Allentown
55° F
Clear
Clear

69 News Week In Review

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 17 2013 01:58:37 PM CDT

69 News 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, an assistant wrestling coach in Montgomery County was arrested on child pornography charges.

Investigators said Thomas Porter, an assistant wrestling coach at Neshaminy High School, admitted to viewing images of child porn on the Internet.

Authorities said they found more than 50 images of child porn on Porter's computers.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's office said none of the children Porter coached were involved.

* * *

Tuesday, the trial began for the Allentown man accused of brutally killing a young woman last summer.

Police said 21-year-old Jonathan Nunez admitted to killing 20-year-old Kimberly Cardona during a date.

Investigators said Nunez beat Cardona and left her in the woods in Salisbury Township following an argument.

Nunez's attorney contends he did not intend to kill her.

The trial is scheduled to resume Monday.

* * *

Wednesday, an 8-year-old girl was held up at knife-point in Reading.

Police said it happened while 8-year-old Alex Skwiat was walking down North 10th Street to a corner store to buy carrots for her grandmother's beef stew.

That's when investigators said 18-year-old Jackenzy Pierre held up a kitchen knife and told her to give him all her money.

The girl managed to get away.. and Pierre was caught.

* * *

Thursday, an Allentown couple and their 17-month-old grandson were taken on a wild and scary ride during a carjacking.

The ordeal started in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County Tuesday evening and ended in Montgomery County.

Police said one of the car jackers tried to shoot one of the victims in the head, but the gun failed to go off.

Two suspects ended up in custody, and a third is still at large.

* * *

Friday, a Berks County man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a woman and threatening to kill her boyfriend.

Court documents say it was all over an 80-dollar drug debt.

Police said a woman was kidnapped from her Cumru Township apartment by 22-year-old Napolean Stephany.

Detectives said Stephany forced the woman to take him to her boyfriend's house in Exeter Township.

Officials said Stephany finally surrendered to police, but not before he threatened to kill the boyfriend.