Bethlehem Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, January 9

Northampton Co. Industrial Development Authority meeting, 4 p.m., 669 Washington St., Easton.

Bethlehem Twp. Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m., municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Thursday, January 10

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

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

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

Monday, January 14

BASD finance...


Monday, January 7, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

In the 2017 municipal races, Northampton County elected five Democrats for the six seats up for grabs: Ron Heckman, Lori Vargo Heffner, Bill McGee and Tara Zrinski, and Lamont McClure toppling incumbent John Brown in the executive race. The only Republican to hold onto office, and just barely, was Peg Ferraro. This dominance by Democrats was a statewide phenomenon. Will the blue wave continue in this year’s races? The following seats are up for grabs.

County Judge



Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Mark Donald Mackenzie, 56, of Bath, allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:50 p.m. April 12, 2018 and was denied through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System. An investigation by Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, determined Mackenzie allegedly falsified the sale or transfer of firearm form during the transaction.

Elizabeth Herrera, 36, of Allentown and a 17-year-old youth were placed under arrest for retail theft...

STUDENT PROFILE by Julia SWann - Patrick Adams, Liberty HS

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Melissa Moran (mother), Briahna Shuey (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects include science, especially those including health or medicine. I aspire to become a surgeon, so classes like anatomy interest me.

Activities: I am currently involved in the track and field team, diving and Photography Club.

Next steps: I plan to attend Temple University and get a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience.

Career goals: After...

Students adapt toys for peers with disabilities

Monday, January 7, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Lehigh Carbon Career and Technical Institute and Jim Thorpe High School students recently participated in a Toy Adaptation Day to help make Christmas a little brighter for students with disabilities.

The Toy Adaptation Day took place at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Independence Drive, Schnecksville.

Danielle Argot, M.Ed., CBIS, assistive technology consultant and BrainSTEPS team leader at CLIU 21, was instrumental in organizing the special day on Dec. 6.


Inmate death

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County Corrections Director announced in a Dec. 30 release the death of 21-year-old Jarett Deemer, a resident of the Lehigh County Community Corrections Center, was found unresponsive in his bed at 3:26 a.m. Corrections officers called 911 and began CPR in an attempt to save his life. Deemer was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, where he was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m.

Lehigh County District Attorney’s office and the Lehigh County Coroner’s...

Gun possession

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a young man for allegedly bringing an unloaded firearm with him to school Jan. 3.

According to police, an 11th Avenue resident reported the dissappearance of a pistol around 2 p.m. and officers quickly established the weapon may be in the possession of Brandon Neblett, 18, a resident of that address.

Liberty HS resource officers were immediately informed, and they located Neblett and recovered the 9 mm Ruger.

Police and school officials are investigating...

B&E assault

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 21-year-old Isaiah Walker, of Easton, following an alleged attack Jan. 1.

According to police, Walker crawled through a Schaffer Street residence window around 4 a.m. and assaulted a woman.

Walker is charged with tresspassing, theft, harassment and simple assault.


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking help in its investigation of a 13-year-old girl missing from Wisconsin since Oct. 15.

Jayme Closs is considered endangered.

According to a media release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI, a 911 call was received 12:53 a.m. from Barron, Wis. Responding law enforcement officials found two deceased adults and their daughter, Jayme Closs, missing.

Closs is described as about 100 pounds and 5 feet tall with green eyes and...