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Jones Lang LaSalle adding 115 jobs, growing Pittsburgh site

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:52am
Commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle plans to add 115 jobs in Pittsburgh and to make its upcoming downtown location a hub for the Chicago-based firm.
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Man guilty of robbing 4 elderly Pittsburgh casino patrons

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:40am
A suburban man has been convicted of robbing 4 older patrons of the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, then gambling away most of the money a short time later.
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Pa. borough to review fatal police shooting of man in back

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:40am
A Pennsylvania borough is conducting an internal review into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by one of its police officers.
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Westbound Interstate 70 blocked by rolled tractor-trailer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:24am
State police have closed Interstate 70's westbound lanes at the junction with Toll Route 43 in western Pennsylvania.
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Impoverished Wilkinsburg looks to send students elsewhere

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:16am
An impoverished school district in the Pittsburgh suburbs is hoping a neighboring district will educate its seventh through 12th graders after next school year.
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Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:12am
A powerful and potentially harmful chemical compound has been found in synthetic marijuana tested in several states that saw a huge spike in the number of people hospitalized because of the drug last month.
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Pennsylvania county honoring 13 killed police, firefighters

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:04am
A western Pennsylvania county is honoring 13 police officers and firefighters who have been wounded or killed in the line of duty.
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Update on voting impacted by power outages in Charleston, West Virginia

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:02am
Power has been restored to both of our downtown buildings (City Hall and the City Service Center) and we plan to operate business as usual. Consequently, early voting will not be moved, but will take place on the 3rd floor of City Hall.We thank those who worked diligently throughout the night to restore our power, and apologize for any confusion that may have occurred because of our earlier plan and report.
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5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 8:40am
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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Philadelphia wants Airbnb rentals taxed like hotel rooms

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 8:28am
Philadelphia wants to cash in on Airbnb.
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Ohio State plans to freeze costs for in-state students

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:52am
Ohio State plans to freeze all costs for in-state undergraduates next year.
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Woman, 72, and granddaughter found slain in Pittsburgh home

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:48am
Police have identified two women found dead in a Pittsburgh home as a 72-year-old grandmother and her missing granddaughter.
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Pennsylvania school suspends students over T-shirt backlash

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:08am
Parents and students say a Pennsylvania school district suspended about 15 students who took to social media during schools hours after two classmates wore Chick-fil-A shirts during a Gay-Straight Alliance event.
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'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King laid to rest

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:58am
More than 600 people filled a church in northern New Jersey to pay final respects and celebrate the life of singer Ben E. King.
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Illinois Wesleyan president to speak at ABU commencement

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:52am
Illinois Wesleyan University President Richard Wilson will be the featured speaker at Alderson Broaddus University's commencement.
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SEPTA bus driver was not wearing seat belt

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:12am
SEPTA says its driver did not buckle up when she fell out of her seat and nearly hit a freight train in South Philadelphia.
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Police: Man pepper sprays himself during robber attempt

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:00am
A West Virginia man is in jail after authorities say he foiled his own robbery by accidentally pepper-spraying himself.
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Portion of turnpike detoured for pothole repairs reopens

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:59am
A portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County is back to normal following detours for emergency pothole repairs.
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Bridge work could cause delays in Morrisville

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:59am
Motorists who use the "Trenton Makes" bridge might face delays this weekend.
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Robbery suspect who escaped custody turns himself in

JackFM Local News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:35am
An armed robbery suspect who escaped from custody while handcuffed in west Philadelphia has turned himself in.
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