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Woman, 89, Killed in Crossfire, Pit Bull Attack Top Eastern Pa. News

A fire that killed two dogs in Newtown Square and the ongoing search for answers around a young woman's death also made headlines.

An 89-year-old neighbor of the man involved in a shootout with police at a Warminster apartment complex Tuesday evening was killed in the crossfire, officials said.

David Martinez, the 20-year-old labeled a “serial rapist” by the Northampton County district attorney, faced a fifth set of charges Thursday in yet another case involving a teenage girl that police said he contacted through Facebook.

A fund has been established to help cover $3,000 in emergency veterinary care needed to save a cockapoo named Oreo attacked by a pit bull in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County.

Providence Road Blaze Reportedly Kills Two Dogs

Two dogs were reported killed in a Newtown Square fire that started in the woods and ended in the destruction of a barn.

Investigators still aren't certain how an Ambler woman died last year and are asking the public for help. They want to know who Natalie Marella was with in the hours before her body was discovered near a cornfield in New Hanover Township on Aug. 29, 2012.

Fire Destroys Valley Forge Beef & Ale

A fire destroyed the Valley Forge Beef & Ale restaurant on Trooper Road in Audubon on Saturday. The 18 customers and five employees in the restaurant at the time the fire started early Saturday afternoon reported hearing an explosion in the basement that "made the first floor rock," according to a statement sent to the media by Lower Providence Township on Saturday night.

Body Found in the Wissahickon Identified

Police have identified the body of a man found in the Wissahickon creek on Saturday as 33-year-old Roxborough resident David Taundi, 6ABC News reports. Philadelphia Police Spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien told Patch that the body was found floating near Lincoln Drive and Ridge Avenue in East Falls.

U.S. Luge Team Sleds Fell Off Truck

Pennsylvania state police at the Bethlehem barracks have recovered sleds lost by the U.S. Luge Team after the equipment fell off a truck and was picked up by someone on Feb. 15.

Trisha Lynn McLaughlin, 36, of Warminster is facing first degree felony charges for the theft, which police say was carried out by forging checks, abusing company credit cards and overpaying herself on payroll.

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