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Tragic Saint Patrick's Day fire leaves four people dead

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News

In what was a tragic St. Patrick's Day in Emmaus, four people died in a South 5th Street fire which started just before noon March 17.

The initial call to the Lehigh County Communications Center reporting the fire was received approximately 11:52 a.m. and the fire quickly spread throughout the multi-dwelling home at 36 through 38 South 5th Street.

Jean Stoneback and her house, Circa 1820

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Editor's Note: The Press is running a 3-part series on former Press writer Jean Stoneback. Stoneback was a columnist with The Press for many years, writing about life on "The Patch" in Alburtis. Readers enjoyed hearing about Stoneback's family and life on the farm. In this series, we will learn about the family history, her house and the renovations to the home.

Jean Caroline Butz Stoneback, born in 1920, passed away at the age of 90 Sept. 2, 2010.

Officers have zero tolerance for drivers on drugs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Pennsylvania DUI Association presented a class to help local officers identify drivers impaired by drugs at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg March 7.

The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement training session was designed to prepare the 45 officers in attendance for the possibility of optional training to become a Drug Enforcement Expert.

Daryl LaPointe, one of the officers teaching the class, said there are seven DREs in Northampton and Lehigh counties and only about eight in the entire eastern portion of Pennsylvania.