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A look at Ohio GOP legislative ideas for this session

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:57pm
Republicans who control the Ohio Legislature announced a slew of legislative priorities Wednesday as Gov. John Kasich prepares to release his two-year budget next week. A look at some of the plans of the House and Senate...
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Wolf plans to fill 2 state Supreme Court vacancies

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:45pm
Gov. Tom Wolf plans to nominate fill-ins to take two vacant state Supreme Court seats until new justices are elected in November and sworn in.
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TracFone to Pay $40M in Data Throttling Settlement

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:27pm
The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smart phone customers with promises of unlimited data service.  The Federal Trade Commission says TracFone promised unlimited data in its advertising, but then drastically slowed or even cut off consumers' mobile data after they hit a certain limit.
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Loss of Life Continues in Ohio Valley Heroin Epidemic

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:26pm
This past weekend, two more people died from heroin overdoses.While friends and family are mourning their loss, these types of incidents are now happening every week and authorities say it's continuing to get worse. 
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USAF Probing Alleged 'Treason' Remark by General

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:01pm
The Air Force says it is investigating an allegation that a two-star general told lower-ranking officers that passing information to Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason.  The alleged comment by Maj. Gen. James Post has angered members of Congress, including senators opposed to the Air Force's effort to retire the A-10 fleet as a cost-cutting measure.
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Band director pleads in student sex case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:57pm
A suspended suburban Philadelphia high school band director has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student.
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Defense: Bar animal cruelty conviction in homicide case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:37pm
Attorneys for a woman charged in the northeastern Pennsylvania shooting deaths of a father and son are asking a judge to bar prosecutors from mentioning her animal cruelty conviction.
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W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:37pm
State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer oil and natural gas horizontal drilling well permits.
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Prosecutor: Never Promised Immunity to Filmmaker

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:32pm
A Georgia prosecutor says her office never promised immunity to one of four filmmakers charged in a fatal train crash that occurred during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.  Hillary Schwartz was an assistant director on the film "Midnight Rider" when a freight train plowed into the crew in southeast Georgia last February.
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Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:21pm
Penn State's president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review by former FBI director Louis Freeh of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky as "not useful to make decisions."
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Indiana man gets probation for threatening Speaker Boehner

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:05pm
An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has been sentenced to four years of probation.
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Report: Police questioned teens shoveling snow

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:01pm
Officials in a suburban Philadelphia community are investigating a report that two teenagers shoveling snow were stopped by police and told they needed a permit.
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Former state senator named Pa. Turnpike Commission chairman

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:57pm
A former state senator from western Pennsylvania is the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
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Texas children had to drop pants over feces at school gym

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:10pm
A North Texas school district is investigating after about two dozen elementary students had to pull their pants down when feces were found on a gym floor.
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Supreme Court halts 3 upcoming executions in Oklahoma

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:49pm
The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug.
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Governors tout discounted tolls for new Brent Spence bridge

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:25pm
The governors of Ohio and Kentucky on Wednesday proposed a 50 percent discount on tolls for people who frequently commute across the Ohio River in an effort to accelerate plans to replace a decaying bridge that has become...
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Branson AirExpress to fly from Cincinnati-area airport

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:09pm
Branson AirExpress is set this spring to start flights from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to destinations including New Orleans and cities in Missouri and Mexico.
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Italian ice oasis: Pa.-based Rita's expanding to Middle East

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:01pm
It's not a mirage: Rita's Italian Ice is bringing its cool treats to the desert.
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Sheriff's Dept. Looking into Death of 2-year-old in Jefferson County

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:51pm
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 2-year-old at a Mingo Junction home. Authorities said the child had bruises from head to toe and appeared to have been beaten to death.
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Man appeals life term in murder of man found in SUV

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:49pm
A man convicted in the murder of a man whose body was found in a sport utility vehicle at the bottom of a northeastern Pennsylvania ravine is appealing his life sentence.
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