Lehigh County DA
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced his office’s victim/witness unit has received a $700,000 grant.
The Rights and Service Act grant, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, covers a period of two years and must be used for victim services.
lehigh county da Charges filed against Lower Milford man
District Attorney Jim Martin announced June 27 Steven Oliemuller, 33, has been charged with one count of criminal homicide, a felony of the first degree, in relation to the death of a woman in 2018. Oliemuller is currently incarcerated in Northampton County jail on unrelated charges.
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.
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.
ArtsQuest is pleased to announce James Creedon has been re-elected chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Creedon, a Lower Saucon Township resident, will serve a second one-year term as chair of the 21-member board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization.
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)
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.
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 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.
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.