Northampton County is cooperating with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of Forestry and USDA Forest Service in a joint effort to spray gypsy moth caterpillars this spring in certain residential and public high-use areas within the county. The areas scheduled for treatment are located in or near the townships or municipalities of Forks, Upper Mt. Bethel, Pen Argyl, Plainfield, Bushkill, Upper Nazareth, Chapman, Moore, Danielsville, Lehigh, Stockertown, Bath, Walnutport and Cherryville.
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium Airport during a terrorist attack.
Bethlehem’s YWCA will celebrate the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 41st Annual Women and Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center at blue.
The YWCA will present four special awards; the Golden Laurel, the Women of the Year Award, Outstanding Public Servant and the Teens of the Year Award.
Golden Laurel Award
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin, the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force, the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) and the American
Automobile Association (AAA) are warning drivers not to leave their cars unlocked, unattended and running, or “puffing,” this winter.
Police are distributing ice scrapers with a prevention message and offering free posters to local businesses, especially convenience stores, to help raise awareness.
More than 399 vehicles were stolen in Lehigh County last year.
Making world a better place Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent promote service
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) met with students, faculty and residents recently at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park to discuss the value of making a difference through Peace Corps and recognize the Keystone State’s impetus for service. This year, Pennsylvania ranked as the No. 5 Peace Corps volunteer-producing state in the nation, with 286 residents currently serving overseas.
As snow and ice begin to thaw and crumbling roadways emerge, a new study from AAA reveals pothole damage has cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years, or approximately $3 billion annually. With two-thirds of Americans concerned about potholes on local roadways, AAA cautions drivers to remain alert to avoid pothole damage and urges state and local governments to fully fund and prioritize road maintenance to reduce vehicle damage, repair costs and driver frustration.
Cough and cold season is officially in full swing and children regularly catch seasonal illnesses, often several times per year. With all the medications promising relief, how should a parent treat the child?
Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold treatments, parents should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and try home remedies first, according to doctors at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
QWhy not just by over-the-counter cold and cough medicines?
Students from the East Penn and Salisbury school districts were among the competitors and winners at the District 11 Skills USA Championships held at the Agri-Pex in the Allentown Fairgrounds Feb. 3.
In the annual competition, about 60 students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute faced their peers from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from advertising design to welding.
The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has obtained the first gang enhancement sentence in an assault case as the office and the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and
Investigation Center contribute resources to gang-related prosecution.
A 20-year-old Allentown woman who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as a first-degree felony was sentenced Jan. 5, to four to 20 years in state prison for assaulting a
15-year-old girl, Chief Deputy District Attorney Bethany Zampogna, said.
A veteran prosecutor in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office has been named supervisor of the narcotics unit.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph R. Stauffer, who has been in the office since 2004, supervises a unit that includes five other attorneys.
Stauffer approves most of the search warrants for the drug unit, manages forfeitures for the unit and approves most of the felony criminal complaints involving drug prosecutions.