A veteran prosecutor in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has been named supervisor of the narcotics unit.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph R. Stauffer, who has been in the office since 2004, supervises a unit including five other attorneys.
Stauffer approves most of the search warrants for the drug unit, manages forfeitures for the unit and approves most of the felony criminal complaints involving drug prosecutions.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and a Holstein named “Heart” won first place during the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show Dairy Showmanship Contest.
This marks Mackenzie’s third year participating in the event and his first win.
The Dairy Showmanship Contest is presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to raise awareness of the importance of the dairy industry to the state’s economy.
Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s largest industry, and dairy production is its largest sector.
Every year, between 3 and 4 million Americans suffer concussions in sports and recreation. Head impacts and concussions caused by contact sports are a quickly growing epidemic among young athletes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2009 nearly 175,000 patients under age 19 were treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for concussions related to sports and recreation activities.
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The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has obtained the first gang enhancement sentence in an assault case as the office and the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center contribute resources to gang-related prosecution.
A 20-year-old Allentown woman who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as a first-degree felony was sentenced Jan. 5 to four to 20 years in state prison for assaulting a 15-year-old girl, Chief Deputy District Attorney Bethany Zampogna, said.
The Salisbury Township Emergency Management Agency is responsible for reducing the effects of disasters before they occur, through mitigation, planning for and coordinating the operations and response to a disaster, managing resources and coordination of recovery efforts following a disaster as well as providing public information.
An Allentown man and his passenger, also of Allentown, face charges after they led police on a brief foot chase after a traffic accident in which their vehicle struck a tree in Salisbury Township.
Charges of driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, and recklessly endangering others were filed in District Court 31-1-08 against Edgar Joel Ramirez, 18, and his passenger Kendi Valentin Acosta, 18.
Lehigh Valley Zoo is getting new residents in 2016, with the addition of two Masai giraffes.
The Masai giraffes’ home at Lehigh Valley Zoo will feature opportunities for zoo guests to get up-close and personal with the animals who are easy to interact with through feeding stations that will be built into an elevated platform.
An Allentown man was charged Dec. 1 with causing an August crash in Allentown that killed a 16-year-old girl and seriously injured her mother.
Salisbury High School students are among six students recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.
Several dozen people, including the inductees’ family members, LCTI staff and staff from their participating high schools, were on hand for the event.
At its annual Founder’s Day celebration recently, The Swain School celebrated the 86th year of its founding by D. Esther Swain.
The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for community service.
The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community, by a member of The Swain School family. It includes a crystal bowl and $1,000 cash award.
Beldon donated the cash award back to the school to support its own community service initiatives.