Category Archives: Stockertown

News, events, and more for Stockertown, PA.

Earthquake Felt in Nazareth

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia this afternoon sending shock waves felt from North Carolina thru New York including the Lehigh Valley. The earthquake hit Virginia a little before 2PM with the shock wave reaching this area shortly after 2PM. Social Media explodes with reports of surprised residents throughout the area feeling that unfamiliar rumbling under their feet.

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Drought Warning In Effect

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning that includes Northampton County. The warning calls for a voluntary 10%-15% reduction in water use while the drought conditions continue.

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Car Hopping Duo to Plead Guilty

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Scott and Leonard Dittmar, the pair dubbed “Car Hoppers” for the manner in which they executed their thefts, will plead guilty. The pair was charged with stealing from unlocked cars throughout the area in a stealing spree that lasted from January through April. The two will be pleading guility to three counts of criminal trespass,…

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Hercules Cement Strike Continues

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Two Weeks later union workers at the Stockertown plant are still striking. The workers continue to be concerned over language in the contract that would allow them to be moved to different positions within the plant as business needed dictated. Their was quite a split in reader reaction last week. One side feeling that in…

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Hercules Cement Employees On Strike in Stockertown

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The 82 union employees of Hercules Cement have gone on strike citing unfair work conditions. The dispute is stemming from a proposed clause to allow plant manager to reassign workers to different positions within the plant at will. The plant has stated that this flexibility will allow them to be competitive. While the union admits…

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Second Arrest in Stolen Laptop for Drugs Case

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A second man has been charged in the theft of a Stockertown woman’s laptop that was exchanged for heroin. Police have charged Anthony Stehly Jr for his role in the theft of Joseph R. Getz aunt’s laptop which was then traded for drugs in Bethlehem according to police. Getz allegedly invited his aunt out for…

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Stockertown Man Trades Stolen Laptop for Drugs

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A Stockertown man has been arrested and accused of stealing a laptop from a family member in order to trade it for drugs. The 22 year old man admitted to police that he broke into his aunt’s house and stole her laptop valued at $300. He then proceeded to drive to Bethlehem where he traded…

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