Allentown
55° F
Clear
Clear
 

69 News week in review

By Gina Johnson, Web Producer
Published On: Mar 16 2013 11:00:05 AM CDT

Week in Review

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

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

On Tuesday, Reading Police assigned a detective to investigate a fire they say was intentionally set.

The fire broke out around 3am in the 1000 block of Buttonwood Street. Flames then spread quickly to two neighboring homes.

Officials took samples from the home as evidence.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Fire that damaged 3 homes in Reading ruled arson

On Wednesday, the Catholic Church received a new spiritual leader, as white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

115 cardinals from around the world selected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina to be the next pope.

He took the name Pope Francis.

The 76-year-old is the first pope from the Americas, and the first non-European pontiff in more than a millennium.

He succeeds Pope Benedict the 16th who resigned at the end of February.

Cardinals elect new pope

Thursday, Kutztown University was once again on alert after an assault on campus.

The third assault in a week happened late Wednesday in the Bell Plaza area between the university's administration building and Old Main.

Security around campus was beefed up after the attacks, and campus officials say they are on high alert.

State Police are involved in the investigation, but so far no arrests have been made.

KU to beef up security

Friday, the Eagles shocked the Lehigh Valley when they announced training camp would no longer be held at Lehigh University.

The team is moving camp to the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia.

The Eagles say it will be easier for the team to take advantage of their own facilities and resources.

Eagles flying the coop; no longer holding training camp at Lehigh

Also on Friday, one of America's Most Wanted criminals from Berks County was captured in Italy.

Miguel Torres was sought by U.S. Marshal's for seven years for the brutal killing of his wife, Barbie.

Federal authorities said Torres was caught in Bologna, Italy under the alias Rene Rondon.

Officials say on September 12, 2005 Torres shot and killed his wife execution style in a parking lot on North Sixth Street in Reading.  He had been on the run ever since then.

Officials say his extradition back to the U.S. could take several weeks.

Reading homicide suspect and one of America's Most Wanted captured

And that's your 69 News week in review.