Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

Retail theft

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a 20-year-old Hellertown woman for an alleged retail theft from the Lower Nazareth Township Kohls store June 28.

According to police, loss prevention officers observed Kylie Elizabeth Henn behaving suspiciously and notified police, who monitored her further and agreed, apprehending her with more than $170 of merchandise on her person.

Henn was charged with retail theft, and the case was transferred to the court of common pleas and arraignment...

Election Policy

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

As we approach the Nov. 5 municipal election, the Bethlehem Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 2 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor, written...

WALLA GAZOO

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce’s annual Walla Gazoo golf tournament Aug. 19 brought a scheduled 144 golfers to the Bethlehem Golf Club. Players representing scores of area business entities enjoyed a round of golf and backyard BBQ in what is considered the oldest tournament in the Lehigh Valley, according to Bethlehem Chamber senior vice president Angela DelGrosso. DelGrosso said proceeds from the event benefit the Bethlehem Chamber specifically, providing member support, networking and...

Something for young and older

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Small wonder that the sixth annual Apple Days Sept. 6 and 7 at Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation was teeming with children. There were so many fun and interesting things to see and do.

In one tent, Jennifer Purcell invited children (and adults) not just to see, but to pet, if they wished, a skunk named Cabbage, a corn snake named Carolina, and a barn owl named Tyto. At another venue, Pat Belliel introduced Harley, her 5-year-old pet pig. At yet another venue there were sheep, alpacas...

Community partners give away

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in School

Hispanic radio station La Mega 99.5, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Pennsylvania Career Link, H.G.S.K. P.C., Merge Barber School, Gateway Health, and JCS Professional Staffing, Inc. combined to provide over 500 backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and handouts to area families with school age children Aug. 17 at the Fowler Community Wellness Center.

La Mega 99.5 owner and morning show host Victor Martinez said each student would receive the...

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, September 18

Hellertown Borough Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. 685 Main St.

Fountain Hill Borough Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.

Northampton Co. Personnel Committee, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. Capital Projects and Operations Committee, 6 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton...

32nd festival opens Sept. 27 with music, dance, food, fun

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) announces the 32nd presentation of the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival Sept. 27-29. The U.S. National Highland Games Championship, Celtic music, Irish dance and Celtic culture are all part of the largest free Celtic festival in North America, which takes place in historic downtown Bethlehem. From the traditional Highland Games events and bagpipe competitions to five stages with live Celtic music, Celtic Classic provides an abundance of fun...

Candidates’ responses requested

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Candidates for county, municipal and school district positions are encouraged to send us information by Oct. 25 for our voters’ guide, which will be published Oct. 30.

Candidates for judge and district magistrate offices are asked to provide a photo and respond to this question in 100 words or less: What is the most important characteristic of a judge/magistrate?

Municipal and county candidates are asked to provide a photo and respond to this question in 100 words or less: What...

Executive’s predicted tax increase arrives in 2020 budget proposal

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Perhaps hoping that wearing a purple shirt would predispose Lehigh County Commissioners into thinking that his 2020 proposed $514.6 million budget is bi-partisan, County Executive Phillips Armstrong unveiled his fiscal plan on Friday to department heads and staffers, attending commissioners and the public.

Speaking in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County administration’s Seventh Street headquarters, Armstrong’s budget raises taxes to 5.5 percent, which translates into a 3.84...

Two charged in Parkhurst trash fire homicide

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Police Log

Police Chief Mark DiLuzio announced in a release Friday that two M.R.E. gang members are now charged in the stabbing and burning death of a young man in a trash bin at the Parkhurst apartment buildings at Nicholas and Barbara streets in April 2018.

Money Rules Everything members Miles Harper, 20, or Allentown, and Yzire Jenkins-Rowe, 22, of Bethlehem, are facing charges of kidnapping, possessing instruments of crime, criminal conspiracy and homicide in the death of 18-year-old Tyrell...