Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 19

Stations 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Mickley Road.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 3174 Brynwood Drive was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 38.

Station 39 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 6955 Chrisphalt Drive.

AUG. 20

A gas leak at 900 Mickley Run brought Stations 36, 37 and 38 to the scene.

AUG. 21

A motor vehicle accident with injuries brought Stations 35 and 37...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school? What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 18

Officers assisted Catasauqua police at 12th and Race streets.

AUG. 19

Police investigated a report of harassment in the 1300 block of Third Street.

An unwanted person in the 700 block of Locust Street was reported.

The department responded to a report of downed wires in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1400 block of Main...

Police investigate child’s self-inflicted gunshot wound

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Township police are investigating a report of a 2-1/2-year-old injured in a self-inflicted shooting Sept. 2.

According to Police Chief Michael Marks, officers were called to an area hospital just after 11 a.m. for a report of a child who was the victim of an accidental shooting that occurred earlier inside a home in the 4100 block of Springmill Road. Marks said the child had been transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries before police were contacted....

Northampton police

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 17

Disorderly conduct — a male observed urinating on a building — in the 1900 block of Main Street was reported to the department.

A report of a male and female trespassing in the 1900 block of Main Street was investigated.

AUG. 18

In the 200 block of Olive Alley, police responded to a hit-and-run accident. A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the middle of the driver side. White...

Coplay Public Library: Summer programs at Coplay Public Library were a success

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Our Summer Quest programs are over! We’re optimistic our final tallies will show this year’s programs were resounding winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the programs and for your kind words. We hope your children had an enjoyable literacy experience that will benefit them as they start the new school year. As you pursued your goals, we would welcome hearing from adults regarding whether the programs and special events met your expectations and any suggestions for...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 19

A dog at large on Race Street was reported to the department.

In the 200 block of Canal Street, officers investigated a civil dispute.

Damage to a vehicle occurred in the 200 block of High Street.

At Catty Mart, 547 Front St., a phone was stolen, the report said.

Police assisted a citizen in the 700 block of Third Street.

A driver was cited in the 200 block of Race Street...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 19

Officers investigated domestic offenses against family on Redwood Drive and Peachtree Circle.

The department responded to a mental health call in the 3000 block of Coplay Lane.

Police were on the scene of a reported burglary in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

Suspicious activity on North Third and Main streets and Mickley Run was reported.

Officers handled a road rage incident on...

Cementon/Egypt: Fire company plans breakfast

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 8. There is a cost, but children under the age of 4 eat for free.

Proceeds support the fire department.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton, will hold its annual family picnic Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park, Main and Bank streets. The day begins with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.

Ethnic food, baked goods, children’s games, a basket raffle and games of chance...

Hokendauqua: Picnic set for Sept. 8

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s picnic and rally day, to be held Sept. 8 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the 3355 MacArthur Road site.

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First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., announces its Sunday school program returns Sept. 15.

Also on this day, the church service will return to a 10 a.m. start.

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There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at...