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Campaign adviser, ex-candidate join Wolf's office

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:30pm
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is naming a top campaign adviser and a former fellow cabinet member under ex-Gov. Ed Rendell to key positions in his office.
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Ohio House sets vote on 'heartbeat' abortion bill

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:22pm
A bill that would impose some of the nation's most stringent abortion restrictions is set for a Wednesday floor vote in the Ohio House.
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Ohio would get poet laureate under bill

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:06pm
Ohio would join 44 other states and the District of Columbia in establishing a state poet laureate under legislation on its way to the governor.
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Pa. auditor: transparency needed in jobs programs

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:02pm
Pennsylvania's auditor general says more accountability is needed in state programs designed to create jobs.
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Loaded Gun Found in Woman's Bag at Yeager Airport

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:56pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Putnam County woman won't face charges after a loaded gun was found in her carry-on bag at Yeager Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says TSA officers staffing X-ray machines at a checkpoint detected the .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun Wednesday morning. The agency says the gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber. Yeager Airport Police confiscated the gun but chose not to arrest the Scott Depot woman. The federal agency sa...
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Loaded gun found woman's bag at Yeager Airport

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:53pm
A Putnam County woman won't face charges after a loaded gun was found in her carry-on bag at Yeager Airport.
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Resentencing Scheduled for Remaining Amish Charges

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:44pm
CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a resentencing date for those convicted in the Amish beard- and hair-cutting case. Sixteen members of a southeast Ohio Amish sect are scheduled to be resentenced Feb. 24 after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned their hate crimes convictions earlier this year. New sentences are required because the original sentences were based on the hate-crimes convictions and convictions on other charges and did not differentiate between them. All...
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St. Albans woman pleads guilty to killing mother

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:42pm
A St. Albans woman will spend up to 70 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing her mother.
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California Man Faces Sentencing in Federal Sex Sting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:36pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A California man was scheduled for sentencing by a federal judge in Pittsburgh on charges that he traveled to western Pennsylvania intending to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Sixty-nine-year-old Edward Hilts, of Fallbrook, California, was arrested in October 2009 when he flew to Pittsburgh after corresponding with an Allegheny County detective posing as the girl. A jury in June rejected defense claims that Hilts had been trapped in a "loveless marriage" and was really loo...
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