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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LEHIGH COUNTY DA - Priest charged with indecent assault

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.

DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of minor, while serving with Allentown Church

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21, said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.

Article By: JIM MARSH Special to The Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

New Trexlertown Movie Tavern

combines dining with movies

Movie lovers can now take their trip to the movies above the traditional popcorn and a beverage experience at the new Movie Tavern which opened recently at 6150 Hamilton Blvd.,Trexlertown.

At the push of a call button, patrons can order everything from gourmet burgers to full multi-entrée meals while seated in plush reclining seats in the facility’s 11 auditoriums that show first-run hits, family-friendly releases and cinema from independent producers.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Rain fails to dampen Aug. 7 National Night Out/Community event

Having the second annual National Night Out community gathering at Salisbury Middle School, along Devonshire Road in the community’s western portion, provided a dry backup as outside activities were awash in a downpour shortly after the 6 p.m. start of the community gathering Aug. 7.

In addition to National Night Out, an annual community building campaign which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, the event was also a community event planned by Salisbury’s Recreation Advisory Committee member Kim Ringhoffer.

Police conduct checkpoint along Musikfest corridor

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force.

Broadway is a busy corridor for drivers going to and from the 10-day Musikfest activities held every August in Bethlehem. The safety detail began 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and lasted through 4 a.m. Aug. 11.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Law seeks to help save lives of expectant mothers and babies

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program, to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Monday, August 6, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Law seeks to help save lives of expectant mothers and babies

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

Fountain Hill officer among traffic safety honorees

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The top city, borough, township and Pennsylvania State Police traffic safety officers were recognized with awards at a ceremony held July 2 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

The awards recognized the officers who made the largest number of driving while under the influence arrests and issued the greatest number of traffic citations in police jurisdictions in the area. The ceremony is held annually under the auspices of the DUI Highway Safety Task Force.

Firefighthers complete training

Monday, July 2, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sixteen area volunteer fire departments added 26 firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 19 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the ninth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.