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Friday, July 19, 2019

Capehart announces candidacy for judge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Morffi Marks will run for judge seat

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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 DA to run for re-election

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

Morganelli announces candidacy for open county judge seat

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.

‘A special place at Christmas’

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Committee announces winners of North Catty home decorating contest

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.

Cedar Hill to take part in Wreaths Across America day

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

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.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Dump truck hits car at Municipal Road, Lehigh Drive

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.