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Pothole damage costs drivers $3 billion annually

Monday, February 29, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

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.

TO YOUR HEALTH--Pediatricians recommend home remedies for colds

Monday, February 29, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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?

SkillsUSA holds District 11 Championships

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Area students compete and earn honors in annual competition

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.

DA’s office obtains first gang enhancement sentence in assault

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Veteran prosecutor to head narcotics unit

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

January is Radon Action Month

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

January is Nation Radon Action Month, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has devised an initiative to bring the dangers of radon to the forefront. Radon is a naturally occurring carcinogen with many case studies showing a direct correlation to lung cancer and other possible diseases. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium, thorium and radium in rock and soil. With no scent or taste and being invisible, radon is a silent killer that seeps into building structures and does not discriminate against its victims.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

DA’s office obtains first gang enhancement sentence in assault case

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.