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Lodge Plans at Brooke Hills Park Unveiled to Brooke County Officials

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:20pm
Officials in Brooke County are now starting to get a picture of the type of lodge a local park could support.
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Local Group Hopes to Keep Coal Jobs in WV after Mine Layoffs

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:15pm
Recent mine layoffs have led to the loss of hundreds of jobs across the Mountain State.The Ohio Valley Job Alliance is newly formed but they know the importance of the coal industry in the history of West Virginia.They believe coal is still the best option for power in West Virginia and believes gas-fire power plants would eliminate coal jobs entirely.President Bruce Whipkey believes the gas fire plant will end up costing the people of West Virginia more money while offering significantly les...
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Lansing, Ohio Man Steps Up, Offers to Mow Mt. Zion Cemetery for No Compensation

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:01pm
There was once a group, a foundation, that looked after Mt. Zion Cemetery.
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Man pleads to 3rd-degree murder in slaying over backpack

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:01pm
A man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in a south Philadelphia shooting death that authorities said stemmed from a botched backpack robbery.
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Woman sentenced to at least 5 years in fatal crash

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:33pm
A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to at least five years in prison in a crash that killed a good Samaritan who was trying to help two teenagers fix a flat tire.
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Ohio Valley Hotel Wins Award from Choice Hotels

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:28pm
There are plenty of great lodging options in the Wheeling-Steubenville area but one hotel at the Highlands recently helped separate themselves after winning a big award.The Suburban Extended Stay Hotel at the Highlands beat out about 60 others in their group to be named Hotel of the Year by Choice Hotels.They currently have a lot of gas and oil industry customers but they say they have facilities to fit any traveler. General Manager Teresa Godwin was very humbled by the award and said it's th...
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DA: Schools manager charged in scheme over shuttered schools

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:25pm
A Philadelphia school official has been charged with steering a $900,000 contract related to school closures to her family and friends.
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Local addiction centers vie for shares of $5M in state money

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:09pm
Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million.
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Shapiro won't run for Senate, despite party leaders' urging

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:05pm
Josh Shapiro won't run for U.S. Senate race even though Democrats in Washington, D.C., had courted the Montgomery County commissioner as an alternative to second-time candidate Joe Sestak.
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Motorized chair maker to open Mississippi factory

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:49pm
Pride Mobility Products Corp., a maker of motorized wheelchairs and scooters, is opening a factory in northeast Mississippi.
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Man sentenced to 25 years to life in store clerk slaying

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:41pm
A man has been sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty to killing a north Philadelphia store clerk who authorities said was targeted because she witnessed a prior homicide.
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Missing WV Woman Last Seen at Kroger in Moundsville, WV

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:33pm
West Virginia State Police need the public's help locating Nicole Renee Lockhart who was reported missing on April 14, 2015. Lockhart was last seen on March 28, 2015, at the Kroger Grocery Store in Moundsville, WV.
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Man wounded in West Virginia mall shooting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:54pm
Police say one man has been wounded in a shooting in a parking garage at a Charleston mall.
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Lilly Pulitzer taking heat for fat-shaming cubicle cartoons

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:25pm
The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud.
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Shooting reported at Charleston Town Center Mall

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:54pm
Police are investigating a shooting at the Charleston Town Center Mall parking garage.EMTs have been called to the scene.
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Ohio Girl Reels in Rare Fish

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:25pm
A 7-year-old Ohio girl got quite a surprise when she reeled one of the rarest fish in Ohio during a weekend fishing trip with her godfather.Tip Pullin tells WEWS he enjoys taking his goddaughter Hajile Danzy on trips to Sippo Lake in Ohio not just to relax at his favorite pastime - fishing - but also as the perfect chance to teach younger generations that angling for native Ohio fish is every bit more fun than a video game.On their latest trip, Hajile cast into the water and Tip reports he sa...
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Hearing slated for Wolf's choice to lead Pa. State Police

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:25pm
The Pennsylvania Senate is planning a long-awaited hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee to lead the State Police.
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Lawsuit: Justice companies never paid $2M due in coal deal

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:45pm
A lawsuit says two of billionaire Jim Justice's affiliated companies owe $2 million from a 2013 coal deal.
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Man acquitted in murder-for-hire case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:09pm
A central Pennsylvania man has been acquitted of charges that he tried to hire someone to kill a male acquaintance of his wife.
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Ohio Valley alliance launched to support local jobs

JackFM Local News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:29pm
Upper Ohio Valley residents have launched the Ohio Valley Jobs Alliance to support local jobs.
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