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Federal judge rejects bid for leniency in child porn case

JackFM Local News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:53am
A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has rejected a former Allegheny College professor's bid for leniency in a child pornography case.
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Coroner rules 3 fire deaths in 2015 blaze accidental

JackFM Local News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:17am
A coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania house fire more than a year ago accidental although police say they are still investigating the blaze.
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Groups say W.Va. a mixed bag on domestic violence gun laws

JackFM Local News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:11am
West Virginia law bars domestic abusers from having guns, but gun safety groups say more can be done.
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Former councilman allowed to remain free pending appeal

JackFM Local News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 9:53am
A former western Pennsylvania councilman convicted of improperly using $50,000 from the trust fund of an elderly widow with dementia has been allowed to remain free on bail pending his appeal.
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Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one

JackFM Local News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 9:09am
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will release his 2016-17 budget plan even as he fights to get his major priorities into this year's budget.
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Casey campaigning in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton

JackFM Local News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 3:08am
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey is heading to New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton ahead of that state's first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday.
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WJU Gives No. 1 Notre Dame All It Could Handle, but Falls Short of Upset

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:55pm
No. 1 Notre Dame College 24, No.16 Wheeling Jesuit 15
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The Test of a Champion - A 4 Year Old's Battle With Cancer

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:39pm
He's far from being a normal 4 year-old, in fact for some he's more of a superhero. For years we've been following Hines Rotriga's fight against cancer. "As of right now things are going good, we're happy with the results," said Hines' dad Kevin Rotriga.   Hines' parents have been by his side every step of the way. His mom Debbie is with him in New York and his father father Kevin has been putting in long hours on the road, driving hundreds of miles to and from as of...
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Martins Ferry Murder Suspect Indicted

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:59pm
The suspect in a Martins Ferry murder investigation has been indicted and turned himself into police.
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West Liberty University's Wrestling Team Reaches Out to 4-Year-Old in Need

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:43pm
The Wrestling team at West Liberty University has taken on a special fundraiser to help out a little boy who is dealing with a difficult battle 4-year-old Holdyn Keefer was diagnosed with Leukemia last month.
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Linsly School Receives NFL Golden Football

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:35pm
Although several area high schools have alumni who have played in the NFL, very few had the honor of actually playing in a Super Bowl. However, "Big Play" Willie Clay, a 1988 Graduate of Linsly was able to accomplish just that. 
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WVNCC Culinary Chef Offers Healthy Alternatives For Super Bowl Snacks

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:25pm
Super Bowl parties traditionally rely on dips and chips, pizza, wings and generally high fat and high calorie foods. But the director of WVNCC's Culinary Arts Program says you can trade nutrients for fats, without losing taste in the bargain. Spinach dip is standard fare at game parties. "Everybody loves spinach dip," said Marian Grubor, director of West Virginia Northern Community College's culinary arts program. "But we have mayonnaise and sour cream."
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Five New Weirton Patrolmen Sworn In

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:27pm
It's was an exciting day in Weirton Friday, not only for the police department, but for the entire city as five new police officers were sworn in.  This is all part of an expansion process in the department that has been in the works for a while now. 
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NY lawmaker: NFL should require synthetic marijuana testing

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:20pm
A New York state lawmaker who has sponsored bills targeting synthetic marijuana is calling on the NFL to require players to take drug tests for the substance.
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The Latest: Amid lead concerns, bottled water urged for some

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:08pm
The Latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water around Ohio (all times local):
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Amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:08pm
An eastern Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambast the company for firing him.
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Pittsburgh Penguins - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:00pm
The United States Hockey League announced that the USHL Fall Classic, long recognized as one of North America’s premier scouting venues for junior hockey, will return for the 2016-17 season. The preseason showcase will be played at two regional si...

Fayette County Schools will cut 18 staff positions

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:40pm
Fayette County Schools will eliminate professional jobs and service personnel in an effort to match funding the state allows for such positions.
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AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials' charges reversed

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:40pm
State prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some of the criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints against Jerry Sandusky.
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Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law license

JackFM Local News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:40pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is declining to reinstate the suspended law license of Pennsylvania's attorney general as she fights criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it under oath.
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