Catasauqua Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

Police continue search for suspect in mall shooting

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Police Log

A suspect in the June 1 shooting of two people at the Lehigh Valley Mall was still at large nearly a week after the incident.

Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks said police continue to look for the person who allegedly shot two men around 7:10 p.m. in the mall parking lot after a fight occurred inside Macy’s. There was no update as of press time Wednesday.

Marks said two victims are being treated for gunshot wounds, which he said are not life threatening. On June 4,...

Class of 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Family, friends and district faculty and staff gathered June 4 for the 150th Catasauqua High School graduation. The 123 graduating seniors filed into the high school gymnasium to the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the Catasauqua High School band under the direction of Robert Arnold.

The student speakers focused on the past, present and future.

Salutatorian Lucas Bloszinsky spoke about the past. He likened their time in school to a television series, with each new...

Main Streets members meet at brewing company

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Members of Main Streets, Catasauqua’s business owners association, met for their quarterly meeting May 31 at the new Taylor House Brewing Company, on Lehigh Street, across from the George Taylor House.

“Every quarter, we have a formal meeting at a local business,” Kimberly Brubaker, the association’s president, said. “This meeting was special because it was the night before Taylor House Brewing would be open to the public.”

Taylor House Brewing Company owners Fred and Annette...

Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

In September 2017, Dent announced he would not seek an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the then-15th District after...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 20

Officers were on the scene of an overdose in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 3000 block of North Fourth Street.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

A report of fraud in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was addressed.

A reckless driver on MacArthur Road brought police...

Another view

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Before acting, I ponder this phrase taught to me by my mother years ago. If whatever I am about to say or do does not fit the framework of “something nice,” I simply refrain from putting it out to the world. This second look has stopped me from doing a lot of things I know I would have regretted.

“When anger rises, think of the consequences,” Confucius said.

Instead of always saying what is on your mind...

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

May 21

The department received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Center Street.

Police investigated a parking complaint in the unit block of South Third Street.

Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a female walking in the area of North Second and Chestnut streets.

Police were called to the 400 block of Chestnut Street for a residential alarm.

Members of...

north Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a possible DUI at North Dauphin and Irving streets.

Police investigated a domestic issue in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

Traffic stops were conducted on Howertown Road and Grove Street and at Second and Eugene streets.

MAY 19

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

A disturbance in the 1100 block...