Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Dec. 14 an investigation by the district attorney’s Drug Task Force has led to a significant arrest in Coplay.
Michael Louis Frasier, 27, of 136 Front St., Coplay, has been charged with six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; seven counts of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Along with the drug charges, Frasier has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, a felony of the second degree.
On a cold, moonlit December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the 10th annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The committee toured around the borough viewing homes of this year’s contestants, which totaled 30 homes this year.
The Alpha Chapter Pa. of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Society of Women Educators recently celebrated its 62nd anniversary. Alpha Delta Chapter, organized in the Allentown School District, was the first chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa and established in Pennsylvania in 1954.
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute recently welcomed the 2016-17 lineup of Skills-USA officers.
The students, who represent a variety of sending high schools and career and technical education programs, were recognized at pinning ceremonies recently.
Among the officers is a student from Catasauqua High School.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
It provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.
Paul Rizzo, 15th Congressional candidate, has announced he has achieved ballot access for the November election to run against incumbent Republican Charlie Dent and Democrat Rick Daugherty.
Rizzo is the first Libertarian to run for this seat since 2004, when Richard J. Piotrowski ran.
Rizzo said he is looking forward to bringing the message of limited government, less taxes and more personal freedom to the 2016 election.
A resident of Hanover Township, he is married and has two children.
AAA East Central, along with Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force, will be providing free anti-car theft Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching for car windows 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20 at AAA East Penn, 2072 Downyflake Lane, Allentown.
Allentown Fire Department’s K-9 Judge is a finalist in the 2016 American Hero Dog contest.
A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, he joined the department in 2011. Fire Chief Lee Laubach is Judge’s handler.
State Farm’s Arson Dog Scholarship program donated Judge to the city. He is the first State Farm Arson Dog in city history and was the first in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey in several years.
Judge already has been designated as Hero Dog in the arson category. He is now vying with seven other dogs for top honors from American Humane Association.
From June 10 to 15, transplant recipients and living donors traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of Team Philadelphia — showcasing their athletic abilities, passion and determination — as they competed in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.
Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by legislators, local officials, law enforcement and health care professionals at Northampton Community College recently to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic house and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 26. The self-guided tour highlights some of the beautiful homes and mansions in Catasauqua’s Historic Districts and beyond. There are also several re-purposed historic properties that have been restored and converted to new uses in conjunction with Catasauqua’s revitalization of the F. L. Smidth property, now called the Iron Works project on Front Street. There are a dozen homes all featuring original architecture, including Queen Anne, Victorian, Georgian and Federal styles.