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Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:23pm
Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:22pm
A legislative panel in Ohio has approved a funding request to help pay for more protective gear for health care workers if the state has a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola. The Ohio Department of Health requested...
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Philippi Police Officer Resuscitates Belington Woman Following Arrest

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:04pm
A Philippi Police Department Officer resuscitated a woman who had died after being arrested for public intoxication early Sunday morning in Philippi.
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This Hour: Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:55pm
A house fire near Pittsburgh that killed four children, their mother and stepgrandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remains unclear.
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This Hour: Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:55pm
A house fire near Pittsburgh that killed four children, their mother and stepgrandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remains unclear.
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This Hour: Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:55pm
A house fire near Pittsburgh that killed four children, their mother and stepgrandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remains unclear.
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Local School Employee Identified as Being in Same Vicinity as Ebola Patient

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:49pm
An employee of the Barnesville School District has been identified as being in the same space as the Texas nurse, Amber Vinson, who was diagnosed with Ebola. The employee's name is not being released, health officials are only saying the employee was in a shared space, but did not clarify if it was at the same time.
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Special Olympics Flag Football Team Concludes First Season

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:45pm
Ohio County's Special Olympics Flag Football team wrapped up their first season Saturday Morning, as they defeated Marshall County at the J-B Chambers Sports Complex in East Wheeling.
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One Fatally Injured After Car Accident Saturday Morning

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:44pm
A fatal semitruck accident left one dead this morning .Police received a call around 9:15 a.m. stating that a semitruck had hit a car as it was pulling out of a private driveway.
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Former Bridgeport Homecoming Queen Surprised by Famous Pitcher Brother

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:43pm
One local high school celebrated their homecoming this weekend by welcoming a very special guest. 
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Belmont County Firefighters Undergo Search and Rescue Training

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:42pm
On Sunday, firefighters in Belmont County gathered for a day of important training. Firefighters from Wolfhurst, Bridgeport and Brookside went through search and rescue training. During the training, fire crews used smoke machines to fill a house, and had to go through the home to save anyone still inside. Wolfhurt Fire Chief Matt Otto said that aspect of the job is by far the most important. "This is the part of what we do that nobody ever sees. It takes a lot of training to do what we do, a...
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Belmont County Court-Orders Divorce Program for Parents with Kids

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:41pm
Every person getting a divorce in Belmont County who has a child under the age of 18 is now court-ordered to take a course. "Helping Children Cope with Divorce" is a one-time class that takes about two-and-a-half-hours to complete.
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Belmont County Sees Large Business Expansion

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:40pm
Businesses are rapidly expanding in Belmont County, with new stores and hotels popping up all over the place. County officials said it is just the tip of the iceberg of things to come.
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Kanawha Delegate Doug Skaff Arrested in Monongalia County

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:39pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia state lawmaker has been arrested for driving under the influence.
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Wetzel County Couple Convicted of Stealing Nearly $400,000 from Elderly Man

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:38pm
A Wetzel County couple were found guilty of stealing nearly $400,000 from a 90-year-old man in order to buy a vacation home in the Outer Banks. Timothy and Lea Ann Summers of Proctor were convicted after a three day trial in federal court last week.The Summers' were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, four counts of mail fraud, one count of securities fraud, and one count of interstate transportation of stolen property.Evidence showed the couple liquidated a signific...
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Ohio Senator Calls on Federal Government to Step Up Involvement to Stem the Spread of Ebola

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:37pm
 Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown wants the  federal government to work with Ohio Health officials to step the spread of Ebola.


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Two Belmont County Residents Being Watched for Ebola Symptoms

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:36pm
Two people in Belmont County are being monitored for Ebola-like symptoms, according to the Toledo Blade. This comes as the number of people being monitored for possible Ebola exposure grew from 16 people on Thursday to 87 on Saturday. It includes primarily reside in the Akron or Cleveland areas. Fourteen are from Summit County, seven from Cuyahoga County, three from Medina County, two from Belmont County, and one from Portage County.Over the weekend, the family of a Dallas nurse who tested po...
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School meets with duct-taped player's attorney

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:31pm
The parents of an autistic high school soccer player and their attorney have met with western Pennsylvania school officials about a prank in which the boy was duct-taped to a goal post earlier this month.
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Wolf reports $1.3M in 2013 income

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:27pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf is reporting $1.3 million in adjusted gross income in 2013.
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Man admits killing woman, 95, in Pa. break-in

JackFM Local News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:27pm
A Philadelphia man will serve several decades in prison for the death of a 95-year-old woman killed by a man who demanded sex from her.
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