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State Cautions Schools About Barricade Devices

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:02pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's building standards board is cautioning schools against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for use of the devices.    The board says that while a change in state law now allows for such devices, not all of them may comply with the rules which are due by March.    The board alerted schools and colleges to the rule process in a Wednesday letter obtained by The Associated ...
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Police Chief: Robber's Gun Disabled by 'The Grace of God'

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:59pm
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) - Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber's rifle during a gunfight by "the grace of God."    Dillow tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1Ez9VUy ) that the first shot he fired hit the AK-47's slide-action mechanism, which caused it to jam.    Dillow says 33-year-old Cedrick Maurice Williams of Bluefield fired at him and other officers on Tuesday after Williams robbed one downtown ...
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Regulators reject DeNaples bid to do business with casino

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:48pm
Pennsylvania gambling regulators are rejecting a second bid by a northeastern Pennsylvania billionaire to do business with the casino that he founded but relinquished in a deal to drop perjury charges.
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Man sentenced to 10 to 32 years in brother-in-law's slaying

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:44pm
A man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of his brother-in-law during a family party over the Labor Day weekend last year has been sentenced to 10 to 32 years in prison.
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Judge's order halts Scranton teachers strike plans

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:02pm
A judge's order has halted plans by teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district to strike on the first day of school.
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State police say Wayne County school board's website hacked

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:22pm
West Virginia State Police say the Wayne County Board of Education's website was hacked on Wednesday.
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Suspect wanted in slaying of mother of 2 arrested

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:14pm
Authorities say a man wanted in the shooting death of a mother of two in central Pennsylvania over the weekend has been arrested.
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Ex-Sen. Jane Orie files for habeas corpus in corruption case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:10pm
Former state senator Jane Orie has filed a federal habeas corpus appeal of her campaign corruption and forgery conviction and resulting prison sentence.
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Parents seek halt to 48-year-old's gender reassignment

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:02pm
A judge has temporarily blocked gender-reassignment surgery for a transgender woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while he considers her parents' request she be declared incompetent.
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New Jersey DEP cites man in death of seagull on beach

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:58pm
A Pennsylvania man has been cited by New Jersey environmental officials in the death of a seagull on an Ocean City beach.
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Chair built for Pope Francis for his Mass in NYC is unveiled

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:55pm
The Archdiocese of New York has unveiled the large wooden armchair that's been built for Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden.
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Presenters to share ideas to help reinvent downtown Wheeling

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:51pm
Wednesday night four presenters with big ideas will showcase their plans to reinvent downtown Wheeling.The Show of Hands is a community-supported event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater ballroom. The event features food, presentations and music. Only four projects are chosen to present for each Show of Hands event. After the projects are presented, guests in attendance vote.Guests are asked to give a minimum $5.00 donation at the door, which supports the winning project. O...
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Police chief: Robber's gun disabled by 'the grace of God'

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:42pm
Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber's rifle during a gunfight by "the grace of God."
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Wayne County BOE website targeted by hackers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:35pm
The Wayne County Board of Education's website appears to have been hacked by an organization claiming to be members of the Islamic State.
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Body of Pennsylvania man reported missing found in pond

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:14am
The body of a man reported missing last month has been found in a northwestern Pennsylvania pond, but authorities still aren't sure how he died.
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In Philadelphia, Kerry seeks support for Iran nuke deal

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:06am
Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia.
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Postal inspectors, police probe packages sent to women

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:58am
U.S. Postal Inspectors and police have been investigating five suspicious packages addressed to women that were intercepted at a post office in the Pittsburgh suburbs.
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Things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:34am
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
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Day care workers accused of running 'fight club' with children

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:10am
Two women are facing charges for allegedly staging a "fight club" among children at a day care center in Cranford, New Jersey.According to investigators, two former day care workers Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, encouraged preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground last month.According to prosecutors, a Snapchat video showed about a dozen children shoving each other to the ground and trying to hit each other. Both ...
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Husband charged in wife's slaying claiming self-defense

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:10am
A central Pennsylvania man jailed on charges he fatally shot his wife is claiming self-defense, although the district attorney says physical evidence doesn't support that claim.
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