Journalists are yet again under attack.
The most recent attack is from the United States Justice Department, which seized cellphone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in the process of investigating what it calls a national security leak.
Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt has called the seizure of records "unconstitutional."
Carlton W. Weaver, 81, of Egypt, died May 15, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospice, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Doris E. (Sell) Weaver for 57 years.
Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late George T. and Erma L. (Heilman) Weaver.
He was a 1950 graduate of Whitehall High School.
He was in the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He was a maintenance mechanic at Lehigh Valley Dairies and Beatrice Foods for more than 33 years. He was a sexton at the former Egypt Union Church.
Trash cans stolen
Borough police on May 17 were called to the unit block of Chestnut Street for a report of stolen garbage cans.
Police said a neighbor observed two men in a white Ford pickup truck with a loud exhaust pull alongside the residence. One man got out of the truck and placed the trash cans into the vehicle, driving away south on Grape Alley, police said.
Daniel Walker, 28, of 3015 S. Second St., Whitehall Township, was escorted home Friday, May 17 after Coplay police cited him with public drunkenness.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of road rage brought police to Eberhart Road.
· Officers responded to a disturbance at Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road.
· Police were called to the 300 block of Crest Drive to investigate a report of a registration sticker removed from a vehicle.
· A report of a suspicious activity brought officers to Congress Street.
· Police responded to a report of a dog barking in the 3200 block of Flatrock Drive.
Hilda C. Otter, 98, of Orefield, died May 17, 2013, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.
She was the wife of the late Norman H. Otter.
Born June 30, 1914, in Beach Haven, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd C. and Ruth C. (Harter) Slusser.
She was the oldest member of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield.
Student caught with drug paraphernalia
A 14-year-old juvenile was found to have drug paraphernalia at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Allen Township.
In her possession was a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana, police said.
Job site death reported
The accidental death of Paul Daniel Mast, 28, of Columbia, Pa., brought state police May 21 to Seiple Farms, Nor Bath Boulevard, East Allen Township.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Helen Paul, 99, of Whitehall and formerly of Coplay, died May 18, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James E. Paul.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kittan) Stempak.
She worked in textiles and for department stores. She was a cafeteria worker for the Whitehall School District before she retired in 1984.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, where she was a former quilter.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen A. of Bluffton, S.C.; nieces; and nephews
Congressman Charlie Dent has reintroduced the National Heritage Area Act as H.R. 445. The bill would govern the 49 existing National Heritage Areas (NHAs) and establish standardized criteria by which future areas will be designated.
Leadership Lehigh Valley (LLV), which identifies and trains emerging leaders from the region, is now accepting applications for the September 2014 program.
Group members will explore personal and community issues and broaden their knowledge of the greater Lehigh Valley during the monthly one-day sessions.
LLV graduates find placement on a broad spectrum of the region's nonprofit boards, providing strategic direction, financial oversight and philanthropic support in health care, education, social services, environmental and arts organizations.