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Tolls increased six percent

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

PA TURNPIKE

The PA Turnpike Commission reminds customers that tolls have increased 6 percent for cash, E-ZPass and toll by plate customers.

The increase, approved by the commissioners last July, takes effect on all sections and extensions excluding three western Pennsylavnia “cashless” tolling facilities.

The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.40 to $1.50 for E-ZPass customers and from $2.30 to $2.50 for cash customers. The most common toll...

Donations bring reinforcements to Allentown K-9 corps

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

At a morning news conference in city council chambers Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell and Police Chief Glenn Granitz Jr. announced new additions to the city police department’s K-9 corps courtesy of donations from three organizations.

Stan and Tina Kanterman, of Somerset, N.J., founders of the nonprofit organization, “Remembering Brian Kanterman Inc.,” announced a $13,500 donation for a patrol/narcotics dog and training, as well as seven weeks of room and board for the handler.

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STATE POLICE

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

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.

In addition to DUI enforcement, state...

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year. We are finally settling into 2020 and have some exciting things planned for this year. Nothing like getting vacations planned for the whole year to get you excited!

Salisbury High School is partnering with St. Luke’s University Health Network to provide an informative presentation on healthy eating 7-8 p.m. Jan. 8. You will hear from a representative from the Community Health and Preventative Medicine department and learn easy ways...

Glenn Eckhart — What’s next?

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Two-term Lehigh County Controller Republican Glenn Eckhart is looking to the next chapter of his life, after losing the November 2019 election to Democrat Mark Pinsley.

To know where Eckhart is going next, one must look at where he has been. Although he is one who looks to the future, it is clear the past has molded Eckhart into the person he is today.

“I was always interested in politics,” Eckhart said. He remembers the year 1980 when Ronald Reagan was elected president. “I...

Accepting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will hold veterans assistance appointment hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at his district office in the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to meet with veterans to discuss benefits and services.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include: assistance with compensation, pension, burial and survivor benefits,...