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Man accused of illegally killing lion holds prior charges

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:52pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a felony on his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to federal court records.
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Ohio County Woman's Legacy Still Lives on Through Organ Donation

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:21pm
In March of 2008, the life of a young Ohio County woman was taken in the blink of an eye after a tragic car accident -- fast forward seven years and the woman who wanted to do nothing more than help others as a nurse is still helping people.
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Redman Trial is Underway

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:48pm
William Redman's trial has begun. Redman is the Wheeling man charged with inappropriately touching a child.
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Jeffery Spring Murder Trial Began Today

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:37pm
The murder trial for Jeffery Spring started today in Jefferson County. Spring, 53, is charged with murder with firearm specification and tampering with evidence.Spring allegedly shot and killed Stephen Boyer, 47, at his home near Austin Lake in December 2014.
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Police Receive Vague Information on McMechen Abduction Case

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:25pm
McMechen police are not releasing any information on a possible abduction case that took place recently.Marshall County Chief Deputy Bill Helms said that something happened, because the sheriff's department was asked to help, but the information was vague."We received a call yesterday [from McMechen PD] for a little assistance with an IT issue," Helms said.He said that a deputy did help McMechen police with video evidence."They were looking for, I believe, a red truc...
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Trial ordered in attack on man allegedly thrown onto tracks

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:29pm
Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto the tracks of a Pittsburgh commuter rail station.
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New owner says he hopes to revitalize Pennsylvania mall

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:57pm
The new owner of a struggling northeastern Pennsylvania mall says his ultimate goal is its revitalization.
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Judge: Men accused in 2012 killing won't face death penalty

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:53pm
Two western Pennsylvania stepbrothers accused of having killed an 81-year-old man three years ago will not be facing the death penalty in their retrial.
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VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to 'off' himself

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:53pm
A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist in Philadelphia says he regrets a Facebook post suggesting a gun rights supporter "off" himself.
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McMethen Police Remain Silent About Attempted Abduction, But Sheriff's Department Speaks Up

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:40pm
What happened in McMechen still remains shrouded in secrecy,A man in a truck reportedly approached a young child on the street.
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Philadelphia newspapers offer buyouts to 170 guild members

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:13pm
The company that owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News is offering buyouts to news guild members with at least 25 years of experience.
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West Virginia Council of Churches Plan Day of Hope

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:55pm
The Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the West Virginia Council of Churches are planning a prevention and recovery initiative called ''Day of Hope."Since it's a statewide problem West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed Sunday, September 13 as the "Day of Hope." 
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Weirton Officials Hope New Detox Center Will Open Soon

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:41pm
It's been a point of controversy since the day it was built, and now the detox center in Weirton is still sitting unused and empty since it was built in November. Weirton officials say that the detox center has passed all of the city requirements but say they're now waiting for issues to be resolved with the State Fire Marshal's Office.City officials realize how important it is to have this detox center and want to see it move forward but they say a couple requirements by t...
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Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:33pm
The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state has finished up a presidential campaign stop in the capital of cheesesteaks without committing any dietary gaffes.
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Toronto, OH man charged with felony rape of a 12-year-old

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:14pm
Frank Larkins, 20, of Toronto, Ohio made his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. Larkins is charged with felony rape for the alleged incident that officials say occurred at a mutual friends house on July 22.
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Woman accused of assaulting boyfriend, police in Pittsburgh

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:53pm
A western Pennsylvania woman is charged with assaulting her boyfriend and then kicking, biting and punching Pittsburgh police officers over the weekend.
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Son of former mob boss jailed for stealing $12M from company

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:53pm
The son of a former Philadelphia mob boss has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for conspiring with three others to take over a company and steal $12 million from shareholders.
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Iowa man named Deez Nuts files paperwork to run for president

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:21pm
As the 2016 presidential campaign ramps up, people from multiple political parties are entering the field to become the next President of the United States.  In fact, more than 500 people have filed a statement of candidacy. Each election season typically sees dozens, if not hundreds, of people who declare their candidacy for president, most of whom have no realistic chance of winning. 
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Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:21pm
Special rail passes to be used during the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September will be sold via an online lottery.
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Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

JackFM Local News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:41pm
Surgeons in Philadelphia say they've performed a double-hand transplant on a boy believed to be the youngest patient to undergo the procedure.
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