Northampton County is cooperating with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Bureau of Forestry and USDA Forest Service in a joint effort to spray gypsy moth caterpillars this spring in certain residential and public high-use areas within the county. The areas scheduled for treatment are located in or near the townships or municipalities of Forks, Upper Mt. Bethel, Pen Argyl, Plainfield, Bushkill, Upper Nazareth, Chapman, Moore, Danielsville, Lehigh, Stockertown, Bath, Walnutport and Cherryville.
State Police Troop M Camp Cadet is now accepting applications for the free June 12-17 overnight camp at Camp Fowler, Orefield.
This year, 100 cadets will be selected to have a firsthand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.
The camp is designed to bring a better understanding to youth about the law enforcement profession while living in an atmosphere of an actual state police training academy. This camp is funded solely by donations from area police, private citizens, and civic and business groups.
At the invitation of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers received a demonstration of automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology to provide law enforcement with a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations.
Rick Daugherty has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.
The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW Local 375 Union Hall in Allentown.
Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.
“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.
Only 1 percent of people who have attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge have survived.
Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide when he was 19, two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is one of the lucky ones.
He will share his incredible story and his inspirational message of “Living Mentally Well,” 7 p.m. April 12 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.
Michael Lees, also known as “Michael Lewis” and “Michael Dontask,” 39, of Catasauqua, has been charged by indictment with the enticement of a minor, production of child pornography, attempted production of child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger.
When a group of six volunteers from the Lehigh Valley came together to complete a volunteer service project, they had no idea they would be at the Brussels, Belgium, airport during the recent terrorist attack.
Two Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) students took first place in an automotive technology competition sponsored by Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) and held at Northampton Community College.
Seniors Logan Koehler, Northampton Area High School, and Dan Mirza, Bethlehem Catholic High School, won the competition. Both seniors are cooperative education students — Koehler at Cherryville Service Center, Slatington, and Mirza at JCL Automotive, Hellertown.
Students from Northampton Area Middle School are among those who will head to the Poconos March 12 to put their creativity to the test at the Northeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament.
More than 100 teams from 36 area K-12 schools will participate in the event, set for Pocono Mountain West High School.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program. Teams of up to seven students receive a “long-term” problem at the beginning of the school year that they must solve in an eight-minute performance within a small budget.
A private awards ceremony was held Feb. 23, commemorating the student teams who participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest. Middle school students from 25 school districts in Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and Bucks counties and representatives from the involved manufacturing companies, parents, sponsors and supporters gathered to celebrate students’ notable efforts and final presentations.