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Feds: Ex-coach stole $91,000 from charity inspired by player

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:41am
The former high school baseball coach of a western Pennsylvania boy who made national headlines in his courageous efforts to play sports while dying of cancer has been charged by federal authorities with stealing $91,000...
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Life in prison for man convicted in slayings of 2 women

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:21am
A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the Valentine's Day shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and another young woman in northeast Philadelphia more than four years ago.
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SEPTA commuter trains delayed 20 minutes by signal issues

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:53am
Philadelphia's regional rail service says some trains are delayed about 20 minutes due to problems with power to track signals.
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Police: Same man responsible for golf course sex assaults

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:09am
Police believe the same man is responsible for two sexual assaults at a Philadelphia public golf course.
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Wilmington finds out-of-state animal control contractor

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:01am
The city of Wilmington has found a new animal control contractor after the current one announced it would be pre-emptively terminating all of its government contracts.
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Western Pennsylvania police officer, son killed in crash

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 7:01am
Officials say a western Pennsylvania police officer who worked as a D.A.R.E. instructor for several years and his son were killed in a two-vehicle morning accident.
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Police find badly burned dog corpse in Coatesville

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:45am
Animal welfare officials have launched an investigation after discovering a dog's charred corpse inside a dumpster in a town outside Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia post office robbed at gunpoint

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:53am
Police are seeking the man who robbed a post office in northeast Philadelphia at gunpoint.
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Judge orders 300 prospective jurors in W.Va. coal CEO case

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 4:41am
A federal judge is ordering a jury pool of 300 southern West Virginians in the criminal case against former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.
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Marshall reduces price of courses for high school students

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:49am
Marshall University has slashed the price of courses for some high school students who want to earn college credits simultaneously.
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100s of bikers crossing Maryland on annual Sept. 11 ride

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:25am
Hundreds of motorcyclists are traveling across parts of western Maryland and northern Virginia as part of a Sept. 11 anniversary event.
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Historic preservation grants available in WV

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:05am
West Virginia's State Historic Preservation Office is accepting applications for historic preservation survey and planning grants.
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Artists collect more than 30,000 knots for papal art exhibit

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 1:17am
Artists in Philadelphia have collected more than 30,000 knots representing life's daily struggles for an exhibit honoring the pope.
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VV Steel Corp to pay 34 employees roughly $250,000

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:34pm
The Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration has determined that VV Steel Corp owes 34 employees in Monroe County a total of $241,967.36.The employees have not been paid for their work since May.VV Steel will be given seven days to arrange payment to the workers, or the department will bring legal action against the company to recover the amount owed.Commerce Director Jaqueline Williams ordered an expedited investigation of the wage claims first brought to the...
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Cameron High School FFA Members Place in National Proficiency Contest

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:05pm
Four Cameron High School FFA members placed in the National Proficiency Contest.Students Jordan Hart, Nathan Hixenbaugh, Ronna Walker, and Samantha White were named 2015 National FFA Organization Proficiency Award finalists.The four CHS FFA members were recognized for the specialized skills each acquired through supervised agricultural experiences.Walker earned a gold rating for her involvement with Food Science and Technology. She is one of only two from West Virginia to earn a top ho...
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Local man uses bodybuilding to inspire kids

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:31pm
After being bullied for being overweight, one Weirton man is now striving to turn a negative into a positive."It all began with me getting bullied and everything. It had quite an impact on my life. I just took the liberty of like 'well, I need an outlet,'" said Professional Bodybuilder Zach Starr.At 10-years-old, Zachary Starr was inspired by bodybuilding.At 14, he competed in his first show where he won the Upper Ohio Valley Junior Teen Division.When he was just 18-years-old...
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Parents of Special Needs boy meet with Board of Education Thursday

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:02pm
Two Wetzel County parents met with the board of education on Thursday morning regarding their special needs son, Roy.Roy's parents want him to keep attending Hundred high school, avoiding taking a one hour bus ride both ways to Magnolia.According to county policy, students with "extreme" specials needs must attend Magnolia, regardless of where they live.Roy's parents said he had flourished at Hundred last year, and would like to keep him there.Related Story: Parents Peti...
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Johnson found guilty of drug possession

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:45pm
One of two men arrested after a drug raid in Toronto has been found guilty of possession of heroin.Lamar Johnson was just sentenced to eight years in prison.Johnson was arrested with Joshua Gilcrist as part of a months long investigation into narcotics trafficking in Toronto.Police officers say both men were transporting heroin into the city to sell.
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Cabell Midland Students Rebel Against Anti-Confederate Flag Dress Code

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:33pm
A mass student protest over the confederate flag turned one Cabell County high school inside out Thursday.Cabell Midland High's principal says about 40 students openly defied the dress code policy, and came to school wearing various t-shirts with a confederate flag logo.The movement came after local media showed one parent upset over the long running code of conduct rule.Principal Lloyd McGuffin said that the students not shuttling to the career center complied with the request to turn...
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Pittsburgh man accused of trying to derail train

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 6:45pm
A western Pennsylvania man is accused of putting large pieces of concrete on railroad tracks in Homestead in an apparent attempt to derail a train.
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