Thomas Capehart has announced his candidacy for judge of Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.
Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.
“My active involvement in our community, coupled with my nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of the law, makes me uniquely qualified to effectively deal with the issues that come before the court,” he said.
Lehigh County Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks has announced she will run for judge in the county’s Court of Common Pleas.
“I have been blessed to have spent a large portion of my career being the voice for child victims,” Morffi Marks said in a news release. “I want to take my courtroom experience as a prosecutor in handling the toughest cases while staying fair and impartial and provide a court where justice is both served and the rights of all are protected.”
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.
Martin has been Lehigh County District Attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.
Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election as Lehigh County sheriff. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.
Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with Allentown Police Department, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.
John Morganelli announced in November 2018 he would not be seeking another term as Northampton County district attorney.
“I felt at that time that I had achieved all the goals that I set out to achieve, and after 27 years, it was time for me to consider some new challenges,” he said.
Morganelli has decided to make a run for the open seat in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.
On a quiet and dark December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the 12th annual North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest.
The committee toured the borough, viewing the 28 homes entered in the contest. The designs varied from simple to elaborate as they helped to make North Catasauqua sparkle and shine brightly for the holiday season.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County. These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.
A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.
Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.
According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was owned by NS Paving of Lehighton and operated by Corey Mann, 49, of East Stroudsburg.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli will not seek another term as district attorney in 2019. Morganelli is currently Pennsylvania’s most senior district attorney and has served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Morganelli’s current term does not end until Dec. 31, 2019.