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Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide identified

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:50am
Authorities in western Pennsylvania have identified a couple found dead in a Pittsburgh home in an apparent murder-suicide.
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Central Ohio man faces life for raping children

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:50am
A 55-year-old central Ohio man is facing a possible life prison sentence after being convicted of raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults.
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College in Ohio plans customer service training for workers

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:46am
The president of the University of Toledo says about 200 of its employees will undergo customer service training this summer.
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Legislature names Cleveland freeway for former governor

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:46am
The Ohio Legislature is honoring a former Ohio governor by designating a freeway connecting downtown Cleveland and a western suburb as Richard F. Celeste Shoreway.
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Young Drivers Are Most Likely To Die In Car Crashes In The Summer Months, According To Study

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 9:09am
Vehicle crashes are the number one killer of America's teens, and statistics show that the danger is greatest during the summer months. Memorial Day marks the start of a period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road, according to the National Safety Council. According to SADD, 20 percent of teens admit to being a passenger of a driver who was under the influence during the summer months. That's even higher than during prom season.
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Ohio Valley May Be In For Another "Algae Bloom" On Area Waterways This Summer

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 8:53am
That blue-green tint at the edges of creeks, lakes and even the Ohio River last summer may make a reappearance soon. According to the Ohio DNR, the state is strengthening its approach to addressing harmful algae blooms in recreational waters like state park lake beaches and boat ramps. "We are strengthening our  approach by helping Ohioans to better understand recreational water quality before they begin activities, and by issuing public health advisories earlier,"
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New Pet Abuse Bill May Help Authorities Punish Man Who Claims He Killed And Ate A Ca

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 8:33am
The Ohio State Senate has approved a bill that makes pet abuse a felony. The measure would stiffen penalties for knowingly causing physical harm to a companion animal--any pet that lives with people or lives in a pet store. The director of the Belmont County Animal Shelter says the bill is coming just in time, because they are investigating a very disturbing case. "There's an individual who has been boasting and making claims on Facebook that he ate a cat."
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Ohio zoo closes gorilla exhibit for now after boy falls in

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 12:37am
The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.
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2 dogs burned to death in Chester

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:17pm
The SPCA is investigating after two dogs were burned to death in Chester.
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1 killed, 1 injured in Ohio motorcycle crash

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:53pm
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says one person has been killed and another injured when they were thrown from their motorcycle after it got a flat tire in Eaton Township.
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Community Playground Opens in Bethlehem

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:32pm
The new community playground in Bethlehem is open just in time for summer-like weather.  Kids got to climb, swing, run and jump at the Bethlehem Community Park on Saturday.  
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A Day for the Dogs at Cabela's for an Annual Memorial Weekend Event

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:32pm
All this weekend dogs will be taking a dive into a 40 foot pool, but they won't be doing it just to cool off.They are competing in the Dock Dogs Sportsman's National Wildcard Championship.
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Jones sets new AA pole vault record in PIAA track events

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:29pm
Southern Williamsport's Katie Jones set a new AA record in the pole vault and Downingtown West's Joshua McLemore won three AAA gold medals on Saturday in the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg...
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2 trapped under fallen tree branch, taken to hospital

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 5:49pm
Authorities say two people were taken to a hospital after a tree branch fell on them in a suburban Philadelphia park.
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Woman sentenced in theft of money through charity website

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 5:29pm
A suburban Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to time served to 23 months in the theft of money through what authorities said was a fraudulent charity fundraising page online.
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Small child falls into gorilla enclosure at zoo

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 5:17pm
Police say a young child fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and has been taken to the hospital.
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160-year-old tree in Philadelphia cemetery felled

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:57pm
A 160-year-old tree in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery that sheltered famous visitors including presidents and Civil War generals has been felled.
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Final results from the PIAA track and field championships

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:45pm
Final results from the PIAA track and field championships Saturday at Shippensburg University:
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Coal executive's family issues statement of thanks

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:41pm
The family of slain coal executive Bennett Hatfield has issued a statement thanking those who have helped them and offered condolences following the killing.
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Authorities say nearly 800 pigs killed in Ohio barn fire

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 3:04pm
Authorities in Logan County say nearly 800 pigs, most of them young, have been killed in a barn fire.
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