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69 News Week in Review

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 23 2013 09:38:09 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 24 2013 05:49:20 PM CDT

Week In Review

It's time now to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News week in review.

The week began with an inferno at an Emmaus apartment building that claimed the lives of four people.

The fire on South Fifth Street raged for hours last Sunday, trapping four people inside.

Perishing in the fire were 16-year-old Montana Twining,  his mother Melissa Twining, her boyfriend David Jenkins and Lena Marie Adamo.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Officials say they have found no evidence of criminal activity.

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On Tuesday, a tragedy beyond comprehension at Lehigh Valley Hospital in downtown Allentown.

Officials say an elderly man shot and killed himself after taking the life of his terminally ill wife inside the hospital's campus at 17th and Chew streets.

Elwood and Mildred Osman were married for 64 years.

Authorities say no other patients were ever in jeopardy.

The incident has raised various questions over security.

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Wednesday, a mom speaks out after her 15-year-old son came within minutes of death due to an allergic reaction to AXE body spray.

In the span of nine days, Brandon Silk's throat closed up three times and he was rushed to the hospital.

Doctors have told the family Axe body spray is causing the allergic reaction, but the company is saying nothing.

In response, officials at the school asked students to limit their use of the spray.

Because of the condition, Silk can no longer attend Bethlehem's Freedom High School. He is now taking classes at home.

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Thursday, four people are under arrest after two men were nearly beaten to death inside a hotel in Berks County last week.

Investigators say five men nearly stabbed a man to death and beat another inside the Candlewood Suites off Penn Avenue in West Reading on March 14.

One suspect is still on the loose. Investigators say all five men have connections with the Bloods gang.

Some of them can been seen in a rap video police said was shot in Reading.

Police have not determined a motive for the attack, but said two of the suspects will  face attempted homicide charges.

A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
And that's your 69 News week in review.