Trail Opening, Fair Queen's Crowning Top Local News

Stories about the opening of the final leg of the Saucon Rail Trail in Upper Saucon Township and the crowing of a So. Lehigh graduate as the 2013 Allentown Fair Queen were among the most read this week.

Saucon Rail Trail Open to Coopersburg
The final leg of the Saucon Rail Trail's Phase II extension in Upper Saucon Township opened Thursday. Trail users can now walk or bike all the way from Hellertown to Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park in Coopersburg.

So. Lehigh Grad Crowned Allentown Fair Queen

Erin Schantzenbach, 19, of Upper Saucon Township was one of three contestants for Allentown Fair Queen. Finals were held Sunday.

Child Calls 911, Whispers 'Help Us,' Police Say

Miguel Espada, 48, of Coopersburg was taken into custody and charged with simple assault and other offenses following the 911 call from a borough home.

Pickup Rolled on I-78 in Upper Saucon, Police Say
Police say a pickup truck rolled over after it struck an embankment on I-78 West in Upper Saucon Township.

Parts of Blue Church Road, Limeport Pike Closed in U. Saucon
Motorists are being detoured onto alternate routes whiles sections of Blue Church Road and Limeport Pike are closed for paving in Upper Saucon Township.

Fetus Found in L. Saucon Restaurant Bathroom
Police and the Northampton County Coroner are investigating the discovery of a fetus inside a toilet tank at Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Township Monday.

So. Lehigh Hires Second Grade Teacher
Due to a number of new enrollees at the second grade level, an additional second grade teacher has been hired by the Southern Lehigh School District.

Photo: Southern Lehigh graduate Erin Schantzenbach has been named the 2013 Great Allentown Fair Queen. Credit: Great Allentown Fair


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