Friday, February 1, 2013
Palmer Township police say Hayley Krauss is fine and that no charges are forthcoming in the case.
A Palmer Township family is feeling a great deal of relief now that their daughter, missing since last Thursday, has returned home safely. The Palmer Police Department said that Hayley Krauss, 15, had run away from home and was located in Leola, Pa., which is in Lancaster County. Krauss was found Wednesday afternoon, said Det. Sgt. Timothy Ruoff. Ruoff said police heard from Krauss's mother who had received a Facebook message from a friend who recognized Krauss. According to police, Krauss was picked up and stayed in Leola with a friend. Police spoke with her about coming home and she was reunited with her mother. Police said Krauss was fine and that no charges will be filed. The investigation has been closed. Krauss got off the school bus…
Gov. Tom Corbett among state, local officials who gathered in Palmer Township Thursday morning to break ground on the Route 33 Interchange project.
The ground has now been broken. Next comes the construction. Gov. Tom Corbett joined U.S. House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch, Palmer officials and others from the region to break ground on the Route 33 Interchange project. The $40 million project, backed by Charles Chrin Companies, is expected to be completed by late 2014 with construction starting this spring and lasting 16 to 18 months. "We’re extremely happy to welcome new businesses and new jobs to Palmer Township,” said David Colver, chairman of Palmer Township Board of Supervisors. Chrin’s development of the surrounding land carries estimates of creating more than 5,000 jobs and generating $16 million in tax revenue annually. The project …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Hayley Krauss, 15, of Palmer Township has been missing since Thursday afternoon.
The family of a 15-year-old Palmer Township girl missing since Thursday afternoon is offering a reward. Kevin Arnold, father of Hayley Krauss, said the family is offering a $2,500 reward for her safe return, according to a report in The Express-Times. Palmer Township police issued a Missing Juvenile Report on the whereabouts of Hayley Krauss over the weekend. Police did not have any updates Monday on the case. If you have any information, please contact the Palmer Township Police Department at (610) 759-2200. WFMZ reported that Krauss was last seen coming off her school bus Thursday afternoon, her father said. Her bus stops on Corriere Road in Palmer Township and her home isn't far from the stop. Krauss has been entered into the Missing …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Palmer Township Police are seeking the public's help in finding missing 15-year-old Hayley Krause.
The Palmer Township Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl who was last seen getting off a school bus Thursday afternoon. Palmer Township police issued a Missing Juvenile Report on the whereabouts of Hayley Krauss. If you have any information, please contact the Palmer Township Police Department at (610) 759-2200. WFMZ is reporting that Krauss was last seen coming off her school bus Thursday afternoon, her father said. Her bus stops on Corriere Road in Palmer Township and her home isn't far from the stop. Krauss has been entered into the Missing Persons database, Palmer Township police said.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A new CVS has opened along Route 248 in Palmer Township.
It took some time. But the CVS along Route 248 in Palmer Township -- a stone's throw from the Lower Nazareth Township border -- has finally opened. The pharmacy opened its doors over the weekend in the Northwood Center at the intersection of Route 248 and Northwood Avenue. It had been under construction for some time and appeared ready for the holiday shopping season. The CVS is part of a retail center that will also include a Sheetz gas station/convenience store and also a small strip center for retail businesses. The Sheetz would be the largest in the Lehigh Valley.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Palmer Township and state officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Route 33 interchange on Jan. 31.
Plans for the Route 33 interchange are heading in the right direction. Palmer Township officials said Wednesday that a groundbreaking ceremony on the long-awaited, much-anticipated Route 33 interchange project will take place Jan. 31. "It's exciting. It's coming to fruition," Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. "It's a big deal." Colver said that the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Porsche Logistics in the Palmer Township Industrial Park. "It will be a presentation and then a groundbreaking ceremony with shovels and all that," Colver said. Colver said he expected construction to begin sometime in April or May with completion 16 to 18 months later around Thanksgiving or Christmas 2014. "This has been on the radar, before my time, …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
PennDOT driver's license center in the 25th Street Shopping Center in Palmer Township will be closed for the holidays.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close its driver's license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, on Tuesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website: www.dmv.state.pa.us. A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2013 is available under “News, Stats and Facts.” Driver and vehicle online services are available 24/7 and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewals; driver history services; changes of address; driver's license and vehicle registration …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Nazareth Borough Council is seeking Palmer Township, among others, for help with police coverage.
The news caught Palmer Township officials off guard Monday night. As the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors was meeting, Nazareth Borough Council was making a motion for contracting police services. And Palmer Township was on that list. "This is the first I'm hearing about it," Police Chief Larry Palmer said when shown a text message from Palmer/Forks Patch.com. Nazareth council approved a motion Monday to revisit contracting police services from a neighboring municipality. Nazareth wants an outside source to provide police services, and planned to ask six municipalities -- including Palmer -- to provide a proposal. "We haven't seen anything," Palmer Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said following Monday's meeting. Upper Nazareth …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Palmer Township Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella recognized as 2012 outstanding elected Democratic woman for Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Palmer Township Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella has received an award as the outstanding elected Democratic woman in Northampton and Lehigh counties for 2012. Panella was honored recently at a dinner with the award from the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women. "It went very well," Panella said. "It was a very nice thing to be honored as one of the women throughout the state. I was suprised." Panella received a certificate that honored her for "making significant contributions to District Eight and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, supporting the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women and the Democratic Party and consistently aiding other Democratic women seeking office." She was presented with the award at a November 20 dinner in…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Spencer's opens just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The Palmer Park Mall has opened yet another store, just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season, which goes full throttle on Black Friday. Spencer's, a specialty store offering unique gifts and clothes, has opened right next store to Books for Less, another store that just opened in the mall recently. The mall has started to fill vacancies in recent weeks, with the bookstore's arrival and a new toy and game store for kids. The Palmer Township mall, anchored by Boscov's and The Bon-Ton, will open at midnight -- a minute short of Black Friday.