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Annual Jefferson Muzzles awards released, spotlighting those who snuffed or punished free speech

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:04pm
The annual Jefferson Muzzles are out, casting a harsh light on the most egregious attempts to silence speech.
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Wintersville Girl Asks for Donations for Local Kids with Autism for Her Birthday

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:45pm
A nine-year-old girl with a heart of gold decided that instead of presents for her birthday, she wanted to get donations for a local autism treatment center. Autumn Brown, a third grade student at Wintersville Elementary School enjoys giving back to her community more than receiving. 
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St. Mary's Grocery Store Goes Up in Flames

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:37pm
On Saturday night flames tore through the Galaxy Food Center along Route 2.
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Man Accused in Son's Death Appears in Court

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:34pm
A Follansbee father accused of killing his seven-week-old son was back in court on Monday morning for a pre-trial conference.
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Jefferson County Board of Elections Preparing for May 5 Election

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:31pm
If you live in Jefferson County, there is still enough time to cast your absentee ballot for the May 5th Primary Election.
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Benwood Man Convicted of Unlawful Possession of Firearms

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:19pm
A Benwood man was convicted in federal court on Monday of unlawful possession of firearms.
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Child Endangerment Charges Filed Against Jefferson County Couple

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:12pm
Child endangerment charges have been filed against the father and grandmother of the two children taken from a home in Jefferson County.
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Penn St. alumni trustees ask court for access to Freeh docs

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:16pm
Seven alumni-elected members of Penn State's board are asking a county judge for access to documents used by the team of former FBI director Louis Freeh that produced a report about how university leaders handled...
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Police: Body in Alabama believed to be man sought in murder

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:36pm
State police in northeastern Pennsylvania say authorities in Alabama have found a body believed to be that of a man being sought in the murder of his girlfriend.
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Trial opens for 2nd of 3 men charged in 2011 stabbing death

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:20pm
Trial has begun for the second of three men charged in a stabbing death in eastern Pennsylvania more than three years ago.
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Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:25pm
By The Associated Press Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes:
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New trial granted for woman in fatal 1972 arson case

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:20pm
A judge has ordered a new trial for a central Pennsylvania woman sentenced to life in prison more than four decades ago in a fatal arson case.
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Mom faces extradition hearing; quadriplegic son abandoned

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:12pm
A Philadelphia woman charged with dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods to visit her out-of-state boyfriend has been released from a Maryland hospital and is facing extradition.
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WVa officials plan Guyandotte River water quality meetings

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:08pm
West Virginia environmental officials are hosting two public meetings next month about water quality standards for the Guyandotte River.
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Philadelphia schools chief says district can't cut anymore

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:56pm
The superintendent of Philadelphia schools is saying the district can't cut anymore as he lobbies Pennsylvania state lawmakers for aid to pull the district out of a persistent deficit.
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2 ex-inmates in Georgia charged in Pennsylvania jury scam

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:36pm
Two former Georgia state prison inmates are jailed in that state on charges that they phoned Pittsburgh-area residents and scammed six into wiring $990 each, supposedly to pay fines for missing jury duty.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Washington news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:04pm
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says Hillary Clinton is his choice to be the Democratic nominee for next year's presidential race. Manchin told reporters on Monday that he thinks Clinton is "compassionate, engaging and tough" -...
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Police officer waives hearing in motorist's shooting death

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:52pm
A police officer charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a motorist after a traffic stop in central Pennsylvania has waived a preliminary hearing.
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Trial ordered in shooting death outside after-hours party

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:32pm
A man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of another man after he was reportedly denied entrance to a private after-hours party last fall.
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Body found in river identified as that of missing woman

JackFM Local News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:56pm
Authorities say a body found by kayakers in an eastern Pennsylvania river over the weekend has been identified as that of a woman last reported to have been seen more than a month ago.
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