69 News week in review
Updated On: Nov 10 2012 10:21:29 AM CST
It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News week in review.
Tuesday, President Obama defeated Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania en route to winning re-election.
The president picked up 52 percent of the vote in the Keystone State.
In other statewide races, Kathleen Kane became the first woman and Democrat to be elected Attorney General.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey turned back Republican challenger Tom Smith.
A Berks County battery maker will be laying off 150 employees.
Exide Technologies announced that it's stopping its lead recycling operations in Laureldale by the end of March.
Exide will continue to operate the plastics recycling business in Laureldale.
Exide is one of the largest lead-acid battery companies in the world.
A man wearing a fake beard robbed a Bucks County bank and later eluded police and SWAT teams, officials said.
The robber hit the TD Bank in Quakertown on Thursday.
Police thought he fled to a home at Route 309 and Fairmont Street in Upper Saucon Township.
Police and SWAT teams surrounded the house, but after searching inside, they discovered the man had gotten away.
He has not been identified.
A teenager who was wanted for murder in Puerto Rico was collared while trying to hide in the city of Reading.
Luis Santiago Castro, 18, was nabbed in the 1200 block of Mulberry Street on Friday.
Castro had been on the lam since April when he killed another man in front of two young kids, authorities said
He was sixth on Puerto Rico's most-wanted list.
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Driver killed when car hits tree on Route 10 in Berks
Man killed when hit by minivan near airport
Reading police officer charged in theft of money evidence
Feds: Schuylkill County firm attempted to smuggle machinery to Iran
Man killed, woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash
Woman pleads guilty to homicide by vehicle
BBQ food truck in danger of being shut down by township
MH370 search: Object not from plane
Police seek to interview man in investigation of woman's death