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LOCAL NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014

LOCAL NEWS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014

  UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP POLICE SAY THE CAR THAT WAS STOLEN DURING A HOME-INVASION ROBBERY WEDNESDAY MORNING HAS BEEN FOUND IN DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN.  HOWEVER, THE WOMAN WHO WAS EITHER KIDNAPPED OR LEFT WILLINGLY STILL HASN'T BEEN FOUND.  THE MAN WHO OWNS THE HOME ON BOULEVARD GRAND CRU SAYS THE WOMAN, WHO HE SAYS IS AN EMPLOYEE OF HIS, WAS TAKEN AGAINST HER WILL AFTER A WOMAN KNOCKED ON THE DOOR ASKING TO SEE HER.  AT THAT POINT, SEVERAL MEN FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE HOME AND HELD THE HOMEOWNER AT GUNPOINT.


  FOR THE 19TH STRAIGHT YEAR, U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT HAS PLACED LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL ON ITS BEST HOSPITALS LIST.  LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL EARNED HONORS IN 10 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES RANGING FROM GERIATRICS, ORTHODPEDICS TO UROLOGY.  THE MAGAZINE RANKS LVH AS THE NUMBER 3 HOSPITAL IN PENNSYLVANIA.


  TOMORROW MARKS THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING AND THE DaVINCI SCIENCE CENTER IS CELEBRATED IT.  LEHIGH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND FORMER SPACE SHUTTLE CREW MEMBER TERRY HART WILL BE THERE THIS AFTERNOON.  "ALL THE DISPLAYS WILL REALLY GIVE PEOPLE I GOOD FEELING WHAT IT'S LIKE TO TRAIN TO BE AN ASTRONAUT," HART SAYS.  HART WILL APPEAR IN PERSON AND FELLOW ASTRONAUT GUION BLUFORD WILL SPEAK VIA SKYPE ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN SPACE.  VISITORS WILL SEE VIDEO FOOTBAGE OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING, CHECK OUT THE WORK OF LEHIGH STUDENTS AND A MOON ROCK ANALYSIS AS WELL.  TOMORROW IS PART OF THE DaVINCI CENTER'S SPACE EXHIBIT, WHICH RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7.


  THE FINAL MAJOR ITEM TO BE INSTALLED IN THE 15TH STREET BRIDGE AND WARD STREET BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN ALLENTOWN WILL BE DONE MONDAY.  INSTALLATION BEGINS MONDAY OF DECORATIVE HANDRAILS ALONG BOTH SIDES OF BOTH BRIDGES.  THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO TAKE TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE.  TRAFFIC SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED DURING INSTALLATION, HOWEVER SHORT-TERM SHOULDER CLOSURES AND LANE SHIFTS ALONG MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DRIVE AND 15TH STREET SHOULD BE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

 

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