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Alleged rapist is in custody

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Antonio Junior Serrano, the man accused of raping his aunt, is in custody.

In a July 6 news release from Catasauqua Police Department, Serrano was apprehended July 6 by Catasauqua Police Department and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office in a home in the 100 block of Front Street, Catasauqua.

According to the release, he was taken into custody without incident and transported to Lehigh County Central Booking Center for processing and arraignment.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Task force

Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Lehigh County during weekends in July.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein police systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable signs and/or behaviors normally associated with drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

The sobriety checkpoint is intended to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes caused by impaired drivers and to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers traveling on Pennsylvania highways.

Nursing reactivation review sessions set

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Northampton Community College is offering free information sessions about its RN and LPN reactivation and review classes.

The sessions will be geared to nursing professionals with inactive or international licenses wishing to re-enter the workforce.

These information sessions will be held 6 p.m. July 23 at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, and 6 p.m. July 24 at the Monroe Campus, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville.

Education, programs are available

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer Support COMMUNITY

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials, lymphedema management, medical marijuana, budget planning, care giving, exercise, nutrition and more.

Lasagna dinner planned for June 7

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, will host a lasagna dinner in the handicapped-accessible parish hall 5-7 p.m. June 7. Salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.

There is a cost for adults and children, but children 3 and under eat for free.

Come with a hearty appetite, and bring your friends and neighbors.

The church is located on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

Video contest ends June 8

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Anyone participating in Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of PA is reminded to submit an entry in the video contest.

To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 60-second video of your Great American Cleanup of PA event showing individuals, groups, children and adults having fun making our communities clean, beautiful and vibrant! Be sure to mention the Great American Cleanup of PA in your video.

County facility’s ratings improve during 2018 quarterly quality assessments

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cedarbrook Nursing Home

The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released its 2018 quarterly evaluation of nursing homes. Cedarbrook Nursing Home received five out of five stars for overall quality.

In addition, it saw its staff rating increase from three stars to four stars and received four stars for nurse staffing.

Hours, routes, services change

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Trans-Bridge Lines Inc. bus company has eliminated some services and combined or changed the schedule of others as of May 7.

Lehigh Valley International Airport, Easton and Phillipsburg, among others, will see changed hours.

One Wall Street/Jersey City route and two Allentown-Clinton-New York eastbound and westbound routes have been eliminated.

Trans-Bridge said the company has been affected by retirements and persons on company leave, resulting in about 10 fewer drivers than it had previously.