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Skull saved from auction isn't from Civil War, experts find

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:06pm
Smithsonian Institution anthropologists are throwing dirt on the notion that a human skull saved from an auction last year belonged to a Civil War soldier.
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Nightclub owners want to stay put if Revel casino sold

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:50pm
The owners of a nightclub inside the shuttered Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, want to stay put even if the property is sold Monday.
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Hearing reset in fired Ohio State band director lawsuit

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:42pm
A federal judge has rescheduled a hearing to weigh Ohio State University's request that a civil rights lawsuit by the school's fired ex-marching band director be tossed.
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WV Lawmaker says Childbirth Resulting from Rape is "Beautiful"

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:14pm
A West Virginia lawmaker is coming under fire for saying women who become pregnant from sexual assault should not be exempt from an anti-abortion measure, because childbirth resulting from rape is "beautiful."
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Refs union backs female ref after Paul's 'personal' comments

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:55am
The head of the National Basketball Referees Association is defending official Lauren Holtkamp after "personal and unprofessional comments" by Clippers guard Chris Paul.
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WVa House passes bill letting lawmakers OK state carbon plan

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:55am
The House of Delegates has passed a bill letting lawmakers approve state plans to meet proposed federal carbon emission standards.
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Longtime Senate majority leader to run for county judgeship

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:55am
The longtime Pennsylvania Senate Republican floor leader who was ousted from his leadership post in November could be gone from the Senate soon.
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Attorney: Co-defendant buried 2 bodies in client's yard

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:31am
Defense attorneys for a man charged with strangling a Pennsylvania pharmacist and his girlfriend hope to convince a jury that another man killed the victims.
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Steelers' Bell scheduled to enter first-offenders' program

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:51am
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was scheduled to enter a first-offender's program stemming from his August arrest with former teammate LeGarrette Blount.
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Man, 18, questioned in shooting of girlfriend's father

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:35am
Police say an 18-year-old man was being held for questioning after he allegedly shot his girlfriend's father from an upstairs window of a western Pennsylvania home.
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Union: Firefighters investigated for alleged sex misconduct

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:19am
Philadelphia's firefighters union is confirming that a number of its firefighters and paramedics are under investigation for allegations of sexual misconduct.
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State reports continuing drop in Ohio flu hospitalizations

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:11am
Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations continues to fall after what has been an unusually bad season.
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Oil from hydraulic line caused fire at gas drilling site

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:11am
Oil from a ruptured hydraulic line is being blamed for sparking a fire at a western Pennsylvania gas drilling site.
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Pa. police: People ruining snowy landscape with obscenities

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:59am
Police in central Pennsylvania say some people are ruining winter's beauty by using the snow as a canvas for obscene drawings and phrases.
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16-year-old boy's shooting death ruled homicide, few details

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:59am
The death of a 16-year-old boy found shot in his western Pennsylvania home is being treated as a homicide, though the district attorney and coroner are releasing few details to explain why.
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Judge says teen murder suspect in Ohio can be tried as adult

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:55am
A teenage murder suspect charged with additional counts after authorities say he escaped from custody at an Ohio hospital and abducted a 70-year-old woman before his capture can be tried as an adult on the murder charge.
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Former bank teller faces federal sentence for stealing $129K

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:47am
The former assistant branch manager and head teller at a Pittsburgh bank is scheduled for sentencing for embezzling more than $129,000.
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Lesser charges gone against mom, grandparents of starved boy

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:27am
A judge has dismissed the least serious charges against the mother and grandmother of a 7-year-old boy who was allegedly being starved last year, and all but one charge against the boy's grandfather.
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PATCO rail line installing monitors to keep riders informed

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:19am
The PATCO commuter rail line is getting ready to install monitors at stations to keep passengers updated about train schedules and weather.
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5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:11am
By The Associated Press A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:
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