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69 News Week In Review

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 04 2013 10:55:03 AM CDT
Updated On: May 05 2013 05:50:46 PM CDT

Week in Review

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

Monday, state police recount the dramatic rescue of man who tried to jump from the parking garage of Reading Hospital.

Split-second decisions prevented the suicide of a discharged patient.

As the man tried to fall back off a ledge, officers were able to grab on and eventually pull him to safety.

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Tuesday, a man fights for his life after being intentionally set on fire in Reading.

35-year-old Joel Fontanez was rushed to the hospital with severe burns after being set on fire at the City Sub and Grocery Store on South 10th and Cotton streets.

Witnesses say his whole upper body was in flames.

Hospital officials say his condition has since stabilized.

Police are still on the hunt for the person responsible.

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Wednesday, chaos reigns in Allentown during a pair of shootings that left two people in the hospital and a car riddled with bullets.

The violence started around 6 p.m. near Center City and ended with the investigation of three crime scenes.

Police say shots were first fired at Madison and Turner streets.

More shots rung out at Seventh and Allen.. followed by a car riddled with bullets crashing into a home in the 600 block of Allen Street.

Police are investigating to determine if the incidents are related.

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Thursday, 11 exotic dancers are facing prostitution charges -- after police cracked an alleged sex-for-sale ring at an Allentown strip club.

Allentown Police, state troopers and Liquor Control Enforcement officers made the arrests after swarming the Platinum Plus strip club.

Authorities say the raid happened after a number of undercover officers entered the club... and within an hour of their arrival, they were offered sex acts for cash.

There was no comment from management at Platinum Plus.

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Friday, a Nazareth middle school teacher is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a student -- at the school.

Officials say drama teacher Shawn Salevsky committed the assaults between January 2011 and this March.

Salevsky -- who is from Macungie, Lehigh County, is facing a number of charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and corruption of minors.