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Western Salisbury, Eastern Salisbury volunteer firefighters and a crew from Cetronia Fire Department respond shortly after 5 p.m. Dec. 21, 2012, to an automatic alarm at the 1230 Medical Offices building, on the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest Campus, indicating smoke in the structure.
Wendell Mukics presents a $500 check for the township police department K-9 patrol to Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles. Mukics thanked township police in recounting a Seidersville Road accident in which a vehicle driven by his grandson hit a deer, which died. The driver and two student passengers were uninjured. "Wendell has always been a supporter of our K-9 patrol. I do appreciate it," Stiles said at the Dec. 13, 2012 board of commissioners meeting attended by Mukics.
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The burned body of a white or light-skinned Hispanic female was found in a wooded area of Chestnut Hill Road, Salisbury Township, Dec. 27, 2012.
According to District Attorney Jim Martin, the woman was discovered around 9:40 a.m. along the side of the road, just south of the entrance to the Unami Fish and Game Protective Association Inc. He said a fire was reported to police and the body was found between the guardrail and a tree.
According to Martin, the death is being investigated as "suspicious."
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Eastern Salisbury Fire Department volunteers coordinate their annual Santa run Dec. 22, 2012 visiting families on the eastern side of the township.
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Western Salisbury Fire Department volunteers escort Santa throughout the neighborhood.
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DevonHouse Senior Living celebrates resident's birthdays.
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Western Salisbury Fire Department volunteer firefighters are called to a Flexer Avenue address Dec. 22, 2012 for an animal rescue. It turned out to be a tedious and tricky situation. A 13-year-old female adult cat had somehow fallen down into a fireplace ash trap chute that had no clean-out door below the fireplace floor.
The Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Frank Kovacs from Pennsylvania Senior Patrol at CARIE will speak and a business meeting will follow. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
While the Lindberg Park perimeter bikeway and walking path drew positive responses from Salisbury Township residents at a recent meeting, whether or not it will be constructed is open for debate.
Those who want to walk around the 20-acre park in western Salisbury are facing not so much a fiscal cliff as a fiscal fence.
The future of the Green Futures Fund, for which Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano has applied for funds for Lindberg Park, is in doubt because several on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are on the fence in funding park improvements.
Traffic was snarled for two and a half hours as emergency personnel worked to get a tractor trailer upright on Interstate 78 Dec. 12.
As Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Josh Wells and an engine crew were responding to a dwelling fire shortly before 7 p.m., a second call came in for an overturned tractor-trailer along Interstate 78 and Route 309 between Lehigh Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard.