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Raw milk veto to draw protest Wednesday at the Capitol

JackFM Local News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:06am
Protesters are heading to the Capitol to oppose the veto of a bill that would've let people drink raw milk through animal herd sharing agreements.
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Vegan Teacher Settles With Ohio School District

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:17pm
A vegan teacher has settled a lawsuit with the northeast Ohio school district that fired him last year over a Facebook post critical of dairy farming practices.  Court documents filed Tuesday show Keith Allison settled the lawsuit against the Green Local School District in Wayne County for $17,500. 
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St. James & John's Students Heading Back to the Classroom Wednesday

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:22pm
The red carpet was laid out for parents and students Tuesday night at St. Francis Xavier School in Moundsville.
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Gravestone of Hillary Clinton's dad toppled in Pennsylvania

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:26pm
The gravestone of Hillary Rodham Clinton's father has been found toppled over at a Pennsylvania cemetery.
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Wheeling Suspension Bridge Receiving Checkup

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:08pm
The 166-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge is getting a checkup. HDR of Weirton is conducting a routine inspection of the bridge this week, looking for signs of deterioration.
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Volunteers Honored in Brooke County

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:52pm
Many people throughout the Ohio Valley volunteer their time, without asking for any money or recognition.Commissioners in Brooke County wanted to take time out of their meeting on Tuesday to honor a few of the people throughout the county who are making a difference.
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Brooke County Man Arrested After Traffic Stop Leads Officers to His Home

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:44pm
Authorities in Brooke County pulled over a man for a traffic stop, but what they found inside of the car leads them to a home where items to manufacture meth were found.
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Proposal in the Works to Build Two Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants in Follansbee

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:36pm
There's a new proposal in the works to build two natural gas fired power plants now in Follansbee. 
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Wheeling Police Investigating Alleged Battery and Forcible Fondling of a Teenager

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:26pm
The Wheeling Police Department is investigating a case of alleged battery and forcible fondling of a teenager in South Wheeling.
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BREAKING: Teen Shot Dead Behind Neffs Fire Department

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:34pm
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called in to investigate after a 16-year-old was shot dead in Neffs.
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Lawmakers push proposal to pick Pa. appeals judges on merit

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:02pm
State lawmakers are proposing a system of picking Pennsylvania appeals court judges based on merit to change the current system of elected jurists.
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Murray Energy lays off 200 workers at West Virginia mines

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:59pm
A Murray Energy subsidiary says it has laid off 200 workers at three underground coal mines in northern West Virginia.
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Veterinarian Says There's No Need To Panic Over Horse Virus Or To Avoid Horse Events

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:36pm
Ohio Valley horse owners are concerned that a potentially deadly form of a horse virus was being spread at events including barrel races in nearby states. But a large animal vet in Wheeling assures them that it was an isolated incident, and there's no need to stay home from horse events in fear.A Muskingum County woman took her horses to a barrel racing event in Springfield, Ohio, recently.Later, two of her horses came down with the neurological version of Equine Herpes Virus 1.One horse died...
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Pennsylvania Senate moves to block Philly's sick leave law

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:46pm
Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled state Senate is siding with business groups in a battle with advocates for low-wage workers over employee sick leave policies, including one in Philadelphia.
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Incendiary device found at W.Va. Head Start playground

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:50pm
State police say a homemade incendiary device was discovered on a Head Start playground in Williamson.
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Pa. House OKs bill to resolve disputes over remains of dead

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:26pm
Majority rule by survivors would resolve disputes over what to do with the remains of a dead person under a bill that's on its way to the Pennsylvania state Senate.
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For-profit school firm, Education Management, restructures

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:26pm
Eight directors of a Pittsburgh-based firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges have resigned as the company restructures to cut its debt in the wake of financial losses and struggles with federal regulators.
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Murray American lays off more than 200 West Virginia mine workers

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:04pm
More than 200 people employed at three Murray American Energy Inc. mines in West Virginia have been laid off, the company announced April 14.
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Pittsburgh SWAT team responds to shots fired at officers

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:42pm
A Pittsburgh police SWAT team has surrounded a group of row houses after officers reported someone firing shots at them.
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Police: Twin sons roll into canal, die as woman bats at bee

JackFM Local News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:40pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Police say two 18-month-old twin boys drowned in an Arizona canal after their mother stopped to bat away a bee and their stroller rolled into the flowing water.
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