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Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:36am
The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits as it struggles to hire enough officers.
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Wolf, Pittsburgh-area officials ask PUC to cut Uber fine

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:36am
Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials want the Public Utility Commission to greatly reduce the record-setting $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber.
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Italian court: homeless man stealing hot dogs did no crime

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:28am
Italy's top criminal court has ruled that a hungry homeless man who took a package of hot dogs from a supermarket committed no crime.
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Pennsylvania highway damaged by gas blast still being fixed

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:08am
A rural highway damaged when a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball in western Pennsylvania will remain closed for repairs for at least a few more days.
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Attorney general's office wants Hershey School board changes

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:00am
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office is seeking the resignation of three board members at the Milton Hershey School for disadvantaged children.
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Broken water main creates 'geyser,' closes Pittsburgh road

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:52am
A water main break has caused a geyser-like rush of water from a manhole, closing a busy Pittsburgh street indefinitely.
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Group seeking $15 Cleveland minimum wage submits petitions

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:52am
A group seeking a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Cleveland has submitted petitions with more than 28,000 signatures supporting the measure to the city council.
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NATO alliance getting new supreme commander

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:44am
The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."
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Cops: Brothers selling heroin in Burger King kids' area

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:40am
Two brothers are jailed on charges they sold $4,600 worth of heroin to an undercover officer in the children's play area of a western Pennsylvania Burger King.
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Addiction recovery center planned for Parkersburg

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:37am
A West Virginia organization is planning to open an addiction recovery center in Parkersburg.
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Sugary-drink-tax campaign to run with help from ex-NY mayor

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:36am
Proponents of a sugary drinks tax in Philadelphia are going on the counterattack with help from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Appeals court rejects latest claim by Erie collar bomb perp

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:24am
A federal appeals court has rejected a request for a new trial by a western Pennsylvania woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery plot that killed a pizza deliveryman forced to wear a bomb collar.
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'Philly Jesus' arrested at Apple store for trespassing

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 8:48am
A man known as "Philly Jesus" was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on trespassing charges.
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The Future of Coal; Major Issue in Campaign 2016

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 8:42am
There is a lot of coal left in West Virginia, but it's uncertain how much will ever be mined. In the past three years 11,000 miners have lost their jobs, and coal tax revenue has dropped 40 percent, as the White House pushed for alternate energy. 
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Marion County Authorities Looking for Missing Fairmont Teen

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 8:21am
Justin Benson, 17, has been missing since April 23.
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Ex-challenger supports Ohio Democratic nominee for US Senate

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 7:12am
The Cincinnati city councilman who lost to former Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate nomination is now endorsing his former rival.
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High school teacher charged with institutional sex assault

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 6:00am
A suburban Philadelphia high school English teacher faces sexual assault charges for allegedly having a month-long sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student.
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Investigators looking into oil sheen on Philadelphia river

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:32am
Authorities say they still don't know why there's an oil sheen on the Schuylkill (SKOO'-kul) River in Philadelphia.
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Clinton continues tour of Appalachia with stop in Charleston

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:28am
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton continues her visit to Appalachia on Tuesday with a stop in Charleston, meeting with people who have been affected by substance abuse.
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Event to honor West Virginia fallen law enforcement officers

JackFM Local News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:08am
Fallen law enforcement officers will be honored at the state Capitol Complex.
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