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Prosecution Rests Its Case In Zuccaro Murder Trial

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:21pm
The prosecution rested its case in the Rocco Zuccaro trial Thursday afternoon. The defense will start its case at 8:30 Friday morning and expected to wrap up before the afternoon.The trial began Monday and has seen its fair share of witnesses called to the stand, including officers and neighbors. Today, two officers who handled the murder investigation back in February 2013 were called to the stand. Much of today's testimony centered around Zuccaro's car.
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Expanded Flight 93 National Memorial to open in September

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:58pm
The National Park Service says a new visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will open Sept. 10.
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Morrisey warns WV residents about returning "Grandparent Scam"

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:45pm
A scam that originally sprouted in West Virginia in 2013 is making a resurgence, and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning seniors to look out.The scam, known as the "Grandparent Scam," is when scammers pretend to be grandkids in need of emergency cash.“Scammers take advantage of the fact many people go on vacation during the summer and that teenagers and young adults may be away from home for long periods of time for summer jobs," Morrisey said in a news re...
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Deputy Injured During Arrest of Robbery Suspect

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:10pm
Hancock County Deputies responded to a 911 call of a reported robbery at the Main Street Café on 601 Washington Street in Newell early Thursday morning.Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said a male reportedly walked in to the Café wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue latex gloves. The suspect allegedly wielded a knife and demanding money from the employee on duty.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect then fled out of the front door of the café.
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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:23pm
Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life.The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope.This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. 
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Cosby lawyers: Release of deposition broke settlement terms

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:22pm
Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a judge to hold an accuser's attorney responsible for the release of the comedian's deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case.
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Small kitchen fire affects 30 Duquesne U. dormitory room

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:54pm
A small kitchen fire at a dormitory at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University was quickly extinguished and hurt no one, but is inconveniencing more than a dozen students.
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Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:38pm
A tenured professor at a Pennsylvania university who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction is now making stirring remarks about Jews, women and gays.
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Prison where suit says inmates can't marry has had 6 marry

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:22pm
A spokeswoman for a state prison where the American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group sued saying inmates were illegally kept from getting marriage licenses has had six inmates do just that since September.
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Man allegedly breaks into home, hides under bed for 3 days

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:18pm
Police responded to a report of an intruder at a home in New Jersey. Upon arrival, officers found Jason Hubbard inside the residence. Police say Hubbard sneaked into the home and hid under a bed for three-straight days.According to police, Jason Hubbard slipped into an open door as the owner of the home took out the garbage. 
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McGinty giving 'serious consideration' to US Senate run

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:50am
The newly resigned top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says she'll give "serious consideration" to running for U.S. Senate in 2016 and will make an announcement about her future soon.
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Jameson Hospital closing obstetrics unit effective Sept. 1

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:42am
A western Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies effective Sept. 1.
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From highways to health care, challenges confront governors

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:34am
Money to repair highways, rising health care costs and controversies surrounding attempts to combat global warming are among topics the nation's governors plan to tackle when they gather this week in West Virginia.
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WTRF Reads to Community Youth

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:24am
Thursday morning 7News anchor Tate Blanchard spent some time at the 'Summer Jam' program at Laughlin Memorial Chapel in East Wheeling reading to the kids who attend the summer camp program.
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Pickup driver, 2 in another car killed in head-on crash

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:02am
Police and a coroner were trying to figure out why a 71-year-old man's pickup truck crossed the center line of a western Pennsylvania highway and crashed head-on into a car, killing himself and both people in the car.
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City of Wheeling Water Department Issues Boil Water Notice for Oakmont Area

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:00am
The City of Wheeling Water Department has issued the attached Boil Order on 7/23/2015 in the Oakmont area of Wheeling. Affected addresses are from 1-31 Oakmont Road (Odd side only). Customers should boil water for 48 hours after service is restored.
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Mayor: Fire devastates Harpers Ferry's commercial area

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:54am
Harpers Ferry Mayor Gregory Vaughn says an early morning fire has devastated the historic town's commercial area.
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Things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:06am
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
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Prosecutors lay out case against ex-NFL star in fraud trial

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:50am
A prosecutor told jurors that former Philadelphia Eagles star Irving Fryar resorted to a scheme to defraud banks when he needed money.
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Pennsylvania woman to stand trial in sleeping father's death

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:46am
A western Pennsylvania woman charged with fatally shooting her father as he slept will stand trial after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing on first-degree murder and other charges.
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