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Feds, states, others oppose Patriot Coal reorganization plan

JackFM Local News - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:12am
Patriot Coal's latest reorganization is drawing opposition from the federal government, regulators in four states, environmentalists and others ahead of a bankruptcy court hearing on whether it should be approved.
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WVU's President Focuses on the Future at Marshall County Chamber Dinner

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:44pm
It was a special Thursday evening at the Marshall County Chamber Dinner, where the leader of the largest university in the state was the featured speaker, West Virginia University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee.
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Woman Who Battled Breast Cancer Shares Her Inspiring Story

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:41pm
Throughout the month of October, WTRF will be sharing "Stories Of Strength" during breast cancer awareness month.
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Senators Announce Student Loan Relief Act

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:29pm
It would allow borrowers to refinance their federal student loans into the private market and take advantage of lower rates.
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Carnegie Mellon partners with Boeing on new analytics lab

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:55pm
The Boeing Company is investing $7.5 million over the next three years as part of a joint venture with Carnegie Mellon University to establish an aerospace data analytics lab.
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Ohio County May Tighten Smoking Rules

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:34pm
Ohio County may tighten rules concerning smoking in public, if the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health acts later this month.  The Board will take comments on the proposed rules until October 29th.The new rules treat outside restaurant dining areas similar to the inside of the restaurant, banning smoking entirely, even though they are outside.Other parts of the new rules affect the distance from doorways where employees can smoke on sidewalks.Another aspect of the new rules would...
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Ex-borough manager withdraws plea after lengthy sentence

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:29pm
The former manager of a Pittsburgh suburb has withdrawn his guilty plea and will seek trial on charges he collected nearly $231,000 in unauthorized salaries.
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Puppy love: Man travels 1,500 miles to adopt dog

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:27pm
A New England man was so enamored by a shelter dog he saw on the Internet that he bought a one-way ticket to Minneapolis, adopted the puppy and is now couch-hopping on the 1,500-mile trek back home.
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Don Blankenship trial begins

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:14pm
Don Blankenship ascended from a modest, single-mother upbringing in Appalachia to personally make almost $20 million off coal in one year. 
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Boston man charged in long-unsolved slaying of Tufts grad

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:13pm
Prosecutors say a Boston man has been charged in the long-unsolved killing of a 21-year-old Philadelphia woman who was found dead in her Boston apartment more than two decades ago.
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Officials investigate water treatment tank collapse

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:13pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is inspecting a collapsed water treatment tank that leaked a small amount of contaminants into the Kiski River.
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Teen who stabbed high school students turns 18, goes to jail

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:57pm
A teen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his Pennsylvania high school has been moved from a juvenile detention center to the county jail.
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Buckeye North Elementary Students Learn Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:56pm
When the smoke alarm goes off and the smoke starts filling the room, would you know how to escape a fire? Buckeye North Elementary students do thanks to a hands on lesson from the Brilliant Fire Department. 
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Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college, killing 13

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:53pm
A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, authorities said.
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Bridgeport Students Learn to "Be A Buddy, Not A Bully"

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:51pm
Second graders from Bridgeport took a field trip to the Ohio Valley Mall, for a lesson about bullying. The children learned how to "Be A Buddy, Not A Bully." 
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PNC opens 33-story headquarters in Pittsburgh

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:33pm
PNC Bank has opened its new $400 million headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Woman begs bear to stop kayak attack

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:12pm
Mary Maley was on a solo kayak trip between Ketchikan to Petersburg, in Alaska. When she stopped to take a rest at a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, a bear attacked her kayak. 
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Police: Multiple Casualties In Oregon After Shooting At Community College

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:43pm
The latest on reports of an active shooter at a community college in Oregon (all times local):    11:35 a.m.    Authorities are reporting multiple casualties in a shooting at a community college in southwestern Oregon. 
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Police: 11 more charged in hazing death of NYC student

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:41pm
Eleven more suspects have been charged in Pennsylvania in the hazing death of a New York City fraternity pledge.
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Ethics panel reprimands, fines 2 Piedmont council members

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:01pm
A Piedmont Town Council member and a former member have been reprimanded and fined by the West Virginia Ethics Commission for authorizing $10,000 toward the legal fees of a former town employee.
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