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Wolf, in new court filing, defends use of death row reprieve

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:28pm
Pennsylvania's governor argues in a new court filing that he has nearly unlimited power to grant reprieves to death row inmates, and he's urging the state Supreme Court to deny a challenge to his use of that...
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Interstate 70 On-ramp in Bridgeport Set To Reopen

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:19pm
The Ohio Department of Transportation Eastern Ohio District 11 announced today that the I-70 West Bound on-ramp at Marion Street in Bridgeport will be open to traffic by the end of the day, allowing resurfacing work to begin on US 40 between Blaine and Bridgeport.US 40 traffic will be maintained with flag crews during resurfacing.
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Photographer, disc jockey accused of assaulting 2nd woman

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:12pm
A suburban Philadelphia photographer and disc jockey has been charged with assaulting a second woman who went to his home for a supposed modeling photography session.
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VIDEO: Woman breaks window to save child trapped in hot car

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:52pm
Sarah Oropeza grabbed whatever she could find to break a window and save a toddler trapped in a sweltering car in Kansas as temperatures reached triple digits on Saturday, CBS affiliate KCTV reports.
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Cosby cut from documentary about black stuntmen

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:36pm
Bill Cosby has been cut from a documentary about black stuntmen.
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Person Flown to Hospital After Stabbing

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 1:49pm
Police in Cameron are investigating after a stabbing Tuesday morning.
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Top aide to Wolf seriously considering US Senate run

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 1:47pm
Gov. Tom Wolf's top aide is still deciding whether to run for U.S. Senate as other Democrats report that she's seriously considering it and seeking advice.
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Commission dismisses complaint against W.Va. justice

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 1:15pm
An ethics complaint against West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has been dismissed.
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Footbridge at mall where 'Dawn of the Dead' was shot saved

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:47pm
The last visible feature of a suburban Pittsburgh mall that appeared in George Romero's 1978 zombie classic, "Dawn of the Dead," is being given new life.
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Judge lifts stay of execution for man convicted of killing 4

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:23pm
An eastern Pennsylvania judge has lifted a stay of execution for a man convicted of a quadruple murder five years ago.
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Pennsylvania lawmakers seek Planned Parenthood inquiry

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:15pm
Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office has received a letter from Pennsylvania's top two Republican lawmakers seeking an investigation of Planned Parenthood after the release of an undercover video showing its...
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Burn to step down as chairman of Pennsylvania Democrats

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:07pm
Pennsylvania's Democratic Party chairman says he's stepping down, a year after a fight with Gov. Tom Wolf over the job.
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Jury picked for trial into jail-based threats against water

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:07pm
A jury has been picked for next month's trial of a central Pennsylvania man charged with using a prison computer to email threats to bomb the county courthouse and disrupt the local water supply.
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Teens Host Forum for Living 'Above and Beyond' Substance Abuse

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:52am
A summer's worth of work is coming together for teens helping other kids learn to live a drug and alcohol free life.It's a way for area teens who already recognize the importance of remaining drug free to share lessons with the kids there.
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Ohio Governor John Kasich Formally Announces Run for Presidency

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:43am
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says he has experience with the federal budget, national security and running a state, and that will make him unique in the Republican presidential field.Kasich today is formally joining 15 other Republicans running for the party's presidential nomination.
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Man shot following police pursuit in suburban Philadelphia

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:43am
Authorities say a man was shot by police after a chase through several suburban Philadelphia municipalities.
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Ex-prosecutors' appeal denied, conviction lawsuit continues

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:35am
A federal court has rejected the appeal of two former prosecutors hoping to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by a man who spent nearly a quarter-century in prison before his double-murder conviction was overturned.
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Pet Store Facing Major Criticism After Viral Facebook Post

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:34am
A pet store in Robinson Township is facing criticism after a Facebook post from a former employee about alleged animal abuse went viral on Monday. In the Facebook post, former employee Katelyn Cerciello wrote that the reason she quit her job at Petland pet store after one month of employment was because she "couldn't watch the owner, refuse vet care for sick puppies anymore."
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Feds: Ohio killer lived, died under fake ID in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:23am
Federal officials have determined a parolee who'd been convicted of murder in Ohio and violated probation in 1983 lived under an assumed identity in Pennsylvania for 26 years and died in 2011.
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Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School cutting 43 of 700 workers

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:55am
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is cutting 43 jobs out of roughly 700 full- and part-time positions as it restructures to deal with declining enrollment and increased competition from school districts offering their...
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