Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour during a planned closure, 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and...

Man charged in Lehigh Twp. shooting

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

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...

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.


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

Northampton Community College

Conference set for Oct. 19

Talking Peace, the eighth annual Peace and Justice Conference, will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, main campus. The event will focus on 50 years of peace and justice activism in the United States.

Events and displays will encourage empathy across cultures and appreciation of the roots of today’s activism from 50 years ago to coincide with NCC’s 50th anniversary.


Homicide arrest

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A Bethlehem man has been arrested for the shooting death of a man in Fountain Hill Aug. 28.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced in a release Friday that Emmanuel Lopez, 29, of Market Street, is charged with criminal homicide and carrying firearms without a license.

Officers responding to a reported shooting on Seneca Street the evening of Aug. 28 found 36-year-old Johnathan Diaz wounded in the chest, and he was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s University Hospital...


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

The group Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual fundraiser, “Rally Through the Valley” Sept. 17.

Motorcyclists from all over the area, attended to show their support by starting the 60-mile road-ride at Nazareth Borough Park and ending the trip at Emmaus Community Park.

The day started at with a corn hole tournament at noon. Corn hole is similar to a bean-bag toss but the players use bags filled with dried corn. Next came the pig roast and gift basket...

NORCO Election forum set for Oct. 26

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

Northampton County executive candidates Democrat Lamont G. McClure and Republican John Brown will be election forum guests at a 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, followed by a 7 p.m. forum, on Oct. 26 in room 220 of the College Center building, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road.

McClure, an attorney, has 10 years experience on the Northampton County Council. He has resided in Bethlehem Township for 15 years.

Brown is a former Bangor mayor and a graduate of Bangor Area...


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

Wednesday, October 11

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, October 12

Bethlehem Authority, 3:30 p.m., city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Planning Commission, 4 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

Monday, October 16

BASD Finances and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m., Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Historic Conservation Commission, 6 p.m. Banana Factory, 25 E...