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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Barbara K. Margolis

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Country Meadows

Barbara K. “Bobbe” Margolis, 92, of Country Meadows, Allentown, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 7, 2020. She was the wife of the late Atty. Robert Margolis. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late David and Mollie (Strum) Kins.

She was a 1945 graduate of the Moravian Seminary for Girls, Bethlehem, and attended Goucher College, Baltimore, Md.

She was a member of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown and active in the K.I. Sisterhood.

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Burglary

A resident of Autumn Ridge Road, Lower Macungie Township, reported unknown persons entered her residence through a side door and removed various items between 9 a.m. and 2:05 p.m. Feb. 5. A green Dodge Caravan minivan displaying the custom registration plate FAME fled the area, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

‘American Dirt’ – a tale of controversy

“American Dirt” is the latest controversy sweeping the nation.

As if we don’t have enough controversy.

This controversy is about a new novel written by Jeanine Cummins and published by Flatiron Books.

This is a piece of fiction.

The story is about Lydia Quizano Pérez, who lives in Acapulco, Mexico, with her husband, a journalist, and their 8-year-old son. She runs a bookstore.

As the drug cartels take over the city, Lydia’s husband writes a tell-all profile of the newest drug cartel leader.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Sale/transfer of firearms

Jose Luis Colon-Cruz, 50, of Allentown, was arrested Jan. 21 for alleged sale or transfer of firearms and unsworn statements, according to Emmaus police.

Jonathan West, 19, of Allentown, was arrested Jan. 7 for alleged theft, simple assault, theft from a motor vehicle and criminal mischief after allegedly stealing a Chevrolet truck from the 800 block of Bank Street Nov. 6, 2019, according to Emmaus police.

2020 fishing licenses available

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

STATE

The Commonwealth’s 2020 fishing licenses are available.

Licenses and permits are valid up to Dec. 31 and may be purchased at www.gonefishingpa.com, about 700 issuing agents, county treasurers’ offices and all Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regional offices.

Multi-year options, such as the trout/salmon or Lake Erie permits, are also available. Collectible pumpkin seed sunfish design buttons, customized with the angler’s individual license number, are not issued at the time of purchase and will be mailed to the buyer within three to four weeks weeks.

MACUNGIE POLICE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Drug possession

Tara Nicole Casey, 20, of Lower Macungie Township, allegedly had suspected marijuana in her possession when police conducted a vehicle stop along North Walnut Street Jan. 9, according to Macungie police.

Jonathan Robert Sargent Jr., 21, of Kunkletown, allegedly had suspected marijuana in his possession when police conducted a vehicle stop along North Walnut Street Jan. 9, according to Macungie police.