Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

A Macungie man was taken into custody overnight March 22 after allegedly fleeing from police following a car chase and crash, according to Pennsylvania State Police Reading.

A felony warrant had been issued for Rodney McDonald, 36, of the 100 block of Hunter Forge Road, for allegedly fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and related charges.

According to a media release from Pennsylvania State Police Reading, a trooper attempted to stop a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee...

Proposed ethics ordinance too generous

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Dear Editor:

The proposed Negron/Colon ethics ordinance for the City of Bethlehem is actually too generous to campaign contributors. The ordinance proposes an absolute limit of $1,000 per individual per election cycle. But suppose I don’t need anything from the city council during this election cycle but anticipate requiring something from the council during the next election cycle. If I would like to earn some goodwill, I could mobilize family and employees to each contribute $1,000...

Highmark Walk

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

EASTER SEALS

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community beginning at 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University. The 5K Walk begins at 9 a.m.; the One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.; both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team or create a team of your own, or to be a sponsor, sign up at http://bit.do/...

Telethon hits $220K mark

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by JARRAD HEDES in Local News

One year after breaking its record for total pledges, the Carbon Tamaqua American Cancer Society did it again in 2017.

The organization’s annual telethon ended Sunday with $220,589 raised for cancer research.

The mark to beat was $215,949 raised in 2016.

“We’re very grateful for all the support,” said Joe Krushinsky, telethon chairman.

People filled Penn’s Peak on both days to watch the telethon in person.

“I think we had more people come here to support us...

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Sean O’Connor, 48, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop along Emmaus Avenue 4:34 p.m. April 1. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

A 17-year-old female of Salisbury, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Dodson Park 9:07 p.m. April 1. Police allegedly smelled marijuana and found the substance in the car. Six juveniles were in the car parked at Dodson Park after dark...

The price of property tax elimination

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Opinion

The Keystone Research Center today last week a new report that provides the first estimates of the impact of property tax elimination proposals on families in Pennsylvania.

The full report can be downloaded here.

The report finds that, far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes on the middle class while sabotaging the chance to adequately fund Pennsylvania schools for middle- and low-...

ANOTHER VIEW

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

On April 3, Amy Robertson, newly named principal of Pittsburg High School in Kansas, resigned.

An investigation into Robertson’s background uncovered questionable credentials.

And the best part?

Student journalists for Booster Redux, the high school newspaper at Pittsburg High, conducted the investigation.

In news coverage of the students’ work, reporters noted adults on the school board who vetted Robertson’s application and supporting materials as well as...

Celebration

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Cops ‘n’ Kids

Cops ‘n’ Kids will hold the 11th annual Celebration of Reading…and the Arts and Sciences 1 to 3 p.m. April 22 at the Fowler Family Center, Northampton Community Center, 511 E. Third St.

The event, which will be held rain or shine will have food, fun, family, crafts, entertainment, laughter and literacy.

For information, call 610-861-5526 or email lvcops-n-kids@att.net or visit ...