Republican Nathan Brown has announced his candidacy in the 2020 election for the seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 131st Legislative District, serving parts of Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties.
Brown currently is a Lehigh County Commissioner representing the 5th district.
Prior to being elected commissioner, Brown served the community for 10 years as an Emmaus Borough Council member from 2008-2017.
The Pennsylvania State Police responded to 376 crashes and made 179 arrests for driving under the influence during the three-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, 2019.
Troopers did not investigate a single fatal collision over the midweek holiday – a welcome change from last year’s four-day Christmas enforcement period, which saw six people killed in five separate crashes investigated by state police, according to officials.
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 460 crashes over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period Dec. 31, 2019 through Jan. 2, 2020.
Of the collisions investigated, 30 involved alcohol, 87 people were injured and one person was killed in a single fatal crash.
Troopers also arrested 279 people for driving under the influence during the three-day holiday enforcement campaign. The total is a decrease from the 406 DUI arrests made over the holiday period last year, which spanned four days.
The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation.
The much-needed funds will support Youth Enrichment Programs at The Salvation Army Allentown Corps.
More than 110 children currently enrolled in the Allentown Corps’ Youth Enrichment Program will benefit from the donation.
The Allentown Corps provides a wide array of services to help nurture children’s love of learning.
The Corps’ Youth Department offers a safe, positive and motivating environment for youngsters to learn and grow.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.
These grants, totaling $469,900 will provide additional resources to county-wide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.
The DCNR grants and projects are:
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program specifically for Rivers Conservation and Riparian Forest Buffers.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs help identifying an unknown female who may have information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.
Photographs, a sketch, and an informational poster depicting the individual, known as Jane Doe 37, are available to the public and can be found online at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-individual-jane-doe-37.
Whitehall Mall’s Sears store is expected to close in early 2020, according to a Nov. 7 news release from Transformco, which purchased the store’s assets in February.
This location, at 1259 Whitehall Mall, is one of seven Sears or Kmart stores in Pennsylvania set to close.
Dante Brady recently received the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held Sept. 8 at the Wescosville Recreation Center, Hamilton Boulevard.
He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 131, which is sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have information about the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.
Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.