Freshman Charged in Bomb Hoax, Sam Adams Cans It Top Lehigh Valley News
I-78 road rage and $225,000 embezzlement also made headlines this week.
An Emmaus High School ninth-grader was charged with making terroristic threats—a third-degree felony—for a Dec. 20, 2012 bomb hoax at the school, according to Emmaus Police. Charges will be referred to Lehigh County Juvenile Court. The high school has been the target of three bomb hoaxes in the last three months. Investigation into the other incidents continues, police say.
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast are looking for eyewitnesses to a road rage incident in which a gun was fired into a Bethlehem woman’s car along Interstate 78 near the Route 33 interchange.
The Samuel Adams brewery in Upper Macungie Township will manufacture its famed Boston Lager beer in cans, for the first time. Boston Beer Company Senior Public Relations Manager Jessica Paar confirmed the company will produce Samuel Adams Boston Lager in cans by early summer exclusively in the Upper Macungie brewery.
John D. Lindemuth has been charged with stealing about $225,000 from the Bethlehem Masonic Temple banquet facilities that he helped operate, according to court records. Lindemuth allegedly falsified records, charged customers for larger banquets than those actually held and pocketed the difference, and later, collected money for banquets that were never held.
Jessica Lewis, a 2004 Parkland grad, had an auspicious debut on "Hell's Kitchen" premiere Tuesday. After she introduced herself to Chef Gordon Ramsay, she proceeded to do a set of push-ups in front of him.
Residents came out in force Monday night to protest to the Palmer Township a new digital billboard that they say is ruining their quality of life, killing their property values, illuminating their homes and causing sleepless nights.
Bells rang for seven minutes at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield when the white smoke poured out of the Vatican indicating a new pope had been chosen. Actually, the Rev. Kevin Gualano pressed three buttons on a carillon, but the effect was the same -- it sounded as if bells were pealing in jubilation. In the Easton area, the Rev. Deogratias Rwegasira of Our Lady of Mercy parish watched on his cellphone as Pope Francis I made his first public appearance. "It is God's word, so we are very happy. He has given us a leader," said a beaming Rwegasira.
Easton police say four suspected gang members were arrested Friday morning in a drug raid that focused on heroin dealing in the West Ward. Police raided 218 N. 8th Street before the sun came up Friday, and took four men into custody.
Within three years, Easton's city goverment will have a new home. City Council voted Wednesday to look for buyers for the Alpha Building—its home since 1996—and move to the new $26 million intermodal center.
An area man who worked for the U.S. government in Iraq has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking at least $3.7 million in bribes and kickbacks—money he used for the construction of a custom-built home in Bushkill Township worth more than $1.1 million.