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Utilities or police? Tiny borough defunds cops to pay bills

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:16am
Faced with a choice of paying its utility bills or two part-time police officers, a tiny western Pennsylvania borough has opted to pay its bills.
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Prosecutor drops rape charge after DNA test clears suspect

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:04am
A judge has agreed with a prosecutor's request to dismiss a rape charge after a DNA test eliminated the northwestern Pennsylvania man as a suspect.
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Trump campaign bus being transformed into anti-Trump artwork

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:48am
A rented bus that coursed through Iowa this summer as part of Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign is being transformed into an anti-Trump artwork on wheels.
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Boyfriend pleads guilty to setting up deadly drug deal

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:32am
A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to setting up a drug deal at which his girlfriend was robbed and killed.
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Judge signs order so Sandusky can appear at appeal hearing

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:09am
A judge has signed an order directing former Penn State assistant football coach be brought to court for an appeal hearing in Centre County.
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Crashed tractor-trailer blocking eastbound turnpike lane

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:01am
An overturned tractor-trailer is causing traffic headaches on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Reading.
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Greyhound interests beseech West Virginia lawmakers

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:49am
Owners and breeders of greyhounds want to keep dog racing alive in West Virginia.
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Cops: 2 men claiming to be robbery victims hit by 1 bullet

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:49am
Philadelphia police say two men are recovering from wounds at a city hospital after claiming they were robbed and both wounded by the same bullet.
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Philly police arrest 1 in home invasion attack on trio

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:41am
Philadelphia police have arrested one of two men who attacked three people during an early-morning home invasion, during which a woman was forcibly taken to an automatic teller machine and forced to withdraw $100.
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Hershey's doubling size of Kisses with new hazelnut product

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:29am
Pennsylvania's most iconic chocolate maker is doubling-down on one of its most popular treats.
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TV host helps visually impaired girl take first deer

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 7:29am
A 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is visually impaired has shot her first deer- with the help of a Vermont sportsman.
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Plug may be pulled on Pennsylvania Turnpike call boxes

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 6:52am
Lawmakers might pull the plug on emergency call boxes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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CSX West Virginia train derailment lawsuit moved to US court

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 6:41am
A lawsuit filed stemming from a fiery February derailment of a CSX oil train in Mount Carbon has been moved to federal court.
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Suit: Mall owners ignored warnings about rising crime

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 6:12am
A western Pennsylvania couple who were shot at a suburban Pittsburgh mall are suing the mall's owners, claiming they ignored warnings about increased violence and gang activity.
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Popular Main Line Chinese restaurant cleared to open

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 6:08am
A popular Main Line Chinese restaurant can reopen two months after it was closed for health violations.
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West Virginia official says drug abuse on rise among miners

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:45am
The director of West Virginia's mine safety office says there is a growing substance abuse problem among miners.
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New Marshall University president selected, not identified

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:04am
The Marshall University Board of Governors has chosen a new president, but his identity will not be disclosed until later this month.
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Police investigate after bullets found in school classroom

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:16am
Police are investigating after an elementary school student found nearly three dozen bullets on the floor of her classroom in Philadelphia.
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Man gets probation in Philadelphia ticket-fixing case

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:16am
A Philadelphia businessman who pleaded guilty to giving gifts to a retired judge to have traffic tickets fixed has been sentenced to three years of probation and a $5,000 fine.
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Man gets prison time for filming alleged sex assaults

JackFM Local News - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:12am
An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 13 to 26 years in state prison for videotaping the alleged sexual assaults of a 16-year-old girl.
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