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Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:34am
Council members in western Pennsylvania heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park.
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Man shot by Philly police may have feared robbery

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:22am
Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia appears to have been a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:10am
Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers. St. Louis-based Patriot announced today that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its...
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20 Hancock County Residents Report Car Break-Ins

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:09am
Hancock County deputies are searching for suspects following the breaking and entering of a number of vehicles on Tuesday.
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Authorities say southwest Ohio blast 'suspicious'

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:05am
Authorities are calling "suspicious" a natural gas explosion that leveled a vacant home and damaged 48 nearby structures in Dayton.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:57am
Demonstrators gathered in Cincinnati's Fountain Square to protest new language in contracts for teachers in southwest Ohio Roman Catholic schools that place more restrictions on personal behavior.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:57am
Demonstrators gathered in Cincinnati's Fountain Square to protest new language in contracts for teachers in southwest Ohio Roman Catholic schools that place more restrictions on personal behavior.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:57am
Demonstrators gathered in Cincinnati's Fountain Square to protest new language in contracts for teachers in southwest Ohio Roman Catholic schools that place more restrictions on personal behavior.
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Patriot Coal to cut production at 2 W.Va. mines

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:38am
Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers.
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UPDATE: Man Indicted by Grand Jury Investigating Steubenville Rape Case Changes Plea, Will Serve 10 Days in Jail

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:36am
One of the men indicted by the grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case is expected to change his plea on Tuesday.
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Dump Truck Plows Through Moundsville Garage

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:34am
A dump truck that apparently lost its brakes plowed into a Moundsville garage on Tuesday afternoon.According to police, the truck was traveling on U.S. 250 in Moundsville when the truck's brakes failed. The truck then rolled through four intersections, crashed through a garage, and finally came to rest in a resident's yard. The driver of the truck was transported to a local hospital where his injuries remain unknown.
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UPDATE: Jefferson County Woman Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Will Appear in Court Wednesday

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:33am
A Steubenville woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after her four-month old was found unresponsive in a bathtub on April 3.
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Bible Verse Removed West Virginia School Gym, Team Website

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:31am
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website. The team's use of Philippians 4:13 drew a complaint earlier this month from the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation. The verse states, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Wood County Superintendent Pat Law tells media outlets that the verse has been removed from the team's website, which lin...
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Bible verse removed W.Va. school gym, team website

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:26am
Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website.
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Report: 100,000 People Felt Health Effects From West Virginia Chemical Spill

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:26am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A local health official and a researcher estimate 92,500 to 108,800 West Virginians experienced health issues from a January chemical spill into their water supply. The estimates by Kanawha County health officer Dr. Rahul Gupta and researcher Andrew Whelton greatly exceed reports of people who sought care possibly caused by chemical exposure. In the two weeks following the spill, 533 people went to the emergency room and 26 were hospitalized with symptoms resembling c...
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20 Hancock County Residents Report Car Break-Ins

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:19am
Hancock County deputies are searching for suspects following the breaking and entering of a number of vehicles on Tuesday.
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UPDATE: Juveniles in Stable Condition After Dirt Bike, ATV Collide in Belmont County

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:12am
One juvenile was flown to a nearby hospital following an accident involving an ATV and a dirt bike on Tuesday evening in Belmont County.
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Body of missing boater found in Ohio lake

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:05am
Authorities say the death of a boater reported missing on a southwest Ohio lake appears to be an accident.
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Former NBA Star to Speak to Local Students About Substance Abuse Struggles

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:00am
A former NBA star will speak to local high school students on Wednesday morning. Chris Herren will visit Wheeling Park and John Marshall High Schools to talk to students about the dangers of drugs, as well as his personal struggles with substance abuse. His story has been featured on ESPN, and he’s the author of the best-selling book, "Basketball Junkie." Herren will be at Wheeling Park High School at 8:45 a.m., and John Marshall High School at 11:00 a.m.
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Body found in NE Pa. pond ID'd as missing woman

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:45am
Authorities have positively identified a body found in a northeastern Pennsylvania pond as that of a woman missing for five months.
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