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69 News Week In Review

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Published On: Apr 20 2014 08:42:34 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, hundreds of child pornography charges were filed against the founder of a local boys' choir already accused of sexual assault.

Police said 74-year-old Kenneth Schade owned more than 1,000 photographs of child pornography he had tried to hide from authorities.

The Monroe County man was previously arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy who belonged to the Singing Boys Choir of Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, Reading police said a group of good Samaritans stepped in to stop a man from trying to grab a baby out of a stroller.

33-year-old Nevin Walls is accused of trying to snatch the baby while inside a state office building in downtown Reading.

Police said a security guard and two good Samaritans struggled with Walls to save the baby until police arrived.

Wednesday, Liberty High School was locked down for hours following a threatening 911 call.

The caller claimed three gunmen had entered the Bethlehem school.

Authorities searched the entire building without uncovering any evidence of a threat.

Officials determined the call was a hoax.

On Thursday, a tractor slammed into a home in Northampton County -- narrowly missing a mother and her baby.

Bethlehem Township police said the tractor trailer overturned and hit the home after being cut off by a car.

The driver of the car, Steven Vazquez-Rosado, ran away but later turned himself in to authorities.

Friday, Allentown police said they raided a home believed to be the center of a neighborhood drug ring.

Thirteen people were arrested after police swarmed a house in the 500 block of New Street.

Police said confidential informants led them to the home, where they found cocaine and marijuana.