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Weirton Transportation Corporation Riders Fear Cuts in Service Due to Levy

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:56pm
Riders of the Weirton Transportation Corporation could be facing cuts in their service after voters rejected a levy.
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Police: Cell Phones Main Cause for Distracted Driving

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:47pm
The National Safety Council says that 52% of fatal automobile accidents involve cell phones. 
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Longtime Philadelphia sportswriter Stan Hochman dies at 86

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:00pm
A longtime sportswriter for the Philadelphia Daily News has died.
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St. Clairsville Mayor Looks Forward To New Chapter In His Life

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:32pm
Bob Vincenzo has been mayor of St. Clairsville for 24 years, and president of council before that, with a total of 37 years in public service.He will end his term as mayor on December 31, and will not run for office again.He can't point to any one thing as his greatest accomplishment.He is proud of the bike trail, the downtown renovation, the Clarendon Hotel restoration and the creation of the amphitheater.But he's also proud of the clean city with very little crime, known as a good place to ...
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Godzilla Now Tokyo Resident & Tourism Ambassador

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:26pm
Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan the irradiated monster is getting appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward.  In honor, a Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level was unveiled Thursday at an office of Toho, the studio behind the 1954 original.
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APNewsBreak: Top Dems seek alternative Pa. Senate candidate

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:24pm
Top Democrats are pressuring a former state lawmaker who heads Pennsylvania's third most populous county to run for the U.S. Senate. It's a reflection of the party's unease with second-time candidate Joe Sestak.
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Alligator Sighted In Monongahela River May Be A Discarded Pet That Got Too Big and Unmanageable

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:23pm
Troy Quick, animal keeper at Oglebay Park's Good Zoo, says if it is indeed an alligator that people are seeing in the Monongahela River, it was probably placed there just a short time ago, since it couldn't have survived this winter's bitter cold conditions.Quick believes it may have been purchased at a trade show, pet shop or online when it was a hatchling--less than a foot long.But fast forward a few years, and it's now six to seven feet long, hard to handle, and the owner--now overwhelmed-...
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Remainder of St. John Church in Benwood, WV Must Come Down, According to Engineering Report

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:20pm
The remainder of St. John's Church in Benwood, WV must be torn down, according to initial engineering reports. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston says they will be building a new church.
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Video game leads police to suspect in death of man in river

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:28pm
Pittsburgh police say they used online video game logins to track down a suspect in a missing person case.
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Ex-coal CEO's trial in West Virginia moved back to July

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:28pm
The start of ex-coal baron Don Blankenship's criminal trial has been bumped back to July.
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Alyssa Milano Slams London Heathrow Airport for Taking Breast Milk

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:08pm
Alyssa Milano went on a twitter rant this morning after security at a London airport confiscated her breast milk.
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2 in Custody on Following Morning Drug Raid in Bellaire, OH

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:29pm
Two people were taken into custody on drug charges during drug raids conducted Thursday morning on Noble and Franklin Streets.
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Section of Pa. Turnpike to close late Saturday for 6 hours

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:27pm
A 65-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is going to be closed in both directions for six hours, starting at 11 p.m. Saturday.
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Couple Faces Charges After Dead Dog Found in Steubenville, OH Home

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:21pm
A Steubenville, OH couple is facing fines and charges this morning after a dog is found dead in their home. The dog was reportedly found locked in an upstairs bedroom, unattended. 
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Former coal CEO says he can't get fair trial in southern WVa

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:07pm
Attorneys for Don Blankenship say they have conducted a survey that shows former Massey Energy CEO cannot get fair trial in southern West Virginia.
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Official: Shots fired near county prison, person in custody

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:39pm
A county official says a person was taken into custody after shots were fired in the parking lot of the county prison in Gettysburg.
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Driver charged with leaving 7-year-old girl in school van

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:39pm
A suburban Philadelphia school bus driver has been arrested after police said he left a 7-year-old girl inside the vehicle all day.
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Civil War: Lee's surrender at Appomattox, then and now

JackFM Local News - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:03pm
The surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday effectively ended the Civil War. This is a rolling account of commemorative events that include a re-enactment of...
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