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69 News Week In Review

Published On: Nov 09 2013 04:57:57 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 10 2013 06:44:02 PM EST

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, two suspected robbers were gunned down by a citizen in Reading.

Police said 24-year-old William Medina and 19-year-old Robert De Carr were shot and killed outside Krick's Corner Store.

The Berks County DA said the shooter was justified.


The family of the two men killed are demanding to see surveillance video and want charges filed against the unidentified shooter.

Also on Monday, a deadly explosion leveled a home in Carbon County.

Officials said a woman was killed and her boyfriend injured when a propane gas explosion destroyed this home in Kidder Township.

Officials said the explosion was an accident.. caused by a damaged propane line in the crawl space area of the house.

On Election night Tuesday, there was a big upset in the race for Northampton County Executive.

The battle of mayors was claimed by Bangor Mayor John Brown.

The Republican defeated longtime Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan in a close race.

On Wednesday night, students at Lehigh University rallied against an on-campus hate crime.

Earlier in the day, a multicultural resident hall was egged and vandalized with several racial slurs.

Police have not yet determined who is responsible for the vandalism.

Thursday, authorities in Shuylkill County said a quick thinking police officer rescued two teenage girls who were being abducted.

Pottsville police said three men forced the girls into a car and drove off.

The suspects were quickly stopped when they were pulled over for erratic driving.

Officials said the observant officer noticed something was wrong when he saw the girls in the back seat.

The two men are facing several charges, including luring, unlawful restraint and corruption of minors.