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, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli made a push for drug immunity legislation he says could save lives.

The Pennsylvania state legislature is considering a bill that would grant immunity from minor drug charges to people who report drug overdoses.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that drug overdoses have nearly doubled nationwide in the last decade.

On Tuesday, officials recounted a dramatic rescue for a little girl who fell into an abandoned septic tank in Warren County, New Jersey.

Hackettstown police said a three-year-old girl fell into a 10-foot hole in a neighbor's yard where an old septic tank used to be.

Remarkably, the girl was pulled to safety without a scratch.

Wednesday, lawmakers introduced a new bill after a Berks County mother died while serving time in prison for her children's truancy.

Eileen Dininodied earlier this month while serving a 48-hour sentence.

Officials said she couldn't afford the more than $2,000 in fines for her children's truancy violations.

The proposed legislation would allow judges to sentence truancy violators to parenting training or community service instead of prison.

On Thursday, 13 people were charged in a massive child-porn sweep in Berks County.

One of the suspects is well-known neurosurgeon Steven Schwartz.

Authorities said the arrests were made following an 18-month investigation involving the district attorney's office and Lower Heidelberg police.

Friday, the CEO of one of the region's largest employers was killed jogging, when she was hit by a pickup truck.

East Penn Manufacturing CEO Sally Miksiewicz died in the accident near her home on Boyer Road in Pike Township.

Officials tell 69 News that the driver of the truck was ordered to undergo a blood test.

At this point, no charges have been filed.

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