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Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Troop Leaders

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:33pm
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.    The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that embroiled the Boy Scouts for years and threatened the organization with lawsuits, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by the BSA's 80-member National Executive Board in a teleconference.    The stage had bee...
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Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:15pm
The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.
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Police chase spanning 2 states ends in rollover crash

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:08pm
A wild police chase spanning two states has ended in a rollover crash in Philadelphia, and the driver in custody.
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Russia: Bloom Off Dutch Flowers

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:05pm
Russia says it is considering banning imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands, a move that would aggravate tensions between the two countries already at odds over the downing of flight MH17.
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Natural Gas Companies Seeing Record Results

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:53pm
Natural gas production in Ohio County has tripled in the last two years.
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Man Arrested After Illegal Drugs Found at Local Hotel

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:23pm
One man is behind bars facing possession with intent to deliver charges after drugs are found at a local hotel. Hancock County Sheriff Deputies received a call this morning from the Holiday Inn Express in Newell saying illegal drugs had been found in the common area. Justin Brown of Weirton was arrested. Sheriff Ralph Fletcher says the drugs found include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and prescription pills.
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Sheetz drops WV pepperoni roll bakery in favor of out-of-state provider

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:06pm
Sheetz convenience stores are feeling the heat on social media following their decision to drop a West-Virginia based pepperoni roll bakery for an out-of-state provider.
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Adopt-A-Student Program Helps Kids Get Back to School

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:04pm
The start of a new school year can be a fun and exciting  time for a lot of kids. Many parents, on the other hand, are dreading the cost of school supplies, new clothes, and other expenses that go along with back to school. Right now one local organization is reaching out to  businesses and community members for help. Over the weekend, the North Wheeling Community Youth Center held their Stuff A Bus event. They asked shoppers at a local Wal-Mart to purchas...
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Two 'Moderate' Earthquakes Felt in Oklahoma

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:45pm
Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.  The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday and a 4.0 magnitude quake at 12:49 p.m. Both were about three miles northeast of Crescent, or about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.   
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Sistersville Set to Host First Ever Ohio River Ferryboat Festival

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:44pm
In the Ohio Valley, festivals are plentiful throughout the summer.In Sistersville they're organizing a new one that they say will become an annual event.It will focus on their favorite piece of history and transportation-- the Sistersville Ferry.This season it runs four days a week, Thursday through Sunday.They're always on the lookout for a licensed ferryboat pilot, hoping to add more days.The ferry takes people to work, to school, to the store, and cuts their drive time by 30...
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FDA Bans Some Fresh Cilantro Imports After Feces Found in Fields

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:23pm
The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.    The FDA announced the partial ban on Monday after cilantro imported from the state of Puebla was linked to 2013 and 2014 outbreaks of stomach illnesses in the United States.  
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Developer, roofer announces closure on Scranton mall deal

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:44pm
A real estate developer and commercial roofer has announced that he is the new owner of a struggling northeastern Pennsylvania mall.
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Hospital water line bursts, flooding shafts, stairwell

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:24pm
Officials in western Pennsylvania say a water line ruptured at Allegheny General Hospital, flooding several elevator shafts and a stairwell.
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Jury decides Rocco Zuccaro should serve life in prison without mercy

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:50pm
He murdered Jason Lee Pratz in his home two-and-a-half years ago. Monday, a jury has decided that Rocco Zuccaro should serve the rest of his life in prison without mercy.Despite desperate pleas from Zuccaro's family, friends and acquaintances, the jury decided Zuccaro will not be eligible for parole and that he must serve the rest of his life behind bars."Murder in the First Degree" carries a life sentence in the West Virginia State Penitentiary which is why the jury was ...
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Man convicted of third-degree murder in bystander shooting

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:48pm
Jurors have convicted a central Pennsylvania man of third-degree murder in the death of a woman described as an innocent bystander.
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Police Department's Notified After Attempted Abduction

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:39pm
Police departments around the Ohio Valley were alerted early Monday about an attempted abduction.
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Proctor Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:33pm
A Proctor, West Virginia man is facing charges after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase and rammed a police cruiser multiple times.Officers say 46-year-old Franklin Burdett of Proctor swerved in front of an officer on patrol last night on 12th Street in Moundsville. 
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Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:32pm
Enthusiasm is growing among Hispanic Catholics in New York, Washington and Philadelphia over the first U.S. visit by Argentine-born Pope Francis in September.
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Woman gets stuck after climbing tree to escape coyotes

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:20pm
A Pennsylvania hiker was stuck in a tree for nearly five hours after trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey.
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Kroger recalls four seasonings due to possible Salmonella contamination

JackFM Local News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:05pm
Kroger has announced it is recalling several items from store shelves due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
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