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W.Va. gets federal funds to hire storm cleanup workers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 2:50am
WorkForce West Virginia is getting federal money to hire about 200 temporary workers for recovery and cleanup efforts after recent severe storms and flooding.
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Weather service: Possible tornado spotted in SE Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:06pm
The National Weather Service says a possible tornado has swept through southeastern Pennsylvania while thunderstorms have flooded parts of Lehigh Valley and brought at least 3 inches of rain to the Poconos.
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Changes to child abuse clearance law pass Legislature

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:38pm
A bill to exempt more people who work with children from background checks has passed the Legislature and has been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Hundreds of Thousands of Signatures Delivered to Get Marijuana on November Ballot in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:34pm
A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio began delivering hundreds of thousands of petition signatures in its effort to get the issue before voters.
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Woman Who Snapped Pictures of Engagement Trying to Find Couple in Photographs

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:47pm
Jen Hurd Bohn was in Paris last weekend and spotted the engagement on top of the tower, but was unable to give the couple the pictures because she was stuck in line.
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Power Outages Reported After Tuesday Night Storms

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:37pm
A number of power outages were reported after a line of storms moved through areas of the Ohio Valley between 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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Newly-Elected Weirton Mayor Sworn In Along with City Council Members

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:28pm
Eight people were sworn into office on Tuesday evening in Weirton. 
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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:27pm
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."
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Cleveland Man Sentenced After Leading Police on Chase

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:15pm
Howard Orr, 29, of Cleveland has been sentenced to four years in prison for fleeing and eluding, and aggravated vehicular assault.
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Man sentenced in stabbing death of girlfriend's son

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:10pm
A western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of his girlfriend's son has been sentenced to 6¼ to 16 2/3 years in prison.
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Judge Martin Gaughan Retires--A Founder of Community Corrections In West Virginia

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:00pm
He's known as a fair and impartial judge, and one of the founders of community corrections in West Virginia.
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Photo gets fisherman cited for illegally catching fish

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:34pm
A Pennsylvania fisherman apparently has a Facebook photo to thank for landing him in hot water with the state Fish & Boat Commission.
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News Minute: Here's the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm
A proposal to overhaul public sector pension benefits is being debated in the Pennsylvania House, while the Senate is taking up a wine and liquor privatization measure. Action on the two major Republican agenda items got...
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Judge Martin Gaughan Retires After Decades of Service

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:22pm
Attorneys, judges and friends from Brooke, Hancock and Ohio Counties honored Judge Martin Gaughan and commended him for his decades of service.
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2 Individuals Wanted for Questioning in the 3rd Street Shooting Case Spoke to Wheeling Police

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:17pm
Wheeling Police released two individuals were questioned in the shooting case that happened Monday night in North Wheeling.
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Belmont County Authorities Review Alleged Sexual Incident Report, No Charges Filed Yet

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:05pm
Martins Ferry Police and the Belmont County Prosecutor's Office are keeping a tight lid on a case that just came to their attention recently.
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Coroner: Police correct to shoot robbery standoff suspect

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:02pm
A coroner says a western Pennsylvania man didn't fatally shoot himself during an armed standoff following a pharmacy robbery, but found state police who fired the fatal shots were justified.
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Pennsylvania's auditor recommends municipal pension reforms

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:46pm
A task force headed by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is recommending legislation it says will help improve the stability of Pennsylvania's 2,600 municipal pension plans.
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Halliburton closing 430-worker plant in western Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:41pm
Halliburton is closing a western Pennsylvania plant with 430 workers, but says 80 percent of them will be offered transfers to a facility in Zanesville, Ohio or other Pennsylvania locations.
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Final Preparations Made for 19th Annual Plaza West Fest

JackFM Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:35pm
The final preparations were completed Tuesday afternoon for the 19th Annual Plaza West Fest.
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