Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam that recently came to light. It involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the agency on aging and adult services.
Consumers are getting calls that appear to come from that office’s general telephone number — 610-782-3034. Aging and adult services is not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show that number.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.