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Paramedic killed at scene of multiple vehicle crashes

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:10pm
A paramedic who responded to vehicle crashes on a western Pennsylvania highway has been struck and killed at the scene by a coal truck.
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Cops: Man taped nude women in fitting rooms, shared online

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:41pm
A Pennsylvania man faces 86 counts of invasion of privacy and one count of child pornography stemming from what detectives say was a years-long effort to videotape naked young women and post them on online porn websites.
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Driver who drank and texted before fatal crash pleads guilty

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:33pm
A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to charges she was drunk, texting and under the influence of prescription pills when she crashed her SUV into a car and killed a Good Samaritan.
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Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:26pm
Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?
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Faculty Senate Votes 'No Confidence' in West Liberty University President

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:26pm
A faculty senate has voted no confidence in West Liberty University president, Robin Capehart, following accusations of ethics violations by the West Virginia Ethics Commission.
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Wyoming County school cancels classes following gym fire

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:21pm
Classes at a Wyoming County school have been canceled following a fire.
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Democrats say Wolf's budget proposal will be ambitious

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:21pm
More details of Gov. Tom Wolf's impending budget proposal are emerging.
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Follansbee Man Accused of Murdering Infant Son

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Prosecutors are seeking an indictment against a Follansbee man accused of murdering his infant son. 
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High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:49pm
The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.
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Drug That Stops Overdoses Is A Hot Button Issue

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:37pm
Narcan stops an overdose. Some call it a miracle drug, a life saver, but not everyone is on board with that.
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WVSU, University of Sharjah partner on health conference

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:33pm
West Virginia State University is partnering with the University of Sharjah on an international health conference.
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Vandals smash windows of 29 parked cars in Pittsburgh

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:29pm
Pittsburgh police have been trying to find whoever broke the windows out of 29 parked vehicles on the city's North Side.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Where Families of Addicts Can Turn for Help

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
Addicts and their families face a tough road to recovery, but it's one they must deal with together.
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Former NBA star to talk about addiction with high school students in Wheeling, Weirton WV

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
Former NBA star Chris Herren returns to the Upper Ohio Valley Dec. 12 to share the story of his struggle with addiction with young people.
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Belmont County Drug Task Force Deals with Youngest Heroin Addict They've Seen

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
It was a shocking discovery by the Belmont County Drug Task Force, when they encountered the youngest heroin addict they have ever treated.
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Local Organization Helping Community to Identify Drug Abuse

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
A local organization has partnered with the newly formed Drug Court in Ohio County, and is preparing their staff on how to identify and care for those affected by drug abuse. Employees from all 5 offices of Wellspring Services gathered in Wheeling Friday for a two day training on substance abuse assessment, treatment and after care. Wellspring Family Services is a division of Crittenton Services that is now the exclusive providers for the new juvenile drug court in Ohio County.
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Group Discusses Drug Trends in Wheeling, and How to Take Action

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
The drug problem in the Ohio Valley is becoming more prevalent every day, and on Wednesday, an important meeting looked at drug trends and what effect they are having on children in the area.
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Local Group to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Raise Awareness of Addiction

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
Drug use is a problem almost every local community faces, and local residents are joining a national group to raise awareness for the problem, and find ways to stop it. September is National Recovery Month and "Ignite the Night: Lights for Hope, Lights for Change" is a vigil being held by a group called Change Addiction Now. It is a remembrance for those suffering from addiction, and those who have passed. Organizers hope the vigil will be a guiding light for families and addicts. Mark Watson...
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Ohio County Creates Juvenile Drug Court Program

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26pm
It's a first for Ohio County, a juvenile drug court program aimed at getting kids clean and off of drugs or alcohol. The multi-faceted program involves counseling, family sessions, drug testing and court appearances.
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State College police use Taser for first time on student

JackFM Local News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:17pm
Police in State College say they've used a Taser for the first time.
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