When my children were younger, a favorite 1996 movie was “Alaska,” a story about two children who searched for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska. Along the way, the two learn valuable lessons and meet a baby polar bear on the run from poachers. My children loved the adventures of the baby polar bear. My youngest son had a stuffed polar bear we affectionately named “Cubby” from the movie.
So should we be concerned about the images we see of the starving polar bears in Alaska losing their homes?
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police were on the scene of a DUI involving drugs in the area of Limestone and Eugene streets.
A verbal domestic problem in the 1200 block of Howertown Road was investigated.
Officers responded to security checks on Main, Arch, Second and Milton streets.
A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Cypress streets.
Police were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
A reportable accident at Center Street and Lilac Court involved one vehicle.
Members of the department investigated a juvenile problem in the 1600 block of Laubach Avenue.
A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the front bumper, during a hit and run at East 16th Street and Lincoln Avenue. White transfer paint was left at the scene.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Suspicious activity in the 100 block of East Union Street was reported.
Police responded to an animal case on Orchard Drive.
Officers investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 600 block of Eighth Street.
A death investigation brought police to the 300 block of Hill Road.
Officers were on the scene of a reported assault in the 1100 block of Sixth Street.
The department responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 1049 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35, 36 and 3502 (deputy chief).
Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency on MacArthur Road.
A malfunctioning carbon monoxide detector brought Stations 39 and 40 to 5534 Lehigh St.
Whitehall-Coplay School District is looking for Zephyr Graduates of Distinction. The graduates of distinction award recognizes Whitehall grads who have a marked achievement in academics, music, arts, civic or military service, community service or significant personal achievements.
Nomination forms are available at whitehallcoplay.org, Whitehall Township Public Library and Coplay Public Library or by contacting Dr. Barbara Chomik at 610-439-1431, ext. 1021.
The nomination deadline is Jan. 8.