Catasauqua Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

District attorney warns public of new dangerous drug

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is warning the public about Gray Death, a new drug that can kill with a single dose. This drug is dangerous even to touch with gloves, Morganelli said, adding there have been reported overdoses in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio.

Gray Death is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and a synthetic opioid called U-47700.

Man charged in area robberies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced recently that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, which occurred between November 26, 2016, and May 1, 2017, including two at the same business in Catasauqua and one in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was arraigned through Central Booking.

Speeding is permitted at local pinewood derby

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Twenty-two Cub Scouts from Cub Pack 94 recently competed in the 2017 pinewood derby. The race took place at the pack’s sponsoring church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

The Scouts, with the help of an adult or by themselves, fashioned their official BSA pinewood derby kit into a super cool race car. North Valley District rules must be adhered to, including a maximum weight of 5 ounces, and using no lubrication except for graphite for the axles and wheels.

At the event, each Scout’s car races four heats, and the fastest average time wins.

Free VIN-etching event set for May 13 in Whitehall Township

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)-etching event May 13 in Whitehall Township.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.

Bonilla seeks Lehigh County seat

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Basilio Bonilla received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s Latino Caucus at an event held recently in Lancaster. The Latino Caucus is dedicated to increasing the political participation of Pennsylvania’s Latino and Hispanic communities.

He is on the Democratic ballot for the position of District 3 Lehigh County commissioner.

“Basilio would be the first Latino commissioner not only in Lehigh County, but in all of Pennsylvania,” the endorsement stated.

CMS student moves to state competition

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit held the third annual Math 24 Challenge March 24.

The game, created by Suntex International, is based on numbers, accuracy, mental math and speed. The goal is to find a solution resulting in the number 24, after carefully studying a card that includes a series of numbers.

Seventy-two students from Carbon and Lehigh counties competed for the chance to head to the state competition in June. Participating districts included Northern Lehigh, Parkland, Whitehall, Catasauqua, Northwestern, Jim Thorpe, Palmerton, East Penn and Allentown.

State offers military family tax help

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.

Pep rally motivates students

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

During the Catasauqua Middle School PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) Spirit Week held March 27-31, students had the opportunity to earn entries into a raffle that was to be held at the pep rally on Friday.

The purpose of the pep rally and spirit week activities was to help motivate the students and get them excited for the PSSA testing, which began the following week.

Each grade level was given one question daily. Students who answered the question correctly earned a raffle ticket.

Eckhart enters race for county executive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County executive. He made his special announcement recently at Big Woody’s, Allentown.

Eckhart has been a school board member, township commissioner and county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.

“Now I want to be your county executive,” Eckhart said.

Eckhart has been serving the community for nearly 20 years.

Allentown man charged in 2016 bank robbery

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.