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Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

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· A report of an unknown person brought officers to the 3300 block of North Quarry Street.

· Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Leisenring Street.

· A report of a disturbance brought police to Fairmont Avenue.

· Officers were called to the 2000 block of North Lehigh Avenue to investigate a report of harassment.

· A report of an assault brought police to...

State police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police investigating armed robbery

Two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves robbed the Knights Inn, 1880 Steelstone Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

The incident took place Feb. 1 at 10:50 p.m. when the two men entered the lobby and pointed handguns at two victims, police said.

One of the men jumped over the lobby registration desk counter top and began searching through cabinets and drawers. The man stole an iPhone 3 and $427 from the cash...

Allen/East Allen column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day.

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The Gov. Wolf Historical Society antique show is set for March 2 and 3 at its campus at 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Nearly 40 exhibitors will feature local primitives, country furniture, early textiles, folk art, early tools, toys, historical china, blue decorated stoneware,...

Coplay chief presents year-end police report

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Police Log

Although Coplay Borough did not see a noticeable increase in overall police activity in 2012, the number of assaults is on the rise.

According to a report presented by police Chief Vincent Genovese at the Feb. 5 council workshop, the borough experienced 2,988 incidents in 2012, compared with 2,987 in 2011.

In 2011 there were six assaults reported, compared to 20 in 2012, said Genovese.

In 2011 there were 115 reported crimes and in 2012 the total was 166.

"We are...

State police launch smartphone app

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism.

The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.

"This app provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool," said state police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "The See...

ANOTHER VIEW Society must embrace the new green

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and supporting the smart growth of green technology is at the heart of the solution to most issues we debate in this great nation.

When we talk about gun related issues and problems with violence in our society, the greater issue is social stability coupled with economic growth.

Most people who have quality jobs and something significant to lose, refrain from making horrible and atrocious decisions.

When we talk about joblessness...

Bird survey completed Jan. 19

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center held its 16th annual Bake Oven Knob Area Bird Survey on Jan. 19.

The first survey was conducted by the Wildlife Information Center in 1997. The WIC grew from a small operation of volunteers working from a storefront in Slatington to the present day Lehigh Gap Nature Center covering about 750 acres along the west side of the Lehigh River north of Slatington.

Several groups of LGNC members traveled the same basic bird observation route, but in...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Women's Club of Catasauqua will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets.

This is a change from the usual meeting site at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church. The program will involve 100% Cotton presenting popular show tunes. It will be full of fun, friendship and food.

For more information, contact President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch...

No Kill LV

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

No Kill Lehigh Valley has scheduled two vaccination clinics.

One is set for Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Affordable Pet Center, 2022 Main St., Northampton. The other is Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHAAR Saddlery, Farm & Pet on Airport Road, just south of the Route 22 intersection.

Vaccinations are available for cats and dogs. There is a fee.

Operation Catsnips are scheduled for April 5, 7 and 14. These events offer low cost spay/neuter...

District News

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JULIE BECK Special to The Press in School

The SkillsUSA District XI competition was held Jan. 30. The district will be honoring the district's winners at the school board meeting March 25.

Congratulations go to Andrew Acevedo, first place, Job Skill Demo A; Justin Cole, first place, HVAC-R; Joseph Fronti III, first place, welding; Karli Zackeru, first place, graphic communications; Katie Hujcs, second place, Health Knowledge Bowl; Ryan Kendzierski, second place, building maintenance technology; Austin Kochenash, second place...