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69 News Week In Review

By Kevin Lechiski, WFMZ.com Reporter, news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 11 2013 10:36:17 AM CDT
Updated On: May 12 2013 05:48:01 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.

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One down, one to go.

Monday, Bethlehem police arrest one of the two men believed to be behind a bloody shooting at the Marvine-Pembroke housing project.

Police say 38-year-old Angelo Lopez turned himself in. He is accused of being an accomplice in the April 23rd shooting that severely injured 34-year-old Kinte King.

Meanwhile, the hunt for the actual trigger-man continues.

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Tuesday, sinkhole deja vu in Northampton County.

For the third time in less than a month, a sinkhole opens in the same area of Northwood Avenue in Palmer Township.

The latest sinkhole has at least one couple fearing for the future of the their home.

Homeowner Bonnie Cullen says damage to her home's foundation has left the structure unstable.

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Wednesday, the widow of a Berks County National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan speaks on keeping her husband's memory alive.

Heather Garay-Yoder is establishing the Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund and plans to donate money to several charities.

Jarett Yoder was killed in a helicopter crash on April 9th.

Her first fundraiser was set for this weekend.

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Thursday, the fight over Jim Thorpe's final resting place is heading to a higher court.

The Jim Thorpe Borough Council voted to file an appeal to keep the body of the famous athlete in the borough that's named after him.

The council is fighting a court decision that says a Native American tribe has the right to demand the borough turn over Thorpe's remains.

Officials in Jim Thorpe have a contract to take care of the body of the Olympian hero and they will keep doing so until a higher court tells them not to.

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Friday, grief counselors were at Trexler Middle School in Allentown, the day after an eighth grader was killed riding his bicycle.

Police say 15-year-old Jenuel Nunez ran a stop sign at 16th and Union streets and rode his bicycle into an oncoming truck Thursday afternoon.

Residents in that neighborhood say this intersection has been the site of accidents and near-misses before. Residents say they have called on the city to make it a four-way stop.