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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.

Swain School celebrates 86th year

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

At its annual Founder’s Day celebration recently, The Swain School celebrated the 86th year of its founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for community service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community, by a member of The Swain School family. It includes a crystal bowl and $1,000 cash award.

Beldon donated the cash award back to the school to support its own community service initiatives.

23rd annual Holiday Dinner & Auction Gala event benefits city’s history

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites celebrated 23 years of holiday fundraising at the annual Holiday Dinner & Art Auction Dec. 5 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The event helps raise funds to support, protect and maintain over 20 historic buildings and almost three centuries of history in Historic Bethlehem. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is able to share its knowledge through exhibitions, tours and programs, all because of events like this.

Laros Foundation presents 6 grants

Thursday, December 31, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem based, R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill founder and owner R.K. Laros, has awarded grants to six local non-profit organizations.

The Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, $25,000, in support of their renovations to the Senior Center serving 40-60 adults at their Fourth Street Bethlehem location.

The Bethlehem Mounted Police, $20,000, to assist in the construction of the new stable and facilities in Bethlehem for the mounted patrol unit

‘Night of Heroes’ also a night of stories

Monday, November 23, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Kiera Pheiffer of Bethlehem was a high school senior and star soccer player at Freedom High school when she was a victim in a multi-vehicle car crash in October 2014. She was rushed to surgery for internal bleeding and underwent procedures to remove her spleen and repair her damaged aorta. She also suffered debilitating orthopedic injuries, facial fractures and a traumatic brain injury that necessitated months of rehabilitation. Despite the odds against her recovering, she surprised her graduating class at Freedom by walking on stage to get her diploma merely eight months later.

Swain School marks 86 years

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.

PPL WLVT naming rights sponsor

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

PPL Corporation and PBS39, the greater Lehigh Valley’s trusted source for quality television and educational services, announced that PPL will be the naming rights sponsor of the television station’s public media center.

Under the seven-year agreement, the building will be called the PPL Public Media Center. The announcement was made jointly by William H. Spence, chairman, president and CEO of PPL Corporation, and Timothy S. Fallon, CEO of PBS39, at a press conference Oct. 1.

Charges are filed in 2014 shooting by constable

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Sept. 3 that charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania constable and a man who was shot by the constable in a 20l4 Whitehall Township case.

Kevin McCullers, 39, has been charged with resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor, and Constable Howard Altemos, 57, has been charged with aggravated assault, a first-degree felony, and recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Tips for emergencies during national preparedness month

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Disasters can strike at any time, and the most common disaster threat people face across in the country is a fire in their home. The American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, encourages everyone to be ready for emergencies like home fires by creating a disaster plan for their household during national preparedness month.

As part of its home fire campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years, the Red Cross urges households to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with everyone in their home.