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Company to pay up to $7.8M over contaminated syringes

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:17am
Federal prosecutors say a drug and medical device manufacturer in eastern Pennsylvania has agreed to pay up to $7.8 million in connection with the sale of contaminated syringes.
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Thousands of protesters seeking permits for Dem convention

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:04am
Groups representing thousands of activists and protesters have requested permits to march outside the Democratic National Convention in July.
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Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:44am
Bill Cosby is spending millions fighting criminal and civil cases around the country in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but to salvage what's left of his reputation.
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Grand jury: No charges in school sex scandal, reforms urged

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:44am
A grand jury is recommending no criminal charges against officials in a western Pennsylvania school district where two teachers have already been convicted of having sex with students, and two more face related charges.
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Jury to consider if Ohioan should be executed for killing 3

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:44am
A jury in Cleveland is expected to hear final arguments Thursday and could begin deciding whether to recommend that a man be sentenced to death for killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags.
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Pennsylvania man dies in crash on road in NY's Southern Tier

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:24am
State police say a 39-year-old northern Pennsylvania man has died in a one-car crash on a rural road in New York's Southern Tier.
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Pennsylvania school district $167M in debt; crimes possible

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:12am
A state audit shows that a western Pennsylvania school district's long term debt has increased from $11 million to $167 million in five years, and criminal investigations are being urged.
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Study: Millennials match boomers in eligible voter share

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:00am
A new analysis of census data shows millennials are now tied with baby boomers for the largest percentage share of eligible voters.
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Patrol: 4 family members die in car-truck collision in Ohio

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:28am
Authorities say the crash between a car and a garbage truck that killed four family members in Ohio occurred when the car failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled into the truck's path.
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DA: Officer destroyed woman's phone, lied about assault

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:24am
The district attorney says an eastern Pennsylvania police officer lied about being assaulted after breaking the cellphone of a woman driving in a car he pulled over without sufficient cause last month.
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Driver killed when tanker truck hits bear in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:07am
Authorities say they'll have to use DNA to confirm the identity of a tanker truck driver killed after his rig hit a bear in central Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania man faces detention in deadly heroin case

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:51am
A man charged with selling heroin that led to a deadly overdose in March faces a detention hearing before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
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Jury to deliberate in slaying of Iowa lawmaker's sisters

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:51am
A jury is set to begin deliberating the fate of a Pittsburgh man accused of killing his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.
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Ex-lightweight boxing champ faces hear for fracas with woman

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:43am
Former International Boxing Federation lightweight champ Paul Spadafora faces a preliminary hearing on charges he put a woman in a semi-headlock at a Pittsburgh-area bar, drank some of her beer and then threw her to the...
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UPDATE: Egyptian Aviation Officials Say Missing Plane Crashed

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:22am
CAIRO (AP) - A French surveillance jet has joined the search for an EgyptAir flight that's apparently crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Rutgers settles suit with ex-basketball player for $300k

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:56am
Rutgers University has settled a lawsuit by a former men's basketball player with learning disabilities for $300,000.
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Ex-NFL player chosen to be next Pittsburgh schools head

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 5:51am
Officials say a former professional football player has been tapped to be the next superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools.
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Convention center theater to be named after ex-mayor

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 5:51am
Officials with the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia say they plan to name a new theater after former Mayor Michael Nutter, whose term ended last year.
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Maintenance worker burned in school broiler explosion dies

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:31am
Officials say a maintenance worker severely burned in a January broiler explosion at a Philadelphia elementary school has died from his injuries.
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Trump's Supreme Court list underscores election's importance

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 3:23am
Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees is a splashy reminder that the 2016 presidential election could determine the direction of the high court for years to come.
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