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Slain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect

JackFM Local News - 3 min 30 sec ago
Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson.
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Annual Pumpkin Drop Another Huge Success at St. Michael's

JackFM Local News - 9 min 30 sec ago
It was raining pumpkins at one local school Thursday afternoon.Eighty students in grades six through eight participated in the St. Michael Parish School's annual Pumpkin Drop.Students were given one week to design an enclosure that will protect a pumpkin which was dropped off the roof of the school.Once it dropped students had thirty seconds to remove the pumpkin from the package.The pumpkin was then inspected by three teachers who then determined the winner."The kids love it and it just keep...
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Pa. AG Kane recovering after driver hit parked car

JackFM Local News - 19 min 30 sec ago
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane and two agents with her office are recovering, 10 days after police say the driver of her state vehicle struck a parked car in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the Augusta Levy Learning Center

JackFM Local News - 20 min 30 sec ago
The Augusta Levy Learning Center is changing lives of children diagnosed with autism every day.
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Trial delayed until March in high school stabbings

JackFM Local News - 35 min 30 sec ago
The trial for a 17-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been postponed until at least March.
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - 55 min 30 sec ago
Officials are preparing for the possibility of more trouble as West Virginia University hosts its first home football game since riots erupted in Morgantown two weeks ago. Police say riots after WVU's Oct. 19 victory...
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This Hour: Latest West Virginia news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - 55 min 30 sec ago
Officials are preparing for the possibility of more trouble as West Virginia University hosts its first home football game since riots erupted in Morgantown two weeks ago.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - 56 min 30 sec ago
New Ohio protocols say travelers returning from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks are to be quarantined at home for three weeks if they've been exposed to anyone potentially infected with the virus.
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Groups Seek to Challenge Latest Ohio Ballot Rules

JackFM Local News - 1 hour 1 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters.Attorneys for the political party and two homeless coalitions argue that certain provisions of the laws put registered voters' ballots at risk of being invalidated and make it difficult for voters to correct issues with their ballots.The plaintiffs raise the concerns in a ...
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Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

JackFM Local News - 1 hour 20 min ago
An American who is back home after being detained in North Korea says he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of the underground Christian church.
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78k have voted early, absentee in West Virginia

JackFM Local News - 1 hour 27 min ago
About 78,000 voters have cast ballots in West Virginia before Election Day, lower than a similar 2010 nonpresidential year.
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Coal Official: Number of Mining Sites Falls to 96

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 1 min ago
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) - The president of the West Virginia Coal Association reports a decrease in the number of coal mining sites in the state.Bill Raney says the state has 96 active mining sites, down from 152 in 2013 and 184 in 2012. Media outlets report that Raney attributes the decline to uncertainty created by President Barack Obama's administration.Raney also says the industry is seeing a shift in production from mines in southern West Virginia to northern West Virginia. He attributes that ...
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Auto parts maker to pay fine in price-fixing case

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 4 min ago
The U.S. Justice Department says a Japanese auto parts manufacturer has agreed to pay a $1.25 million fine and to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for various parts sold to automakers in the U.S.
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Pathologist: Doctor died of cyanide, was homicide

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 11 min ago
An autopsy pathologist says he's sure the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher died of cyanide poison that she was given by someone else, although he can't say who that was or how it was done.
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Ohio lawmaker convicted of campaign violations

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 12 min ago
A Cleveland state lawmaker has been convicted of two misdemeanor charges related to the purchase and re-sale of season Ohio State football tickets.
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Ebola contacts returning to Ohio face quarantines

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 12 min ago
New Ohio protocols say travelers returning from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks are to be quarantined at home for three weeks if they've been exposed to anyone potentially infected with the virus.
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Judge denies request that Pa. stop deleting emails

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 44 min ago
A Pennsylvania judge is turning down a request by a newspaper and several other news organizations to force the state government to keep emails for two years.
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Morgantown officials brace for WVU home game

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 54 min ago
Officials are preparing for the possibility of more trouble as West Virginia University hosts its first home football game since riots erupted in Morgantown two weeks ago.
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A new hip, with help from an old friend

JackFM Local News - 2 hours 56 min ago
Sarah Braxton of Huntingdon downplayed the role she had in bringing a man from Ecuador to Altoona for the hip replacement surgery that he's expected to receive today and that he said will change his life.
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Hockey Teams Facing off in Batman, Riddler Jerseys

JackFM Local News - 3 hours 1 min ago
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Holy hockey promotion.The Toledo Walleye of the East Coast Hockey League plans to wear Batman jerseys next month against the Evansville IceMen who will be wearing Riddler-themed jerseys.The jerseys will be auctioned after the game on Nov. 22 with the money going to charity.The club says the jerseys are meant to mark Batman's 75th anniversary and will be a part of its Heroes Night.It's one of five special jersey promotions the team plans this season.They plan on wearing a j...
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