A routine drive home on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard turned out to be a quite frightening recently underneath the Eighth Street Bridge.
A loud crash and millions of broken glass particles were splayed about my car, in my hair, in my clothing and on my skin. I initially believed my sunroof exploded.
As I pulled over and got out of my car to review the scene, I saw a hefty rock resting on my dashboard. A rock was pummeled through my passenger window, thrown by someone on the street. The rock shattered my passenger window and cracked my windshield.
Theft from a motor vehicle
An unknown actor stole various electronic devices and small amounts of cash from nine vehicles on Spruce Street, Seem Street, Greenleaf Street and Berger Street, Emmaus, July 28.
An unknown actor stole change from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, Aug. 23.
An unknown actor stole a laptop computer from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Shimerville Road, Emmaus, Aug. 26.
An unknown actor siphoned gasoline from a vehicle in the 000 block of E. Elm Street, Emmaus, Aug. 28.
Curtis W. Richter, 42, of Allentown, died unexpectedly Sept. 5, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Joseph R. and Diane M. (Narolesky) Richter, of Bethlehem.
He was a 1988 graduate of Salisbury High School.
He was in the Marine Corps Reserve.
He was an artist, tattooist, animal lover and the owner and operator of Art N Soul Studios, Allentown. Prior to owning the studio, he was a crisis counselor for KidsPeace.
When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.
The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.
Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.
Rebekah Wakeman, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested for DUI on Brookside Road at Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 2:34 a.m. Aug. 25. Wakeman was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Robert Henry, 31, of Lower Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Schoeneck Road at Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:03 a.m. Aug. 26. Henry was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
The Emmaus Lions Club hold their 67th charter night banquet at the Masters at Shepherd Hills, Wescosville, with an awards ceremony as part of the event.
C. Louis "Lou" Gatch, 71, of Macungie, died Sept. 2, 2012. He was the husband of Carol Gatch. They were married for 50 years.
He retired from AT&T Long Lines in 1989.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Cheryl and her husband William Lagler; son, Craig L.; grandchildren, Taylor and Jarrett Lagler; and Sadie and Cameron.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
Roy R. Evans, 86, of Macungie, died September 5, 2012.
He is survived by three children; eight grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, Clarion, Pa.
The Lower Macungie Mustangs began play in the Surban Youth Football League on Labor Day weekend, matching up with Northampton. Last week, the team took on Upper Saucon.
The 125-pound Mustangs started their season with a 34-0 pummeling of Northampton. The offensive attack was led by Zack Kociban and Isaiah McPherson with two touchdowns each, as offensive guard Zack Higgins led the way with strong blocking.