A walk to remember Army Spc. Jesse Reed grew by leaps and bounds this year.
Reed, who enlisted in 2008, was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan July 14, 2010. His childhood best friend, Adam Keys, also of Whitehall, survived but lost several limbs.
"It was a miracle that Adam survived," said Dolores Reed, Jesse's mother.
In 2011, Whitehall Township honored Reed by renaming Seventh Street Jesse Reed Way.
Selected health centers across the country received grant money totaling $150 million July 10 to help the uninsured enroll in health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.
All grant recipients received a minimum of $59,000.
Funds were to be released immediately, said Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., administrator of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, in a conference call July 10 with members of the news media.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is making progress in the war against illegal drugs, a DEA agent told the members of the Whitehall Township Crime Watch.
DEA Agent and Public Information Officer John Hamrick spoke to the crime watch at its July 29 meeting.
Prior to the talk, Hamrick showed a short video tracing the history of the DEA back to 1973 when former President Richard Nixon created the organization. The DEA was intended to create a single source whereby individuals using and distributing illegal drugs are prosecuted and their illegal assets lawfully seized.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
· Duplicate bridge, invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
Representatives of Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center recently announced an expansion of a partnership formed in 2011.
Alan List, M.D., Moffitt's president and CEO, and Suresh Nair, LVHN's senior medical director of academic oncology programs, said LVHN's participation in the Moffitt Oncology Network, which is designed to help Moffitt develop a premier cancer care delivery system, focused solely on providing patients, including those in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area, the best personalized cancer care.
During the most recent heat wave, Nortampton Municipal Pool lifeguard Meghann Fiorvanti checks the pool's water temperature. With the air temperature in the high 90s, the water in the pool was between 72 and 74 degrees. The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool is open noon-7 p.m., weather permitting, through Aug. 16. The Coplay pool is open noon-7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Whitehall's three pools close Aug. 18 though an attempt will be made to keep one pool open longer, if possible. The Catasauqua pool has yet to set a final date for its pool season.
A 44-year-old woman and her 27-year-old future son-in-law are dead following what police are calling a murder-suicide at a home in Moore Township.
Moore Township Deputy Police Chief James Cavallo told The Press July 31 officers entered 3001 Delps Road to find Michelle Snyder, formerly of New Tripoli, and Robert Kislow III in the same area of the home.
Around 11:40 p.m. July 29, Cavallo said, police received a 911 call from a man reporting a verbal disturbance in the home.
Andrew Helman of 28 Second St. believes the lives of two Catasauqua men, ages 21 and 27, were saved by the selfless actions of a Catasauqua Police Department officer.
In a telephone interview with The Press Monday afternoon, borough Police Chief Douglas Kish said Officer Arthur Williams, on a routine patrol, reported a home at 30 Second St. was on fire Sunday morning at 2:47 a.m.
Kish said Williams saw smoke coming from the home and decided to stop.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company has reported responding to the following calls.
April 27, 3:23 p.m.
North Catasauqua Fire Department was dispatched with the Northampton Fire Department for a dwelling fire at 910 Dewey Ave. The caller had reported black smoke from the chimney at that location. Allen Township Fire Department and Northampton Regional EMS were also on the assignment.