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, a man was sentenced to decades behind bars after pleading guilty to murdering a retired teacher from Monroe County.
Rico Herbert was sentenced to 31 to 62 years in prison for the murder of 87-year-old Joseph DeVivo in 2012.
Police said Herbert was found driving DeVivo's car in North Carolina. DeVivo's body was later found in South Carolina.
On Tuesday, a Northampton County family filed a lawsuit against the Nazareth School District over a dispute about a religious message in a Valentine's Day card.
Parents of a first grade student said officials violated their son's Constitutional rights by removing a religious message he put in a Valentine's card.. because of a district policy.
Wednesday, a dispute at a Harrisburg bar thrust a lawmaker from the Lehigh Valley into the spotlight.
State Senator Lisa Boscola denied claims she got into an alcohol-fueled fight at a Harrisburg bar.
Boscola said it was no more than a heated political disagreement, but others claimed the lawmaker hit a woman and was kicked out of the bar.
On Thursday, the Allentown woman who admitted to leaving her newborn baby in a restaurant bathroom toilet tank was convicted of first-degree murder.
The conviction carries an automatic life sentence in prison.
Amanda Hein told the court she believed the baby was dead when she gave birth inside a bathroom at Starter's Pub in Lower Saucon Township last August.
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