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Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At a well-attended Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 3, commissioners approved the purchase of the Weiner tract of land at 5131 Sauerkraut Lane, 3135 Brookside Road and 3150 Macungie Road. The unanimous vote led to a round of applause.

There is a budget item for capital funds which is where $4 million will come from. An additional $2 million will come from the township reserves.

The land will be preserved for farm use only. Any building will be farm...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, six Democrats and two Republicans are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month....


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Crystal Ann Alvarado, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and associated paraphernalia after a traffic stop along Hamilton Boulevard at Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:12 a.m. April 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Investigators at Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville are investigating a report of counterfeit U.S. currency used to make purchases at Nordstrom Rack, 750 N. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Patrick Nicholas Price, 41, of Bethlehem, was arrested April 14 for allegedly driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to drive within a lane and possession of a small amount of marijuana in the 300 block of State Road, according to police. He was transported to Lehigh DUI Center for processing.

Jimmy Martinez Ramos, 29, of Allentown, was arrested April 9 for theft from a motor vehicle after allegedly removing two tires and wheels, valued at $500, from a vehicle...