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69 News Week In Review

Published On: Aug 10 2014 11:42:55 AM EDT

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, additional charges were filed against a Montgomery County man accused of murdering his elderly father.

David St. Onge is accused of using a flashlight to strike a fatal blow to the head of his 88-year-old father, and then dumping the body in Susquehanna County with the help of his son.

Now St. Onge is also accused of using his deceased father's credit cards.

On Tuesday, a baby girl was found dead in a trash bag outside a Schuylkill County home.


Police said 22-year-old Tara Paltanavage gave birth in a bathtub in a house in Blythe Township.

According to court documents, the woman said the infant was not breathing and had no pulse.

Police said Paltanavage did not call for help or try to resuscitate her baby. Instead they say she put the body in a trash bag.

Depending on autopsy results, more charges could be coming.

Wednesday, a rash of violence near MusikFest led to calls for beefed up security in downtown Bethlehem.

City officials held a meeting Wednesday to discuss plans for improving security.

That meeting came on the heels of shots being fired just a block from MusikFest on its opening night, followed by a shooting near MusikFest on Tuesday in which two people were injured.

Thursday, the Pennsylvania SPCA busted an alleged cockfighting ring in Berks County.

Authorities said 31-year old Jesus Rodriguez is facing 10 felony counts for cruelty to animals for *ownership* of fighting roosters.

Officials said the SPCA rescued more than 100 roosters and other animals from a farm in Centre Township.

Friday, a Berks County man was arrested for allegedly manufacturing weapons of mass destruction in his home.

Court documents said 47-year-old Barry Martorana of Robeson Township had half a dozen pipe bombs, and 43 smaller explosive devices made from CO2 containers.

Detectives said they also discovered 59  marijuana plants growing inside and outside of the home.