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Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 28-year-old Daniel Falcon, of South 13th Street in Allentown, for allegedly driving while intoxicated around 11:30 p.m. July 20.

According to police, Falcon's vehicle made an illegal left turn directly in front of a police patrol car on West Fourth Street and was pulled over.

Police said Falcon had an open container of beer in the car and was driving while under suspension.

Falcon is charged with several driving and DUI violations.

Students craft origami gifts for cancer patients

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A number of Fountain Hill Elementary School students donated their time and care to patients at St. Luke's University Hospital Cancer Center recently, hand-making 1,000 paper cranes for patients in the hospital.

Hospital Marketing and Public Relations Director Sue Ross said in a release the five girls decided to do a special project with the help of their art teacher, Susan Berkenstock.

Katrisha Cordero, Guadalupe and Fatima Montero, Michelle Leonor-Hernandez and Delysia...

Lehigh County One job, four candidates Committee passes buck to commissioners full board

Friday, August 10, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

After interviewing all four candidates vying to serve out the remainder of County Executive Don Cunningham's term, the intergovernmental and appointments committee (IGAC) decided to not recommend a single name at its Aug. 1 meeting in Allentown.

Instead, a motion was passed by the committee to send all four names to the board of commissioners, to be voted on at its Aug 8. meeting.

Commissioner Vic Mazziotti, who serves on the IGAC, said he was impressed by the interviews of all...

Hellertown Council increases pool rates

Friday, August 10, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Due to recent incidents at the Hellertown pool, Hellertown Borough Council July 16 unanimously approved increasing pool rates from $5 to $10 for adults and from $4 to $8 for children.

Rate changes resulted from discussions July 2 regarding reports of recent thefts, parents leaving children unattended at the pool, the use of inappropriate language and failure to follow pool rules.

Councilwoman Gail Nolf said the rate increases are necessary to help reduce the influx of non-...


Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Northampton Community College

Staff membered honored

The following Northampton Community College (NCC) faculty and staff members have recently received awards for excellence in their work. The awards and the recipients are: Christensen Excellence in Teaching: Charles Rinehimer, professor of biology; Support Staff Excellence Award: Diana Holva, financial aid/veterans' affairs assistant; Professional Staff Excellence: Carolyn Brady, director counseling and support services;...


Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethlehem water and sewer customers can now pay utility bills through eGovPlus on the city's website

The online payment also allows customers to pay using a Visa credit card, an option which was not previously available. A service fee, which is listed on the website, is attached to each online transaction. Customers may still pay bills at City Hall.

Colonial Ball

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

A Colonial Ball will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.

Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. There will be live period music, colonial artifacts, and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular...