Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Power company gives away trees in new program

PPL Electric Utilities is giving away trees.

The utility company is donating trees to local and municipal governments, schools and organizations with an environmental focus through its new Community Roots program.

On Sept. 13 representatives from the company along with staff members of the Wildlands Conservancy planted trees at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus, one of the Wildlands Conservancy sites, to open the program.

Man charged in Lehigh Twp. shooting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Cousin dies; wife hospitalized, dog treated for foot injury

John Michael Hann, 61, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of homicide and attempted homicide in connection with a shooting in Lehigh Township the night before.

Hann is accused of shooting and killing his cousin, Joseph F. Mullner, 64.

Mullner’s wife Melinda, who called police at 6:26 p.m. on Wednesday to report what had happened, was also shot.

She is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Lehigh Township police found her husband’s body in the driveway of their Longacre Drive home.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by ???? ???? in Local News

On October, platinum recording artist Jason Aldean’s set was tragically interrupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas. A mass murderer opened fire on the crowd killing 59 people and injuring roughly 600 more. It is a sad reality we live in as Americans where we are not safe at the movies, schools, churches, and now music concerts. Just five months after the tragic Manchester attack during an Ariana Grande concert we now have an even deadlier attack happening here in the U.S.

BETHLEHEM COUNCIL - Shelter policy altered for winter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Effective this winter ,Christ United Church of Christ at Center and Market streets will provide a cot and food to homeless men and women over 18. This is a change in the policy of previous years, when the homeless were rotated daily among several churches around the city of Bethlehem.

The new homeless policy has been adopted by Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food and shelter to homeless men and women during the winter months.

One dead in cherryville

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Suspect is in custody; man slain, wife in serious condition after shooting

A Bushkill Township man suspected of a double shooting in Lehigh Township Wednesday night is in custody.

According to a source at the scene and scanner reports, John Hann, 61, of Cherry Court, was found by officers on Oakland Road in Bethlehem around 8 a.m.

One of his victims had allegedly identified him to police, and they had watched his home overnight.

Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township and state police were at the scene.

When found, Hann allegedly had his sister, a woman with special needs, with him while he had a handgun.

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

press photos by nate jastrzemski

After years in an Eastside studio, Girl on the Hill Framing has moved to a new shop in center city. Offering custom framing for home and business use, art preservation and the sale of vintage pieces, owner Dawn Moser said she relishes the chance to help people find creative answers to their questions about art and family relics. “For me, that’s creating a time capsule for preserving memories,” she said.

Witnessing terror in Las Vegas

Friday, October 6, 2017 by BRIAN MYSZKOWSKI in Local News

Bethlehem woman was at a casino resort when shooting happened

Jennifer Miller was just looking to have a good time at a Las Vegas show with her sister-in-law Charlene Gibson.

Unfortunately, that show was in proximity to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where on Sunday night, Stephen Paddock shot and killed dozens of concertgoers at a country music festival across from the hotel.

Man charged in Lehigh Township shooting

Friday, October 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Cousin dies; wife hospitalized dog treated for foot injury

John Michael Hann, 61, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of homicide and attempted homicide in connection with a shooting in Lehigh Township on Wednesday night.

Hann is accused of shooting and killing his cousin, Joseph F. Mullner, 64.

Mullner’s wife Melinda, who called police at 6:26 p.m. on Wednesday to report what had happened, was also shot.

She is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Lehigh Township police found her husband’s body in the driveway of their Longacre Drive home.