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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In a media release dated March 8, District Attorney James B. Martin announced a Salisbury Township woman has been charged in relation to a fatal multi-vehicle crash.

Joyce Klahr, 77, of the 700 block of East Rock Road, has been charged with three counts of homicide by vehicle, a felony of the third degree; three counts of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree and four counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.



Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.

Newland learned in February 2015 she had stage 4 colon cancer, which metastasized to her liver. She...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6 and the physical agility test will take place April 20.

Participating agencies include: Catasauqua Borough Police, Coplay Borough Police, Coopersburg Borough Police, Emmaus Borough Police, South Whitehall Township...

Shoe collection

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Saucon Valley Community Center is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through March 21 to raise funds for building renovation and programming. The shoe donations may be dropped off at the SVCC, 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, call 610-838-0722 for other locations or for more information, visit http://svcommctr.org/.

The donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners...

Emmaus High School Honor Roll

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Emmaus High School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the second marking period.


Grade 9: Rylee Danielle Andrayko, Emma Jecko Arakkal, Tyler Andrew Bannon, Andrew Aramis Batista, Dylan Russell Beadle, Amanda Ann Blagbrough, Patrick James Bova, Isaiah Arness Brantley, Kenneth Charles Brown III, Bethany Grace Brown, Holden Hubbard Brown, Grant Thomas Carter, Joshua Adam Castro, Abirami Vellachi Chinnakaruppan, Jocelyn Claire...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. My dad Barry, stepmom Jane, older brother Vlad and little brother Leo.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. The best thing about senior year is being at the top of the chain, knowing that I have my future ahead of me, knowing that my life as an adult is finally coming and getting senior benefits (parking space, early out, the trips/activities).

Q. What is your...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors had a date to revisit the 2019-2020 district calendar at the March 11 regular meeting.

They approved the 2019-2020 East Penn School District student/teacher calendar by a vote of 6-2 after Assistant Superintendent Doug Povilaitis presented a revised draft.

Directors Dr. Ziad Munson and Adam Smith voted “no.” Munson said he wanted to see more potential snow makeup days during the school year and not tacked onto the end in June. Other board...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Joshua Thomas Brown, 30, of Wescosville, was arrested Feb. 24 for allegedly driving under the influence and a stop sign violation on South Seventh Street, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

William Howey, 43, of Easton, was arrested Feb. 27 for allegedly driving under the influence in the 400 block of State Avenue, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.