Bethlehem police are searching for those responsible for an early morning shooting spree outside the East Third Street Puerto Rican Beneficial Society Dec. 2.
Five men and one woman suffered gunshot wounds during a shootout between at least three men around 2:21 a.m. Police and emergency workers got them all to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill.
Yolanda Morales, 23, of Randolph Road, was pronounced dead at 2:49 a.m. The five men were admitted with serious to critical wounds.
For the sixth year in a row, Hanover Township is considering a no-tax increase budget for next year. Despite a projected 3 percent drop in revenue and a last-minute increase requested by the Bethlehem Public Library, Hanover Township Manager John "Jay" Finnigan has still cobbled together a $7.2 million proposed 2013 budget that holds the line on taxes.
It continues with the 3.9 mill tax rate and 0.5 mill fire tax. Under these rates, a home assessed at $50,000 will have an annual tax bill of $220.
Congressman Charlie Dent, German Ambassador Peter Ammon and the ambassador's wife, Marliese, spent Nov. 19 in eastern Pennsylvania visiting a number of communities and attending a business roundtable discussion.
Their whirlwind day trip ended with a visit to and walking tour through Historic Bethlehem and was punctuated with a presentation by the Bach Choir.
Ambre Studio hosted a 164th birthday for A. W. Leh, an architect whose work dominated Bethlehem at the turn of the twentieth century. The architect is near and dear to owner Evelyn Beckman, as her studio is situated in the old Siegfried Drugstore at 310 West Broad St. The drugstore was designed and built by Leh in 1888.
Leh was actively involved in the erection of this fine building. Today you can view the original tile, stained glass and custom woodworking at the studio, features typical of the Leh finesse.
The moment of silence was broken only by the quiet sobs. Tears shed for the life of a child taken by cancer. Taken somewhere over the rainbow.
Yet the atmosphere at Bethlehem Municipal Park was that of optimism and hope during the 2012 Lehigh Valley CureSearch Walk for childhood cancer. Six hundred walkers signed up for the second annual event.
Young cancer patients, their families and friends filled the park to honor and celebrate children whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. The event raised funds for lifesaving research.
Two young men from Bangor, ages 7 and 10, were a little late getting ready for school one fine morning this September. As their mom reminded them to brush their teeth, the boys decided on a short cut. Instead of the toothbrush, they grabbed a bottle of breath mint, and took a few drops each. Problem solved, right?
Wrong. Their problem was just beginning. It was one that would send both of these boys to the hospital. It would involve police and Children and Youth Services. Their parents would themselves have to undergo drug screening for five weeks.
Saucon Valley School District Superintendent Sandra Fellin announced during the board's Nov. 13 meeting she is abandoning a plan that would have changed the graduation requirements for Saucon Valley HS students.
"Reverend Jackson will bring a new vision to our church," said Felicite Gibson, a trustee for St. Paul Baptist Church in Bethlehem. She was at the installation service that introduced the Rev. James I. Jackson Jr. to his new congregation Oct. 14.
The brick church on East Goepp Street overflowed with guests, visiting pastors and members, all attending the afternoon service to welcome Rev. Jackson and his family to what Gibson described as a "multi-cultural." congregation