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Martin praises Crisis Intervention Team training

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently praised the value of Crisis Intervention Team training provided to Lehigh County Law Enforcement and the Hub Model used by Upper Macungie police.

CIT training is an international model for training first responders, specifically police, about what mental illness is as well as what constitutes intellectual disabilities and other disabilities which affect mental health.

The training is being provided to members of law...

Jim Martin honored for battling human trafficking

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Aspire has honored Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin for his work in the fight against human trafficking.

Martin received the Victory through Service Award at the group’s first anniversary celebration, Art for Autonomy, July 25 in Bethlehem.

The award is sponsored by Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, an organization which works toward elevating victims’ rights through the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Martin was one of three recipients. He received his award in the...

Events planned

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be holding a vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to noon for dogs and noon to 2 p.m. for cats Sept. 15.

They will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

The party will feature live music by The Acoustic Project, spirits tastings courtesy of Blue Mountain Vineyards, 8 Oaks Distillery and Saucony Creek Brewery, a guest appearance by B104’s Steph (of Mike & Steph in the...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s Lutheran hosting dinner

Friday, August 16, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is hosting a free community dinner from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the fellowship hall.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy burgers, hot dogs, drinks and more.

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


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will be showing the movie “The Petrified Forest” 1 p.m. Aug. 19.

Book Quest will meet 7-8 p.m. Aug....

Upper Macungie Township police highlights

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Multiple police agencies participated in an Operation Safe Driver Week coordinated Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement detail as part of the Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways (CRASH) Program. The multi-agency detail was conducted July 17, 2019 in Berks and Lehigh Counties on and around State Route 222 and included municipal law enforcement agencies along with the Pennsylvania State Police.

The following results were reported for the enforcement detail.


Concerts on

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Band

The Allentown Band under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee will be providing the live music during Buster Keaton’s silent film “The General” in high definition 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N 6th St, Allentown.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 610-432-7961.

The band will also be performing a concert 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park, 16th and Turner Sts., Allentown.

Court upholds Lehigh County’s right to display seal with Latin cross

Friday, August 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County’s official seal, which features a Latin cross and other symbols relating to the county’s history may continue to be displayed in public.

According to information provided by Becket Law, which represented the county in the lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 on Aug. 8 that the county can maintain the Latin cross in the seal.

This ruling followed a June 20 Supreme Court 7-2 ruling favoring...