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Saturday, August 24, 2019

American flag raising, concert and patriotic address, June 14

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.

This will be followed 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. The concert rain site is in the auditorium of William Allen High School.

Ride for Freedom serves local veteran

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.

The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.

The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.

Musikfest announces 36th year lineup

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Chainsmokers, Brad Paisley, Incubus, Weezer, Godsmack, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Scythian, Guster and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 36th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 2-11 in Bethlehem, will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.

Artists performing at Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage main stage this year include:

Aug. 1: Earth, Wind & Fire (Special Preview Night)

Judge petitions for additional grand jury power

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that pursuant to his request the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, has petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant leave to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury. The supreme court has granted the petition of Dantos.

Local school bus driver receives employer’s highest safety award

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Student Transportation of America, a leader in school transportation, safety and fleet services, has inducted local area school bus driver Maggie Homick into its Safety “Wall of Fame,” the company’s highest and most prestigious honor, at a recent awards ceremony.

“To me, Maggie is the embodiment of the values of the STA Family,” Andrew Krahulik, terminal manager for STA’s operation in Macungie, said. “Her smile, jokes and willingness to help are truly infectious. I, as well as all the rest of the employees at our yard, are proud to have Maggie as a part of the team.”

Diane L. Schaffer to run for East Penn School director

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Diane Schaffer, of Emmaus, is seeking the position of school director on the board of East Penn School District, on the ballot of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Schaffer’s childhood dream was to become a public school teacher. While circumstances put her on a different path, she has always been an advocate for children and for quality education.

Macungie man faces invasion of privacy allegations

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A Macungie man faces charges stemming from allegedly having child pornography and filming underage people through use of a hidden cellphone camera.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The Press, David J. Albert, 46, of the 300 block of Race Street, was arrested March 22 on two counts of invasion of privacy after members of the Lehigh County Computer Crimes Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crimes Unit served a search warrant at Albert’s home. Investigation by law enforcement agencies uncovered more than 150 images of child pornography.