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Remembering Officer Lasso

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Under cool breezes, low humidity and sunny skies, the Robert A. Lasso 5K Memorial Run was held Aug. 12 in Freemansburg. The run was held one day after the first anniversary of Robert Lasso's death. It began at the intersection of Cambria and Kossuth streets and ended at the Robert A. Lasso Police Center on Monroe Street.

Officer Robert A. Lasso left behind his wife Jennifer and two children, Rose and Frankie.

More than 400 attendees gathered for this event, which was upbeat...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on a charge of public intoxication on West Lehigh Street around 2 a.m. Oct. 3.

According to police, Matthew Kowalski, of Hilltop Terrace, was observed wondering aimlessly around the neighborhood and confronted by officers. They found him allegedly under the influence of heroin.

Kowalski is charged with public drunkeness and possession of paraphernalia.

Hanover : McCann's grant benefits fire unit

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

McCann School of Business & Technology's Allentown campus donated $926 to Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 to honor 9/11 and its victims. Proceeds were raised through McCann's second annual Sept. 11 T-shirt and jeans fundraiser. Students, faculty and staff purchased commemorative T-shirts and paid a dollar a day to wear jeans for a week.

Fire Chief Craig Wasem and EMS Captain Karen Vanwhy accepted the donation from student members of McCann's Rho Iota Sigma Chapter of...

Bethlehem: Police cyclists stress safety

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

They coast through dark alleys in the dead of night and can race down running suspects and speeding cars. But in a city that's seen more than its fair share of automobile vs. bicycle accidents recently, are Bethlehem's bike patrol officers visible enough not to get themselves squashed?

The question was posed by former resident and frequent passerby Baron Chase. In September, he said during his trips through the city he'd seen a number of officers riding along with out the benefit of...

Hellertown: Rails to Trails safer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Due to the efforts of the Hellertown Police Department, borough residents who frequent the Rails to Trails may now be able to walk or ride in peace."It's definitely safer for the residents and this grandpop," said Lee Weidner. During the Sept. 17 meeting, Weidner informed borough council ATVs and motorized bikes are destroying the trails and posing a danger to community members. Weidner recommended more Hellertown citizens report the vehicles, of which he claimed 90 percent are from South...

SBHS: Photo show to open Oct. 19

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The South Bethlehem Historical Society and the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission sponsored photo show will be held Oct. 19 through Nov. 12 in the sixth floor gallery, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.

Works will be accepted for jurying from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct.17 at the Victory Firehouse, 205 Webster St.

Photographers of all ages and levels may enter up to three entries. Works must be framed with suitable gallery hanging. Categories include greenway, people and signs,...

Mayor' SSTF: Community input crucial to future

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DOROTHY PYLES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

At the monthly meeting of the Mayor's South Side Task Force Sept. 25, the future of Bethlehem was key. The meeting was held at Bethlehem's new welcome center cattycorner from Arts Quest SteelStacks. The building maintains the historic feel of a past generation steel town. The city tried to maintain the integrity by changing the building as little as possible. Upon walking through the entrance, visitors see a large mural on the wall of a map of the once booming Bethlehem steel industry. When...