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Competitors Gearing Up for a Bocce Filled Weekend at Italian Festival

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:59pm
The boards are set and the polina is ready to roll for one of the largest Bocce Ball tournaments in the Ohio Valley.
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Queen of Queen's Pageant Member Reflects on Experience

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:07pm
The OVAC  Queen of Queens Pageant is only one day away.It's a pageant that has been around for decades.One of the pageant's first participants was Mary Kay Haas who represented Wellsburg High School back in 1953.Haas was only 18 years old at the time, but can remember some moments as if they were yesterday.The event took place in the Pine Room at Oglebay and can remember reading the poem "If" for the talent portion.Haas says the pageant made her feel like she was...
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Lyme Disease Rising Locally

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 7:51pm
The number of Lyme Disease cases are spiking in Belmont County.A nurse we spoke to says she has dealt with six cases in the last five weeks. The tell-tale sign of the disease is a bulls-eye rash.
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Jeff Woda to Begin Construction of Housing Projects in Wheeling

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 7:39pm
For Jeff Woda, giving back to the community that he grew up in was a no-brainer.The WODA group started in Bridgeport, and is now located in Westerville, Oh., with 350 employees.
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US judge schedules guilty plea hearing for WVa exec in spill

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:43pm
A federal judge has scheduled a guilty plea hearing next month for the top executive charged in a 2014 chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply.
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Wheeling Jesuit University Wins Second Commissioners Cup in Three Years

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:06pm
It's no secret that Wheeling Jesuit University Athletic programs have enjoyed a lot of success over the years. Now you can add another in a long list of awards the school has received. For the second time in the past three years the Cardinals have won the Commissioners Cup. That's the highest honor given out by The Mountain East Conference. 
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Local Hip Hop Artist Makes National Waves With Positive Message

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:47pm
Imagine dreams you've had since you were a child coming true right before your eyes.That's what has happened for a local hip hop artist who was recently selected as an artist to watch in XXL magazine.His name is ELIAS the Profhit, but people closer to him know him as Joshua Elias.
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Cosby mural removed amid details of sex, drugging claims

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:42pm
A Philadelphia mural featuring Bill Cosby has been painted over as new details emerge of his testimony in a sexual-assault lawsuit.
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Casino deal is latest to separate gambling from real estate

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:22pm
Some casino companies beset by weighty debt and limited financing options are separating their gambling operations from their brick and mortar properties to generate cash. A deal between two companies is the latest example...
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Proposed Shell plant would generate own power a lot of it

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:22pm
A proposed petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania would generate its own electricity - a lot of it.
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Prosecution Rests Its Case In Zuccaro Murder Trial

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:21pm
The prosecution rested its case in the Rocco Zuccaro trial Thursday afternoon. The defense will start its case at 8:30 Friday morning and expected to wrap up before the afternoon.The trial began Monday and has seen its fair share of witnesses called to the stand, including officers and neighbors. Today, two officers who handled the murder investigation back in February 2013 were called to the stand. Much of today's testimony centered around Zuccaro's car.
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Expanded Flight 93 National Memorial to open in September

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:58pm
The National Park Service says a new visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will open Sept. 10.
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Morrisey warns WV residents about returning "Grandparent Scam"

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:45pm
A scam that originally sprouted in West Virginia in 2013 is making a resurgence, and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning seniors to look out.The scam, known as the "Grandparent Scam," is when scammers pretend to be grandkids in need of emergency cash.“Scammers take advantage of the fact many people go on vacation during the summer and that teenagers and young adults may be away from home for long periods of time for summer jobs," Morrisey said in a news re...
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Deputy Injured During Arrest of Robbery Suspect

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:10pm
Hancock County Deputies responded to a 911 call of a reported robbery at the Main Street Café on 601 Washington Street in Newell early Thursday morning.Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said a male reportedly walked in to the Café wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue latex gloves. The suspect allegedly wielded a knife and demanding money from the employee on duty.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect then fled out of the front door of the café.
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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:23pm
Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life.The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope.This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. 
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Cosby lawyers: Release of deposition broke settlement terms

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:22pm
Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a judge to hold an accuser's attorney responsible for the release of the comedian's deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case.
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Small kitchen fire affects 30 Duquesne U. dormitory room

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:54pm
A small kitchen fire at a dormitory at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University was quickly extinguished and hurt no one, but is inconveniencing more than a dozen students.
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Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:38pm
A tenured professor at a Pennsylvania university who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction is now making stirring remarks about Jews, women and gays.
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Prison where suit says inmates can't marry has had 6 marry

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:22pm
A spokeswoman for a state prison where the American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group sued saying inmates were illegally kept from getting marriage licenses has had six inmates do just that since September.
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Man allegedly breaks into home, hides under bed for 3 days

JackFM Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:18pm
Police responded to a report of an intruder at a home in New Jersey. Upon arrival, officers found Jason Hubbard inside the residence. Police say Hubbard sneaked into the home and hid under a bed for three-straight days.According to police, Jason Hubbard slipped into an open door as the owner of the home took out the garbage. 
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