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LEHIGH COUNTY CORONER

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has identified the body of the woman found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township Dec. 27, 2012 as Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, of Reading.

Her burning body was found in the vicinity of 75 Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

An autopsy performed Dec. 28, 2012 showed her death was attributed to suffocation and thermal injuries and her death was ruled a homicide. At the time of the autopsy, DNA samples were collected for identification...

Brian Higgins to run for L. Macungie Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Brian Higgins, community volunteer and pharmaceutical sales executive, has announced his intention to run for commissioner of Lower Macungie Township.

A nine-year resident of Lower Macungie, Higgins is a husband and father of three boys. A graduate of Monmouth University, he offers the citizens more than 18 years of business experience in the private sector and a wealth of local knowledge acquired during his countless hours of service to the community, which include three years as...

Pa.'s fantastic Mr. Foxes

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Social News

The red fox and the gray fox are both commonly found within the readership area of the eight Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers.

Breeding begins in late January and continues into February. Foxes, although widespread are nocturnal, which allow them to live out their lives hidden from view. People are not generally out and about when the foxes are most active, so observation is usually limited to a chance sighting.

Foxes have been used in folklore throughout the ages. The fox...

Prepare for "robust" flu season

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

This year's cold and flu season has been especially harsh, and national attention has been placed on dwindling vaccination stocks. But state and local organizations are working overtime to treat the ill and recommend preventive measures as the safest bet for a healthy winter.

To differentiate between a simple cold and the more severe flu, Deputy Press Secretary for the State Department of Health Kait Gillis said symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness and cough are more common...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Andie Fullerton

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is calculus because even though it is challenging, it really makes me think. It is always exciting to get to the end of a really tough problem and realize that the answer is correct. Math has always been my favorite subject because there is only one answer to every problem which makes it easy to know whether you are right or wrong....

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Fire personnel honored

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation to Assistant Fire Chief Brent McNabb who is retiring from this position. He has been with the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department for over 35 years serving as deputy, president, captain, lieutenant and assistant fire chief. He is one of three generations who have served on the fire department including his father and his son. McNabb will stay on in an investigative position.

Chief Dave Nosal also...

Community assists fire victims

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

This is a heartwarming story about Emmaus Fire Department volunteers who went way beyond just putting out a fire.

The firefighters were called about 12:40 a.m. Dec. 31, 2012, to 502 E. Main St. where a fire in the back of the house spread to the adjoining duplex, utterly destroying both homes and consuming everything in them.

Jarred Goeppert and his daughter, Jada, 11, lived in the home at 502 E. Main St. with the girl's pet Great Dane. While Goeppert made sure his daughter and...

Eye 'floater' is nothing to worry about

Friday, January 11, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Social News

Q. What exactly is a "floater" that you see in your eye?

Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the most vivid when you are looking at the sky or a white surface such as a ceiling. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly.

Here's some biology first.

The lens in the front of your eye focuses light on the retina in the back of your eye. The lens...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Mayor raises money to purchase GPS units for police vehicles

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie Mayor Rick Hoffman obtained approval Monday night Jan. 7 to purchase GPS units for the borough's three police department vehicles. This is after losing borough council's vote the first time he requested GPS units because there was not enough money. Hoffman said he now has the funds to cover the units completely for one year because of an end-of-year deal thrown in by Advanced Tracking, the company responsible for producing these tracking units.

The total cost of the devices...