Salisbury Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury Township woman charged in multi-vehicle fatal crash

In a media release dated March 8, District Attorney James B. Martin announced a Salisbury Township woman has been charged in relation to a fatal multi-vehicle crash.

Joyce Klahr, 77, of the 700 block of East Rock Road, has been charged with three counts of homicide by vehicle, a felony of the third degree; three counts of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree and four counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

State Fire Commissioner offers tips to stay warm and ‘be fire-safe’ during deep freeze

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

During the current stretch of extreme cold weather, Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego is offering tips for Pennsylvanians to stay warm while being ‘fire-safe,” and reminding Pennsylvanians of available help for home heating bills via the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

LVHN partners with LVIA to ensure travel safety

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In time for the upcoming winter vacation and spring break travel season, Lehigh Valley Health Network has sponsored the installation of a series of first aid-kits at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The kits are designed for the treatment of minor medical incidents such as cuts, scrapes, burns and other simple emergencies. The supplies’ proximity to high pedestrian traffic in the hallways and waiting areas is designed to offer immediate care until onsite emergency medical technicians can arrive.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Filers warned caution with refund anticipation loans

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

“Promotions for ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ refund anticipation loans are very common during the filing season,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “On the surface, these types of loans or advances may be enticing, but everyone needs to make sure they understand how these loans work and that their total refund will most likely be reduced.”

What are refund anticipation loans?

Wolf works to keep heroin, fentanyl out of communities

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police and Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, recently reinforced the Wolf administration’s collaborative approach toward disrupting the flow of illegal drugs into the commonwealth.

Thomas Capehart announces candidacy for judge Cites almost 30 years of broad-based legal experience

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Coopersburg man charged in relation to Dec. 19, 2018, bank robbery

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 4 that a Coopersburg man has been charged in a bank robbery committed Dec. 19, 2018.

Richard Simmers, 54, of the 100 block of East Station Avenue, has been charged with one count of robbery, a felony of the first degree, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.

Simmers was taken into custody at his residence without incident and was arraigned through central booking.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tree at Louise Lane Park raises concerns of safety

The Recreation Advisory Committee met Nov. 19, 2018 in the municipal building.

Committee members in attendance included Frank McCullough, Mark Wilson, Patrick Jacoby and Kim Ringhoffer as well as Recreation Director Genny Baillie.

McCullough discussed the ongoing construction at Lindberg Park. He also noted his concern about a tree at Louise Lane Park that is on the verge of falling over and very dangerous.

McNeill sworn in as state legislator

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin her first full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where she will continue to represent the 133rd Legislative District.

“I am excited to get back to Harrisburg and continue representing the great communities that make up the 133rd Legislative District,” McNeill said. “My team and I are dedicated to helping constituents access state programs and advocating for legislation that benefits families living both in Lehigh County and across the state.”