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With borer spreading, towns sacrifice their leafy canopy

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:35am
Summers will be a steamier in neighborhoods across the country as crews cut down millions of trees in an effort to stay ahead of a small, shiny bug.
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Man to face homicide charges in slaying of tattoo shop owner

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:31am
Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man will face homicide charges following the death of a tattoo shop owner who was shot in the face in his shop.
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Ohio River crests at highest level since '97, hazards remain

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:07am
The Ohio River has begun receding after cresting at its highest level in two decades, but forecasters warn that the weekend's flooding problems will linger.
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Layoffs at central Pennsylvania ignition wire plant on hold

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:59am
Officials say planned layoffs at a central Pennsylvania ignition wire plant have been put on hold for the moment.
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South African woman celebrates 100th birthday with a skydive

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:45am
Celebrating her 100th birthday with a parachute jump is not enough for South African Georgina Harwood. She plans to make her centenary even more exciting by doing a shark cage dive on Monday.
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Slain Philadelphia officer 'redefined what valor means'

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 6:43am
Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says Officer Robert Wilson III's final act of bravery was so noble that the police department will rename its valor medal in his honor.
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Scam calls appear to come from Cincinnati area code number

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:07am
Consumers in Ohio and other states are reporting scam calls appearing to come from the 513 area code in Cincinnati.
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Ohio city says over $2M in loans it made were never repaid

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:07am
Toledo officials are looking to expand a loan program even though it has given out nearly $2.4 million in loans over the last 25 years that have not been repaid.
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2015 legislative session ends with mixed reviews

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:48am
Members of the WV House of Delegates and WV Senate seemed like they were reaching compromises on several controversial bills, including one that contained language about fireworks, cigarette taxes and veterans.
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Man arrested in 2008 death of woman found in wishing well

JackFM Local News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:10am
Columbus police have made an arrest in the 2008 slaying of an 81-year-old landlady whose body was found in a wooden wishing well behind a home she owned.
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36 Straight Championship Wins for Wheeling Park Speech Team

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:34pm
It's almost become an unofficial spring tradition in the Friendly City as the Wheeling Park Speech Team won the state championship for the 36th straight year.
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W.Va. Legislature wrapping 1st GOP-led session in 8 decades

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 9:19pm
Lawmakers are concluding a 60-day session with Republican leadership for the first time in more than eight decades.
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Rev. Darrell Cummings Honored At WVNCC

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 8:47pm
One local college recognized a Wheeling man who has given back to the Ohio Valley community for more than a quarter century.
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30 Hour Fast to Raise Global Hunger Awareness

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 7:48pm
In an effort to teach kids about local and global hunger, nearly 40 students from local churches participated in a 30 hour fast.
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One Injured in Wheeling Hotel Robbery

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 7:26pm
A woman is recovering after Wheeling Police say a Columbus man robbed her and cut her face This all happened late Friday night at the Wheeling Inn.
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Bald eagles nesting in Pittsburgh lose 1 of 2 eggs

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:46pm
One of two eggs in a widely viewed bald eagle nest in western Pennsylvania has cracked and is no longer viable.
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Cleveland police say fleeing youth's gun fired

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:22pm
Cleveland police say they have arrested a juvenile male after his gun fired while he was fleeing an officer.
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Mental evaluation ordered in 2013 slaying case

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:14pm
A judge has ordered a mental evaluation of a man accused of having shot a man to death in his friend's driveway a year and a half ago.
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News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:34pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts - and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that...
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