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Weather Service Confirms Tornado in West Virginia

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:16am
SPANISHBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in southern West Virginia that left two people injured. The weather service in Blacksburg, Virginia, said Wednesday the EF1 tornado traveled more than five miles Tuesday night in Mercer County between Matoaka and Spanishburg. It had maximum winds of 105 mph. The tornado uprooted trees and severely damaged a mobile home. Media outlets report a woman and her 4-year-old son in the mobile home suffered no...
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Attacker Assaults Ohio Woman, Sets Her on Fire

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:12am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio woman told police she was dragged into the bushes off a walking trail, sexually assaulted and set on fire. Columbus police say the woman, who is in her 20s, was in stable condition at a hospital Wednesday night with burns on her torso that are not life-threatening. Her attacker is being sought. The woman said the attack happened Wednesday afternoon on the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail on the city's far east side. Police say the attacker came out of the b...
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New York Murder Suspect Found Working in Powhatan

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:09am
A New York man wanted on murder charges was found working along Captina Road in Powhatan on Wednesday.
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Man gets 1 to 5 years in slaying of neighbor

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:28am
An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to one to five years in state prison for involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of his elderly neighbor.
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WVU-Parkersburg presidential search narrowed to 12

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:21am
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg committee has narrowed the search for a new president to a dozen semi-finalists.
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WVU-Parkersburg presidential search narrowed to 12

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:20am
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg committee has narrowed the search for a new president to a dozen semi-finalists.
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Ohio community plans prayer after shirt challenge

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:16am
A central Ohio community is planning a public prayer at this week's high school football game in response to a recent challenge by a group advocating the separation of religion and government.
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Wheeling educator is W.Va. Teacher of the Year

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:09am
The 2015 West Virginia Teacher of the Year is an English teacher at Wheeling Park High School.
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Board fires Hedgesville teacher facing sex charges

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:01am
The Berkeley County Board of Education has fired a teacher who is facing sex charges involving a student.
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Jury mulls case in murders of grandmother, baby

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:00am
Jurors are still deliberating in the suburban Philadelphia trial of a man charged in the slayings of a baby and her grandmother killed in what authorities have called a botched kidnapping plot.
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Northeast Ohio court gets anti-gang grant

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:44am
A northeast Ohio juvenile court is one of four recipients nationwide of a federal grant targeting kids who are at risk of joining gangs.
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:32am
There's a tentative contract deal for Reynoldsburg teachers, who have been on strike since September 19. Federal mediators announced the deal but have not revealed any details, saying the pact must still be approved by...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:32am
There's a tentative contract deal for Reynoldsburg teachers, who have been on strike since September 19. Federal mediators announced the deal but have not revealed any details, saying the pact must still be approved by...
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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:28am
Governor Tom Corbett and challenger Tom Wolf fielded questions on taxes, pensions and election law in an hour-long debate last night at Pittsburgh's WTAE-TV. Neither broke new ground in their responses, with the...
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App for crime victims planned by Ohio researchers

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:28am
University of Dayton researchers are using a federal grant to develop a smartphone app to make it easier for crime victims to access support services.
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Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:16am
The punk trio Green Day, "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Attacker assaults Ohio woman, sets her on fire

JackFM Local News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:04am
A central Ohio woman told police she was dragged into the bushes off a walking trail, sexually assaulted and set on fire.
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