Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Lehigh County judge has sentenced the man who killed Angela Steigerwalt of Tamaqua to life in prison.

Judge Kelly M. Banach sentenced Anthony D. Heath, 26, of Allentown, was sentenced to life without parole this morning.

"You don't deserve to walk among us or see the light of day as a free man,"  Banach said.

Steigerwalt's family, including her husband of 12 years, Gary Steigerwalt, her parents, and her uncle, Donald Serfass, read heart wrenching victims' impact statements before Banach imposed punishment.


I live in a place that is definitely a little piece of Floridian paradise. The first time I drove through the area I could hardly keep my eyes on the road because I was so entranced with the spectacular scenery.

Palm trees swayed along the streets. Water danced with reflected sunlight that made the water look like piles of jewels. Best yet, At sunset the water turned a fiery red as dozens of fascinating shore birds I had never seen before swooped down to the water to find dinner.


It's one of the worst epidemics facing our schools bullying.

Most students say they've experienced bullying at some point while inside or around school, maybe before class, or after class or at recess or lunch, or in hallways.

The website defines bullying as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time."

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS  Physicians use a laparoscope, or fiber-optic cable system, to perform surgery via a small incision.

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery, Band-Aid surgery or keyhole surgery, is a technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions elsewhere in the body.

There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery when compared with the more common, open procedure.

Pain and hemorrhaging are reduced due to smaller incisions, and recovery times are shorter.

Marriage licenses

Jeffrey William Kuklentz and Stacey Ann Yurasits, Lehighton.

Vincent Stephen Tobia and Chelsea Marie Holthausen, Palmerton.

Scott Wayne Nothstein and Amy Beth Green, Lehighton.

Radames Alvarez-Mateo and Nicoletta Muscacchia, Albrightsville.

Eric Michael Steigerwalt and Kathie Marie Murphy, Jim Thorpe.

Alfonso Joseph Sebia Jr. and Amber Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Weatherly.

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.