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Belmont County Making Efforts to Keep Drugs Out

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:17pm
Belmont County is stepping up its efforts in the fight against drugs. Police call it a crisis and an epidemic. They say the heroin isn't locally produced, but brought here from big cities by traffickers.
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Wilson Changes Plea, Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:50pm
A woman accused of killing her four-month-old baby changed her plea on Feb. 5 in a Jefferson County courtroom as part of a plea agreement.
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Next phase of PATCO bridge track project changes schedules

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:42pm
The next round of PATCO track work will mean revised schedules on Thursday and Friday starting next week.
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Autopsy Indicates 5-month-old New Alexandria Baby Died of Blunt Force Trauma

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:39pm
An autopsy report shows the death of a 5-month-old baby boy who was found dead at a home in New Alexandria was caused by blunt force trauma to the head.
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Police: Crack found at Philly school, 4 students in hospital

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:22pm
Four students are hospitalized for testing after administrators at a Philadelphia elementary school found what appeared to be crack.
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Pa. gov creates 'transformation' office to find cost savings

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:18pm
Gov. Tom Wolf is putting a new name on the agency that's in charge of finding cost savings in Pennsylvania's state government.
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After veto, W.Va. lawmakers start moving abortion ban again

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:10pm
State lawmakers are again pushing an abortion ban after 20 weeks gestation in West Virginia, despite last year's veto.
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Police: Woman, friend used sons, 13 and 11, to shoplift

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:03pm
Police have charged two women with shoplifting by enlisting two sons of one of the suspects to hide items in their clothes at a Pennsylvania drug store.
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Sister Marianella Domenici, ex-principal of St. Mary's, dies

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:58pm
Sister Marianella Domenici, the sister of former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and the longtime principal of St. Mary's School in Albuquerque, has died.
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Grand Jury Returns Aggravated Murder Indictment in Death of Shadyside Woman

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:54pm
A Belmont County man was indicted for the murder of a Shadyside woman at her home back in October 2012. The Belmont County grand jury returned an indictment against Joseph Edward Barton for aggravated murder in the death of 69-year-old Julian Townsend.
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Pennsylvania senators: Pick Philly for Democratic convention

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:50pm
Pennsylvania's two senators are teaming up to urge the Democratic National Committee to pick Philadelphia for its 2016 convention.
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Pittsburgh VA hospital closes unit due to stomach flu virus

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:38pm
The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System has closed the behavioral health unit at its hospital in the city's Oakland neighborhood because of an outbreak of norovirus, also known as the stomach flu.
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School innovators show off results of Ohio grant spending

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:14pm
Chromebooks for students, unconventional classroom configurations and art projects incorporating science and technology concepts are among ways schools and education groups are using money from Ohio's Straight A Fund.
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Police: Pa. man stuffs toilet with potatoes in cry for help

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:14pm
Police say a suburban Philadelphia man stuffed his toilet with potatoes in a desperate attempt to get the attention of his inattentive building maintenance staff.
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Proposed Ohio budget boosts addictions treatment for inmates

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:06pm
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) proposed $72 billion budget would boost the number of state workers helping prison inmates beat drug and alcohol addiction.
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Judge defends $1M fine against lawyer over banned testimony

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:58pm
The judge who lodged a nearly $1 million fine against a Philadelphia-area lawyer believes she intentionally elicited banned testimony that caused a mistrial - and then lied about it.
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WVa GOP squashes Dem attempt to stop prevailing wage repeal

JackFM Local News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:46pm
In a close party-line vote, Republican state senators stymied a Democratic effort to stop a bill that would repeal the state's prevailing wage.
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