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Man appeals life term in murder of man found in SUV

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:49pm
A man convicted in the murder of a man whose body was found in a sport utility vehicle at the bottom of a northeastern Pennsylvania ravine is appealing his life sentence.
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House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:25pm
An Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing tiny plastic particles that environmentalists say are polluting water resources.
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Major impressionist exhibit making US stop in Philadelphia

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:57pm
A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer.
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Charleston Area Medical Center fined for waste violations

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:52pm
State regulators have fined Charleston Area Medical Center $48,049 for hazardous waste violations at its three hospitals.
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Fight between cities, nonprofits flares in Pa. Senate

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:49pm
Republican efforts to put Pennsylvania state lawmakers back in control of granting tax-exempt status to charities is meeting more resistance.
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Neighbors React to Late Night Fire in Bellaire

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:41pm
Residents are reacting to the frightening scene they were awakened too late Tuesday night as a fire ripped through a Bellaire home.
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House passes bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:01pm
The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports.
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USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:56am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards so that consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying.
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State seizes tigers, bear at northern Ohio animal sanctuary

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:48am
Ohio authorities have started seizing tigers and other exotic animals at an animal sanctuary near Toledo.
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Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan makes public switch on abortion

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:44am
A Democratic congressman in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion.
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Pennsylvania chocolate maker tweaking 'Bradie' with football

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:41am
A western Pennsylvania candy maker is having some fun at the expense of Tom 'Bradie' and the New England Patriots.
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Ohio court denies sealing of criminal records after pardon

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:40am
A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that judges don't have the authority to seal the criminal records of offenders pardoned by the governor.
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Dorney Park owner challenging worker safety violations

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:13am
The owner of a Pennsylvania amusement park is challenging a federal regulator's findings that it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep...
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Dorney Park owner challenging worker safety violations

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:12am
The owner of a Pennsylvania amusement park is challenging a federal regulator's findings that it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep...
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Justice Dept. investigating Allegheny College sex response

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:09am
Allegheny College says it's cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice investigation that the school's response to sexual violence or harassment wasn't sufficient.
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Nissan recalls SUVs to fix electrical shorts, hood latches

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:50am
Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires.
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Official resigns from embattled suburban Philly district

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:29am
The assistant superintendent of an embattled suburban Philadelphia school district has stepped down a month after his former boss was charged with stealing district funds and violating ethics rules.
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Ad by NFL Set to Air During Super Bowl Promoting Action Against Domestic Violence

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:25am
The NFL is set to broadcast an ad to promote action against domestic violence on Feb. 1 during Super Bowl XLI.
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Pennsylvania town shuts down man's garage 'fight nights'

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:13am
Police and zoning officials have shut down "Fight Nights" that a man holds in his western Pennsylvania garage, even though he argues the events are harmless and, more or less, akin to "mud wrestling."
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Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

JackFM Local News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:52am
By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press A fugitive treasure hunter wanted by federal authorities for more than two years has been arrested in Florida.
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