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69 News Week In Review

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 31 2013 02:33:06 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 01 2013 06:56:10 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 Allentown woman was arrested after investigators said she confessed to killing the baby she gave birth to.. in a Northampton County restaurant.

Officials said Amanda Hein delivered the baby in the bathroom of Starter's Pub in Lower Saucon Township.

After giving birth.. officials said she put the baby in a plastic bag and then placed the baby into a toilet tank.

Hein is being held without bail at Northampton County Prison.

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Tuesday, two people were shot during a bizarre home invasion in the Poconos.

Police said four men busted into a Tobyhanna township home and started demanding money and shooting up the place.

Police said one victim in the home was shot in the melee.

They say the group left after one suspect shot an accomplice.

Two people were arrested. Police are still looking for the other two suspects.

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On Wednesday, a woman died after an explosion ripped apart a house in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

The explosion in the small borough of Hampton was so powerful it destroyed one house and blew the windows from another.

Officials said 56-year-old Deborah Smith survived the blast, but became trapped in the burning building.

Authorities are still investigating.

Officials believe the explosion was caused by a propane tank leaking gas into the house.

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Thursday, Reading police finally identified two suspects in the homicide of a young man that happened back on the 4th of July.

Police said Johnnie Nelson and Eric Harding are being charged in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Darryl Jones, a father of three young children.

Authorities said the two suspects were already in jail on an unrelated matter.

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Friday, the Schuylkill County police chief who has drawn national attention for his profanity-laced gun rights videos has been placed on indefinite suspension.

Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler was supposed to be back on the job yesterday after being suspended for 30 days for using borough weapons without permission in his videos.

But on Friday, the Gilberton Borough Council voted to extend Kessler's unpaid suspension indefinitely.