Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Accident that hampered afternoon rush hour traffic on Route 33 Tuesday started when a dump truck's tire failed, causing the driver to lose control, police say.
A tire blowout was what caused a dump truck to overturn and create a mess for afternoon rush hour travelers on Route 33 in Bethlehem Township on Tuesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast. Harry F. Andress Jr., 58, of Stroudsburg, was driving the truck in the right lane of northbound Route 33 at about 4:21 p.m. when the left front tire failed, police said. Andress lost control of the 2007 Mack truck, which traveled across the left lane and onto the center grass median of the highway before rolling over onto its passenger side, not far from the William Penn Highway exit, police said. Andress, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the truck as a result of the crash, police said. He was taken to St. Luke’s…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
One lane in each direction of Route 33 is shut down for cleanup; driver hurt.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 9
If your afternoon commute involves Route 33 in Bethlehem Township, you could be in for a delay. According to police radio reports, a dump truck filled with dirt overturned near the William Penn Highway exit of Route 33 at a little after 4 p.m. Police have shut down one lane of the highway in each direction to allow for cleanup, which apparently does not involve any hazardous materials. The driver, who was apparently injured, was taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill for treatment, radio reports said.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Jamie Lynn Kinghorn, 36, of Moore Township, is facing three felony drug counts as a result of an alleged $650 sale of 3.5 grams of meth to a confidential police informant in Bethlehem Township.
A Moore Township woman and a male accomplice have been arrested and charged with selling methamphetamine to a confidential police informant in Bethlehem Township, according to court papers filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. Jamie Lynn Kinghorn, 36, of 255 Nazareth Drive, and Nicholas Strohl, 26, who has no current address, are both facing three felony drug counts as a result of the alleged $650 sale of 3.5 grams of meth. The meeting between the suspects and the confidential informant took place on Nov. 21 at a township location that was not divulged in the arrest affidavit. The arrest was made by Thomas Sedor, a former Allentown police detective and a sworn narcotics agent for the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics …
Friday, August 31, 2012
It was sink or swim for first-time triathlete Christine Burke of Lower Nazareth Township as she signaled for help from the waters of Bear Creek Mountain Resort’s 5-acre lake.
Christine Burke, a Lower Nazareth Township mom, wife, school nurse and accomplished marathoner, had declined multiple invitations from her running pals to compete in the Bald Bear Triathlon, a sprint-distance triathlon at Bear Creek Mountain Resort near Macungie. “I don’t do lakes, and I don't do mud,” Burke repeatedly told her friends, all of whom are Lehigh Valley moms. They call themselves the "Mommies on the Run." The "Mommies" met six years ago at the Bethlehem Township Community Center. Enrolled in First Strides, a beginner walking and running workshop for women, they found each other -- and themselves -- through running. Over the years, the group has managed to balance family and careers while training and competing in 5K, 5-mile, …
Friday, January 13, 2012
A whopping 105 students from the Nazareth area made the Dean's List at Northampton Community College for the fall 2011 semester.
The fall 2011 semester at Northampton Community College was a successful one for students from the Nazareth area. A whopping 105 students listed under "Nazareth" in a press release from the Bethlehem Township-based college made the Dean's List -- an honor reserved for students who achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. There were also four students from Stockertown, four from Tatamy, and 24 from Wind Gap. The students from Nazareth are: Kyle Apgar Kristen Arndt Zackary Audenried Beverly Bailey Mary Baldree Valerie Berhel Lori Biege Andrew Bisson Tammy Britcher Anthony Bronico Carly Brown Paulette Brown Walter Brown Courtneyann Butz Colleen Capuano Nicholas Carbonneau Amanda Carey Vanessa Childs James Choi Jacob …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Suspect is a former student who has been banned from campus; police are still investigating.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Daryl Nerl
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A Northampton Community College official said Tuesday that the college believes it has identified the suspect who was stalking women inside ladies’ room stalls on the main campus. “The individual is a former student and has been banned from campus while the police finalize the investigation,” according to an e-mail sent to the campus community by Mardi McGuire-Closson, the vice president for student affairs and the dean of students. The college issued a security alert last week to alert women that a man had, on at least two occasions, entered ladies’ rooms and looked under the doors of bathroom stalls in Communications Hall on Dec. 2 and in the Residence Hall on Dec. 7. In her e-mail, McGuire-Closson wrote that the college also received …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
A Peeping Tom, who has yet to be identified, creates security alert at Northampton Community College's main campus in Bethlehem Township.
At 1:37 p.m. today, Dec. 8, Northampton Community College (NCC) sent out an emergency text message telling all students, faculty and staff to "Please read your NCC e-mail for an important security alert." In addition to e-mail, the alert was also described in detail on NCC's Facebook fan page: "On Friday, December 2, a staff member using the ladies room in Communications Hall on the Main Campus (in Bethlehem Township) saw a male come into the restroom and look under the bathroom stalls. The staff member called for help and the man fled. "Last night (Wednesday, December 7) a similar incident was reported in the Residence Hall. Video footage indicates the same individual was involved in both cases. Many parties have been shown the picture, …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Melissa Garrigan, 41, was killed Sunday morning in a crash on Route 33 in Plainfield Township.
A Bethlehem Township woman was killed Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Route 33 in Plainfield Township, according to State Police in Belfast. According to police, Melissa Garrigan, 41, of the 3900 block of Bruce Lane was driving her 2009 Subaru Forester in the left southbound lane -- between the Belfast and Stockertown exits -- around 8am. Garrigan attempted to pass a 2000 Sterling AT9500 series, heavy duty truck driven by Leroy Altemose, 54, of Saylorsburg. Police say that an unknown portion of the passenger side of Garrigan's car struck the front driver's side wheel of Altemose's vehicle, sending her clockwise and over the west edge of the roadway. The driver's side door of Garrigan's vehicle struck a tree, and she was pronounced…