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Discredited School Threat, Attempted Courtooom Suicide Top Local News

The announcement that a South Whitehall man who said he received a 'message from God' about attacks on local schools will not be charged and an attempted courtroom suicide by an Upper Saucon man topped the local headlines this week.

School 'Massacre' Threat Not Credible, DA Says
A South Whitehall Township man who said he received a "message from God" that there would be attacks on schools will not be charged.

Upper Saucon Man Attempts Suicide in County Courtroom
An Upper Saucon Township man began to gobble prescription pills as part of an unsuccessful suicide attempt after being sentenced Tuesday in Lehigh County Court for having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a cemetery.

Saucon Rail Trail Could Connect With Trails to South, East
A regional trail system in upper Bucks County could ultimately connect with the popular Saucon Rail Trail in Northampton and Lehigh counties.

Local Food Pantry Will Collect Donations at Halloween Parade
Betty Lou's Pantry in Coopersburg is in need of donations. The food bank will be collecting items during the Coopersburg Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 13, and during a door-to-door Boy Scout food drive Nov. 9.

SLSB Hearing About Elem. School Closure Set for Oct. 24
A special Southern Lehigh School Board hearing that's mandatory for a district considering closing an elementary school has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Upper Saucon Man Accused of Punching Daughter, 5, in Face
An Upper Saucon Township man was sent to Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail after being charged with endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault for allegedly punching his 5-year-old daughter and infant son.

Dine at Copperhead Grille Oct. 14, Help So. Lehigh Library
On Monday, Oct. 14, the Copperhead Grille, 5737 Rt. 378, Center Valley, will donate 10 percent of sales from 5 to 9:30 p.m. to the library.

Photo: Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin (Patch file photo)

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