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Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Are cellphones safe for our health?

Everywhere one goes, young children to adults can be seen using cellphones.

After seeing a WFMZ 69 News report about researchers in Queensland, Australia, finding evidence of horn-like bone spurs growing at the base of the skulls of some young adults, I searched the Internet to learn more.

I found a June 20 Fortune article titled “Cell Phones Might Be Causing Horns to Grow on Young People’s Skulls: Study” by Chris Morris.

“What the American Flag Means to Me” Emmaus Flag Day 2019-5th Grade Poetry Contest Awards

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

First Place: Brooklyn Joyce

St. Ann School

Teacher: Mrs. Mary B. Ott

What does the American flag mean to me?

American flag you mean so much to me

Like freedom, peace, and liberty.

I have a flag folded in a triangle display

That I walk by and look at everyday.

This flag belonged to a special man

Who wasn’t afraid to fight in a foreign land.

So many soldiers lost their lives over the years

The flags draped over their coffins soak up the tears.

I am proud to live in a country that’s free


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Jose Manuel Sanchez Quinones, 53, of Allentown, was arrested June 1 for allegedly driving under the influence, driving without a license and a red light violation at State Road and Harrison Street, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center.

Anthony Joseph Morgan, 29, of Allentown, was arrested June 5 and 9 for allegedly fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving, a stop sign violation, a red light violation, careless driving, driving while under suspension and obedience to traffic control devices, according to Emmaus police.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 5-year-old passenger was fatally injured when the vehicle in which she was riding was struck from behind by a box truck in a traffic accident in Lower Milford Township, according to authorities.

Esther Park, of Ambler, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas 5:40 p.m. June 20 at the accident scene on Interstate 476 southbound at mile marker 46.4, according to a media release.

An autopsy determined the child died as a result of blunt force trauma. The manner of death was ruled an accident.

The accident happened at approximately 4 p.m. June 20.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Timothy Jay Hoffman, 54, of Macungie, allegedly removed a checkbook belonging to an 84-year-old resident of the 5300 block of Beaumont Lane, Lower Macungie Township, between March 29 and April 14, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Hoffman allegedly proceeded to fill out three checks for a total of $4,000 and forged the woman’s signature to the checks. He then allegedly deposited the checks into his own bank account and used the money, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.