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Court reinstates life, no parole sentence for murder convict

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:28pm
An appeals court has reinstated a life sentence without parole for a 28-eight-year-old western Pennsylvania man who was 17 when he killed a counselor while escaping from a juvenile detention center.
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Tree pre-dating Revolutionary War cut down in Lemont

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:16pm
Residents of a central Pennsylvania town are up in arms over the removal of an almost 300 year old tree.
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Cop Buys Lemonade At Girl’s Stand; Returns Next Day, But Not To Buy More

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:27pm
A police officer stopped at a little girls lemonade stand while out on patrol in Ohio. After talking to her for a few minutes, he decided to give her a lecture before leaving. He returned the next day, but not to lecture her or even to buy a cup of lemonade.
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Train Derails, Thousands Evacuated

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:31pm
Officials in Maryville, Tennessee, say an evacuation is expected to last at least until Friday, after a CSX train car carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire. They also asked nearby residents not to drink well water for now.
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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito Returns to her Ohio Valley Roots

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:51pm
Glen Dale West Virginia is a small close knit community, like most others here in the Ohio Valley, and one that a few celebrities like Brad Paisley, and Lady Gaga have personal ties, but so does the most powerful woman in the state; U.S. Senator Shelley Moore-Capito.
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Planned highway closure in 2016 draws business complaints

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:40pm
A planned three-month closure of a key central Pennsylvania highway next year is drawing flak from local businesses.
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Two Ohio Valley Kids Get Bikes to Help with Mobility

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:30pm
Two Ohio Valley kids with mobility disabilities were given the opportunity to enjoy life like the other kids and get a little therapy all while having some fun.
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Bubble Wrap is Losing Its Signature Pop

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:54am
The Wall Street Journal reports that the company which makes the packaging material Bubble Wrap, Sealed Air, is rolling out a new, flat version designed specifically to take up a lot less space and will costs less to ship. 
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Man challenging murder conviction due to judge's coke use

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:52am
A western Pennsylvania man is challenging his third-degree murder conviction in the 1977 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend because the judge at his trial was known to be using cocaine stolen from evidence at the time.
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Man gets prison for assaulting Neighborhood Watch official

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:32am
A northwestern Pennsylvania man will spend five to 10 years in prison for severely beating a Neighborhood Watch official who took a picture of the defendant's van when it was parked behind an unoccupied house.
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Ex-church official housed at jail that pope is to visit

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:12am
The Philadelphia prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of abuse complaints.
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4 couples married for 230 years renew vows at nursing home

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:40am
Four couples with a combined 230 years of marriage have said "I do" all over again at a western Pennsylvania nursing home.
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Officials Give "All Clear" at US Navy Yard

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:33am
Despite reports of gunfire, a federal law enforcement official said there were no shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning.An official says that authorities at the Washington Navy Yard have found no evidence of a shooting, no one has been arrested, and no weapons have been found after a report of gunfire. 
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Man waives hearing in case stemming from gunshot during Mass

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:28am
A central Pennsylvania man charged with accidentally firing a gun during a crowded Easter vigil Mass has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
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Cat rescued from engine compartment

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:28am
It was a sweet ending for an orange and white cat that crawled into the engine compartment of a pickup truck.
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Obama to speak July 14 at NAACP annual convention in Philly

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:16am
President Barack Obama will offer remarks later this month at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia.
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Manhunt continues for suspect who wore Spider-Man mask

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:16am
Police were continuing to search for a man charged with helping rob a western Pennsylvania pool hall wearing a Spider-Man mask.
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Philadelphia legalizes, taxes Airbnb-type rentals

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:00am
Airbnb is now legal - and taxable - in Philadelphia.
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Things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:52am
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
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Disaster loans offered in Ky., W.Va., Va. for weather damage

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:48am
Federal disaster loans are available in parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia for weather-related damage in March.
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