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Murder Charges Dropped for Hancock County Man

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:59pm
Charges have been dropped in the case of a man facing murder charges in Hancock County for the death of Darrell Daugherty.RELATED STORY: Body Found In Harmon CreekMagistrate Mike White in Hancock County dropped the charges against Carl Chain Friday morning, saying there was no probable cause.Daugherty's body was found in Harmon Creek on July 20, 2015. Police didn't believe foul play was involved at the time.RELATED STORY: Man charged with second degree murder after body found i...
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Pope to use Lincoln's Gettysburg lectern in Philadelphia

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:38pm
When Pope Francis speaks outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall in September, he will stand at the same lectern that President Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address.
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Tank wanted: Veterans park looking for surplus equipment

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:26pm
Officials in a northwestern Pennsylvania township are on the prowl for a tank, chopper or large gun.
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Traffic diverted off New Jersey Turnpike because of gas leak

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:13pm
Authorities are diverting traffic away from a stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike because of what's believed to be a gas leak near the road.
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DA: Man killed by police had stolen 81 handguns from shop

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:10pm
Authorities say a southern New Jersey man fatally shot in a soybean field by Pennsylvania police had stolen 81 handguns and a large amount of ammunition from a gun shop.
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SEPTA selling pope trolley, speed line tickets via lottery

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:49pm
Philadelphia's regional transit agency is selling transit passes for Pope Francis' visit through the same online lottery it used for commuter rail passes.
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Officer resigns, gets probation for tipping off prostitute

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:43pm
A southwestern Pennsylvania police officer has resigned and been sentenced to two years' probation for tipping off a woman he used to date about a prostitution sting.The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1hndmDu ) says 40-year-old John Rush resigned from the Washington, Pennsylvania police on Thursday, a day after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and hindering prosecution.Rush pleaded guilty in Washington County's veterans court,...
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3 teens charged in Pennsylvania officer's death

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:29pm
Three teenagers have been charged as adults with second-degree murder in the death of a northeastern Pennsylvania police officer who fell 15 feet while chasing them.
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Saturday arraignment slated for Pennsylvania AG Kane

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:41am
A weekend court session is scheduled for the arraignment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on criminal charges that she leaked secret grand jury information.
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No jail for former Pennsylvania officer in fatal car crash

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:41am
A former police officer in central Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a car crash that killed another motorist in 2014.
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Foul play not suspected in death of missing 11-year-old boy

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:26am
Authorities say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a boy whose body was found in a suburban Philadelphia creek days after he went missing.
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News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:21am
A part defect in the brake pads is causing trains on the Philadelphia-area PATCO commuter rail line to stop suddenly. It has happened 43 times from May and July. PATCO General Manager John Rink tells the Courier-Post the...
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Trump: 'I don't recognize' insults of women

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:55am
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he can't recall specifics of insulting women, though news reports paint a long history of him comparing women to animals.
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Philadelphia sees rise in crime, drop in arrests

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:37am
Philadelphia police are seeing more crime, but making fewer arrests.
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Man pleads no contest girlfriend's Mother's Day eve slaying

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:29am
A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded no contest to third-degree murder for shooting his girlfriend about an hour before Mother's Day last year, while her young child was present.
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