Drunken Food Run, Bushkill Blaze Top Local News
A bid for a four-year seat on Nazareth Borough Council and local reaction to the election of Pope Francis also among top headlines.
Tiffany Jacoby, 25, of Palmerton, had a .18 percent blood-alcohol content when she became lost trying to pick up food for herself and her Gracedale Nursing Home colleagues.
Nazareth area fire departments battled a fire at a newly purchased home on Gower Road in Bushkill Township.
Carl Strye Jr., a Republican, is running against incumbents Jack Herbst and Charles Donello, both of whom are Democrats. They are vying for two four-year seats in the borough's Ward 3.
John Alfy Salama Markus, 40, of Bushkill Township, pleaded guilty in September to taking at least $3.7 million in bribes and kickbacks from government contracts in Iraq.
White smoke appeared on Wednesday, signaling that the conclave had chosen Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be the new head of the Catholic Church. Locals across the community responded.
Reginald Derrick Braddy, 29, of Moreno Valley, Calif., is charged with criminal trespass for allegedly entering the J.F.R. Salvage yard without permission.
Due to a significant number of crashes in 2012—and two fatal accidents within 15 months—Upper Nazareth’s police department enrolled in a three-day vehicle collision investigation course.
Gabrielle Creazzo, a senior at Nazareth Area High School, was named an honorable mention winner in C-SPAN’s national 2013 StudentCam competition.