Morning Call reporter who tweets the news and sports of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

LCA looks at ways to get rid of excess sewage; One option: spray treated waste on open land

mcall.com — Lehigh County Authority is expected to decide by year's end how it will expand its ability to treat increasing amounts of sewage flowing in the western Lehigh County suburbs as the Kline's Island treatment plant in Allentown nears its operating capacity.

Pennsylvania municipalities targeted in clean water crackdown

mcall.com — The visit from environmental inspectors had the nerve-rattling effect of an IRS audit. Three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers and a pair of engineers from Colorado spent two days in Manor Township, Lancaster County, poring over page after page of government records. They spent hours eyeballing government properties, construction sites and storm drains.

Residents propose rezoning in Lower Macungie

mcall.com — When developers pitched the latest zoning change proposal in Lower Macungie to accommodate their plans for more than 100 new homes, they rankled neighbors hoping to prevent what they saw as a threat to their quality of life in an already congested area. K.

East Penn school directors to discuss high school resource officer

mcall.com — East Penn school directors are expected to hear a presentation Monday night, April 13, on a proposal for a school resource officer. District Superintendent Michael Schilder, Emmaus High School Principal Dave Piperato and Assistant Principal Mark Covelle are expected to discuss the proposal, which was including in the district's proposed budget.

Police: Man with two DUI convictions involved in another alcohol-related crash

mcall.com — A Lower Macungie man twice convicted of drunken driving was drunk during a March 7 crash from which he drove away, state police at Fogelsville said. Investigators say Lawrence J.

Municipalities fear ripple effect from Emmaus firefighter union case

mcall.com — The prospect of Emmaus firefighters becoming paid, unionized employees of the borough after a state Labor Relations Board ruling has other Pennsylvania municipalities bracing for a potentially precedent-setting, costly change in the traditionally volunteer firefighting field.

Police seek missing Poconos man

mcall.com — State police are seeking a 50-year-old East Stroudsburg area man who was reported missing by his family. Bernard Seabrook of Middle Smithfield Township left his home Friday to visit a sick relative in Baltimore, Maryland, state police at Swiftwater said.

Police seek man in Poconos stabbing

mcall.com — A 30-year-old East Stroudsburg man was stabbed at a Monroe County bar early Sunday morning, prompting a manhunt for the person responsible for the attack, state police at Swiftwater said. Donald Cwik was stabbed from behind at the Muller Diner and Bar on Route 209 at about in Middle Smithfield Township shortly before 2 am..

Police: Allentown man abused 5 year old over six months

mcall.com — A 27-year-old Allentown man has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old child over a period of six months, court records say.

Macungie driver loses control of car in icy crash

mcall.com — A 41-year-old Macungie man was not hurt, but his 8-year-old passenger was complaining of pain after an ice-related crash Saturday morning in Upper Macungie Township. Township police said the 8-year-old was evaluated by medics, but did not need to be transported to a hospital following the 7:30 a.m.
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May 22, 2015

RT @PMEastHS: State Champ! Great job Khyasia. A Cardinal on the top step of the podium. #CardinalPride pic.twitter.com/FymWZmP5JW

May 22, 2015

Upper Milford approves plan for Indian Creek golf course development fw.to/qXxtCDe @mcall pic.twitter.com/kJJwZAhzx2

May 22, 2015

Move to 'safer' rubber in Lower Macungie to raise cost of turf fields fw.to/4UgtnNQ @mcall pic.twitter.com/PafmR9LznB

May 22, 2015

Check out volunteers in Macungie getting their beloved Flower Park ready for the season: fw.to/ulPcmoZ @mcall

May 21, 2015

David Jaindl said work on the new development in will begin this summer, starting with the houses in Upper Macungie. @mcall

May 21, 2015

The new Lower Mac-Upper Mac development will be south of Schaefer Run Creek, east of Route 100, west of Spring Creek. @mcall

May 21, 2015

The Jaindl Land Co. project straddles Lower and Upper Macungie for a total of 269 homes. It was previously approved in '05. @mcall

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