Sunday, May 19, 2013
Police arrested a Lower Macungie Township woman after she allegedly put medication into burritos and fed them to her husband and daughter.
EASTERN PA -- A Lower Macungie woman, angry because her husband and daughter didn't invite her to go car shopping with them, allegedly poisoned burritos with some sort of medication and fed them to her family, according to a WFMZ report. Ann Marie Haines, 42, of Yorkshire Drive in Lower Macungie Township, was arrested last week and jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail. According to online court records, Haines was charged with: Haines' husband and daughter felt dizzy and tired after eating the burritos, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. Haines has been assigned a public defender to represent her.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Get personal documents shredded at no cost to help prevent identity theft.
To help prevent identity theft, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-134) will host a free document shredding event on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lower Macungie Municipal Building parking lot, 3400 Brookside Road. “Identity theft is one the fastest growing crimes in America, and it can have devastating financial consequences for its victims,” said Mackenzie. “One of the greatest precautions we can take to protect our identity is to properly dispose of documents containing sensitive and personal information, such as Social Security numbers and credit card statements.” Documents that should be shredded include those with credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, medical information and bank account information. In order to ensure …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Racial incidents have never occurred before, residents say.
The black and white "ribbons" displayed at several homes in a Lower Macungie neighborhood express the reaction of residents to an ugly racial aspersion cast late last week: They don't like it. A week ago, an African-American family who lives on Sequoia Drive woke to find that "KKK" had been spray-painted across the garage door of their home and reported it to state police at Fogelsville. The act has been classified criminal mischief and occurred between 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7, police said. The garage door has since been painted over. How would your neighborhood react to an incident like this? Tell us in the comments section below. More than 190,000 such hate incidents and crimes occur each year in the United States, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
11 small animals found dead near a Lower Macungie park on Friday have been identified as foxes, not dogs.
Eleven small animals found dead and skinned near Lower Macungie's Quarry Park Friday have been tentatively identified as foxes because of their teeth, according to Christine Wiggins of the Lehigh County Humane Society. Further testing is needed to be sure, Bruce Fritch of the humane society told The Morning Call. A press release from state police originally indicated the animals were puppies, sparking outrage among local animal lovers. An Upper Macungie woman who was walking her dogs on Friday afternoon near the park made the gruesome discovery and called state police. She did not want to disclose exactly what she saw for fear of jeopardizing the investigation. The woman told Patch, "It's very upsetting. And I worry what kind of person …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Developers looking to build Hamilton Crossings in Lower Macungie -- which will feature the area's first Costco -- are seeking some zoning variances from the township.
If all goes well, the developers of Hamilton Crossings in Lower Macungie hope to break ground a year from now on the 63-acre shopping center that will include the area's first Costco. Last week, representatives of The Goldenberg Group based in Blue Bell showed Lower Macungie Township commissioners several renderings of their plans for the shopping center proposed for land between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 222 Bypass. Krocks Road runs through the middle of it. Most of the land is open space owned by the Catholic Diocese of Allentown. The developers are seeking several variances to township zoning laws that deal with regulations about such aspects as the height of fencing and the size of buffers. While showing the renderings, Jeremy …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Troopers seek his capture, ask other departments if they have had similar incidents, according to scanner transmissions.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
"House Hunters" portrayed Lehigh County community as perfect and that's because it is, say residents
"I was thinking about setting up a table at Giant and giving out autographs," jokes Jonathan Pulliatte of Lower Macungie Township, who recently appeared on HGTV's "House Hunters." Newly famous, Pulliatte has been recognized by a stranger on a tour of Willow Lane Elementary School. Well, that is, she thought she had seen him "somewhere before" and it turned out to be on the show. Also, a few customers at Bruno Ravioli store in Manhattan, where he commutes by Bieber Bus, have taken note. Pulliatte and his wife, Stacy, shared their move from New Jersey last spring on an episode of the predictable yet strangely addictive "House Hunters," in which a camera follows home buyers around three properties before they buy one. The program seems …
Friday, July 27, 2012
A pickup crashed into three Lower Macungie condo garages, causing a gas leak that led to the temporary evacuation of 12 condos.
An 87-year-old Lower Macungie man crashed his pickup truck into three garages Thursday morning while attempting to back out of his driveway, causing a gas leak that required the temporary evacuation of 12 condominiums. No injuries were reported at the scene at Letterkenny Lane and Donegal Drive but the driver was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for a medical evaluation, according to state police from Troop M Fogelsville. The driver, John Howard Stevens of 6530 Letterkenny Lane, told Patch that the accelerator pedal seemed to malfunction and accelerated beyond his control, crashing the pickup. The emergency was originally reported as a house explosion about 10:30 a.m. at 2892 Donegal Drive, which is in the Legacy Oaks 55-plus …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Emergency crews responded to a gas leak at a 55-plus complex in Lower Macungie.
Residents of 12 units in four buildings were evacuated from Legacy Oaks in Lower Macungie Township as the result of a gas leak Thursday morning. The driver of a Chevy pick-up truck told Patch that his vehicle accelerated beyond his control and crashed into a garage. The truck also hit a gas meter, causing a leak that led to the evacuations. The driver was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital for observation. There were no reports of injuries. The emergency was originally reported as a house explosion at 2892 Donegal Drive at 10:30 a.m. Resident John Tycholiz said he had just gotten out of the shower when he heard a crash. "I went to the garage and saw smoke. I saw the garage door buckled and smelled gas. Then I called 911," he said. Roads in …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
19-year-old Lehigh County man killed in rollover crash Friday
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Sunday, July 22, 2012
The 19-year-old killed in a Lehigh County crash on Friday night was a "strong, intelligent young man with a heart of gold," according to a friend's post on the victim's Facebook page. William David Bickford lived in Orefield and worked as an assembler at Blue Mountain Machine, Inc., according to his Facebook page. Bickford's last Facebook post was Thursday when he wrote about possible names for the baby his girlfriend is expecting: "For baby names we have this Jasmine Nicole Bickford, and Jayden Christopher Bickford like/no?" Last Sunday, Bickford posted on Facebook "I love my beautiful girlfriend and our baby. His girlfriend, Kate McGowan of Palmerton, is grieving. "He was the kindest person I've ever met, and he would give the shirt off …