Bethlehem Press

Monday, January 21, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERDominick Galluzzo (front row, in baseball cap), owner of Palace Pizza & Restaurant, Hokendauqua, stands with his crew and volunteers, ready to serve attendees of Robert Halal’s celebration of life Saturday at Egypt Memorial Park. Galluzzo was a close friend of the magisterial district justice, who died June 5.

Casual gathering for Halal

By AL RECKER in Local News

The June 5 death of Magisterial District Judge Robert Halal, who served the communities of Whitehall and Coplay, stunned not only the community but the region, and folks came together Saturday evening at Egypt Memorial Park to celebrate his life...

Emily Fatzinger and Eric Messick in a Facebook photo. After a police standoff in Upper Saucon Township Saturday, police found their bodies in a vacant home after an apparent murder-suicide.

Warrant stop ends with two dead

By JARRAD HEDES in Local News

Two people are dead, including a Walnutport man and a woman formerly of Palmerton, after a murder-suicide Saturday.

Eric Messick, 33, of Walnutport, and Emily Fatzinger, 25, of Pike County, were pronounced dead just after 10 p.m. inside a...

Barbara and Clarence “Pat” Patterson will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 28. KRISTINE PORTER/TIMES NEWS

70 years of marital success


There’s an old saying that in the spring, a young man’s heart turns to what a woman has been thinking about all winter.

In the spring of 1946, young men, fresh from World War II, were looking to start the lives they put on hold — find a...