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GOP budget bill facing Wolf's veto positioned for House vote

JackFM Local News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 3:08am
An approximately $30 billion Republican budget package is nearing a House floor vote, although it faces a near-certain veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf as the Pennsylvania state government's fiscal year is ending.
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News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia sports from The Associated Press

JackFM Local News - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 3:04am
Max Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2...
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Cosby lawyer: Unsealing court docs 'terribly embarrassing'

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:48pm
By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press A lawyer for Bill Cosby says it would be "terribly embarrassing" if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed in Philadelphia.
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Community Reacts After Same-Sex Ruling

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:44pm
Celebrations erupted after the marriage equality ruling was handed down.From the east coast to the west coast, people immediately started celebrating.Here in the Ohio Valley, many people have offered their views on the issue." You know I try to be open-minded. But I suppose the Supreme Court rules the land. But from a religious point, I'm not for it," says Adena resident Judi Zupan.Even local clergymen in the area have talked about today's ruling. "We still believe in loving everybody, not ma...
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Get Your Belly Ready for the Annual Rib and Chicken Cook off

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:38pm
On Friday hundreds of hungry folks showed up at the Heritage Port, the site of this year's Rib and Chicken Cook-off.
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Severe Weather Update: Keep an Eye on Area Creeks

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:07pm
The work week is coming to a close, but Mother Nature has other ideas before the weekend starts.
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Penn State: Cyberattacks didn't compromise personal data

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 6:16pm
Penn State says a pair of cyberattacks on its computer systems compromised usernames and passwords but not personally identifiable information or research data.
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The Latest: Wolf threatens veto of $30B GOP budget bill

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 5:36pm
The latest news from an effort by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to advance a budget bill:
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Muted celebrations in state where same-sex marriage was law

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 5:15pm
It was business as usual in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood after the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage ruling.
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Escaped New York Prisoner Reportedly Shot

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 5:08pm
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) -One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate New York maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks has been shot and killed.An official with knowledge of the manhunt says Richard Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on the run. 
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Video shows officer shoving man with toddler over $2.25 fare

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:27pm
Security video appears to show a Philadelphia transit officer shove a man holding a toddler against the wall and grab him by the throat as they argued over whether he had paid the $2.25 fare.
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Wheeling Hospital Adds New Procedure to Combat Atrial Fibrillation

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:13pm
Some good news for area residents who suffer from a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation.
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Rail service on Atlantic City line set to resume

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:39pm
Service on New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City line is set to resume.
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Massachusetts State trooper meets colleague who saved him

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:37pm
A veteran Massachusetts State Police trooper and the baby boy whose life he saved more than three decades ago were reunited this week, and through a strange twist of fate, that boy is now a fellow trooper.Al Balestra, 63, met and shook hands Tuesday with 32-year-old Philip Kucha for the first time since their lives intersected near Logan International Airport on Oct. 18, 1983."I had a lump in my throat thinking, 'This kid is a grown man right now and you may have had ...
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GOP bill to privatize wine, liquor sales under construction

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:23pm
A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans.
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Tomblin: No Prevailing Wage July 1 Due to Lawmakers

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:00pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Blaming inaction by lawmakers, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration says West Virginia's prevailing wage for public construction projects will disappear temporarily July 1.On Thursday, Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman said WorkForce West Virginia couldn't calculate the rate by a new law's July 1 deadline.Earlier this month, a Republican-led legislative committee voted against a deadline extension to Sept. 30.Republicans blasted the Democratic administration's calcu...
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The Playground opens as AC's newest non-gambling attraction

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 2:39pm
Atlantic City has a new place to play.
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Utility Tells West Virginia Likely Costs of Converting Power Plants

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 2:00pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Appalachian Power says it could cost up to $65 million in upgrades to convert recently retired coal-fired plants to natural gas.The estimate was submitted to West Virginia regulators, according to the Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1GvTB2a).Additionally, the utility told the Public Service Commission why units at four coal-fired plants couldn't be reopened and why three of the plants weren't considered for natural gas.Age is the reason for the closures of the three...
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Complete List of 2015 Fireworks Shows Around the Ohio Valley

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:53pm
As the 4th of July weekend is rapidly approaching, it's time to start deciding where you will go to see the fireworks.
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Woman Loses Eye Sight 12 Hours After Mud Run

JackFM Local News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:29pm
A Texas mom ran a mud run in Dallas earlier this month and ended up with a bacterial infection that left her with an irreparably damaged cornea.
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