel, who said she was a 911 dispatcher from 2007 through 2010 for Allentown, said she felt like someone needs to speak up for the dismissed emergency services...

Run/walk set

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer foundation

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley will be holding its Ready, Set, GOLD Run/Walk which features an 8k run, a 5k walk, and a kids’ fun run/obstacle course April 18 at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay.

The Coplay Pavilion (at Front and Keefer Streets) will be the hub of all the activity and is the site of registration and check-in.

This fun event also features raffles, music, food and special guests.

Registration opens at 7 a.m., with the...

Nominations being accepted

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a...