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Court allows lawsuit against Sophia patrolman to proceed

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:51am
A federal judge has dismissed charges against Sophia in a police brutality lawsuit, but allowed a lawsuit seeking punitive damages to proceed against the patrolman accused of beating and kicking a handcuffed man.
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Crash cleared from Schuylkill Expressway

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:51am
Authorities have cleared a jackknifed tractor-trailer that injured one person and stalled traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway.
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WVU to open newest housing complex in Morgantown

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:19am
West Virginia University is opening its newest housing complex in Morgantown.
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Shenandoah Telecommunications agrees to acquire nTelos

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:15am
Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. says it has reached an agreement to acquire regional cellphone company nTelos Holdings Corp.
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W.Va. truck drivers head to national championships

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:15am
Professional tractor-trailer operators from West Virginia will participate in a national competition this week.
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Philly area voters to fill 3 vacancies in Pennsylvania House

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 3:03am
Voters in the Philadelphia region are about to pick three new state representatives in special elections.
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Penn State ex-officials' case heads to appeals court hearing

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 1:47am
A Pennsylvania appeals court is to hear oral arguments in the criminal cases against three former high-ranking Penn State administrators, nearly four years after two of them were first charged.
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Medical researchers say fetal tissue remains essential

JackFM Local News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 1:35am
The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research. But U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and...
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Ohio Co. Board of Education President Wants Investigation

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:16pm
Parents, teachers, and other concerned residents packed a room for the regular meeting of Ohio County's Board of Education -- amid rising concerns about the direction Wheeling Park High School's administration will take. Ohio County's Board of Education has not yet replaced former assistant principal Bernie Dolan.
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Weirton City Officials Making Big Plans for Business Owners

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:52pm
Weirton Council held their first public meeting and reading for an amendment to the Home Rule Program.One year after the city implemented a business and occupation tax, the city council is now considering displacing the wholesale portion and adding a 1% sales tax on retail sales. Mayor Harold Miller says this change will give relief to small business owners and retailers and would be of long term benefit.Miller added, "so there may be some individuals who may not be paying an...
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Father Associated with Amber Alert Makes First Court Appearance

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:18pm
Just weeks ago-- an Amber Alert was sent out for a missing seven-year-old Jefferson County girl, on Monday that girl's father, Matthew Montgomery, made his first appearance in court.Montgomery has been charged with interference with custody in the first degree after his daughter, Mariska, was reported missing from her home on Cadiz Road in Wintersville.The Amber Alert was canceled when Illinois State Police officers found the girl with her father on Interstate 70. The girl was...
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Elderly Woman Finds Intruder Inside Her Home

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:13pm
Police now investigating after an intruder broke into an elderly woman's home and demanded money.
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DA: Couple won't face charges in deaths of 3 children

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:27pm
An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says a couple charged with letting their daughter's teeth rot so badly it endangered her life won't face charges over the deaths of three other children.
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Police ID 2 found dead in vehicle near fire

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:35pm
Police say a Brunswick woman and her estranged husband were found shot to death in a car as fire damaged several nearby homes. Authorities say the events are related.
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Pennsylvania man dead in crash on interstate outside Vegas

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:02pm
Authorities say a 77-year-old Pennsylvania man died and a woman was injured in a fiery weekend crash involving their 2005 Jaguar sedan and a truck hauling pork products on an interstate highway about 70 miles northeast of...
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Local Students Pass Along Importance of Higher Education

JackFM Local News - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:58pm
A group of local students are ready to tackle the new school year and pass along the importance of higher education. Higher Education Readiness Officers (HEROs) is a relatively new program happening at some high schools in West Virginia. The goal is to educate high school students about the importance of higher education, whether it's a four year degree or a technical school.Starting early is essential, according to incoming Sophmore Alec Kuskey."I learned that it really is a ...
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