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69 News week in review

Published On: Dec 29 2012 12:15:36 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 30 2012 06:27:59 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.

Two men were arrested early Christmas morning after a fight in Northampton County.
It happened at Pennsylvania Roadhouse Bar and Grill in Plainfield Township.

Police said the fight started across the street from the bar outside George Kucharik's home after one of his sons said he saw another man punch their mailbox.


Court documents show several people including Gerald Beam, 29, left the bar to break up the fight.

A bartender said  Kucharik then came after Beam inside the bar, and said surveillance video later shows Kucharik throwing a log at Beam and missing, but smashing the cash register and several bottles.

Beam and the man who punched the mailbox were arrested.

Police said the brawl is still under investigation.

Argument leads to near-brawl outside bar in Plainfield

On Wednesday, snow came through the region, causing tricky travel for most of the viewing area.

Rain, sleet, snow and wind traveled through the area, causing several crashes on area roadways.

A tractor trailer was hanging off the side of an overpass on Interstate 78 West in Northampton County, and closed the roadway for several hours.

And several fender benders were reported across Berks County and throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Weather makes tricky roads

On Thursday, a woman was found dead and burned beyond recognition on the side of a road in Salisbury Township.

Officials said the woman's burning body was found just off Chestnut Hill Road.

The Lehigh County Coroner's office said the victim is between 20 and 40 years old, and is either white, or a light skinned Hispanic female. She also has a tattoo on the right side of her neck that says "Javi," according to officials.

The coroner said suffocation and thermal injuries were the cause of the woman's death.

Officials said the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Woman found dead, burned beyond recognition in Salisbury Twp.

On Friday, an accident on Interstate 78 west in Greenwich Township, Berks County killed one horse and injured another.

Officials said the ball hitch on the trailer that was hauling the two horses failed, causing the trailer to break free.

One of the horses died from internal bleeding.

Officials said the second horse managed to survive with just a few lacerations.

Horse dies in accident

And that's your 69 News week in review.