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High court sends teen killer back to death row

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:19pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence of a man who killed a church deacon as a teenager and later said the victim sexually abused him.
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Audit: Finances put Cheyney U.'s future in doubt

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:43pm
Pennsylvania's auditor general says the future of the nation's first historically black university is in doubt amid rising debt and falling revenue and enrollment.
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Defense lawyers march to protest police killings

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:15pm
Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere are protesting the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men.
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No Tannenbaum? Live tree ban in Philly apartments

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:11pm
Bryce Einhorn carried a three-foot-tall noble fir and its green plastic stand out of LOVE Park and onto busy JFK Boulevard to hail a cab for home.
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Judge to hear sides on Scaife trust accounting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:43pm
A Pennsylvania judge is being asked to make trustees account for money spent from a $210 million trust controlled by the late billionaire publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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Kentucky Power seeking 12 percent rate increase

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:27pm
Kentucky Power Company is seeking to raise customer electric rates to help it complete the purchase of a West Virginia power plant.
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3 in custody, school on lockdown after gun report

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:23pm
Police have taken at least three people into custody after responding to reports of a gun at a Philadelphia high school.
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New charges in sting set off criticism of Kane

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:19pm
New corruption charges against two Democratic Philadelphia state lawmakers set off criticism of Attorney General Kathleen Kane over her refusal to prosecute the case.
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No ruling returned on gag order in Don Blankenship case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:03pm
A motions hearing was held in Beckley on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in connection with federal charges against former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. 
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Man pleads not guilty in Akron policeman's slaying

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:50am
A northeast Ohio man accused of fatally shooting an off-duty Akron police officer at a bar has pleaded not guilty.
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Jury charges owners and officers of Freedom Industries with negligence

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:26am
A federal grand jury in Charleston has charged the owners and officers of Freedom Industries with negligence. 
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Body of missing Summersville man found in Gauley River

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:03am
Police say the body of a missing Summersville man has been found in the Gauley River.
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Bellaire Police Arrest Burglary Suspect at Local Business

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:48am
A Bellaire man wanted for burglary was arrested by police over the weekend at a local business, but bonded out of jail and is back on the streets.
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Gazebo Vandalized in Bellaire Park

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:26am
Officers are investigating a case of reported vandalism Wednesday at a local park in Bellaire. According to Bellaire Chief of Police Mike Kovalyk, Bellaire councilman Donald Maupin reported vandalism to the gazebo in the Village Park.
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Oliver Luck Will Leave WVU for Position with NCAA

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:25am
Sources confirm Luck's departure for "second in command" post at NCAA, official announcement expected later today. 
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3 more face charges in Romney abuse investigation

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:22am
Three additional people face charges stemming from an investigation of abuse allegations at a center for developmentally disabled adults and children in Romney.
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Helper pleads guilty in failed love-triangle plot

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:10am
A western Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty in a failed love-triangle murder plot last Christmas Eve.
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10 charged in PennDOT overbilling, kickback probe

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:10am
Ten people connected to Pennsylvania's highway system have been charged in a $1.2 million overbilling and kickback scheme prosecutors say thrived on nepotism and cronyism.
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Shagbark hickory wins E. Panhandle largest tree contest

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:08am
A Shagbark hickory is the winner of the Eastern Panhandle's annual Big Tree Contest.
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WV Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3 Percent

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:58am
West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in November. Work Force West Virginia says that rate compares to 6.5 percent in October.
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