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NJ Transit rail service to Atlantic City remains suspended

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:22pm
Service on NJ Transit's Atlantic City line will remain suspended through Friday due to damage from this week's storm.
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Lawmakers advance bill to ban sale, use of powdered alcohol

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:18pm
A proposal to ban powdered alcohol is advancing in the Pennsylvania Legislature.
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Pennsylvania lawmakers send Wolf bill funding 911 centers

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:02pm
A bill to raise millions to fund 911 emergency call centers is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf following final passage in the Legislature.
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New rainbow crosswalks support Philadelphia's LGBT community

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:58pm
Rainbow crosswalks have been painted at each of the cross sections at 13th and Locust streets in support of Philadelphia's LGBT community.
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California University wants to buy back on-campus dorms

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:58pm
A state-owned university in southwestern Pennsylvania wants to buy back its on-campus housing in an effort to reduce room costs.
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Philly newspaper workers protest ahead of contract deadline

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:42pm
Workers from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News hoisted protest signs and passed around a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis while rallying for a new contract ahead of a Saturday deadline.
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Illegal Drug Operation Busted at Motel in New Martinsville

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:34pm
Three suspects have been taken into custody after an illegal drug operation was discovered in Wetzel County Thursday afternoon.
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Penn State Altoona Softball Player Charged for Hit Batter

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:30pm
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A Penn State Altoona softball player is discussing a plea deal with prosecutors on assault charges for hitting a batter with a pitch during practice.The Altoona Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1QRB0Id ) 20-year-old Katelynn Burge faces one count of misdemeanor simple assault and harassment.Burge, a sophomore last season, is accused of hitting her teammate in retaliation in April. University police say Burge suspected her teammate snitched on a coach for allegedly violating t...
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Bookstore at Gettysburg park pulling Confederate flag items

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:10pm
The bookstore at Gettysburg National Military Park has stopped selling items with the Confederate flag in the wake of last week's massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Man Pleads Guilty in Ohio County to Drug Charges

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09pm
One man facing drug charges pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon.
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Rain Can't Dampen These Cool Kids

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:00pm
The rainy weather didn't stop kids from attending the First Class American's Cool Kids Day at Wheeling Park on Thursday.
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Woman pleads guilty to trying to put hit on daughter's ex

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:54pm
A woman has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to paying an undercover police officer she thought was a hit man to kill her daughter's ex-boyfriend by burning him alive.
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Ohio House Passes Student Meningitis Immunization Bill

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:30pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio students would have to be immunized against meningitis under a bill passed by the Legislature.The House approved it Thursday, sending it to the governor.If signed into law, it would require students to be immunized against meningococcal disease once they reach a certain age, which would be determined by the Ohio Department of Health. The requirement would start in the 2016-17 school year.With few exceptions, the proposal would apply to students at public and nonpubl...
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Erie Otters franchise to be sold at auction to Toronto group

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:22pm
The Erie Otters minor league hockey franchise is set to be sold at auction in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Erie on July 10.
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Wolf plans veto of GOP budget, Democrats say

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:22pm
Gov. Tom Wolf is telling top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers that he'll veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities.
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China Displays Latest Set of Panda Twins

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:14pm
China has put on display the latest twin pandas born through artificial insemination as part of efforts to boost the numbers of its unofficial national mascot.
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Monroe County Woman Found Slumped Over in Bellaire Gas Station Arrested on Outstanding Warrants

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:38pm
A Bellaire woman is behind bars after local authorities found her slumped over at a local gas station.
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Pennsylvania Police Crash Wedding Reception After A Melee Ensues

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:30pm
A wedding reception in eastern Pennsylvania took an unexpected turn of events Monday evening, resulting in the arrests of seven people, including the groom. 
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Ohio Senate Approves Rape Case Prosecution Extension

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:29pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Senate has approved a bill that would extend the time period for prosecuting rape and sexual battery to 25 years after the crime.The bill passed by the Senate Thursday also provides an additional five years for prosecution from the time a potential suspect is identified through DNA testing.The legislation comes as the Attorney General's Office continues to plow through a backlog of untested rape kits, with numerous cases of DNA matches in a criminal database.The...
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21 dogs, dogfighting paraphernalia seized in Kearneysville

JackFM Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:06pm
Authorities have seized 21 dogs and dogfighting paraphernalia from a residence in Kearneysville.
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