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Monday, December 11, 2017

Leiner kicks off congressional campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.

The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.

Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then addressed the crowd.

Whitehall resident launches hurricane relief effort

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For Ricardo Menendez, a paramedic at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the memories of when he had been deployed to Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy as a member of the Cetronia Strike Team came rushing back when the recent string of hurricanes devastated so many lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.

During Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy, Menendez, of Whitehall, was on the front lines of the devastation and even shared quarters with families affected by the disaster.

Libertarian Dorney seeks to serve 133rd residents

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem resident Samantha X. Dorney, a Libertarian, is seeking the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Dec. 5 special election.

“Voters of the 133rd District have a unique opportunity to send a message to Harrisburg,” according to Dorney. “While Republicans and Democrats in the legislature continue to play games with the budget, choosing special interests on both sides of the aisle, district residents can choose an independent citizen who answers to them and them alone.”

WHS senior seeks Miss Teen title

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Grace Helfrich, of Whitehall, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen Pageant Competition that will take place Nov. 12. Grace learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local area. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s pageant coordinator.

Northampton Regional EMS receives Agency of the Year Award

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council have honored Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a 2017 EMS Agency of the Year Award during the state EMS conference.

The award honors a Pennsylvania EMS agency for its contribution to the development and growth of quality prehospital care within the community while complying with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Molony accepts nomination for 133rd special election

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

David Molony, of Catasauqua, was unanimously selected as the Republican nominee to run for the state representative seat in the 133rd Legislative District. The selection was announced Oct. 11 by the Republican Committee of Lehigh County.

The seat was left vacant by the Sept. 8 death of state Rep. Dan McNeill.

A special election will be held Dec. 5. He will face McNeill’s widow, Jeanne, who is the Democratic nominee.

PennDOT to phase in new licenses, ID cards

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver’s licenses and identification card products.

PennDOT entered a new contract with MorphoTrust USA in August of 2015 for the design and issuance of licenses and identification cards. This update is unrelated to the REAL ID Act.

Turnpike bridge to be replaced; closure expected Oct. 13-16

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80.

Whitehall woman charged with sexual contact with prisoner

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Tuesday that a nurse who formerly was employed at Lehigh County Jail has been charged with alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a prisoner.

Danika Alexander, 27, of 1205 Overlook Road, Whitehall Township, was charged with one count of institutional sexual assault, a felony of the third degree, Martin said.