A 34-year-old Albany Township, Berks County, man remains in a jail in Champaign County, Ill., after fleeing Pennsylvania following the death of Tara Marie Serino, 19, of Orefield.
Christopher Ryan Tucker, 282 Roth Road, Albany Township, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Serino.
Upper Macungie Township police had a Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 4 at the Arby’s Restaurant, Fogelsville.
The mission of the Coffee with a Cop program is to allow residents and visitors in the township the opportunity to get to know their officers.
Police say several Apple devices were reported stolen between 4:30-5 p.m. Oct. 13 from an office at Easy Post, 8250 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.
Upper Macungie Township police say a 41-year-old woman from the 8300 block of Schantz Road, reported 11:28 a.m. Oct. 3 that her son’s bicycle, which was parked in front of her apartment, was stolen between midnight and 8:20 a.m. the same day.
Upper Macungie police say representatives from Jaindl Elementary PTO, 1051 Weilers Road, reported Sept. 28 fraudulent charges were made to its business account.
This incident remains under investigation, police say.
Police say Eluid M. Schrant, 45, of East Greenville, was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla 8:15 p.m. Oct. 1 along Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie, when she allegedly turned in front of a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven northbound on Blue Barn Road by an 18-year-old Orefield woman.
The 14th National Take Back Day drug collection day has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28.
Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites.
Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.
Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
The Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened ahead of schedule to traffic between the Lehigh Valley Exit (No. 56) and the Mahoning Valley Exit (No. 74) after a bridge replacement.
Crews worked very diligently between Oct. 13 and 16 to reopen the roadway ahead of schedule, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Oct. 16.
The southbound lanes opened at 1 a.m. The northbound lanes opened at 2 a.m. Oct. 16.
Every construction task involved in the process was accomplished smoothly and ahead of time.
A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.
Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.
Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.
Melinda “Lyndi” Mullner, an instructional aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, who works at Parkland High School, was injured on Oct. 4 when John Michael Hann, 61, a cousin of her husband, Joseph F. Mullner, 64, allegedly killed him and shot her.
According to information provided by Parkland’s Director of Community Development and Relations Nicole McGalla, CLIU 21 sent the Flight Team to the high school on Oct. 5 to provide counseling and to handle any grief needs of students and staff.
High School Principal Jim Moniz emailed staff the following statement:
Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans for a long detour from 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as a 60-year-old bridge is replaced.
Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.
The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.
State Reps. Gary Day, R-187th, and Zachary Mako, R-183rd, sponsored a “Live Wires” training Sept. 7 at the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.
Special trainers from PPL Electric Utilities brought mock-ups of poles, transformers, fuse boxes and miscellaneous materials in order to introduce firefighters to the dangers of working around electrical emergencies.