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69 News week in review

Published On: Oct 06 2012 01:22:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2012 06:48:13 PM EDT

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.

On Monday, an elderly man went to the hospital after his car barreled through someone's home in Berks County.

It happened in the 900 block of East Main street in Union Township.


The homeowner was in the basement when the car plowed through his living room.

The driver was Vernon Kulp. He was conscious at the time of the crash and had some minor injuries.

Elderly man accidentally crashes into Birdsboro home

On Tuesday a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge put the brakes on part of the state's voter ID law.

The judge ruled the law stands, but most people still won't be required to show an ID at the polls next month.

The judge said the law doesn't disenfranchise voters by asking for ID. But he said the time limit for which people without ID must produce one or have their provisional ballot thrown out qualifies as a risk.

Judge halts PA's new voter ID requirement

On Wednesday, UGI agreed to a settlement with state regulators over Allentown's deadly gas explosion in February of last year.

It killed 5 people and destroyed a city block.

UGI will pay a $386,000 civil penalty from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. It also agreed to cut down the replacement time for cast iron and bare steel pipes to 14 years.

The agreement will go before an Administrative Law Judge who will issue a ruling to the PUC, which can approve, modify, or reject the ruling.

UGI agrees to pay penalty for Allentown gas explosion

Reading Police are trying to figure out who is behind several crash and grab attempts of ATM's.

The thieves did not make away with any cash in three of the four robberies, but that didn't stop them from trying.

The robbery attempts happened at several ATM's throughout Reading.

Police said stolen vehicles were used to ram into the ATM's.

They aren't sure if the same person is behind all the attempts, but said the circumstances are very similar.

Police investigating crash and grab attempts at Reading ATM's

And that's your 69 News week in review.