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Parents seek halt to 48-year-old's gender reassignment

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:02pm
A judge has temporarily blocked gender-reassignment surgery for a transgender woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while he considers her parents' request she be declared incompetent.
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New Jersey DEP cites man in death of seagull on beach

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:58pm
A Pennsylvania man has been cited by New Jersey environmental officials in the death of a seagull on an Ocean City beach.
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Chair built for Pope Francis for his Mass in NYC is unveiled

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:55pm
The Archdiocese of New York has unveiled the large wooden armchair that's been built for Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden.
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Presenters to share ideas to help reinvent downtown Wheeling

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:51pm
Wednesday night four presenters with big ideas will showcase their plans to reinvent downtown Wheeling.The Show of Hands is a community-supported event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater ballroom. The event features food, presentations and music. Only four projects are chosen to present for each Show of Hands event. After the projects are presented, guests in attendance vote.Guests are asked to give a minimum $5.00 donation at the door, which supports the winning project. O...
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Police chief: Robber's gun disabled by 'the grace of God'

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:42pm
Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow says he disabled a banker robber's rifle during a gunfight by "the grace of God."
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Wayne County BOE website targeted by hackers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:35pm
The Wayne County Board of Education's website appears to have been hacked by an organization claiming to be members of the Islamic State.
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Body of Pennsylvania man reported missing found in pond

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:14am
The body of a man reported missing last month has been found in a northwestern Pennsylvania pond, but authorities still aren't sure how he died.
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In Philadelphia, Kerry seeks support for Iran nuke deal

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:06am
Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia.
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Postal inspectors, police probe packages sent to women

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:58am
U.S. Postal Inspectors and police have been investigating five suspicious packages addressed to women that were intercepted at a post office in the Pittsburgh suburbs.
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Things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:34am
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
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Day care workers accused of running 'fight club' with children

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:10am
Two women are facing charges for allegedly staging a "fight club" among children at a day care center in Cranford, New Jersey.According to investigators, two former day care workers Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, encouraged preschoolers and kindergartners to fight each other on the playground last month.According to prosecutors, a Snapchat video showed about a dozen children shoving each other to the ground and trying to hit each other. Both ...
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Husband charged in wife's slaying claiming self-defense

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:10am
A central Pennsylvania man jailed on charges he fatally shot his wife is claiming self-defense, although the district attorney says physical evidence doesn't support that claim.
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Last World War II-era tank-landing ship docked in Pittsburgh

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:58am
A World War II-era tank-landing ship has docked in Pittsburgh so the public can tour the ship for a week.
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Bishop's ex-assistant charged with Lutheran synod thefts

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:42am
A former bishop's assistant has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the northwestern Pennsylvania synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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More than 2,000 United Steelworkers march in Pittsburgh

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:22am
More than 2,000 United Steelworkers and their supporters marched through downtown Pittsburgh seeking to drum up support for the union in contract disputes with three companies.
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Judge to reconsider jail in Facebook preschool threat case

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:10am
A federal judge has been asked to reconsider a magistrate's order to release a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man while he awaits trial on charges that he made Facebook threats to kill preschool children.
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Man found fatally shot in central Pennsylvania home

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:56am
Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a man found shot in the hallway of a central Pennsylvania home.
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W.Va. to launch first syringe exchange program

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:50am
Health officials hope a new syringe exchange program in Cabell County will reduce the number of blood-borne diseases.
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Coal company, UMW settle suit over use of non-union workers

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:38am
A Murray Energy subsidiary and the United Mine Workers of America have settled a lawsuit over the company's use of non-union workers.
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Child welfare caseworker facing child pornography charges

JackFM Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:30am
A Pennsylvania child welfare caseworker is under arrest after police say they turned up more than 800 child pornography images on his home computer.
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