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Snowstorm, Cold, Racist Graffiti, Pellet Gun Shooting Top Local News

A snowstorm followed by bitterly cold temperatures affected Saucon Valley residents this week.

Saucon Valley Residents Weather Snow, Bitter Cold
Thursday's snow gave way to chilly temperatures Friday as road crews and Saucon Valley residents bundled up to clear snow from streets and sidewalks.

'Park Somewhere Else N-----' Written on Woman's Car, Police Say
A racially offensive term was written on a woman's car when she didn't park in her normal space, Lower Saucon Township police said in a news release Tuesday.

Man Shot in Leg With Pellet Gun in North Hellertown, Police Say
Hellertown Police say they are investigating an incident in which a man who was walking north on Main Street early on the morning of Dec. 26 was shot in the leg with a pellet gun.

Alleged Car Thief Arrested Outside Lower Saucon Liquor Store
Joshua Todora, 29, of Salisbury Township, was arrested outside a Lower Saucon Township liquor store Monday after allegedly stealing a car in Bethlehem Township. He has been charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, which is a level one felony.

Saucon Valley Grad Ian Gimbar an Asset to Muhlenberg Football Program
Muhlenberg College junior and Saucon Valley graduate Ian Gimbar was recently named to the All-Centennial Conference first team after helping the Muhlenberg College football team earn a postseason berth in 2013.

Copper Stolen from Home in 1300 Block of Main Street, Police Say
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Hellertown Police Department at 610-838-7040.

Medical Records, Journal Writings Could Be Inadmissible at Woman's Murder Trial
Amanda Hein, 27, of Allentown, is accused of murdering her newborn baby inside a restaurant bathroom in Lower Saucon Township.

SVHS Senior Spotlight: Elizabeth Chikotas
Cross country star Elizabeth Chikotas is the most talented distance runner ever to come out of Saucon Valley, according to her coach, Ed Kolosky. She will attend Penn State in the fall, where she plans to continue her running career.

2 Cited After Head-On Collision at Saucon Square Entrance, Police Say
Lower Saucon Township Police say two drivers were cited after one allegedly caused a Dec. 18 head-on collision at the entrance to the Saucon Square shopping center on Rt. 378.

Borough Business Revitalization Committee Seeks New Members
The HBBRP committee meets monthly for breakfast at Café Erica, 637 Main St., Hellertown. Meetings in 2014 will be held the second Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 will be the first meeting of the new year.

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