Tuesday May 14
Co-defendant testifies against Bethlehem man accused of McDonald's armed robbery
Alvenio Culpepper is escorted from his preliminary hearing May 14, 2013 at District Judge David Tidd's office in Lower Saucon Township.
Tuesday May 14
Kristen Fiorot shoplifts baby formula to sell for drug money, police say
A woman shoplifted a total of 30 cans of baby formula on two occasions to sell for drug money, officials said.
Tuesday May 14
Hellertown Pool Season Passes Now on Sale
Season passes for the Hellertown Community Pool are now on sale at Hellertown Borough Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to an update posted on the Lower Saucon Township website , passes will also be sold at Borough Hall on Wednesday, June 5 and June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 8 and ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Tell Us: Are Traffic Police Needed on Rt. 412?
In response to a question posted Monday on Hellertown Patch's Facebook page , readers are voicing their opinions about overwhelmed intersections at the north end of Main Street, near the Route 412 interchange on I-78. Specifically, readers are saying there needs to be police officers or flagger forces deployed to help prevent traffic from blocking ... (more)
Distracted Van Driver Struck VW Bug, Police Say
The driver of a 15-passenger van became distracted when a bottle of water spilled and he lost control of his vehicle, striking a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle parked in the 500 block of Rentzheimer Drive, Hellertown Police announced in a press release.
Annual Community Day Will Return on Aug. 17 [Letter]
Dear Hellertown-Lower Saucon residents: A heart-felt thank you is in order! I have been selected by the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Community Day Committee as the newest chair of the group.
Sun May 12, 2013
Woman Texted 'Annoying' Messages, Police Say
A Hellertown woman has been charged with harassment, after Lower Saucon Township Police say she texted several "bothering/annoying" messages to a township man ealier this month.
Thief Netted $35,000 Selling Stolen Metal, Police Say
A Hellertown man made more than $35,000 in less than 10 months by selling scrap metal he-with some help-had stolen from railroad cars parked in South Bethlehem and decommissioned electrical transmission towers on South Mountain, Bethlehem police said.
Sagra, Yianni's to Be Part of L.V. Food & Wine Festival
Two well-known Saucon Valley restaurants will be part of this year's Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival, which will be held at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, which runs from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Sagra Bistro of Hellertown and Yianni's Taverna of Lower Saucon Township will join more than two dozen other Lehigh Valley restaurants for ... (more)
Sat May 11, 2013
Rt. 412 Roadblocks, Dump Truck Accident Top Local News
Frustration over PennDOT-ordered barricades on several side streets at the north end of Hellertown's Main Street was expressed at Monday's Borough Council meeting.
Fri May 10, 2013
Lights Retimed to Help Reduce Rt. 412 Congestion
A Friday afternoon meeting between PennDOT representatives and borough officials, business owners and State Rep.
Hellertown man sells stolen scrap for more than $35,000, police say
A Hellertown man made more than $35,000 selling stolen copper pipes, cables and aluminum radiators from train cars and decommissioned PPL towers, according to court records Corey C. Merwarth , 34, of the first block of East Depot Street, allegedly stole copper materials from Proctor & Gamble, the Norfolk Southern railroad company and PPL Electric ... (more)
Blown Breaker Chases Residents from High Rise
Parts of Water and Northampton streets in downtown Hellertown were temporarily closed Friday afternoon, as emergency and fire crews responded to an incident at the Saucon Manor senior high-rise on Northampton Street.
Dog Bit Elderly Woman in Thigh, Police Say
A borough woman was cited for a Pennsylvania dog law violation after her dog broke loose from its leash and bit a 70-year-old woman in the back of her thigh, according to Hellertown Police.
Thu May 09, 2013
Man Stole 13 Bags of Cans, Police Say
A Lower Saucon Township man has been cited for theft by unlawful taking, after police say he stole 13 bags of aluminum cans from a neighbor.
State, local officials to meet to discuss Route 412 congestion
Traffic jams on Route 412 in Hellertown will be getting the attention of transportation and borough officials and state lawmakers.
Wed May 08, 2013
Community Yard Sale Planned for June 1
Are you in the midst of spring cleaning? There's still plenty of time to register for Hellertown's June 1 borough-wide Community Yard Sale, but organizers are hopeful that residents who already know they have stuff to sell will register soon.
Men Rode Vehicles in Cinder Banks, Police Say
Two men were cited for violating a borough ordinance, after Hellertown Police say they were caught riding off-road vehicles in the Cinder Banks area near the Saucon Creek.
Attempted Burning of Sofa Under Investigation
Hellertown Police say they are investigating a case of criminal mischief that recently occurred along a borough alley.
7 Jobs that Make the World a Better Place
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day, observed April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life - from the buildings they work and live in, to ... (more)