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Checkpoints scheduled

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

DUI TASK FORCE

The Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Lehigh County during weekends in July.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein police systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable signs and/or behaviors normally associated with drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

The sobriety checkpoint is intended to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes caused by...

HARRY S TRUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

On the last day of school, Harry S Truman Elementary School students attended an awards assembly which is always an exciting event. Students are surprised when their names are called to receive awards.

The following students received awards at the assembly:

Presidential Physical Fitness Awards

Fourth Grade: Giana Cerco

Fifth Grade: Nathan Staack

Keepers of the Light

Kindergarten: Madeline Moyer, Ethan Smalley, Lynsey Pierre, Renee Genovese, Logan...

Toll increase approved

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Kalman Christopher Sadi, 41, of Catasauqua, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop on South Cedar Crest Boulevard at the Interstate 78 West on-ramp, Salisbury Township, 11:52 p.m. June 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Fundraiser for Animals in Distress July 21

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere.

Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food,...

ALLENTOWN CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Local News

A group of Allentown Central Catholic High School students started their summer with a nine-day pilgrimage to Italy.

The group, which consisted of about 40 students, chaperones, school chaplain Father Mark Searles and former chaplain Father Allen Hoffa, traveled to Florence, Assisi, Sorrento and Rome.

Tour highlights included the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy of Art in Florence; the Basilicas of St. Claire and St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi; views of the Amalfi Coast and...