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Community activist jailed over alleged 911 calls

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:59pm
A Pittsburgh community activist awaiting trial in March on charges he and his family made more than 100 unnecessary 911 calls last year has been jailed because police say they've responded to 15 similar calls in recent...
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Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:47pm
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday and declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a...
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Ohio man acquitted after unusual insanity defense dies

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:47pm
Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use a multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died at age 59.
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Ex-coal CEO seeks W.Va. mine blast trial delay

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:19pm
The former head of a coal company that ran the West Virginia mine where 29 men were killed in a 2010 explosion wants his criminal case moved and his trial delayed for a year.
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Ohio bill legalizing fireworks clears House panel

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:19pm
Consumer grade fireworks would be legal to use in Ohio under legislation that barely cleared a House committee over the objections of opponents.
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High court sends teen killer back to death row

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:19pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence of a man who killed a church deacon as a teenager and later said the victim sexually abused him.
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Audit: Finances put Cheyney U.'s future in doubt

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:43pm
Pennsylvania's auditor general says the future of the nation's first historically black university is in doubt amid rising debt and falling revenue and enrollment.
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Defense lawyers march to protest police killings

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:15pm
Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere are protesting the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men.
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No Tannenbaum? Live tree ban in Philly apartments

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:11pm
Bryce Einhorn carried a three-foot-tall noble fir and its green plastic stand out of LOVE Park and onto busy JFK Boulevard to hail a cab for home.
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Judge to hear sides on Scaife trust accounting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:43pm
A Pennsylvania judge is being asked to make trustees account for money spent from a $210 million trust controlled by the late billionaire publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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Kentucky Power seeking 12 percent rate increase

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:27pm
Kentucky Power Company is seeking to raise customer electric rates to help it complete the purchase of a West Virginia power plant.
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3 in custody, school on lockdown after gun report

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:23pm
Police have taken at least three people into custody after responding to reports of a gun at a Philadelphia high school.
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New charges in sting set off criticism of Kane

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:19pm
New corruption charges against two Democratic Philadelphia state lawmakers set off criticism of Attorney General Kathleen Kane over her refusal to prosecute the case.
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No ruling returned on gag order in Don Blankenship case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:03pm
A motions hearing was held in Beckley on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in connection with federal charges against former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. 
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Man pleads not guilty in Akron policeman's slaying

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:50am
A northeast Ohio man accused of fatally shooting an off-duty Akron police officer at a bar has pleaded not guilty.
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Jury charges owners and officers of Freedom Industries with negligence

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:26am
A federal grand jury in Charleston has charged the owners and officers of Freedom Industries with negligence. 
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Body of missing Summersville man found in Gauley River

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:03am
Police say the body of a missing Summersville man has been found in the Gauley River.
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Bellaire Police Arrest Burglary Suspect at Local Business

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:48am
A Bellaire man wanted for burglary was arrested by police over the weekend at a local business, but bonded out of jail and is back on the streets.
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Gazebo Vandalized in Bellaire Park

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:26am
Officers are investigating a case of reported vandalism Wednesday at a local park in Bellaire. According to Bellaire Chief of Police Mike Kovalyk, Bellaire councilman Donald Maupin reported vandalism to the gazebo in the Village Park.
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Oliver Luck Will Leave WVU for Position with NCAA

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:25am
Sources confirm Luck's departure for "second in command" post at NCAA, official announcement expected later today. 
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