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K-9 Judge seeks your vote

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Allentown Fire Department’s K-9 Judge is a finalist in the 2016 American Hero Dog contest.

A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, he joined the department in 2011. Fire Chief Lee Laubach is Judge’s handler.

State Farm’s Arson Dog Scholarship program donated Judge to the city. He is the first State Farm Arson Dog in city history and was the first in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey in several years.

Judge already has been designated as Hero Dog in the arson category. He is now vying with seven other dogs for top honors from American Humane Association.

Girl Scout member makes bird houses for Nor-Bath Trail

Thursday, June 23, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Delaney Gemmel, a Northampton County resident, created 11 bird houses to hang up on the Nor-Bath Trail as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award.

Delaney, 14, has been working on this project since the fall. She logged 50 hours in her efforts to earn the Girl Scout award.

Delaney led a group of friends in building the bird houses — with the help of Jim Hoff, a local wood craftsman, and Jim Wilson, parks recreation specialist at Northampton County Parks & Recreation Division.

She used repurposed wood pallets donated from Miller Supply Ace Hardware, Northampton.

Man charged with burglaries in Lehigh, Northampton counties

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A 24-year-old man has been charged with breaking into multiple homes, some of which were occupied, during a four-day period in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Andrew Patrick Miller, who has no current address, was charged May 19 after an investigation by a detective with Lehigh County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force.

Moore Township teen wins United Way service award

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Moore Township resident Cameron Chuss received the 2015 Making a Difference award at United Way’s Celebration of Caring event, held April 28 at DeSales University, Center Valley.

The Making a Difference award recognizes local teens and the TeenWorks Project of the Year for making a difference in the community as well as in the lives of the young people who performed the service.

In addition to on-stage recognition, Cameron also received congratulations from Pennsylvania Senate and House representatives.

New manager is named to lead Bath market

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bath Farmers Market is returning for its ninth season May 20 as a producer-only farmers market — and also is welcoming a new manager.

Sarah Fulton comes to the market with experience in event and festival planning and farmers market organizing and promoting. She also has more than a decade of experience as a freelance journalist.

“I am excited to help coordinate new family-friendly events and entertainment, attract more vendors from our area farms and businesses, and help strengthen the community,” Fulton said.

East Allen’s Seiple joins state committee

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

East Allen Township Manager Deborah Seiple has been appointed to serve on the Secretary-Manager Committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

The Secretary-Manager Committee promotes and encourages the effective, efficient and responsive operation of township government through training, education, communication and the interchange of ideas.

Bethlehem man charged in 2014 fatal crash in Whitehall Twp.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A Bethlehem man has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township in 2014.

Jose Rivera, 44, of 555 Ontario St., Bethlehem, has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol, recklessly endangering other people, and summary offenses of reckless and careless driving resulting in a death, driving at an unsafe speed and a red light violation.