Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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...

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.

“Throughout my term, I have fought hard for Pennsylvanians and moved the commonwealth forward by investing in workforce training to help all Pennsylvanians...

SPCA again seizes animals from Eckhart

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

State SPCA officers have once again seized animals from Derbe Eckhart at 6587 Central Road, Germansville.

The officers executed a search warrant June 5 removing seven rabbits, 15 kittens, one adult cat, three adult dogs, nine puppies, one deceased puppy, one calf and one deceased bird from the property in Heidelberg Township.

SPCA Humane Society Police Officer Kelsey Beam spoke with an informant June 4 regarding a complaint of unsanitary conditions, and animals needing...

volunteer opportunities

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEHIGH VALLEY, needs volunteers (ages 18 to 84) to drive cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments. The volunteer must have a good driving record, current driver’s license, proof of adequate car insurance, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, schedule availability and desktop, laptop or tablet computer access. Call Jennifer Washney at 570-224-9570 or email jenniferwashney@cancer.org.

ARTSQUEST,...

SALISBURY POLICE

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Salisbury Township Police Department and the Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee have teamed together for a community event 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road, Allentown. Residents will have an opportunity to meet and greet local police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Many activities are planned, including a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, bingo, kids’ games and activities, moon bounce, home safety tips, neighborhood watch information...

BRIEFLY

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM

The City of Bethlehem’s free recycling center, 635 Illick’s Mill Road, is open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (weather permitting).

Clean clear, green and brown glass (with labels and caps); food-grade cans of steel, tin, bimetallic and aluminum (no formed aluminum containers); empty aerosol cans; #1 through #7 plastics (remove caps and crush - no plastic bags, film, plastic toys) smaller...

BRIEFLY

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

AAA

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues.

The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle...