PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 755 traffic crashes during the four-day Memorial Day driving period, May 24 to 27. The crashes resulted in nine fatalities and 216 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in 65 of the crashes, including two fatal collisions, according to police.
Troopers made 582 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 14,226 speeding citations over the holiday weekend.
The American Lung Association’s fifth annual LUNG FORCE Walk Allentown will attract over 200 people, aiming to raise vital awareness and $25,000 in funds for research and advocacy for lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the U.S. The walk around the Lehigh Parkway will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration begins 5:30 p.m.; opening ceremony starts 6:15 p.m. Walk starts 6:30 p.m. Register for the event and learn more at lungforce.org/Allentown.
U.S. AIR FORCE
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniela Carmona, of Emmaus, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Carmona completed an intensive, eight-week program including training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
On June 1, the Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury held an event to commemorate the veterans and military personnel within the community. This is the second time the church has held this event. Throughout the afternoon, visitors had the opportunity to hear the stories and learn about the service of local military members. The event provided a time for community members to enjoy food and fellowship and show their appreciation of what these veterans have sacrificed.
The East Penn Board of School Directors voted unanimously to adopt the 2019-2020 East Penn School District Final Budget with expenditures totaling $158,189,781 financed by a tax levy of 18.3808 mills per dollar of assessed valuation on real estate, a one-half percent earned income tax and a one-half percent real estate transfer tax.
Business Administrator Robert Saul explained there was no need for a tax increase based on recent land development in the district, as well as a leveling of district employee pension costs and medical insurance premiums remaining unchanged.
The date of May 25 was a day to remember for three young men who achieved Scouting excellence.
Anthony Howorth, Carter Lowell and Samuel Walker of Troop 131 received their Eagle Scout Badges after years of dedication and service during a ceremony at Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus.
The honor places the three youngsters in exclusive company. Fewer than 3 percent of all Scouts achieve the rank, according to Greg O’Neill, a former Troop 131 Committee Chair.