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.
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give residents early warning to get outside quickly.
*Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
*Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
*It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
*Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s 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 community.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Rhythm of the Rails” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.
The group was organized in 1957 to perform a minstrel show for the Macungie Centennial. The group consisted of Macungie residents and the show was held in the Macungie Park auditorium. The decision was made to present another minstrel show in 1958 which is when the group officially organized and took the name “The Macungie Minstrelaires.”