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Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of Governors

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:10am
An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is the newest member of West Virginia University's Board of Governors.
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W.Va. attorney general warns of medical supply shipments

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:06am
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers about out-of-state enterprises sending unsolicited order forms, medical supplies or medications to insurance customers without their consent.
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Operation 'Mountain Justice' nets 90 drug arrests in W.Va.

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:54am
A law enforcement sweep has resulted in 90 arrests for drug law violations in three West Virginia counties.
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Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:30am
Carmen Sharpe doesn't let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia.
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Big Red Rolls Over JFK

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:03am
Steubenville 53 Cleveland JFK 0 
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Red Knights Snap Losing Streak To Wellsville

JackFM Local News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:01am
Toronto 22 Wellsville 13 
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Woman Cited for Breastfeeding While Driving

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:45pm
A woman in Washington state was pulled over Wednesday evening for breastfeeding while driving.A concerned 911 caller reported the woman, saying that there was a baby sitting on the woman's lap in the front seat.After being pulled over, the state trooper realized that the woman was breastfeeding her child while behind the wheel.According to SeattlePi, this was not the first time that the woman had done this.The woman said that she was feeding while driving in order to stop her 1-year-ol...
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Teacher Priest Seeks Permission to Wear Religious Habit in Classroom

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:04pm
A Roman Catholic priest who also is a teacher has asked Wood County school officials to allow him to wear his religious habit in the classroom.    The Rev. George Nedeff is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. He recently was hired as a substitute teacher in Wood County.    The 75-year-old Nedeff tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1IjNBtf ) that he believes students might benefit by having a priest in their scho...
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Police Cite & Fine Cyclist for Watching Arrest

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:28pm
A Pittsburgh woman faces a $300 fine for not leaving the scene of a crime when told to do so.   A district judge delivered the verdict to Kimberly Bracken on Thursday, although Bracken says she plans to appeal.   The 30-year-old Bracken says she was biking to a birthday party on April 25 when she was cited for stopping to watch the arrest of a teenager near Allegheny General Hospital.  
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Man Crashes Car into Two Homes, No One Injured

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:22pm
A Steubenville man is charged with Operating a Vehicle while Impaired and failure to control after he crashed his car into two homes.Thomas Clark, 36, appeared in court Thursday morning after Steubenville police said he was intoxicated when he crossed two lanes of traffic, hit a curb, then crashed into a home on the 2900 block of Sunset Boulevard Wednesday evening.No one was injured in the crash.
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Jefferson County Job & Family Services Speaks Up About Clothing Vouchers

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:08pm
Officials in Jefferson County are firing back after information about a recent clothing voucher program was falsely reported by a local news outlet.It was reported that when a woman who received $600 in clothing vouchers tried to use it at Boscov's in St. Clairsville, that they weren't accepted because Job and Family Services had not paid the bill.However, Betty Ferron from Jefferson County Job and Family Services said that wasn't the case at all, and addressed those issues in front of...
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Case Against Woman Who Killed Kitten Bound Over to Circuit Court

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:45pm
The case against a Wheeling woman who allegedly killed a kitten during an argument with her boyfriend has been bound over to circuit court.Brianne Layman was in court Thursday in front of Magistrate Charlie Murphy.Her boyfriend and a police officer who responded to the scene took the stand.RELATED STORY: Police: Wheeling Woman Allegedly Kills Kitten During Fight With BoyfriendLayman is charged with domestic battery and cruelty to animals after police say she picked up a two-month-...
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All Saints Catholic School Welcomes Students

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:32pm
It was the first day back to school for students in Marshall County, but for some the experience was a little more special as they walked into a new school with new teachers and classmates. 
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A Shortage of Drivers May Bring Delays for School Buses

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:29pm
A shortage of bus drivers may cause students and families to wait at the bus stop a little longer.In Kanawha County, there are seven bus driver positions that are not filled.Even though there is a stack of applications, training supervisor Jimmy Lacy says many people don't follow through.Lacy said that the position is "a lot of responsibility, so they think that is more responsibility than I want if I can do a class and get 50 percent I am happy."There are substitute drivers ...
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Shell Chemicals to pay $485,000 historic preservation

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:10pm
Shell Chemicals is paying $485,000 to various agencies for historic preservation purposes in western Pennsylvania as it considers whether to build a petrochemical plant there.
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Several Local Organizations to "Start Fresh" Thanks to Grant

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:55pm
At least a dozen local organizations will be able to "start fresh" thanks to a generous grant that will help agencies  provide healthier foods for the people they serve.The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley announced Thursday that a grant of $40,000 from the West Virginia Wal-Mart Foundation for the "Let's Start Fresh" program will help 12 social service agencies in as many as five West Virginia counties.The program will allow a certain amount of money to be ...
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Funeral home in decomposing bodies case had expired license

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:34pm
A funeral home that owned a nearby garage where three decomposing bodies were discovered was operating without a state license since 2012.
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WTRF/C.A. House Band of the Week: Wheeling Park

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:17pm
There's a reason they're called the Pride of Ohio County. Its been a busy summer on the Hilltop around Wheeling Park High School. As the beat of the Patriots can be heard near and far. It's time for these students to march! "I just love the family aspect of it. We're such a close knit family. It just gives you a great feeling when you come together to perform," said Brandon Moore.Moore has been leading this band for the past several weeks, but his orders come from the top. 
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Parents of Wheeling Jesuit Student File Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Son's 2013 Death

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:10pm
The family of a Wheeling Jesuit University student kicked to death in 2013 has filed a wrongful death suit, seeking damages from two men who attacked him, the friend they said provoked the attack and two clubs that allegedly served them alcohol.Thomas and Valerie Figaniak of Bucks County, Pa. want the Fraternal Order of Owl's Home Nest, Loyal Order of Owl's Nest Lodge 2558 (doing business as The Owl's Nest), Ye Olde Alpha, Inc., Craig  Tyler Peacock, Jarrett Chandler and Tyle...
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Animal rescue group protests Steelers' signing of Vick

JackFM Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:30pm
Animal rescue activists in Pittsburgh are reacting to the Steelers' signing of quarterback Michael Vick.
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