Thursday, February 21, 2013
Help is needed to cover vet expenses for a cockapoo nearly killed in a vicious pit bull attack
A fund has been established to help cover $3,000 in emergency veterinary care needed to save a cockapoo named Oreo attacked by a pit bull in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County. Oreo underwent four hours of surgery to repair a torn throat, broken jaw and puncture wounds. Donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank, Mountainville Financial Center, 1901 S. Fourth Street, Allentown, Pa., 18103. Make checks payable to Tammie Jesberger/Oreo. The pit bull was shot dead by police after the Feb. 4 attack. The dog's owner, an Allentown man, has been charged with allowing his dog to run at large. Oreo's owner, Tammie Jesberger, recalled how an "Animal Planet" episode about wrangling alligators inspired her to try to thwart the pit bull. She grabbed a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Tammie Jesberger and Bill Tittel of Salisbury Township fought off a vicious pit bull that wanted to kill their pet dog, Oreo.
After a harrowing 40-minute struggle trying to pry off a vicious pit bull bent on killing her dog, Tammie Jesberger said, she suddenly remembered an "Animal Planet" episode about wrangling alligators. Bruised and exhausted, she grabbed a metal stake from a solar Christmas ornament on her front lawn, straddled the pit bull, pried open his powerful jaws and wedged the stake in horizontally. It bought her half a second to run to the front door to shove inside her small, bloodied dog, Oreo. The pit bull attacked the door. That was Monday. Two days later, all is quiet on Pearl Avenue. Jesberger's heroic actions and the valiant ones taken by her father, Bill Tittel, Salisbury Township police officers--- who said they had to shoot and kill the …
A Lehigh County pit bull attack left two people hurt, a small dog critically injured and the pit bull shot dead
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Identity is still unknown of a woman burned alive Dec. 27 on Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.
The identity of Jane Doe, the woman found suffocated and burned to death Dec. 27 on a wooded residential road in Salisbury Township, could soon be confirmed, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. Grim said his office is waiting to get DNA results, which could be later this week or next. The coroner's office released the following description of the woman: She may have been wearing: Police continue to request any information from the public that might help them in the investigation, "no matter how insignificant it might seem," they said. Please contact Salisbury Township Police Sgt. Donald Sabo or Det. Kevin Kress at 610-797-1447 or call the department's tip line at 610-402-2400. Salisbury Police are working in cooperation with the…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Salisbury Township Police Chief vows to follow every lead to find the person who killed an unknown woman found suffocated and burned Dec. 27 on Chestnut Hill Road.
Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen Stiles vowed the department will find the killer after an exhausting day combing through evidence where a woman's body was found burning on a frigid morning last week. The victim -- as yet unidentified -- was discovered along a remote wooded road on South Mountain by a passing motorist. "We will follow every lead we can to find out who committed this crime," Stiles told the Salisbury Board of Commissioners last week. Who was she? Can you help identify the victim? The woman, whom investigators refer to as Jane Doe, died from suffocation and burns on Dec. 27, according to the Lehigh County coroner. She is believed to be a white or light-skinned Hispanic woman between 20 and 40 years old and about 5 feet …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The woman, whose burned body was found on Chestnut Hill Road, died from suffocation and thermal injuries, according to the Lehigh County Coroner.
Police are seeking the public's help to identify a woman whose burned body was discovered Dec. 27 along the side of Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township. An autopsy performed Friday morning determined the woman died from suffocation and thermal injuries. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim ruled the death a homicide. The coroner's office provided the following description: She may have been wearing: Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen Stiles said they are seeking to hear from anyone who may have information about a missing person. The police may be contacted at 610-797-1447 or the crime tip line at 610-402-2400.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bird Mania on W. Emmaus Avenue in Salisbury Township reopens after rebuilding from the damage done by a car crashing into the store.
Sarah Ayers is happy to have a macaw named Oliver out of her house and back at his perch at the reconstructed Bird Mania on W. Emmaus Avenue in Salisbury Township -- and not just because he can swear like a sailor. The cacophony of squawking and chirping at Bird Mania is a sign that the parakeets, macaws and other birds are glad to be home after about a month away in the wake of an SUV crashing into the shop on Nov. 13. "Happy birds make a lot of noise," explained Ayers, a store volunteer and noted Lehigh Valley blues singer. Bird Mania opened for its normal business hours this week for the first time since the SUV went through the front wall, just missing about 50 birds and Debbie Lentz, who co-owns the shop with her fiance, Tom Mantz…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Westbound Interstate 78 is closed at Lehigh Street because of a multi-car crash that left one person dead.
WFMZ_Traffic on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free Multiple vehicles crashed on Interstate 78 near Lehigh Street around 10 this morning, leaving one person dead and the westbound lanes closed as of 11:25 a.m. According to WFMZ, the victim is believed to be a woman in her 50's. Did you see the accident? Post your photos to this story. About eight people were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital - three of them with serious injuries.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Jonathan Nunez, 20, of Allentown is charged with killing Kimberly Cardona, whose body was found July 5 along Lanze Lane in Salisbury Township.
An Allentown man has been charged with killing 20-year-old Kimberly Cardona, whose body was found July 5 in a wooded area of Salisbury Township. Jonathan Nunez, 20, of 253 E. Fairview St. was charged with homicide Thursday, according to a release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's office. Cardona's body had been found by a man walking his dogs in the evening in the 2700 block of Lanze Lane, Salisbury Township. Nunez was to be arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking. According to the release, the arrest affidavit states: Cardona, 20, of Whitehall Township had been missing since July 4, according to her family. An autopsy by the Lehigh County Coroner's office revealed she died sometime after 7 p.m. July 4 of blunt and sharp trauma…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A Lehigh County man found the body of a 20-year-old woman while he was out walking his dogs
David Bonaskiewich waited until the balmy evening turned cool so he could take his dogs for a walk last night along Lanze Lane in Salisbury. He set out around 8:15 p.m., his Jack Russell terrier pulling his leash in one direction, his beagle pulling in the other. That is, until the beagle stopped in his tracks and wouldn't move. Bonaskiewich walked a few paces to see what had gotten his dog's attention. "He pointed to where the body was," a shaken Bonaskiewich recounted Friday. A young woman with light brown hair wearing a white or light-colored dress hiked up above her waist, lay still on her left side in a wooded area off the road, he said. "At first I thought it was a blow-up doll. Then I thought it was a mannequin, but it looked too …