East Penn Press

Thursday, January 17, 2019

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

Nicole Ann Stauffer, 41, of Macungie, allegedly attempted to remove $199.21 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 6:24 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Susan Marie Hunsicker, 38, of Allentown, was taken into custody for alleged retail theft after Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville were contacted regarding a retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:44 p.m. Dec. 22, 2018. Hunsicker allegedly was apprehended later, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lessons of compassion taught on a famous street

Dear reader:

I am concerned about Lily.

Last month Sesame Street, the beloved children’s program responsible for lessons on topics such as numbers, letters and rubber duckies, revealed to online viewers one of its cast members, a deep fuchsia plush muppet with long hair named Lily, was dealing with homelessness.

Lily, who is described as about 7 years old, and her family lost their apartment and moved in with Lily’s teacher and friend Miss Sofia.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Seth Grim, 25, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged simple assault and harassment Jan. 3 after a disturbance in the 500 block of Evergreen Street, according to Emmaus police.

Cathryn Vansant Buskirk, 28, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged credit card fraud Dec. 4, 2018, after allegedly using another person’s debit card multiple times without consent, according to Emmaus police.

A 19-year-old male, of Alburtis, was arrested at Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave., for disorderly conduct Dec. 7, 2018.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Martin announces re-election bid

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Martin announces re-election bid

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest serving district attorney in county history.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 16

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, # 1, Alburtis. Activities include a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Jan. 20

All-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple Association, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-398-9845.

Feb. 13

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Safety challenge deadline

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer.