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Competitive Pennsylvania race turns on suburban Philadelphia

JackFM Local News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 8:26am
The Democratic National Convention is heading to Philadelphia, but Hillary Clinton has her sights set just beyond the city limits.
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'Low-cost' health insurance plan can carry high-risk costs

JackFM Local News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:05am
Richard Sankovich is not happy about the $6,035 invoice he recently got from West Penn Hospital for what turned out to be a pulled stomach muscle, but his experience likely says more about the risks of buying a low-cost...
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GE Transportation trying to reinvent Erie locomotive works

JackFM Local News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:05am
Building 10 at GE Transportation, a massive brick structure where generations of Erie workers have built locomotives, was eerily quiet Friday.
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Pittsburgh craft brewer turns 50, 12 years into business

JackFM Local News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:05am
Scott Smith is turning 50 this year.
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Pennsylvania man cherishes 1952 Paterno recruiting letter

JackFM Local News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:05am
For years, Earl Shumaker kept the momentous letter in a living room drawer.
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Pennsylvania man headed to Olympics as decathlon coach

JackFM Local News - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:05am
Nate Davis fondly recalls the sign along Route 56 welcoming drivers to the home of Johnny Weissmuller, who was famous for his movie role as Tarzan and as an Olympic gold medal winning swimmer.
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Police: Car slams minivan, pedestrians; kills woman, hurts 8

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:13pm
Police in Philadelphia say a woman was killed and up to eight other people were injured when they were struck by a driver in a stolen car.
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Local Fire Chief Resigns

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:59pm
The chief of Bellaire's Volunteer Fire Department has handed in his resignation. Bill Swoyer Sr. wrote a brief letter to the city saying he's resigning, "Due to reasons beyond my control." Swoyer will continue on as the city's part-time code enforcer. He has been the fire chief since the volunteer department was created two years ago. They now have 20 volunteer firefighters and have answered hundreds of calls.
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Clinton Chooses Kaine as Running Mate

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Campaign 2016 between the Republican and Democratic nominating conventions (all times local):      7:30 p.m.      Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president.      In the message, Clinton says: "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running ma...
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Heat Advisories And Rumbles of Thunder

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 8:53pm
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms could develop Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Saturday evening fireworks will likely stay dry.
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Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife arrested

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:50pm
Authorities have arrested a Department of Homeland Security employee on charges related to entering his agency's Washington headquarters with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
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Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife arrested

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:50pm
Authorities have arrested a Department of Homeland Security employee on charges related to entering his agency's Washington headquarters with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
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Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:37pm
Donald Trump will visit Pennsylvania next week in the middle of the Democratic National Convention for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee.
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Penn State board increases tuition, names Lubert as chairman

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:23pm
Pennsylvania residents studying at Penn State next year are going to have to dig 2.3 percent deeper next year to pay tuition at the main campus in State College.
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Appeals court panel reinstates UPMC hepatitis lawsuits

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:01pm
A Pennsylvania appeals court panel is reinstating several lawsuits against UPMC and a staffing agency after patients contracted hepatitis C from a former UPMC employee.
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New US Postal stamp honors Latrobe's banana split history

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:01pm
A new U.S. Postal stamp and local cancellation mark memorializing one of Latrobe's claims to fame was recently unveiled by Mayor Rosie Wolford and other officials.
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Report says jail elevator door gave way, sending 2 to deaths

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:48pm
Officials in northeastern Pennsylvania say the fifth-floor door to a county jail elevator swung open as if it was hinged on the top earlier this week, causing a prisoner and guard to break through it and fall to their deaths.
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A look 1 month later at deadly flooding in West Virginia

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:34pm
By The Associated Press Some facts and figures on flooding in West Virginia, where 23 people died last month:
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For West Virginia flood victims, the cleanup has just begun

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:27pm
A month has passed since flooding devastated West Virginia, and for some residents, the cleanup has been slow.
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Jefferson County Man Found Guilty Files For Mistrial

JackFM Local News - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:13pm
The Jefferson County man found guilty of shooting Ronald Horton in the face just a few weeks ago is filing for a mistrial. 
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