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July 31, 2007
A fire burned through a municipal building in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, damaging township records and melting computers, officials said. More than 150 firefighters responded Sunday to the fire, which Township Executive Dan McNeil said was likely caused by lightning. The roof collapsed over some administrative offices, including that of the township secretary, where most records are kept. Officials said they did not know how many records were damaged. McNeil said some records burned, but most were stored in fireproof cabinets.
NEWS
August 23, 2012
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A woman beaten along with her husband in their Lehigh County home died Wednesday, and charges filed against their son in the assault may be upgraded, authorities said. County Coroner Scott Grim said Shirley Lindgren, 77, died shortly before noon in St. Luke's University Hospital-Fountain Hill. John Lindgren, 78, remains hospitalized with injuries stemming from the attack early Tuesday in Bethlehem. Michael Lindgren, 51, charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault, remained in Northampton County Prison after failing to post $500,000 bail.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | By John P. Martin, Special to The Inquirer
After a nationwide search, Bucks County officials needed to look only across the county border to find their new prison warden. J. Allen Nesbitt, 39, a longtime employee in the Lehigh County prison system, will become Bucks County warden and director of corrections on Jan. 21. His annual salary will be $53,000. "I was more than pleased - I was honored," said Nesbitt, who was notified of the decision Dec. 21. His appointment capped a four-month search that began when Arthur Wallenstein left the job in August after 13 years in the county prison system.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
An affiliate of Horsham-based MRA Group said it sold the 800,000-square-foot TEK Park in Breinigsville, Lehigh County, to a New York investment group for more than $50 million. Tenants include Buckeye Partners L.P., CyOptics Inc., and Kutztown University. MRA bought the once largely vacant 137-acre property, which had been built by AT&T in the late 1980s as a Bell Labs research center, for $9.3 million in July 2005. - Mike Armstrong
NEWS
March 11, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The total rainfall from the latest storm varied greatly across the region, from about an inch in Atlantic City to more than 4 inches in the Poconos, according to the National Weather Service. Here are the tallies released this morning. They were recorded at 4 a.m., unless indicated. PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia, 1.41 inches Valley Forge, 2.52 Kennett Square, 2.57 Chadds Ford, 3.42 Media, 1.89, 6:43 a.m. Ambler, 1.87, 6:15 a.m. Downingtown, 3.07 Towamencin, Montgomery County, 3.56 (2 a.m.)
NEWS
August 6, 2002 | By Larry Lewis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Alexander B. McKee, 85, a Main Line financial executive who also inspired many young people to excel in swimming, died Thursday of pulmonary fibrosis at his home in Schnecksville, Lehigh County. He was a former chairman of the board of McKee Financial Group in Wayne, an insurance and estate planning firm, and he moved from Malvern to Lehigh County three years ago. Mr. McKee was born in Philadelphia in 1917 and graduated from Ohio State University in 1939 with a degree in business administration.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
COLIN DEVLIN, a Philly-born restaurateur who found success in Brooklyn overseeing three dining establishments, seemed to have it all. Bustling businesses in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section and impressive reviews aside, the 42-year-old Temple University graduate was married to wife Kristina and had two young children. So the reasons that drove Devlin to fatally shoot himself at a Lehigh County cemetery may only be found in a note left inside his nearby car. Devlin's body was found shortly before 5:30 a.m. yesterday on the grounds of the Chestnut Hill Church cemetery in Lower Milford Township by a group of workers fixing the church's steeple, said John Binde, pastor with the church.
NEWS
May 3, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Edna Davis Geary, 88, a retired elementary school teacher, died Tuesday at Stapeley Hall in Philadelphia's Germantown section after a short illness. She lived in Plymouth Meeting from 1971 until moving to Stapeley Hall two years ago. A native of Rices Landing in Greene County, Mrs. Geary was raised in Brownsville in Fayette County and graduated from Brownsville High School in 1926. She received her teaching certification in 1928 from what was then California State Teachers College in Washington County.
NEWS
August 12, 1995
Here's the idea: Instead of requiring that probation officers traipse all over their jurisdictions to track down juveniles under court supervision, station the officers in public schools. The kids are closer, and there's a good chance that on-site supervision might prevent other problems. So far, this idea has proved so attractive and effective that more than half of Pennsylvania's 67 counties have signed up. Here's how it works: Juvenile-probation officers stationed in schools monitor attendance, meet with their students often, and, if necessary, go out and bring back those who skip school.
NEWS
January 21, 1988 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Commonwealth Court ruled yesterday that the state must reimburse a total of $785,000 to eight county geriatric centers, including nursing homes in Philadelphia and Delaware and Chester Counties. The decision follows a protracted legal battle that began in 1980, when the state Department of Public Welfare delayed by three months payments to the nursing homes for Medicaid patients. The ruling, which the Welfare Department could appeal to the state Supreme Court, would entitle the Philadelphia Nursing Center to a payment of $145,000, the Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Delaware County to $240,000 and the Pocopson Home in Chester County to $3,000.
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July 26, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
COLIN DEVLIN, a Philly-born restaurateur who found success in Brooklyn overseeing three dining establishments, seemed to have it all. Bustling businesses in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section and impressive reviews aside, the 42-year-old Temple University graduate was married to wife Kristina and had two young children. So the reasons that drove Devlin to fatally shoot himself at a Lehigh County cemetery may only be found in a note left inside his nearby car. Devlin's body was found shortly before 5:30 a.m. yesterday on the grounds of the Chestnut Hill Church cemetery in Lower Milford Township by a group of workers fixing the church's steeple, said John Binde, pastor with the church.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - The state Senate sent legislation Wednesday to Gov. Corbett that would prohibit all coverage of abortions under the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchange. By a 31-19 vote, the Senate approved a bill that would deny women the ability to purchase abortion coverage through the new privately-run insurance exchanges aimed at low-income individuals and families. Corbett's spokeswoman, Kirsten Page, said the governor was "inclined" to sign the bill, which would make Pennsylvania the 21st state to opt out of exchange-based abortion coverage.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Allison Steele and Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writers
A young couple led police on a wild chase Tuesday when they stole a police cruiser in Camden and drove to Philadelphia, where the woman jumped into a second cruiser and launched another frenzied pursuit before coming to a stop in Northern Liberties. The couple, identified as Blake Bills, 24, and Shayna Sykes, 23, of Lehigh County, struck and injured a Camden police officer and hit several cars in Philadelphia before police apprehended them. They were charged with resisting arrest, driving while under the influence, risking a catastrophe, and related offenses.
NEWS
August 23, 2012
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A woman beaten along with her husband in their Lehigh County home died Wednesday, and charges filed against their son in the assault may be upgraded, authorities said. County Coroner Scott Grim said Shirley Lindgren, 77, died shortly before noon in St. Luke's University Hospital-Fountain Hill. John Lindgren, 78, remains hospitalized with injuries stemming from the attack early Tuesday in Bethlehem. Michael Lindgren, 51, charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault, remained in Northampton County Prison after failing to post $500,000 bail.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
An affiliate of Horsham-based MRA Group said it sold the 800,000-square-foot TEK Park in Breinigsville, Lehigh County, to a New York investment group for more than $50 million. Tenants include Buckeye Partners L.P., CyOptics Inc., and Kutztown University. MRA bought the once largely vacant 137-acre property, which had been built by AT&T in the late 1980s as a Bell Labs research center, for $9.3 million in July 2005. - Mike Armstrong
NEWS
November 4, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Law enforcement officials in Montgomery and Lehigh Counties on Thursday reported busting up a retail-fraud scheme in which thieves resold online merchandise they had bought at knockdown prices from Target. The knockdown, officials said Thursday, was done by the thieves themselves. In 46 cases from February to July, they affixed fake UPC labels they had created to pricey items on Target's shelves. The UPC stickers allowed the thieves to buy items at steeply discounted prices.
NEWS
March 11, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The total rainfall from the latest storm varied greatly across the region, from about an inch in Atlantic City to more than 4 inches in the Poconos, according to the National Weather Service. Here are the tallies released this morning. They were recorded at 4 a.m., unless indicated. PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia, 1.41 inches Valley Forge, 2.52 Kennett Square, 2.57 Chadds Ford, 3.42 Media, 1.89, 6:43 a.m. Ambler, 1.87, 6:15 a.m. Downingtown, 3.07 Towamencin, Montgomery County, 3.56 (2 a.m.)
NEWS
June 24, 2009 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Animal-welfare officials, acting under a new law, moved in yesterday and shut down a Lehigh County dog-breeding kennel with a history of abuse and filthy conditions. Agents of the state Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and the Humane Society of the United States removed 216 dogs from the Almost Heaven Kennel in Emmaus. The noontime seizure came after Commonwealth Court had rejected kennel owner Derbe Eckhart's emergency appeal of his license revocation. "Our goal was to get the dogs out as quickly as possible," said Chris Ryder, spokesman for state Department of Agriculture, the dog bureau's parent agency.
NEWS
October 2, 2008 | By Amy Worden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SPCA agents raided a Lehigh County dog kennel yesterday afternoon and found hundreds of animals, from hamsters to horses, crammed in every corner of the dilapidated property. Twenty agents with the Pennsylvania SPCA entered Almost Heaven Kennel near Allentown after a two-month undercover investigation revealed the owner was selling sick dogs, SPCA officials said. What they found was a zoo of horrors: monkeys, miniature horses, swans, turkeys, a pig, and an estimated 700 dogs and several dozen cats living in squalor.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2007 | By Jeff Gelles INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Boston Beer Company Inc., which makes Samuel Adams Boston Lager and other beers, said yesterday that it had agreed to pay $55 million to buy a brewery in Breinigsville, Lehigh County, from Diageo North America. The company said that adding the brewery would increase its annual brewing capacity 1.6 million barrels, and that it could eventually produce 2 million barrels a year, more than doubling Boston Beer's current production. Boston Beer shares closed up $2.26, or 5.5 percent, at $43.32 yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange.
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