69 News Week In Review

Posted: 8:28 AM EDT Oct 06, 2013

It's time to take a look back at the stories making headlines this week in the 69 News Week In Review.

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Monday, a fire in Easton claimed the lives of three people, including a mother and her child.

Killed in the Spring Garden Street apartment fire were Joy Lozier, her four-year-old son Makai Peters and James Strickland.

Officials said the apartment had no working smoke detectors.

The fire started in the dryer area. Officials said the dryer was not properly vented.

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On Tuesday, police arrested a West Reading man for allegedly possessing almost 200-hundred thousand images of child pornography.

Police said 42-year-old Joshua Latman was taken into custody after police conducted a search warrant on his home, located just steps from the West Reading Elementary Center.

Police said there is no evidence to suggest he was a threat to the students.

Berks County District John Adams said had never been involved in a case involving such a large number of child pornography images.

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Wednesday, two men were found dead inside their south Allentown home.

The bodies of 43-year-old Chadd Wirth and 32-year-old Curtis Warmkessel were found inside a home in the 100 block of Long Street.

Autopsies have been completed, but the findings are pending toxicology results, which could take several weeks.

Officials said there were no obvious signs of physical trauma, but the deaths have been called "suspicious."

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On Thursday, a car slammed into a restaurant full of people in Berks County.

Frightened customers and employees dove for safety as this car crashed into the Five Guys restaurant in Sinking Spring.

Police said the driver of the vehicle thought she was hitting the brakes, but was actually stepping on the gas pedal. Police said she was not injured.

One person in the restaurant was transported to the hospital and four other people were treated for minor injuries.

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Friday, police said a 19-year-old man is facing various charges for recording men and women in the bathroom stalls at Penn State Berks.

Mario Dino Mondelice of Sinking Spring is accused of using his cell phone to make the recordings.

Authorities said the crimes took place between January and April of this year.