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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ride for Freedom serves local veteran

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.

The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.

The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.

Dillon was...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

A conditional approval of a warehouse at 840 Broad St. caused some lengthy discussion at the Emmaus Borough meeting May 20.

This plan, which has been in discussion for a year and a half, proposes the construction of a 12,000 square foot warehouse/light industrial building at a site known as the “Emmaus Commerce Center.”

“This in particular is a building where they dug into the side of the hill, had some issues, and it has since been in the planning stages for some time,”...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Macungie Police Department Sgt. Travis Kocher attended the May 20 Macungie Borough Council meeting, providing a report on police activity during the months of March and April.

Kocher said crimes are classified as Part I and Part II. Part I includes homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and arson. Part II includes all other offenses. There were no Part I offenses.

Kocher said there were 229 incidents dispatched in March and 214 dispatched in April. Year-to-date...

Center closed for holiday

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed May 25, through 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.



Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lawrence Moskowski, 31, of Verona, N.J., was arrested April 26 for allegedly driving under the influence, fleeing or attempting to elude police, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving and stop sign violations in the 600 block of State Avenue, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Hailee Amber Brown, 21, of Emmaus was arrested for alleged criminal trespass and unauthorized use of a vehicle May 2, according to Emmaus police....


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 21-year-old male, of Macungie, was charged with obstruction of governmental operations and harassment after he allegedly pushed officers who were dispatched to the 400 block of East Main Street on a report of a female overdosed on prescription medications. Police attempted to render aid but were confronted by the male. He was taken into custody and transported to Lehigh County Central Processing, according to Macungie police.

A 21-year-old female, of Macungie, was charged with...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans in the application process to obtain a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities (arms/hands or legs/feet) as a...