East Penn Press

Saturday, June 15, 2019

EMMAUS POLICE

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....

MACUNGIE 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...

VETERANS

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...

Another View

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The popular social media site Snapchat released a new feature this month. The gender swap filter allows you to take a picture of yourself or a friend and transform into the opposite gender.

Snapchat allows people to send pictures or short videos, called “snaps,” to friends. The most popular feature is these snaps only last a few seconds and then disappear.

According to Business Insider, the male-appearing lens translates to adding a five-o’clock shadow, thicker eyebrows, a...

Trauma blood donations needed

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

RED CROSS

The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year. One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at www.RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive an Amazon.com gift...

VETERANS

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminds veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Accredited veteran service officers are allowed by federal and state laws to help to identify, determine eligibility for and apply for a wide range of benefits on the local, state and federal levels.

These benefits may include burial allowance payment; grave markers requests /placement; real estate tax exemption...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

May 25

The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern will hold its annual Peace-A-Thon walk and bike ride near Sand Island in Bethlehem. The walk/ride will depart 9 a.m. from the Christmas City Fairground at Main and Lehigh streets. Walkers and riders are invited to arrive as early as 8:15 a.m. for a light breakfast, a group body warm-up and stretch and a bike safety check.

Walkers will complete an 8 km (5 mile) route which includes urban streets, bridges and nature trails. Cyclists...