Police say an Upper Milford Township woman headed a prostitution ring at a strip club in Allentown.
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Her vehicle travels about 100 feet, hits two sets of shrubs and a house railing before being stopped by a tree, troopers report.
A Macungie driver who recently fell asleep and nearly crashed into an Upper Milford home was fortunate only to receive minor injuries, according to police. Dorothy A. Beck, 76, was northbound on Kings Highway S. at 2:11 p.m. April 23 when she nodded off, according to state police at Fogelsville. Her Kia Forte crossed the southbound lane, traveled 15 feet and struck shrubbery, then continued another 36 feet before striking a bannister in front of the home. After that, the car traveled 21 feet before hitting more shrubs, and finally continued on 21 more feet before colliding with a tree. The accident occurred near Lenape Park Road, police said. Beck was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by Macungie Ambulance Corps and was …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Cars tangle, pushing one vehicle into a utility pole at an Upper Milford intersection, troopers report.
Two Macungie-area residents were injured -- one moderately so -- recently when the driver attempted to avoid another vehicle that had pulled out in front of him in Upper Milford Township, according to police. Paul M. Fenstermaker, 80, of Macungie was headed southbound on Kings Highway N. at 7:45 a.m. April 27, said state police at Fogelsville. A car driven by Garrett A. Horton, 20, also of Macungie, was headed west on E. Macungie Road and was stopped at the intersection with Kings Highway N. Horton stopped for a stop sign and pulled into the intersection, beginning his left-hand turn onto southbound Kings Highway N. Fenstermaker did not have a stop sign and tried to steer to avoid striking Horton's Acura Legend, police said. Fenstermaker's…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Most of the work scheduled for Route 29 on Tuesday will happen in between the morning and evening commutes, according to PennDOT.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled work along Route 29 on Tuesday:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The six member communities of the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Development Plan meet for the first time since the plan was signed eight years ago.
The six members of the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan met Wednesday for the first time since the document was signed eight years ago. The plan, signed by the boroughs of Emmaus, Alburtis and Macungie and Lower Macungie, Upper Milford and Lower Milford townships, was designed to control development and preserve open space throughout the region. It mandates that those who signed the agreement send to the other partners notice of any potential zoning changes for review and comment. Upper Milford Supervisor Rob Sentner first mentioned calling all the municipalities together about three months ago. He opened the meeting with a statement calling for “no finger-pointing,” and for the most part, there was none. Times have changed …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Eight acres of farmland at Quarry Road and Route 100 is the first domino to fall. Some fear another MacArthur Road.
Editor's Note: On Jan. 17 both the Upper Milford Supervisors and Lower Macungie Commissioners met. Since both governing bodies talked about the same topic, this story is the first of a collaborative effort to present the information in the context the region as a whole in the spirit of the Southwestern Lehigh Comprehensive Plan. There’s a feud a-brewin’ in the southwestern corner of Lehigh County that could ultimately rival that of the Hatfields and McCoys. The source of the dispute? What the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors feels to be the uncontrolled and ill-conceived land development in Lower Macungie Township. It was that development and what, if anything, Upper Milford Township can do about it, that became the focus of a spirited …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Five adults were displaced by a fire in a single-family dwelling at 3320 S. 7th Street that broke out around dinnertime Tuesday.
A fire that reportedly began in a bedroom of an Upper Milford Township home around dinnertime Tuesday killed one of two pet cats living in the house. Although the blaze at 3320 S. 7th Street was quickly extinguished, none of the five adults living in the home were able to stay there last night, according to Emmaus Fire Police Captain Jeff Kuhns, who said that smoke from the fire had damaged the entire single-family dwelling. Kuhns was on duty at the intersection of S. 7th and Furnace streets, helping to direct traffic as neighbors came home from work yesterday and tried to access their homes and driveways. The Red Cross was called in at about 5:30 p.m. to supply relief to the residents, and provided food and clothing to one adult, …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Woman heard a house door open at 6:30 a.m., but found no one, troopers report.
A burglar apparently was scared off recently when he realized residents were home at the Upper Milford Township house he was attempting to enter, according to police. James Effting called police after his wife told him she heard a door open to their Main Road W. home about 6:30 a.m. Dec. 20, according to state police at Fogelsville. She searched inside and out but saw no one. A further check of the residence determined that nothing had been disturbed or taken, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Driver passed by motorcycles in Upper Milford says one rider came back and hit him, police say.
An area man had an eventful trip recently when he traveled an Upper Milford Township road, police said. Eric Richard Tremmel, 20, of Emmaus, was driving east on St. Peter's Road at 3 p.m. Nov 23. He was passed by several motorcylists as he approached the traffic light at Chestnut Street, according to state police at Fogelsville. One of the motorcyclists next came back to Tremmel's vehicle and struck him in the face, according to police. There was no mention of whether Tremmel was injured. Police also did not say what action, if any, might have caused the altercation. However, police are investigating the incident as harassment.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Township Manager Dan DeLong tells Upper Milford Supervisors that Buckeye Road will probably remain closed for a while following Sunday night's fatal accident, fuel spill.
Township Manager Dan DeLong told the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors at Monday night’s meeting that Buckeye Road likely will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The road has been shut down since a Sunday night collision between a fuel tanker truck and a passenger car that left a Macungie man dead and resulted in 2,500 gallons of fuel oil spilling onto the roadway. Cleanup efforts are under way, and large quantities of contaminated soil have been and continue to be removed under the supervision of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), DeLong reported. “They’re doing as much as they can do,” he said. “It’s a major problem.” Supervisor Robert Sentner emphasized that Buckeye Road is a state road under the …