Catasauqua Press

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Body discovered in Whitehall woods

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered July 24 in a wooded area of MacArthur Road.

According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, the man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead 6:25 p.m. that night in the vicinity of 2601 MacArthur Road. That address is identified as Walmart.

An autopsy was scheduled for July 26 to determine the cause of death.

No additional information was available at press time.

Catasauqua: Garden club meets Aug. 2

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Aug. 2 meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club will feature the presentation “Victorian Flowers” by Kathleen Coddington. It will take place 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Horticulture and artistic design entries should be in place early.

Curious garden-friendly visitors are welcome to share the hospitality and this month’s intriguing program.

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The George Taylor House will be rocking and rolling Aug. 6 for First Sunday Shindig. During the event, the winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced.

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 15

Officers assisted Bethlehem police with a report of a male stopped for a traffic violation at Ninth and Main streets. The male, who had an outstanding warrant, was released to a Bethlehem officer.

JULY 17

Criminal mischief in the 400 block of East 12th Street was reported to police. The department said a legally parked vehicle had cake thrown on the windshield and was egged.

In the 1600 block of Main Street, police responded to a report of a domestic dispute between a male and a female.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Coming together to support a colleague

The world was rocked July 19 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had been diagnosed with a primary brain tumor known as glioblastoma following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

“The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation,” according to a statement by Mayo Clinic released July 19.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 16

In the 800 block of Willow Drive, a dog was found.

At Howertown Road and Grove Street, police responded to a traffic incident.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 1400 block of Main Street.

The department received a complaint of tall grass and weeds in the 1200 block of Second Street.

JULY 17

At Fourth and Cypress streets, police responded to a traffic incident.

Suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Railroad Street was reported.

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 17

A gas leak in the 200 block of South Fifth Street brought out police.

Officers checked on a vehicle in the 100 block of Oak Street.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 1200 block of Hokendauqua Street.

Officers assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Center Street.

JULY 18

Members of the department assisted with a family matter in the unit block of South Front Street.

A wallet was found at Giant, 202 Chestnut St., and was returned to the owner.

Northampton: Music request night planned at VFW

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold an open music request night 7-10 p.m. July 29 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. D’s Entertainment Connection will play the music you want to hear. Doors open 4 p.m. The public is invited. There is no charge for members.

Prugal, an Irish rock band, will take to the stage 8-11 p.m. Aug. 12. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

The VFW hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 1

In the 600 block of Howertown Road, a set of keys was found.

At Silver Manor, 2 Front St., an ordinance violation was referred to code enforcement.

Police assisted a citizen in the 200 block of Circle Drive.

At Apartments for the Elderly, 118 Bridge St., police responded to a problem with a neighbor.

A tree branch in the roadway in the 200 block of Tunnel Alley was reported to police.

On both Bridge Street and Church Street, trees on wires brought out officers.