It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News week in review.
There was tragedy and gridlock on I-78 in Allentown on Wednesday.
One woman was killed and eight people were injured in a four-vehicle accident.
Linda Rooney, of Goshen, N.Y., died in the accident, state police said.
The wreck tied up traffic throughout the region as the westbound lanes of I-78 were closed for nearly seven hours.
A state representative from the Lehigh Valley is accused of beating his wife and has been charged with DUI for the second time.
Democratic Representative Joe Brennan choked, slapped and punched his wife in their Fountain Hill home on Wednesday, officials said.
Later, he was arrested during a traffic stop at a park, according to court documents.
Brennan was charged with DUI, simple assault and harassment.
A judge has ordered Brennan to stay away from his home and family.
More sex charges have been filed against a former Berks County teacher and coach.
Jonathan Bell, 31, of Wyomissing, was charged for having sex with a 15-year-old girl back in 2003, officials said on Thursday.
Bell was an art teacher in the Exeter Township School District and a boys water polo coach in the Governor Mifflin School District.
Earlier this month, authorities accused Bell of having inappropriate contact with 17-year-old girl on several occasions.
A smooth-talking con artist who targeted elderly women at Berks County shopping centers was arrested on Friday, Muhlenberg police said.
Wayne Otto Lawson, 58, of Philadelphia, would approach women saying he found a bag with $140,000 and offering to split his findings, police said.
They said he managed to convince the women to take money out of their own bank accounts and give it to him.
After receiving the cash, Lawson would disappear, police said.
One of the alleged victims told 69 News that Lawson held her hand and prayed with her before stealing her money.