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LEHIGH COUNTY CORONER

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

Jane Doe identified; police seek information

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has identified the body of the woman found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township Dec. 27, 2012 as Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, of Reading.

Her burning body was found in the vicinity of 75 Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

An autopsy performed Dec. 28, 2012 showed her death was attributed to suffocation and thermal injuries and her death was ruled a homicide. At the time of the autopsy, DNA samples were collected for identification purposes.

FRIENDS OF THE EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY Book sale and reception features check presentation

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library hosted its sixth annual Holiday Book Sale and Reception recently in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library. The sale featured used books, some rare, for all interests and ages.

The Emmaus High School Jazz Combo played seasonal music while shoppers sampled wine, cheese and punch.

The Friends presented a check in the amount of $16,000 to the library, the organization's annual contribution. Since the founding of the organization, the Friends have contributed over $445,000 to the library.

KidsPeace offers assistance to parents in wake of school shooting

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Many parents have been asking for guidance on how to talk to their children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and understand the short and long term impact of the events.

Jodi S. W. Campbell, MS, KidsPeace leader of the critical incident response team, assistant director of organizational development and training, shared with The Press tips for parents to help children in the wake of a large scale tragedy such as this.

Ai Orthodontics celebrates National Orthodontic Month

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Decorated pumpkins donated to Lehigh Valley Health Network

Decorated pumpkins took over the waiting room at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, recently in honor of National Orthodontic Month.

Pumpkins were delivered to Ai's referring dentists who were asked to decorate and return them. There were no rules other than to have a good time, according to orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and practice administrator Melissa McCalley.

131ST DISTRICT Race still not called between Justin Simmons and Kevin Deely

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Republican Justin Simmons faced a challenge from Democrat Kevin Deely in the election for state representative in the 131st district Nov. 6 a race which has still not been called.

According to Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration, as of Nov. 9, votes including machine, absentee and provisional ballots showed Simmons with 12,972 votes and Deely with 12,971 votes. Canvassing of military and overseass ballots begins 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

In Northampton County, results show Simmons with 1,282 votes and Deely with 852 votes.

McNeill wins 133rd District

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.

In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.

In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.

McNeill ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.

All votes will be certified within the next few weeks.

EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.

Postal unit opens at Emmaus Avenue Laundromat

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Residents who live in the vicinity of Emmaus Avenue can now mail packages, pick up stamps and take care of other mailing needs while doing their laundry.

The Emmaus Avenue Laundromat, 2825 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, has been approved as a new Contract Postal Unit and is ready to serve the public with their postal needs.

A grand opening celebration was held Sept. 12.

A full line of postal products is available to customers 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

Tornado-like storm hits Coopersburg, Locust Valley

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

A tornado-like storm tore through certain areas of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 8 leaving damage along its path.

Residents in Coopersburg and Locust Valley reported major damage mostly with trees down.

Weather warnings began in the early afternoon of Sept. 8 with advisory information.

At Locust Valley Golf Club, 5525 Locust Valley Road, Coopersburg, the manager of the pro shop Rick Schwab, watched the skies get dark quickly.

"At 4 p.m., I saw a big dark black cloud and then the wind, rain and branches went flying by our big window. It was a white mess going by."