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Pittsburgh City Council seeks to ban drones from city parks

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:36pm
Pittsburgh City Council is seeking to restrict the flight of drones and other aerial activities from city parks and playgrounds due to growing privacy and safety concerns.
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FirstEnergy still exploring options for coal ash disposal

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:36pm
FirstEnergy Corp. is still exploring options to ship coal ash from a Shippingport power plant even after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection gave the company permission to use a former power plant site.
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No meetings between Wolf, GOP day after tax proposal defeat

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:36pm
Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf aren't rushing to restart meetings, one day after the governor's tax plan was soundly defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
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Man who landed gyrocopter outside Capitol rejects deal

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 2:00pm
A man who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol as part of a protest against the influence of big money in politics says he rejected a plea deal that would strip him of his right to vote.
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Girl's 911 call as dad killed by car helps mom get job back

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:58pm
A second-grade teacher accused of killing her husband by striking him with her car while their two children watched in horror got her job back Thursday. Angela Luke, 40, was suspended after being charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and reckless homicide in the death of 42-year-old Daniel Luke 
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Pennsylvania orders youth mental health facility closed

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:56pm
After investigating reports of sexual abuse, state regulators are ordering the closure of a western Pennsylvania facility that treats children and teenagers diagnosed with mental health conditions.
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Activist, former mayoral candidate gets prison for 911 calls

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 1:12pm
A Pittsburgh community activist who finished a distant fourth in the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary has been sentenced to 3½ to 7 years in state prison for making more than 100 bogus 911 calls from his home.
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Pennsylvania college rescinds degree awarded to Bill Cosby

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:52pm
A university in northeastern Pennsylvania has become the latest school to rescind an honorary degree it granted Bill Cosby.
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PennEnvironment going forward with ArcelorMittal soot suit

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:48pm
An environmental activist group is suing ArcelorMittal for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants from a western Pennsylvania coke plant on hundreds of occasions.
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'Like' this? Facebook testing out new emotion buttons

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:41pm
Sometimes "liking" something just isn't enough.And sometimes typing out a thoughtful comment about how you feel about someone's Facebook post isn't an option.
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7News is Helping Students to be a 'Buddy not a Bully'

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:23pm
Throughout the month of October, 7News has teamed up with CNS Logistics to teach your kids to "Be a buddy, not a Bully". 
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Companies reach first union pact with security guards

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:11pm
A group of security companies have agreed to the first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering hundreds of security guards who patrol dozens of buildings in Pittsburgh.
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American Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed in California

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:48am
One of the three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a train in France over the summer, was repeatedly stabbed in California.
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West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave to retire

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:45am
West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave is retiring after serving for more than 19 years.
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Vandals Target Center Wheeling Homes

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:38am
Several residents woke up to find their homes targeted by vandals in Center Wheeling. 
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Growing Concern Over Animal Shelter In Jefferson County Has Many Looking For Answers

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:33am
There's continuing concern from some people in Jefferson County over the animal shelter, mostly dealing with when the shelter is considered too full to accept any more animals.
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Things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:51am
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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Richard Shearer, former Alderson-Broaddus president, dies

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:44am
Richard Shearer, the longest-serving president of Alderson-Broaddus University, has died. He was 95.
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Oregon Tech President finalist to head West Virginia school

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:39am
Oregon Institute of Technology President Chris Maples could be leaving, as he is one of three finalists for the top job at Marshall University in West Virginia.
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Bathroom fire forces evacuation at Philadelphia high school

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:27am
No injuries were reported in a small fire that interrupted classes at a Philadelphia public high school.
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