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Catasauqua police

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 21

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Pineapple Street.

· A report of a fire brought police to the 400 block of Race Street.

· Police conducted a death investigation in the 500 block of Kurtz Street.

· Officers assisted the North Catasauqua Police Department in the 800 block of Willow Drive.

JANUARY 22

· A report of a domestic dispute brought officers to the 600 block of Second Street.

Northampton police

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 15

· Police responded to a 911 hang-up in the 600 block of East Eighth Street.

· Officers were called to the 1600 block of Newport Avenue to investigate a report of a rear window of a vehicle broken out.

JANUARY 16

· A report of a man who assaulted a woman brought officers to the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.

· Police responded to a report of a dispute between a brother and sister in the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.

Whitehall police

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 15

· A theft from a vehicle brought officers to the 1300 block of North 13th Street.

· Police responded to a report of public drunkenness in the 5100 block of Stone Terrace Drive.

· A report of a drug overdose brought officers to the 3300 block of North 13th Street.

· Police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Chestnut Street.

· A report of an open apartment door brought police to the Olympic Garden Apartments, 12490 Olympic Circle South.

Karaoke contest to benefit girl

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Amateur singers are invited to take part in a karaoke contest to benefit the family of 4-year-old cancer patient Ella Luchansky.

The contest will take place at the Log Cabin, 31 N. Second St., Coplay, starting 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and will continue once a week through April 5.

Ten singers will advance to the finals April 12. The first-place winner will recieve a $1,000 cash prize and the second-place winner will receive $500.

In addition to the karaoke, the Log Cabin will feature raffles and giveaways. All donations and raffle proceeds benefit Ella and her family.

Benjamin R. Hicks

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired plant supervisor

Benjamin R. Hicks, 81, of Whitehall, died Jan. 11, 2013, at the St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lucille A. (Carrescia) Hicks.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Benjamin R. and Emma O. (Minnich) Hicks.

He was in the U.S. Navy and served on a destroyer during the Korean War.

Before retiring, he was a plant superintendent at Ingersoll Rand.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Gloria M. Fetter

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's Lutheran Church member

Gloria M. Fetter, 82, of Whitehall and formerly of Coplay, died Jan. 17, 2013. She was the wife of the late Gerald L. Fetter for 58 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Evelyn E. (Beck) Kemmerer.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.

She was a past president of the Coplay Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Mary "Mitzie" I. (Derkits) Hornak

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's Catholic Church member

Mary "Mitzie" I. (Derkits) Hornak, of Coplay, died Jan. 17, 2013, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph Hornak.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angela (Yandrasits) Derkits.

She was a sewing machine operator at several garment mills, including Catasauqua Garment, Clyde Shirt, Rosillio and Tama Manufacturing.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Francis H. Near

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired maintenance worker

Francis H. Near, 71, of Whitehall, died Jan. 21, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Suzanne (Jenett) Near.

Born in Sterling, Ill., he was the son of the late Ralph and Katherine (Portner) Near.

He worked in apartment maintenance at Helfrich Springs, Whitehall, for 26 year, retiring in 2010. Before that, he had been a service manager and auto mechanic at Pep Boys, Whitehall.

He served proudly in the U.S. Army and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Allentown.