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WVU researches ways to reduce mining hazards

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 6:00am
While many governing bodies and analysts have largely focused on evaluating and combating the dangers of working in underground coal mines, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at West Virginia University has been developing technology aimed at lowering equipment-related accidents in surface mines.
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Video: Taliban downed Pakistan helicopter carrying diplomats

JackFM Local News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 3:59am
A militant video purports to show Taliban fighters with a surface-to-air missile, claiming they used a similar one to shoot down a Pakistani helicopter carrying diplomats.
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Toddler allegedly thrown off bridge into river by mom dies

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:34pm
Authorities say a 1-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died six days after his mother threw him into a river before jumping from a bridge herself.
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Talking to Your Kids About Tough Topics Is Not Always Easy

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 7:00pm
Earlier this week, we brought you a special report on how you can better talk to your kids when it comes to tough topics.Every day kids are flooded with images of drugs, violence and adult-themed topics at a younger and younger age.
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8th Annual Mom 2 Mom Expo Kicks Off

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:47pm
Moms from across the Ohio Valley headed to the Fort Steuben Mall for the 8th Annual Mom 2 Mom Expo on Saturday.
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Martins Ferry, Wheeling Park Girls Dominate OVAC Track

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:46pm
The Wheeling Park girls track team won the OVAC championship for the second straight year, and also won the overall girls championship on Saturday afternoon at Red Devil Stadium in St.Clairsville.The Park girls set new OVAC records in the 4x1 (49.72), 4x2 (1:46.71) and shuttle hurdle relays (1:06.58). The Parkersburg South boys won 5A.The Martins Ferry boys and girls claimed 4A titles, with Linsly winning a fifth straight boys Class 3A title.The River girls claimed the school's fourth OVAC ch...
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First Inaugural Mopar Spring Auto Show in St. Clairsville

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:38pm
More than 50 muscle cars converged on a local car dealership as part of its inaugural Mopar Spring Kick-Off Auto Show on Saturday.
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Girl hit by apparent road-rage shot released from hospital

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 5:57pm
An 8-year-old girl wounded in an apparent road-rage shooting in west Philadelphia a week ago has been released from a hospital as police continue to search for the gunman.
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Police: Father crashes into garage, killing 17-year-old son

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 5:05pm
Authorities say a car being driven by a Philadelphia-area man went out of control and crashed into his garage, killing his 17-year-old son.
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Traffic Stop Leads Police to a Meth Bust in Weirton

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:48pm
Police in Weirton are investigating after a meth bust on Friday night.It all started when a car almost hit a police cruiser.Officers say when they pulled the car over, they found a little more than 8 grams of meth inside.
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Couple behind fake skeletons on chairs in Colorado River

JackFM Local News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:39pm
A Phoenix couple has claimed responsibility for putting two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs in the Colorado River in far west Arizona, authorities said Friday.
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