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Great Clips Donates $500 to Local Drug Free Clubs

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 7:47pm
Our community's fight against substance abuse is receiving support from a place known for its haircuts and styling.The local franchisee of Great Clips has kicked in a donation of $500 to assist local "Drug Free Clubs" in their efforts to keep kids away from drugs.  Students from both Wheeling Park and John Marshall High Schools came to Warwood for the check presentation from Great Clips.  "Here at Great Clips, we really think that it's a good way to giv...
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First Day for Judge Jason Cuomo in Circuit Court

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 7:25pm
It was a momentous day for Jason Cuomo, the new judge for the First Judicial Circuit, who will be filling the shoes of longtime judge Martin Gaughn.Cuomo who is a graduate of Brooke High School says he's always wanted to become a judge and now it's finally become a reality. It was standing room only at the swearing in ceremony that took place inside of a Brooke County courtroom, where distinguished judges and attorneys offered words of wisdom and advice. "Oh, I take i...
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New Park Being Built in Wheeling to Honor Town's History

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 7:24pm
The huge empty space on Main and Market Streets at 11th street is now being turned into a "Passageway Park."It will be a tribute to the beautiful buildings of Wheeling, some still here and others long gone.Now six wooden frames will show pictures of buildings from Wheeling's past including the Capitol Theatre, the Oglebay Mansion, and Stone and Thomas.But also things long gone from the landscape like the Schmulbach Brewery and the Bayha Bakery whose actual doors have been...
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Two Men Convicted of Child Pornography Charges

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 7:06pm
Two local men have been convicted of child pornography charges, according to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld's Office.
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Service for woman killed after inmate escape draws 100

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:59pm
A woman killed last week following the escape of a western Pennsylvania prison inmate now charged in her death has been laid to rest.
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West Virginia faces more stringent goals in final power plan

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:00pm
President Barack Obama's plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants places more stringent requirements on West Virginia than originally proposed.
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Local retired high school teacher wins prestigious award

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 5:03pm
A local retired high school teacher has been selected by President Barack Obama as one of only 108 teachers around the country for a prestigious award. Pete Karpyk taught at Weir High for 36 years and couldn't believe his eyes when he saw that he had been selected as a recipient for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching."I read the email and my mind went blank. I think I read it 5 times. I couldn't past the first line. I kind of felt lik...
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Effect Until 5:00

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:51pm
Severe Thunderstorm warning until 5:00 pm. It is moving primarily through Carroll into Jefferson counties. Heavy rains, frequent intense lightning, strong winds and hailstones likely. Moving to the east at 30 mph. More information at www.wtrf.com/weather and on 7 News at 5:00
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Pittsburgh City Council approves paid sick leave legislation

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:39pm
The Pittsburgh City Council has approved an ordinance requiring city employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:39pm
A liberal Pennsylvania Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign has died. Former U.S. Sen. Richard S. Schweiker was 89.
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"Passageway Park" Being Created In Empty Space in Downtown Wheeling

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:31pm
The huge empty space on Main and Market at 11th Street is being turned into a tribute to the beautiful buildings of Wheeling--some still here but others long gone.The activity there has caused many people to become curious.
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Wheeling Jesuit University To Pay Government $2.3 Million

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:51pm
Wheeling Jesuit University has agreed to pay $2.3 million after allegedly misusing grant funds given to them by NASA, the United States Department of Labor, and the National Science Foundation. The University will pay back the money over the next five years. Allegations over the use of funds surfaced after an audit conducted by NASA in February of 2012. United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld released the following statement after the agreement was reached today.“Wheel...
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Hypothermia, drowning to blame for Down East Maine deaths

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:35pm
The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.
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US attorney: Wheeling Jesuit to pay $2.3M to end grant probe

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:11pm
Wheeling Jesuit University has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the federal government to settle claims that it misused grant funding.
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The Latest: Holmes jury declines to rule out death penalty

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:49pm
The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):12:40 p.m.The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes.Jurors said Monday that Holmes' lawyers haven't presented a strong enough case to eliminate execution as an option.The decision clears the way for another round of arguments before the jury makes a final decis...
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Obama heralds impact of power plant regulations

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:34pm
President Barack Obama says his new power plant regulations are "the single most important step" America has ever taken in the fight against climate change.
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Sen. Joe Manchin says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:28pm
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood.Manchin is a moderate and his decision Monday was not a complete surprise. Even so, Republicans were still expected to lose a Senate vote later Monday to halt federal assistance to the group.Republicans introduced their bill after an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parentho...
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Wolf nominates retired state police major to be commissioner

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:03pm
Gov. Tom Wolf is nominating a retired Pennsylvania State Police major to lead the agency.
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W.Va. Democrat says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 1:22pm
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood.
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Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 1:22pm
U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume a congressional committee leadership post by year's end.
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