Allentown
46° F
Light Rain
Light Rain

69 News Week In Review

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 16 2014 07:31:06 AM 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, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the Easton Area School District's appeal over a case involving two students who wore controversial bracelets.

Back in 2010.. school officials tried to stop the students from wearing cancer-awareness bracelets inscribed with "I Heart Boobies."

But the ACLU sued on the girls' behalf.. and federal courts have sided with them ever since.

On Tuesday, an Allentown woman was arrested in the stabbing death of her 65-year-old grandfather.

Police said 21-year-old Chene Mejias stabbed her grandfather multiple times at an apartment in the 800 block of South 12th Street.

Mejias is facing a criminal homicide charge.

There's still no word on a motive.

Wednesday, an alleged murderer on the run for almost 20 years was nabbed in Lehigh County.

Joslyn Bailey, wanted for a 1995 murder in Massachusetts, was caught in Allentown -- while being pulled over for a traffic violation on I-78.

Police said there was $25,000 in the car, suspected to be associated with unlawful activities.

Thursday brought good news for a Monroe County firefighter and EMT who was fighting for his life after suffering a brain aneurysm.

39-year-old Rob Kramer returned home from the hospital.

Rob had been in the hospital since suffering an aneurysm rupture back in January.

Friends and family have been rallying around Kramer and his family by holding prayer vigils and other events.

On Friday, state police said a Carbon County high school coach admitted he secretly videotaped one of his students changing clothes in a bathroom.

Rob Eckhart was a volunteer weightlifting coach at Palmerton Area High School.

Police said Eckhart admitted to strategically placing his cell phone in a bathroom while a 17 year-old girl undressed.

Officials said Palmerton Schools immediately dismissed the coach, who was an unpaid volunteer.