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Ex-sportscaster gets 2 to 4 years for selling bogus trips

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:46pm
A former Philadelphia sportscaster convicted of selling bogus sports-themed trips that he said would help various charities has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.
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'Secret's' Out: Pirates' Andrew McCutchen Says Goodbye to Dreadlocks

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:42pm
The "secret" Andrew McCutchen has been teasing on social media is out, and so are the dreads.
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Wolf plans to remove York city schools from state takeover

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:42pm
Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking to undo a state takeover of the York City School District that was engineered under his predecessor.
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Man on death row resentenced to life in prison

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:03pm
A man sentenced to death in a Philadelphia slaying has been resentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
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Man claims Cleveland police shot him after surrendering

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:02pm
A 27-year-old man has sued Cleveland police claiming that an officer shot him in the arm last year after he'd already gone to the ground and surrendered.
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Pet of the Week: Ruth

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:54pm
This week's Pet of the Week is from Hancock County. Her name is Ruth and she is a boxer mix .Ruth is 8 years old and is house trained. She likes other dogs and gets along with cats.She only has three legs, but this does not get her down at all. 
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Bank balks at 'Balki' over missed payments on Pa. properties

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:42pm
A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties.
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Cargo shipping season resumes Wednesday on upper Great Lakes

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:26pm
Another cargo shipping season has begun on the upper Great Lakes.
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5 Penn students get prizes up to $150K for service projects

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:06pm
Five seniors at the University of Pennsylvania have received awards worth up to $150,000 to carry out community service projects after they graduate.
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Court orders release of Ohio replacement teachers' names

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:58pm
The state Supreme Court has ordered a northeastern Ohio school board to release the names of replacement teachers brought in during a 2013 strike.
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House panel OKs new charter school regulations, reporting

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:50pm
A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
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PSU president will back tuition freeze if $50M approved

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:14pm
Penn State's president says he'll support a freeze on tuition next year if lawmakers approve a nearly $50 million increase proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Catching WVU in the Sweet 16 comes at a cost

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:05pm
WVU beat Kentucky to advance to the Final Four in 2010. The Wildcats beat the Mountaineers in 2011 in a third round game.
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Feel-good tale: Man gets $7M lottery ticket in get-well card

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:58am
A man who got a lottery ticket in a get-well card has won $7 million.
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Loft-style Apartments Coming to Stone Center in Wheeling

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:49am
Working to redevelop the Downtown Wheeling area, city officials along with the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) and the Woda Group, Inc. revealed plans to develop and construct loft apartments at the Stone Center, a more than $2 million investment.
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Leaders: Lake Erie algae bill moves Ohio in right direction

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:42am
Legislative leaders in Ohio are praising new rules for farmers aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie.
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W.Va. group seeks to host 2016 presidential debate

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:38am
A West Virginia group wants to bring a 2016 presidential debate to the Mountain State.
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Hearing delayed in officer's death during game store robbery

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:38am
A court hearing has been delayed for two brothers charged with killing a police officer during a shootout in a video store.
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Inappropriate Touching Incident at Ohio Charter School Under Investigation

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:05am
Children's Services is investigating following an incident involving inappropriate touching between three students was reported at an Ohio charter school. 
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Board to monitor changes after Philadelphia police shootings

JackFM Local News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:02am
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has created an independent oversight board to monitor the implementation of recommendations from a Justice Department team that studied the city's nearly 400 officer-involved shootings...
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