Sunday, May 19, 2013
Hellertown Police say two men who allegedly fought in an alley behind Main Street were cited for disorderly conduct.
Two borough men who allegedly fought in an alley behind the 1500 block of Main Street were cited for disorderly conduct, Hellertown Police said in a news release. According to police, officers were called to Morris Alley for a report of a fight at about 6 p.m. May 9. At the scene, police said it was determined that Joseph D. Gerstenberg, 46, of the 1500 block of Main Street, and Jason Joseph Britland, 37, of the 1500 block of Burkhardt Street, Hellertown, had fought because of a "dispute involving the children of both men."
Retiring host and soon-to-be host of NBC late night television shows both scheduled to appear at Bethlehem Event Center this summer.
“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will make his second trip to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Sticking with the comedy theme, Vision Entertainment on Monday also announced performances by "Saturday Night Live" cast member Seth Meyers and the cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” Leno, who has been “The Tonight Show” host for most of the past 20 years, has continued to perform stand-up comedy throughout his tenure as television host. Leno appeared for a nearly sold out at the Event Center in August 2012. In March, NBC announced that Leno would retire from “The Tonight Show” at the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics and be replaced by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon. Meyers, who on Sunday was named by NBC to be Fallon’s …
Here's a round-up of unusual police news from the Lehigh Valley.
$2,500 ransom demanded from woman, police say: Upper Macungie Police said a woman received a phone call Monday stating that her father was being held captive. The caller demanded a $2,500 ransom. However, the woman later found out her father was safe. Bethlehem man charged with bigamy: A woman with a marriage certificate from New York complained to police that her husband married another woman in Northampton County, according to court records. Man exposed self to cops, threatened judge, police say: An Easton man was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday morning after he allegedly exposed himself and cursed at police officers, urinated on police paperwork, and threatened a district judge. Police officer breaks toe chasing man at Palmer …
One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to a recent poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following…
Here's what you need to know about Tuesday's primary election in Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township and the Saucon Valley School District.
Tuesday, May 21 is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poll problems? Contact the Northampton County Office of Voter Registration at (610) 559-3055. Not sure where to vote? You can find your local polling place by entering your street address in a form on the Pennsylvania Department of State's website. Hellertown Borough Races Lower Saucon Township Race Saucon Valley School District Race Northampton County Race Useful link:
State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Northampton) announced in a press release that he is sponsoring a bill to 'remove the ability of school board candidates to cross-file nomination petitions.'
State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-131) announced Wednesday that he is sponsoring a bill to remove the ability of school board candidates to cross-file nomination petitions. House Bill 1020 was approved by the House State Government Committee Wednesday, Simmons said. The bill would amend the Pennsylvania Election Code of 1937, which currently allows school board member candidates to file nomination petitions for multiple political parties. Consequently, school board candidates in Pennsylvania who are cross-filed appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in primary elections. "Historically, school board candidates have been permitted to cross-file because this position has been thought of as being non-partisan," Simmons said. "However…
Lower Saucon Township Police say the lower limbs of four trees near Saucon Valley Elementary School were mysteriously pruned and left on the sidewalk. The case is being investigated as criminal mischief.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating a case of criminal mischief involving the cutting of tree limbs near Saucon Valley Elementary School. In a news release, police said the lower limbs of four trees along the sidewalk near the elementary school playground were cut off sometime between 5 and 8 p.m. May 15. The limbs "were clean cut with a pruning tool and left on the sidewalk," police said. The pruning was unauthorized by the school district, authorities confirmed. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Hellertown Police say a car window was recently damaged in what is being investigated as a case of criminal mischief.
Hellertown Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for damage to a car window. Police said the car that was damaged was parked in the 700 block of Magnolia Road on the afternoon of May 12, when the damage was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. The incident is being investigated as a case of criminal mischief, according to police. Anyone with information about it can contact borough police at 610-838-7040.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sherleen A. Hahn-Maines died Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Sherleen A. Hahn-Maines, 62, of Lower Saucon Township died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Inpatient Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert W. Maines. She was born in Fountain Hill on Oct. 30, 1950 to Shirley L. (Jamicky) Hahn of Coopersburg and the late Lloyd D. Hahn. She was a warehouse manager for Alice Kay and Charming Shops for many years, and a bookkeeper for real estate companies until retiring. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 16 years; mother; siblings: Deborah J. wife of Arthur A. Haug of Coopersburg, Allen L. Hahn of Emmaus, Trevor J. and his wife Kathryne R. of Dunkirk, N.Y.; stepchildren, nieces and nephews. SERVICE Family and friends are invited to call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, May …
Privatization debates in the Pennsylvania General Assembly could mean changes to where Pennsylvanians can buy six-packs.
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — A simple six-pack of beer is becoming a focal point of the most substantive legislative debate on Pennsylvania alcohol laws since Prohibition. A Tuesday afternoon Senate Law and Justice Committee on liquor privatization, headed by Chairman Chuck McIlhinney, R-Bucks, featured numerous testifiers discussing the already-private industry of beer sales. Chief among the concerns from the beer distributor industry and taverns is package reform, or allowing establishments who sell beer to sell different amounts. Under current law, beer distributors cannot sell less than a case, and bars or grocery stores with the ability to sell bottles cannot sell more than a 12-pack. The Senate, under McIlhinney’s…