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Ex-Freedom Industries officials arraigned on new indictment

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 6:08pm
Two former Freedom Industries executives have been arraigned on a second superseding indictment stemming from a massive chemical spill last January.
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Judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:26pm
A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year.
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Pa. family awarded $6 million in medical malpractice suit

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:00pm
A Pennsylvania family is receiving more than $6 million in a medical malpractice case stemming from the death of a 2-year-old who was treated and sent home by Harrisburg Hospital.
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9 youths charged in fight marring amusement park's opening

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:52pm
Police say nine juveniles have been charged stemming from a fight that forced a Pittsburgh-area amusement park to close early on opening day.
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:12pm
Prosecutors are trying to determine if the Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia last week committed a crime.
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EDTalks Event Focuses On How Education And Jobs Connect to West Virginia’s Future

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:06pm
EDTalks is an education-based speaker series being held across West Virginia that promotes innovative discussion and big ideas on strengthening public education.
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4th Grade Teacher Lets Her Student Shave Her Head After He Was Bullied Over His New Haircut

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:37pm
Fourth grade teacher Tori Nelson turned her student's frown upside down this week when she allowed him to shave her head after learning that he was being teased that morning because of his new haircut.
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Developer to turn Pittsburgh mall into technology hub

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:36pm
A developer has unveiled plans to convert a former retail mall in Pittsburgh into a hub for technology startups called Nova Place.
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Terror suspect wanted in US wins Irish case, walks free

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:16pm
An Algerian-born terror suspect has walked free from a Dublin court after winning a two-year legal battle to avoid being extradited to the United States.
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Ohio County, WV Man Admits to Attempting to Manufacture Meth

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:17pm
Brian Rogers pleaded guilty to attempting to manufacture methamphetamine on Thursday in an Ohio County courtroom. 
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Boy Scouts' Leader Says Ban on Gay Adults Not Sustainable

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:31pm
The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
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PA-GOP-SuprmeCt-Justice-CntyLong

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:28pm
Philadelphia 1,668 of 1,686 precincts - 99 percent
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PA-StSen-Contested

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:28pm
District 5 251 of 251 precincts - 100 percent
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David Letterman signs off as late-night host

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:20pm
David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared "our long national nightmare is over" and saying there was nothing he could ever...
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Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:32pm
Senate Democrats are demanding more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion backlog in repair and replacement projects.
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Judge won't give teen, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:20pm
A judge in western Pennsylvania says he won't grant a new juvenile court trial to a teenager who was 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee.
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Charleston only W.Va. city with at least 50,000 population

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:08am
The U.S. Census Bureau says Charleston is hanging on as the only city in West Virginia with a population over 50,000, while Morgantown is now the state's third-largest city.
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Court: Counts against ex-Shepherd official can be prosecuted

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:04am
The West Virginia Supreme Court says a circuit judge wrongly dismissed more than 50 criminal counts against a former Shepherd University administrator.
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St. Albans, WV mother overcomes challenges after amputation

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:46am
A young mother in St. Albans, WV is overcoming unimaginable odds. Doctors had to amputate Kimberly Parsons arms and legs because of complications from an infection.
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"Day of Hope" Celebrating Drug-Free Lifestyle in WV Set for September

JackFM Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:44am
It may be months away, but September 13 has been set aside to celebrate and support a drug-free lifestyle in West Virginia. It's a statewide effort called the "Day of Hope".
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