Flash Flooding, Bump in SLSD Enrollment Top Local News

Flash flooding in the Southern Lehigh area Wednesday and an unexpected spike in summer enrollment numbers at the Southern Lehigh School District topped the local headlines this week.

Flash Flooding Strikes So. Lehigh Area
Parts of Coopersburg and Upper Saucon Township were under water and roads were closed Wednesday as a result of a rainstorm that dumped inches of water on the Southern Lehigh area.

Summer Enrollment Up, SLSD Supt. Unsure Why
Southern Lehigh School District superintendent Leah Christman said she is looking into a spike in the district's summer enrollment numbers this year.

Speeding Teen Caused Lower Milford Crash, Police Say
State police at Fogelsville say a 17-year-old boy from Quakertown was charged after wrecking his car on Chestnut Hill Church Road in Lower Milford Township.

First Day of School Memories in So. Lehigh [Photos]
Students in the Southern Lehigh School District returned to classes on Monday, and some parents shared photos of their children heading back to school with Upper Saucon Patch.

U. Saucon Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Pennsylvania's West Nile Control Program says a mosquito from Upper Saucon Township has tested positive for the virus.

Parent Objects to Book Read by SLHS Students
Southern Lehigh parent Karen Markham told the school board Monday that she thinks the book 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison is inappropriate reading material.

Resident Says Tax Collection is Too Slow
Southern Lehigh School District resident John Schubert said Berkheimer, which collects the district's emergency services tax, took too long to process a payment of $13 he had made.

Mom Left Baby to Die in Toilet Tank, Police Say
Allentown resident Amanda Hein could face the death penalty for allegedly suffocating her newborn at Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Township.

Family Fun at So. Lehigh Library's 'Big 5-0' [Photos]
The Southern Lehigh Public Library in Center Valley celebrated its 50th anniversary with a well-attended community party on Saturday.

Man Caused Accident By Not Allowing Other Car to Merge: Police
Lower Saucon Township Police say Peter H. Tillstrom, of Muirfield Road, Center Valley, has been charged with careless driving.

New Weight Limit Announced for U. Saucon Bridge
The Camp Meeting Road bridge across the Saucon Creek in Upper Saucon Township will be posted with a new weight limit, according to PennDOT.

Photo: Flash flooding affects the intersection of West Saucon Valley Road and Route 309 in Upper Saucon Township. Photo by Josephine Cacace (contributed).


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